Smriti Irani is the current Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development. She is also a MP representing Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, which was a Congress stronghold once. In 2019, she defeated former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by a huge margin of 55,120 votes, which was called a surprising feat. In the earlier BJP government, formed in 2014, Smriti was the HRD minister, which was mired with controversies. She was then given the textile ministry, after which she was made the Information and Broadcasting minister. She is also an actress, who shot to fame in the role of Tulsi Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, her third TV series that spanned for 8 long years, from 2000.
24 Dec 2020
Smriti Irani allegedly sought Rs. 25 lakh bribe, case registered
Shooter Vartika Singh has reportedly registered a case against Union Minister for Women and Child Development and three others for alleged corruption.
04 Dec 2020
A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls
The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.
28 Oct 2020
Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
19 Oct 2020
MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy
Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.
07 Sep 2020
Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls
Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.
08 Jun 2020
Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown
Locked down India became disastrous for some women, who had to share the same roof with their abusers round the clock. Several reports suggested that domestic violence saw a spike after March when restrictions were enforced to contain coronavirus' spread.
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.
21 Mar 2020
Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.
24 Feb 2020
On Sridevi's 2nd death anniversary, Janhvi shares heart-warming post
On this day two years ago, Bollywood's beloved first female superstar, Sridevi breathed her last, leaving a void in Indian cinema and our hearts.
08 Feb 2020
#Elections2020: Kejriwal's advice for women on polling day miffs Irani
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Smriti Irani had a verbal duel on Twitter after the former gave a suggestion to women regarding Assembly Elections that are underway.
07 Feb 2020
Congress and BJP MPs almost come to blows in Parliament
The sanctity of the Lok Sabha was taken for a ride on Friday when parliamentarians of ruling BJP and opposition Congress almost came to blows and speaker Om Birla had to briefly adjourn the House.
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.
18 Jan 2020
'Dynast' Rahul can't defeat 'self-made' Modi: Ramachandra Guha's sharp remark
Historian Ramachandra Guha has joined the long list of critics of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, going as far as saying that Kerala's Wayanad committed a disaster by electing him.
10 Jan 2020
Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.
03 Jan 2020
People call for boycott of Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofan': Here's why
Even as Farhan Akhtar shared his much-awaited first look from the upcoming sports film Toofan, a section of netizens wasn't quite pleased with Farhan and his film.
13 Dec 2019
'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses
The Parliament witnessed a huge uproar on Friday with BJP's representatives tearing into Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about rapes.
21 Nov 2019
#MeToo: Anu Malik steps down as 'Indian Idol 11' judge
Following severe backlash over allegations of sexual misconduct, music composer Anu Malik has now stepped down as the judge from the ongoing 11th season of singing reality show Indian Idol.
24 Oct 2019
Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?
With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.
09 Oct 2019
Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid
Evidently, Congress is fighting for survival. The party faced its straight second defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in May, proving it is extremely far from reality.
08 Oct 2019
BJP's TikTok-star scolds for not chanting "Bharat Mata ki jai"
As Haryana gears up for assembly polls on October 21, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate has quite conveniently taken the limelight.
25 Sep 2019
Bachchan on Dadasaheb Phalke Award win: Deeply grateful and humbled
Amitabh Bachchan, who was "selected unanimously" for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, took to Twitter to express that he feels "deeply grateful and most humbled" for this honor.
24 Aug 2019
Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death
Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.
07 Aug 2019
#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors
A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.
29 Jul 2019
Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced
On Monday, Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan apologized for his sexist comments, which he made against BJP MP Rama Devi last week in Lok Sabha.
26 Jul 2019
'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
25 Jul 2019
Government extends monsoon session of Parliament till August 7
After rounds of deliberation, the government has decided to extend the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament till August 7, considering a plethora of pending bills in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
24 Jul 2019
Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment
At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".
15 Jul 2019
Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center
A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.
10 Jul 2019
Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.
23 Jun 2019
Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi
For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.
20 Jun 2019
Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.
19 Jun 2019
Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs
Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.
17 Jun 2019
Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha
2019 Lok Sabha elections marked the death of dynasty politics and showed that voters are done pleading allegiance to a certain family.
13 Jun 2019
After humiliating poll defeat, Priyanka Gandhi criticizes Congress workers
Congress was completely decimated in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Not just that, the Bharatiya Janata Party returned to power with a better tally than 2014.
08 Jun 2019
Smriti Irani shared throwback picture, and Internet loved it
Once, Smriti Irani was the most sought after "bahu" (daughter-in-law) on Indian television and then she jumped into politics.
08 Jun 2019
Aligarh Murder: Accused was earlier arrested for raping his daughter
As India is demanding justice for a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who was brutally murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, a shocking detail related to the case has come to fore.
08 Jun 2019
Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary
There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
02 Jun 2019
Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?
It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.
29 May 2019
Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning
After a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections, Congress is going through a crisis. Party President Rahul Gandhi is adamant to leave his post and the rest of the members are trying hard to convince him.
29 May 2019
After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km
A few days after her historic win in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Smriti Irani walked barefoot for 14 kilometer to Mumbai's SiddhiVinayak Temple.