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15-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Textiles Minister Participates in Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign

Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani participated in a cleanliness drive under the Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign in the neighbourhood of  Okhla industrial area here today. The Swachhata campaign, which will continue from 15th September to 2ndOctober...

01-Sep-2018 Lucknow

Smriti Irani inaugurates 'digital village' in Amethi

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani on Saturday inaugurated a 'digital village' in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.Accompanied by district officials and BJP leaders, Irani, who unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok...

23-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal hits back at Rahul, calls him 'merchant of hate'

As Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the latest lynching incident in Rajasthan's Alwar represents Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "brutal New India", Union Minister Piyush Goyal hit him back, terming him a "merchant of hate"."Stop jumping with joy...

21-Jun-2018 Chandigarh

International Day of Yoga celebrations held in Chandigarh

The 4th International Day of Yoga was celebrated today in Chandigarh, Sector 17 Plaza with great zeal and enthusiasm. The grand event was graced by Sh. V.P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh as the Chief Guest and Smt....

03-May-2018 New Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind of India Presents 65th National Film Awards

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the 65th National Film Awards today (May 3, 2018) in New Delhi.Speaking on the occasion, the President said that our films both represent and contribute to the diversity that is India’s biggest strength....

27-Apr-2018 New Delhi

65% of video consumption in rural India : Smriti Irani

An average Indian spends 200 minutes a day on mobile apps and 65 per cent of video consumption the country is from rural areas, said Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday.In the backdrop of latest data, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister called...

16-Apr-2018 Greater Noida

Smriti Irani emphasises need of Skill Development in Craft Sector

Union Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Zubin Irani today inaugurated the 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. While inaugurating the Expo, Smt. Irani applauded the Export Promotion...

06-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Amethi has deserted Rahul Gandhi : Smriti Irani

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi, a bastion of the Gandhi family, has "deserted" its current MP, Congress President Rahul Gandhi."Amethi has deserted Rahul Gandhi. It is up to him...

29-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Smriti Irani accuses Sibal of being involved in land scam

The BJP on Thursday accused former Law Minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal of being involved in a "land scam" claiming that he bought a piece of land in Delhi worth crores for a "very small price" from an accused in a money laundering case.Referring...

26-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Smriti Irani takes dig at Rahul Gandhi amid data breach allegations

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi amid allegations that his party had shared user data with a Singapore-based firm from its official app "WithINC" that has now disappeared from...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

India to be Self-Reliant in Silk Production by 2020

India will be self-reliant in the production of silk by 2020, said the Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani in a media interaction today. The Union Cabinet’s decision approving the Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry will help increase the...

21-Mar-2018 New Delhi

BSNL Launches Free Wi-Fi Facility at Udwada Village in Gujrat

State owned telecom player Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today launched Free Wi-Fi Facility at Udwada Village, Valsad District, Gujrat under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana adopted by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister for (I&B) and Textiles.  The...

04-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Single-window clearance for filmmamkers in two months: Smriti Irani

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday the government is aiming to set up a single-window clearance system for filmmakers to facilitate all types of clearances faster and under one roof, within two months.In a conversation with filmmaker...

04-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Ficci Frames 2018 pays tribute to Sridevi

Ficci Frames 2018, a global convention of media and entertainment, on Sunday paid tributes to legendary actress Sridevi who died on February 24.The event kicked off on Sunday evening with an audio-visual presentation showing an overview of the award-winning...

28-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Smriti Irani suggests using jute in infra, smart city projects

Pitching for diversification of jute products, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said there is a need to look at the potential of jute for the building of smart cities and infrastructure."Today, when we talk about diversification of jute products,...

28-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Need to emphasise use of jute on infra projects : Smriti Irani

Pitching for diversifications of jute products, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said there is a need to emphasise on the golden fibre to be used for the purposes of building infrastructure."We are the biggest producer of jute. But why would not we compete...

28-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Taxpayers should not end up paying for fake news : Smriti Irani

Highlighting the actions being taken by the government to tackle news outfits providing fake news, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani said taxpayers should not pay for fake news.For newspapers, there is the Press Council of India which can...

27-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Smriti Zubin Irani releases Annual Reference India / 2018

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani has said that India / भारत 2018 is a comprehensive manual of all landmark government schemes. The Minister stated this, today, at the release of Annual Reference India / भारत...

17-Feb-2018 Dalu (Meghalaya)

Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house.Four people reportedly raped the 14-year-old girl at the Marvelene's...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Reclassification of MSMEs will help manufacturing : Smriti Irani

Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani said that reclassification of MSMEs and 5 percent reduction in tax on annual turnover of companies up to Rs. 250 crore will help manufacturing and increase employability in textiles sector. Briefing media here today she...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Jai Ram Thakur calls on Smriti Irani

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Smriti Irani Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting at New Delhi today.It was a courtesy call....

18-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Jo jeeta wohi sikandar : Smriti Irani on BJP's poll showing

The winner is king, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Monday as the BJP was set for victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh."It is a matter of happiness for us. This is the victory of development," Irani said as election trends and...

28-Nov-2017 Panaji

Smriti recalls Amitabh's AIR audition travesty at IFFI award ceremony

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday presented IFFI's 'Indian Film Personality of the Year' award to megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and said it was only logical and befitting, that decades after Bachchan as a struggler was rejected...

20-Nov-2017 Panaji

Smriti Irani draws attention to 'tolerant' government

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that a minister who can a take a joke on herself is an example that the current government is tolerant.The minister, who was an actor before she started her political career, was referring to the...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Venkaiah Naidu confers National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

The Vice President of India, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, today attended the function organized by the Press Council of India on the occasion of National Press Day. The occasion marked the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Press Council of India.Speaking...

08-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation a tragedy for Gandhis : Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday attacked the family of Congress President Sonia Gandhi by dubbing it a "family synonymous with graft" and said demonetisation was a tragedy for the family."Demonetisation (on November 8, 2016) certainly came as a tragedy...

06-Nov-2017 Mumbai

I was rejected as not fit for TV: Smriti Irani

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani says producer Ekta Kapoor chose her to lead the cast of "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" even though her team had rejected her as "not fit" for television.Irani spoke at the 17th Indian Television Academy (ITA)...

26-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Serving news sans drama big service to democracy : Smriti Irani

One of the biggest services a broadcaster can render to the democracy is to present news sans the "element of drama", Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday."How many of us in the private sector are always told that news...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Smriti Irani links retweets on Rahul Gandhi's tweets to bots

 Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan.However,...

09-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Smriti Irani reaches Gandhis' bastion of Amethi-Rae Bareli

A day ahead of the visit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah to Amethi, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani arrived in the Gandhi bastion on Monday evening.Soon after her arrival at Chowdhary Charan Singh Airport in...

26-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Zulfkar calls on Union Information Minister

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today called on Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B), and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani to discuss wide range of issues related to...

21-Sep-2017 Jaipur

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates VASTRA 2017

The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Zubin Irani has said that textile is not just an industry, but also a tradition and a legacy which we present to the world through the magic of India’s handcrafts and machines. Speaking...

16-Sep-2017 New Delhi

New India defined by people who dare to dream: Smriti Irani

New India is defined by people who dare to dream and who strive only on the basis on their merit, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani said on Saturday.Irani, who is also the Textile minister, said that in 'New India', people will have more...

12-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Democracy is not beholden to dynasty, BJP to Rahul on dynasty politics

Terming Rahul Gandhi a "failed dynast", the BJP on Tuesday hit back at the Congress Vice President for defending dynastic politics and reminded him that the top three constitutional posts in the country are held by common people with merit and that democracy...

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