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Naveen's women-centric model takes a hit as Odisha in bottom-10 in Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha’s sex ratio at birth (SRB) posted a rise in 2018-19, the SRB has been less than that of 2015-16. For which, neither Odisha nor any of its districts had been selected in the country’s top-5 states and top -20 districts under Modi government’s flagship scheme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). […]

India To Become Self-Sufficient In Silk In 2 Years: Irani

New Delhi: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Friday asserted that India would become “completely self-sufficient” in silk in the next two years. “We are now, in the next two years, going to become completely self-sufficient in silk. In terms of production of silk, we are the second after China,” she said at a programme […]

Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, JP Nadda To Campaign In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan will campaign for their party candidates in the Bijepur Assembly by-election. The BJD, Congress and BJP submitted names of 40-star campaigners of their parties at the office of the […]

Women's Safety: Anti-trafficking Units, Help Desks Soon

New Delhi: In a major initiative, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that the Nirbhaya fund will be used to set up anti-human trafficking units and women’s help desks in police stations across the country. The initiative will strengthen women’s safety and instil a greater sense of security among women. Irani […]

Facebook Partners WCD Ministry To Boost Digital Literacy

New Delhi: In a bid to make social networking secure and safe for women and children, Facebook on Tuesday announced several initiatives to accelerate digital literacy efforts in India. Among the initiatives are a content partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), formation of an ideal “Internet Consortium” to propose recommendations for […]

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Speaker Asks WCD Minister To Prepare Diet Chart For Pregnant Women

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani to prepare a diet chart for pregnant women and provide it to all members for circulation in their respective constituencies. “We should make a collective effort to end malnutrition in the country. If we can create a mass […]

Only 9% children get nutritious food: Irani

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smriti Irani on Friday said that only 9 per cent of the children in the country get proper nutritious food. Speaking during the question hour session in the Lok Sabha, Irani, who represents the Amethi parliamentary constituency in the Lower House, said, “Quality of food is […]

Smriti Irani Slams Opposition For Politicising Rape

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of politicising rape. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Minister said that “people who used rape as political weapon in West Bengal panchayat elections are giving sermons,” adding “this is not a […]

Smriti Lashes Out At Rahul For 'Rape In India' Remark

New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark ‘Rape in India’ on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him. She demanded an strong action against the former Congress chief […]

U2 Features Smriti Irani, Gauri Lankesh As Female Icons During Maiden Indian Performance

Mumbai: Irish rock band U2 paid tribute to women icons of the country during their maiden performance here, putting the spotlight on Union minister Smriti Irani, author Arundhati Roy and journalist Gauri Lankesh among others. The Irish rockers closed ‘The Joshua Tree Tour 2019’ their final show of the tour after Seoul, Auckland, Brisbane and […]

Odisha Sex ratio At Birth dips to 938 in 2019: Niti Aayog

Bhubaneswar: With the Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index 2019-20 showing a dip in sex ratio at birth, the Odisha government has recently brought all 30 districts under the Modi Government’s flagship scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). As per the SDG- Index 2019-20 released recently, the sex ratio at birth in Odisha in […]

Smriti Irani Urged To Name Nirbhaya Convicts' Hanging As Rape Prevention Day

New Delhi: Social activist and founder of NGO PARI (People against rapes in India) Yogita Bhayana on Thursday wrote to Union Minister Smriti Irani demanding that the day of execution of Nirbhaya convicts be declared as the ‘Rape Prevention Day’. In her letter, she said “the execution should not be seen as an end to […]

Smriti Irani blames Karan Johar's hamper for her weight gain

Mumbai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani went back in time and showed her lighter side as she blamed filmmaker Karan Johar’s hamper for her weight gain. Years ago, the former actress and Sakshi Tanwar appeared in an episode of Karan‘s chat show “Koffee With Karan”, which is popular for its celebrity […]

India Sees 82% Decline In Triple Talaq Cases In Last 1 Year!

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the Congress of preferring vote bank over the rights of the Muslim women in the country. “The Congress got an opportunity to rule in favour of the Muslim sisters in the 1980s. But votes were more important for the party than the […]

Centre To Launch Nutrition Drive For Severely Acute Malnourished Children

New Delhi: The Centre will launch a drive to identify severely acute malnourished (SAM) children and ensure their adequate nutrition and care during ongoing ‘POSHAN Maah 2020’, Union minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani tweeted on Monday. Irani said that the drive will have a long-term impact on the health of such children […]

Hathras Case: CM Yogi Will Do Justice, Cong Leaders Playing Politics: Smriti Irani
Hathras Case: CM Yogi Will Do Justice, Cong Leaders Playing Politics: Smriti Irani

Varanasi: During a visit to Varanasi on Saturday, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani described the incident in Hathras as painful. “Chief Minister Yogi will do justice in this matter. But Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka going to Hathras is just playing politics.” Irani says she is confident that the […]

New Farm Bills: India's Farmers Truly Free For First Time In History, Says Smriti Irani
New Farm Bills: India's Farmers Truly Free For First Time In History, Says Smriti Irani

Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said on Monday that after so many years of independence, it was now for the first time in the country’s history after the passing of the three farm Bills that the farmers of the country were free in the true sense and it […]

Union Minister Smriti Irani Tests Positive For COVID-19
Union Minister Smriti Irani Tests Positive For COVID-19

New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday became the latest Union Minister to be infected by coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Irani said: “It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement; hence here’s me keeping it simple – I’ve tested positive for COVID and would request those […]