Articles about Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri is a diplomat who has upheld India’s interests in various international forums such as the United Nations, Brazil, UK, Uruguay Round of UNDP/UNCTAD trade negotiations, etc. He completed a natural arc when he joined national politics in 2014 and later became a minister. Born on February 15, 1952, in Delhi, Puri completed his graduation and post-graduation in History from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He was a 1974-batch IFS officer. From 1994-1997, he served as a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations during 2009-2013 and served as the President of the Security Council from August 2011 to November 2012. After retirement, he joined the International Peace Institute in 2013. It was BJP’s national security policy that attracted him to the party in 2014. In 2018, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. In the second Narendra Modi government, he was appointed as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (2019-2021). During a cabinet overhaul in 2021, he was appointed as the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs.
17 May 2022Business
When global markets opened Monday, international wheat prices were up nearly 6% per bushel (or 27.21 kg) compared to Saturday after India's wheat export ban.
15 May 2022Business
India's move to ban wheat exports drew criticism from the Group of Seven (G7) nations saying such steps might be unproductive and worsen the situation of rising commodity prices.
06 Apr 2022Business
Fuel prices were raised again by 80 paise/liter on Wednesday, the 14th such increase in 16 days.
28 Mar 2022India
India is not considering purchasing oil from Russia or any other country using Indian rupees at present, following Western sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Rameshwar Teli, the junior oil minister, told Parliament on Monday.
20 Mar 2022Business
The price of diesel sold to bulk users has been raised by about Rs 25 per liter to reflect a nearly 40% increase in international oil rates, news agency PTI has reported.
28 Feb 2022India
Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and General (Retd) VK Singh will reportedly travel to the neighboring countries of Ukraine to help evacuate Indians from the country, sources told PTI.
27 Sep 2021India
To commemorate 75 years of independence, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday kicked off a series of week-long events and special programs as part of the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav."
23 Sep 2021Politics
Petrol prices in the country are not coming down as the states do not want to bring fuel under the ambit of the GST, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.
23 Aug 2021India
Three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib and 75 people, including 46 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, are being evacuated from war-ravaged Afghanistan on an IAF plane, people coordinating the evacuation efforts with the Indian government said on Monday.
08 Jul 2021India
The Delhi High Court today slammed self-described activist Saket Gokhale for putting out allegedly defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.
17 May 2021Entertainment
Questions of celebrity privilege, political inclination, and rich-poor divide came to the fore surrounding actress/comedienne Mallika Dua recently.
04 Mar 2021India
Bengaluru was adjudged the most liveable among 111 cities in India in the government's Ease of Living Index (EoLI) released on Thursday, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodra, Indore, and Greater Mumbai.
03 Feb 2021India
The central government is planning to build eight new cities to meet the demands of urban expansion.
04 Jan 2021Politics
While India's wait for a coronavirus vaccine is over with the approval given to Serum Institute Of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, a number of Opposition leaders have raised questions over the process, only to get slammed by the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
02 Jan 2021Sports
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was picked in the Uttar Pradesh squad for the first two matches of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
30 Dec 2020India
India on Wednesday extended the ban on flights to and from the United Kingdom until January 7 next year. The Centre had earlier suspended India-UK flights until December 31 but has now extended it by one week.
30 Dec 2020India
India has reported 14 new cases of the mutated strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom.
29 Dec 2020India
Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.
14 Dec 2020Business
One of India's largest conglomerates, the Tata Group, has submitted an expression of interest for acquiring the beleaguered national carrier Air India.
30 Oct 2020Business
The lower and upper limits on fares for domestic air travel will remain in place for another three months, till February 24, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
22 Oct 2020India
Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.
11 Sep 2020India
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.
05 Sep 2020Business
The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).
28 Aug 2020India
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights would be put on a no-fly list.
25 Aug 2020India
Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.
22 Aug 2020India
The Swachh Survekshan (Annual Survey of Cleanliness) 2020, whose results were announced on Thursday, found that areas that come under three civic bodies in Delhi are among the country's filthiest places.
20 Aug 2020India
In a moment of pride for Indore, it has emerged as India's cleanest city for the fourth time in a row, according to the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2020.
18 Aug 2020India
India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.
08 Aug 2020India
The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.
08 Aug 2020India
Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.
16 Jul 2020India
India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.
04 Jun 2020India
A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.
01 Jun 2020India
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.
25 May 2020India
As domestic flights resumed in India after weeks, among the first fliers was a five-year-old, who was stuck in Delhi for the past three months.
25 May 2020India
Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the lockdown may not be lifted on May 31 as the "multiplication of the virus" is picking up.
As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.
Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.
22 May 2020India
National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.