Articles about Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal is a chartered accountant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and Union Minister in the Government of India. In the past, he has worked as an investment banker and has served on the board of State Bank of India (SBI) and Bank of Baroda. He comes from a family of BJP politicians, his mother being a three-time MLA and his father having served as a Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Goyal has been a Rajya Sabha MP since 2010. He led the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 General Elections, in which the saffron party won a clear majority, with Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister. Since then, he has served as the Minister of State (MoS) for New and Renewable Energy (2014-17); Minister for Coal (2014-19); MoS for Mines (2016-17); Minister of Railways (2017-21); Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs (2018 and 2019); Minister of Commerce and Industry (2019 onwards); Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution (2020 onwards); and Minister for Textiles (2021 onwards) in the Modi Government. In July 2021, Goyal became the Leader of the House for Rajya Sabha.

'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

03 Oct 2021

'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

Targeting the Indian National Congress over the political crisis in Punjab, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday slammed the party, saying that it is "compromising on national security for petty, personal, or political gains of few people."

Railway Minister promises train service to Kashmir before 2024

14 Sep 2021

Railway Minister promises train service to Kashmir before 2024

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday promised that rail link with the Kashmir Valley would be open to the public before 2024, an official spokesperson said.

Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

27 Aug 2021

Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.

Opposition says outsiders thrashed women MPs in Parliament; government denies

12 Aug 2021

Opposition says outsiders thrashed women MPs in Parliament; government denies

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday led the Opposition's protest against the manhandling of MPs, including women, in Parliament.

July has come, vaccines haven't, says Rahul; BJP hits back

02 Jul 2021

July has come, vaccines haven't, says Rahul; BJP hits back

In a swipe at the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that July has come but vaccines have not, drawing a sharp retort from the BJP.

Piyush Goyal says BJP will implement CAA in Kerala

29 Mar 2021

Piyush Goyal says BJP will implement CAA in Kerala

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in Kerala ahead of the elections in the state.

Shatabdi fire: Railways mulls severe penalty for smoking in trains

20 Mar 2021

Shatabdi fire: Railways mulls severe penalty for smoking in trains

The railways is set to get cracking against those found smoking in trains and is mulling severe penalties, even arrest, for damaging public property after an initial probe in the recent fire in a coach of the Shatabdi Express, a senior official said on Saturday.

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

21 Jan 2021

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

21 Jan 2021

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

Roughly 500 farmer groups under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to resolve the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

04 Jan 2021

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

IRCTC revamps site and app with various new features

04 Jan 2021

IRCTC revamps site and app with various new features

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Indian Railways' e-ticketing arm, has upgraded and revamped its website and app to offer a seamless ticket booking experience to passengers.

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

28 Dec 2020

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

09 Dec 2020

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

After a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah didn't yield the desired results, the Centre will now send a new proposal to farmers, who have been protesting against three agricultural laws.

Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

05 Dec 2020

Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

Representatives of the protesting farmers and the government sat down for the fifth round of talks on Saturday amid the brouhaha over the Centre's new agricultural bills.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.

Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

01 Dec 2020

Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.

18,000km of railway line electrified in six years: Piyush Goyal

30 Nov 2020

18,000km of railway line electrified in six years: Piyush Goyal

As much as 18,065 kilometers of the railway line has been electrified under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government between 2014 and 2020, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal stated on Sunday.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

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).

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

01 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

After much furor and protests, the JEE examination, meant for admission in prestigious government-run engineering colleges, started today and will continue till September 6.

After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled

22 Aug 2020

After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled

Indian Railways on Friday announced it was canceling the tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after a Chinese joint venture firm placed its bids, said reports.

Apple is now making iPhone 11 in India: Piyush Goyal

24 Jul 2020

Apple is now making iPhone 11 in India: Piyush Goyal

A few weeks ago, a report suggested that Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is looking to expand the production of iPhones at its Chennai plant by investing up to $1 billion.

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

29 May 2020

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.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

12 May 2020

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

Starting today, 15 special trains will run across India, almost two months after all rail services were suspended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Sorry tale of India's lockdown: 300 migrant workers, two trucks

27 Mar 2020

Sorry tale of India's lockdown: 300 migrant workers, two trucks

With all modes of transportation suspended due to nationwide lockdown, migrant workers across India are forced to take risky and daunting routes.

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

19 Feb 2020

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

United States President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25, indicated the much-talked-about trade deal will not be signed.

Trump eyeing crowd of millions; Modi promises memorable welcome

12 Feb 2020

Trump eyeing crowd of millions; Modi promises memorable welcome

US President Donald Trump will be visiting India on February 24 and 25, for the first time since he assumed office.

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

08 Feb 2020

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

US President Donald Trump is taking a leaf from his 'friend' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book.

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

21 Jan 2020

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

20 Jan 2020

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

On Tuesday, the world's top political leaders, academicians, business persons and others, will assemble in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

11 Jan 2020

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.

#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

08 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

06 Jan 2020

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.