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Smriti got Rahul's message 'loud and clear'

Amethi: When BJP MP Smriti Irani lost no time in reaching Amethi to meet the family of a former village head who had been murdered, she gave a strong message that she would take care of her constituency. Irani has defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and when the latter conceded defeat, he asked […]

Smriti Irani reaches Amethi, 7 suspects detained in aide's murder

Amethi: BJP leader Smriti Irani reached Amethi on Sunday afternoon to meet the family of Surendra Singh, a former village head who was shot dead early on Sunday. Irani met the family members of the deceased and attended the cremation. Surendra Singh’s son Abhay told reporters: “We could not see the perpetrators but it is […]

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Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party’s abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections. Foremost on the table is the challenge to keep the flock together in states like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, where efforts were on to destabilise the government. The […]

Smriti Irani thanks voters for Amethi win

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani, who toppled Congress President Rahul Gandhi from his pocket borough of Amethi, thanked the voters on Friday for trusting her. “With a new morning for Amethi, there is a new resolution. Thank you Amethi. Lotus bloomed as you showed trust. I am thankful to Amethi,” she said […]

Respect the mandate given by people, says Priyanka

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said the party respects the mandate given by the people of the country. Speaking to reporters here at the party headquarters, she said: “We respect the mandate […]

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On polling day, Rahul Gandhi missing from Amethi

Amethi: As his constituency Amethi went to the polls on Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence, providing a handle to his rival Smriti Irani of the BJP to declare him a “missing MP”. Gandhi, a sitting member of the Lok Sabha from this high profile constituency of Uttar Pradesh, is seeking re-election […]

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Smriti issued notice in 2013 defamation case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam’s appeal for quashing a defamation case filed against him by Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani in 2013. The court issued a notice to Irani in this regard. Nirupam has sought for the setting aside of the summons issued against […]

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Congress attacks Smriti over academic qualification

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday accused Union Minister Smriti Irani of furnishing “contradictory information” about her educational qualifications in the affidavits filed during various elections since 2004. The attack came a day after Irani, who is contesting against Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, declared in her affidavit that she was […]

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Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi

Amethi: Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections. Irani filed the nomination at the District Magistrate’s office in Gauriganj. She was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier, she held a four-kilometre roadshow, cheered by […]

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Smriti attacks Rahul for "lack of development in Amethi"

Amethi (UP): Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani attacked the Congress on Saturday, saying the party had cheated the people of Amethi for 55 years. “Ram’s ‘vanvas’ (exile) ended in 14 years, but Amethi’s vanvas is going to end after 15 years. The people of Amethi are going to bid farewell to the ‘naamdar’ (dynast) on […]

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Rahul mocks Modi over Kotler award, Irani hits back

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Philip Kotler Presidential award, saying the award was so famous that it has no jury. “I want to congratulate our Prime Minister on winning the world famous ‘Kotler Presidential Award’,” tweeted Gandhi. “In fact it’s so famous it has […]

Substantial future for science in India possible, if there is gender parity: Irani

Jalandhar: If India is looking for a substantial future in science and technology, then it has to ensure a just and vibrant future for women in this field, Union Minister Smriti Irani said Saturday. She asserted gender parity is not the responsibility of women alone and that men should play an active role. Speaking at […]

Gandhi family's historical relations with Michel's family established: Irani

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Gandhi family had “historical” relations with the family of British National Christian James Michel, reportedly a middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, which it said has been established. “The very fact that the Congress dispatches its own lawyers to help Michel shows that […]

#MeToo: Women don't go to work to be harassed, says Smriti Irani

Mumbai: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday supported women coming out with their stories of sexual harassment at workplace, saying that they go to work to live their dreams and earn their living respectfully and not to get harassed. Irani was interacting with the media at a FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) event here. The #MeToo […]

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Centre to pay jute mills only after full payment to farmers, labourers: Minister

Kolkata: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the Centre is making it mandatory that jute mills would get the entire payment for government orders only after jute farmers and labourers are paid fully. “Jute industry has a ready order worth Rs 5,000-5,500 crore every year (in terms of sacking). The government gives such […]

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Prakruti Mishra receives National Film Award for 'Hello Arsi'

Bhubaneswar: Ollywod Actor Prakruti Mishra today received the National Film Award in Special Mention category for her film ‘Hello Arsi’ in New Delhi. The actor received the coveted award from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani at the 65th National Film Awards ceremony held in the national capital today. Earlier, around 80 awardees had […]

Bengal BJP has full backing of party's central leadership: Smriti Irani

Kolkata: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the West Bengal government of “completely failing” to maintain law and order situation in the state and said the state BJP has the full backing of the party’s central leadership. Irani said the reports of widespread pre-poll violence in Bengal over the filing of nomination for […]

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Bijepur bypoll: BJD president Patnaik, Union Minister Irani to hit campaign trail today

Bijepur: With only three days left for the Bijepur bypoll, parties have geared up for a high voltage campaign. While BJD president Naveen Patnaik will hit bypoll campaign trail as a star campaigner of the ruling party today, Union Textile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will join campaign for BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi. Patnaik […]

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Bijepur to witness high-voltage campaign on Feb 20

Bargarh: Get ready to witness a high-voltage campaign for the Bijepur bypoll as star campaigners of two major rival parties—BJP and BJD will hit the campaign trail on Wednesday. BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to undertake a whirlwind tour of the district to campaign for party candidate Rita Sahu. Patnaik will […]

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Twinkle, Mithali Raj to be part of 'We The Women'

Mumbai: Author-producer Twinkle Khanna, along with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj and Union Minister Smriti Irani will be a part of We The Women, a fest, later this week. To be held on Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to both men and women. It will have an eclectic mix […]

Smriti links retweets on Rahul's tweets to bots

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. However, Congress rejected the allegation as “factually wrong”. “Perhaps @OfficeOfRG planning to […]

New India defined by people who dare to dream: Smriti Irani

New Delhi: New India is defined by people who dare to dream and who strive only on the basis on their merit, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani said on Saturday. Irani, who is also the Textile minister, said that in ‘New India’, people will have more respect for them those who reach at the […]

12 women awarded for 'transforming India'

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday awarded 12 women from different parts of the country to recognise the transformational impact of their work across villages, towns and cities. “Women Transforming India Awards”, this year, to promote equal opportunity of women, received 3,000 entries from across the […]

Shah, Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha members

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday morning took oath as Rajya Sabha members. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath of office to Shah and Irani, who were elected to the Upper House from Gujarat earlier this month. This is Shah’s first Rajya Sabha stint […]

Smriti Irani get I&B Ministry,NS Tomar given urban development

New Delhi: Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was today given the additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the Cabinet to contest the vice-presidential poll. The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO […]