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.

Global wheat prices surge by 6% after India's export ban

17 May 2022

Business
Global wheat prices surge by 6% after India's export ban

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.

Wheat exports: Minister responds to G7 nations' criticism on ban

15 May 2022

Business
Wheat exports: Minister responds to G7 nations' criticism on ban

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.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again; CNG gets costlier in Delhi

06 Apr 2022

Business
Petrol, diesel prices hiked again; CNG gets costlier in Delhi

Fuel prices were raised again by 80 paise/liter on Wednesday, the 14th such increase in 16 days.

Not considering buying Russian oil in rupees, minister informs Parliament

28 Mar 2022

India
Not considering buying Russian oil in rupees, minister informs Parliament

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.

Diesel price for bulk customers hiked by Rs 25/liter

20 Mar 2022

Business
Diesel price for bulk customers hiked by Rs 25/liter

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.

Union Ministers to visit Ukraine's neighboring nations to evacuate Indians

28 Feb 2022

India
Union Ministers to visit Ukraine's neighboring nations to evacuate Indians

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.

#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav: Swachh Bharat-2.0 to AMRUT- 2.0, Centre starts week-long celebrations

27 Sep 2021

India
#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav: Swachh Bharat-2.0 to AMRUT- 2.0, Centre starts week-long celebrations

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."

Petroleum Minister explains why petrol prices are not coming down

23 Sep 2021

Politics
Petroleum Minister explains why petrol prices are not coming down

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.

Sikh scripture copies, 75 people being flown in from Kabul

23 Aug 2021

India
Sikh scripture copies, 75 people being flown in from Kabul

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.

Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

08 Jul 2021

India
Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

The Delhi High Court today slammed self-described activist Saket Gokhale for putting out allegedly defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.

Why BJP minister Hardeep Puri helping Mallika Dua irked netizens?

17 May 2021

Entertainment
Why BJP minister Hardeep Puri helping Mallika Dua irked netizens?

Questions of celebrity privilege, political inclination, and rich-poor divide came to the fore surrounding actress/comedienne Mallika Dua recently.

Ease of Living Index: Bengaluru, Shimla 'most liveable' cities

04 Mar 2021

India
Ease of Living Index: Bengaluru, Shimla 'most liveable' cities

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.

With Rs. 8,000 crore grant, India plans eight new cities

03 Feb 2021

India
With Rs. 8,000 crore grant, India plans eight new cities

The central government is planning to build eight new cities to meet the demands of urban expansion.

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

04 Jan 2021

Politics
Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

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.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Bhuvneshwar Kumar named in UP squad

02 Jan 2021

Sports
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Bhuvneshwar Kumar named in UP squad

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was picked in the Uttar Pradesh squad for the first two matches of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

New coronavirus strain scare: India-UK flights suspended till January 7

30 Dec 2020

India
New coronavirus strain scare: India-UK flights suspended till January 7

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.

India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

30 Dec 2020

India
India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

India has reported 14 new cases of the mutated strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom.

Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

29 Dec 2020

India
Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.

Decades after exit, Tata Group expresses interest in Air India

14 Dec 2020

Business
Decades after exit, Tata Group expresses interest in Air India

One of India's largest conglomerates, the Tata Group, has submitted an expression of interest for acquiring the beleaguered national carrier Air India.

Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

30 Oct 2020

Business
Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

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.

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

22 Oct 2020

India
Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

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.

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

11 Sep 2020

India
DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

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.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Business
Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

28 Aug 2020

India
Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

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.

By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

25 Aug 2020

India
By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

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.

Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India

22 Aug 2020

India
Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India

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.

Indore emerges India's cleanest city for the fourth consecutive time

20 Aug 2020

India
Indore emerges India's cleanest city for the fourth consecutive time

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.

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

18 Aug 2020

India
India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

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.

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

08 Aug 2020

India
Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

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.

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

08 Aug 2020

India
Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

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.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India
India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

Government may resume international flights by next month

04 Jun 2020

India
Government may resume international flights by next month

A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

01 Jun 2020

India
Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

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.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

India
Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

Five-year-old flies to Bengaluru alone, meets mother after months

25 May 2020

India
Five-year-old flies to Bengaluru alone, meets mother after months

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.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India
India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.

Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

24 May 2020

India
Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

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.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

24 May 2020

India
With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

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.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

India
Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

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.

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

22 May 2020

India
Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.

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