Union Minister Smriti Irani

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#Elections2020: Kejriwal's advice for women on polling day miffs Irani

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.

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

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.

Bachchan on Dadasaheb Phalke Award win: Deeply grateful and humbled

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.

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

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.

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

24 May 2019

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi accepts defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi accepts defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti

May 23, 2019, will be remembered as the day when an actor-turned-politician defeated Congress scion from his home turf, scripting history in Indian politics.

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

For both BJP and Congress, 2019 has served as a redux of 2014. While BJP swept the nation, Congress failed to resurrect itself.

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

In 2014, BJP scripted history and five years later it did the same. NDA led by BJP is leading in 342 seats while UPA managed to perform well in just 95 seats.

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

Priyanka Gandhi's Amethi 'namaz', Ujjain temple-visit 'for votes': Smriti Irani

17 May 2019

Priyanka Gandhi's Amethi 'namaz', Ujjain temple-visit 'for votes': Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday attacked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying that she offered "namaz" in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi and then visited Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple only for votes.

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

06 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

Locked in a direct contest with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed the former was indulging in booth capturing in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, which went into polls.

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, says can't compromise with self-respect

19 Apr 2019

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, says can't compromise with self-respect

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has been instrumental in charging ruling party (BJP) on both social media and press meets, quit the party on Thursday.

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

13 Apr 2019

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

BJP fields Sonia's ex-aide from Raebareli, Nirahua from Azamgarh

04 Apr 2019

BJP fields Sonia's ex-aide from Raebareli, Nirahua from Azamgarh

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday fielded Congress turncoat Dinesh Pratap Singh from Raebareli and Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav alias 'Nirahua' from Azamgarh to take on Sonia Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav respectively.

Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for

24 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for

India will go to polls from April 11 to decide its future. The battle, which is being touted as "fight for the soul of India" by the Opposition and "fight against dynasty politics" by NDA, will naturally get the attention of the world.

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

23 Mar 2019

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

According to reports, Congress President Rahul Gandhi may contest polls from Kerala's Wayanad, the party's bastion in the southern state.

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

22 Mar 2019

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

With the release of its first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP drew curtains on Lal Krishna Advani's poll journey.

In Amethi, it's Smriti Irani v/s Rahul Gandhi again

22 Mar 2019

In Amethi, it's Smriti Irani v/s Rahul Gandhi again

In what serves as a reminder of last general elections, Union Minister Smriti Irani will take on Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the second time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in a totally unavoidable political row on Monday when he used the suffix "ji" for Masood Azhar, prompting senior BJP leaders to take potshots at him.

#RIPBravehearts: 10-year-old daughter of Pulwama martyr faints at funeral

17 Feb 2019

#RIPBravehearts: 10-year-old daughter of Pulwama martyr faints at funeral

On Saturday, teary-eyed families bid adieu to CRPF soldiers who were martyred after a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist blew up a car in J&K's Pulwama on Thursday.

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

19 Dec 2018

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani by quashing the summons issued against her in a defamation case filed by Congress Minister Sanjay Nirupam.

Sabarimala row: Smriti Irani's remark invites complaint in Bihar court

26 Oct 2018

Sabarimala row: Smriti Irani's remark invites complaint in Bihar court

A complaint was lodged at a Sitamarhi court in Bihar on Thursday against Union Minister Smriti Irani for her alleged remarks on allowing women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

On Sabrimala-row, Smriti Irani makes a reference to blood-soaked pads

23 Oct 2018

On Sabrimala-row, Smriti Irani makes a reference to blood-soaked pads

Wading into the ongoing row pertaining to women's entry in Sabarimala, Union Minister Smriti Irani asked if anyone would take blood-soaked pads to their friend's house.

Smriti Irani calls for innovation and initiatives in textiles sector

29 Sep 2018

Smriti Irani calls for innovation and initiatives in textiles sector

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who heads the Textiles Ministry, today urged the industry to go for innovation and come forward in taking new initiatives.

RaGa on a 2-day visit to Amethi from September 24

22 Sep 2018

RaGa on a 2-day visit to Amethi from September 24

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his Parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, beginning September 24.

What's happening against women under Modi hasn't happened in 3,000-years:RaGa

08 Aug 2018

What's happening against women under Modi hasn't happened in 3,000-years:RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at BJP yesterday, claiming what is happening against women during PM Narendra Modi's tenure hasn't happened in the last 3,000 years in India.

Alwar-lynching: After RaGa's attack, BJP calls him "Merchant of Hate"

23 Jul 2018

Alwar-lynching: After RaGa's attack, BJP calls him "Merchant of Hate"

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi lashed out at PM Narendra Modi today, blaming him for a "brutal 'New India' where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die."

Charge-sheet filed against 4 DU students for 'stalking' Smriti Irani

17 Apr 2018

Charge-sheet filed against 4 DU students for 'stalking' Smriti Irani

Delhi Police filed a charge-sheet against four DU students for allegedly misbehaving and stalking Union Minister Smriti Irani in 2017.

Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Modi finally breaks his silence

13 Apr 2018

Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Modi finally breaks his silence

After being a mute spectator for days, PM Narendra Modi, on Friday, finally broke his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases that shook the nation.

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi: Don't communalize Kathua rape

13 Apr 2018

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi: Don't communalize Kathua rape

Breaking BJP's measured silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases was spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi. For the Kathua rape and murder, she slammed the Opposition for "communalizing" the issue.

Colleagues, admirers and politicians pay tributes to the iconic Sridevi

25 Feb 2018

Colleagues, admirers and politicians pay tributes to the iconic Sridevi

Condolences poured in at the sudden death of legendary actor Sridevi, who passed away yesterday after a cardiac arrest.

Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe triggers 'Maharabharat' between BJP-Congress

09 Feb 2018

Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe triggers 'Maharabharat' between BJP-Congress

PM Narendra Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe at Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury has triggered a 'Mahabharat' between the BJP and Congress.

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

29 Oct 2017

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

Drawing sharp criticism from BJP, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Union Government should seriously consider Jammu & Kashmir's "azadi" demand and give greater autonomy to the restive state.

Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm

05 Aug 2017

Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm

The ED raided premises of the Gujarat-based Sandesara Group which has defaulted on loans worth Rs. 1,700cr from banks during UPA rule.

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat

27 Jul 2017

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha (RS) polls from Gujarat.