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  • Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22 Oct 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST

    Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22

    In the past six months, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian Railway has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year.

  • After Ram Vilas Paswan's death, Piyush Goyal given charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Oct 09, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    After Ram Vilas Paswan's death, Piyush Goyal given charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

    Currently, Goyal is the Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

  • Cabinet approves revised cost for Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project Oct 07, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    Cabinet approves revised cost for Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project

    The total route length of the project is 16.6 km consisting of 12 stations, Goyal said, briefing reporters on the Cabinet decision.

  • Piyush Goyal says exports will increase if products are good, subsidies not only solution Oct 05, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal says exports will increase if products are good, subsidies not only solution

    Addressing a webinar organised by the EXIM Bank on Saturday, Goyal said sectors having the potential to become globally competitive needed to be identified.

  • Piyush Goyal inaugurates Phoolbagan Station of East West Metro corridor, calls it Durga Puja gift for Kolkatans Oct 04, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal inaugurates Phoolbagan Station of East West Metro corridor, calls it Durga Puja gift for Kolkatans

    Goyal also flagged off the first train from the new station to Salt Lake Sector-V, and said the entire stretch of the corridor is likely to be completed by December 2021.

  • India's exports snap six-month losing streak, rise 5.27% in September Oct 01, 2020 10:48 PM IST

    India's exports snap six-month losing streak, rise 5.27% in September

    Goyal said this is an indicator of the "rapid recovery" of the Indian economy as it surpasses pre-COVID-19 levels across parameters.

  • Govt opening up economy for greater private sector participation: Piyush Goyal Sep 30, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Govt opening up economy for greater private sector participation: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal said the government has opened up defence manufacturing for the domestic industry in a much bigger way and coal mining for commercial engagement.

  • No complaints of inhuman conditions on Shramik Special trains: Railways Sep 23, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    No complaints of inhuman conditions on Shramik Special trains: Railways

    In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said the complaints were being dealt with by the concerned departments.

  • Govt looking at import of scotch whisky from UK in larger measure: Piyush Goyal Sep 15, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Govt looking at import of scotch whisky from UK in larger measure: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal also urged the UK to pick up 40-50 items and look at an early harvest deal with India, which will be WTO compliant.

  • Sharad Pawar urges Centre to rethink ban on export of onions Sep 15, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar urges Centre to rethink ban on export of onions

    The NCP chief told the minister that the export ban will "hurt" India's image as a "reliable" supplier of the commodity in the international market.

  • Centre urges 7 big states to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities Sep 13, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Centre urges 7 big states to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities

    State Health Secretaries and Industries Secretaries of the seven states also participated in the meeting and discussed ways to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities and unrestricted intra- and inter-state movement of oxygen, the statement stated. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal addressed them.

  • India has given very good, balanced offer to US for proposed limited trade deal: Piyush Goyal Sep 10, 2020 10:42 PM IST

    India has given very good, balanced offer to US for proposed limited trade deal: Piyush Goyal

    Talking further about FTAs, Goyal said the ministry is "now looking at reviewing and renewing" all old trade agreements to bring symmetry and more balanced trade.

  • RRB NTPC exam date: Railway recruitment 2020 exam to begin on December 15 for 1.4 lakh vacancies Sep 05, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    RRB NTPC exam date: Railway recruitment 2020 exam to begin on December 15 for 1.4 lakh vacancies

    RRB NTPC exam date has been declared. The railway recruitment 2020 exams for three categories -- non technical popular category, isolated and ministerial, and Level 1: track maintainer, points man and various other level 1 categories will begin from December 15. The exam schedule will be out soon.

  • India open to raising duties on auto imports to boost local production Sep 04, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    India open to raising duties on auto imports to boost local production

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants companies to reduce imports, increase domestic production and play a bigger role in the global supply chain in an effort to make the country more self-reliant.

  • India-US trade deal may not be finalised before US polls, hints Piyush Goyal Sep 01, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    India-US trade deal may not be finalised before US polls, hints Piyush Goyal

    India and the US are negotiating a deal to iron out differences on trade issues to boost economic ties. Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal also claimed that the deal is near ready.

  • India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope Aug 31, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope

    The issue was discussed during the 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations meet held virtually on August 29

  • CAIT urges government to probe Chinese investments in Indian startups Aug 30, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    CAIT urges government to probe Chinese investments in Indian startups

  • Remove dedicated freight corridor bottlenecks, PM closely monitoring progress: Railway Minister to states Aug 29, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Remove dedicated freight corridor bottlenecks, PM closely monitoring progress: Railway Minister to states

    Following concerns raised by the PMO, Goyal in letters to the chief ministers of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Jharkhand has highlighted how the dedicated freight corridor has been facing "long-pending issues" which have remained "unresolved".

  • Piyush Goyal launches national GIS-enabled land bank system Aug 27, 2020 06:02 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal launches national GIS-enabled land bank system

    The IIS portal is a GIS-enabled database of industrial areas/clusters across the states.

  • Plan to use surplus land of railways to generate 20 GW renewable energy: Piyush Goyal Aug 26, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    Plan to use surplus land of railways to generate 20 GW renewable energy: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal said that the Indian Railways will be a 100 percent electricity-driven rail network in coming years which would make it the largest such network in the world.

  • Char Dham project: Indian Railways to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath with a 327 km railway line Aug 26, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Char Dham project: Indian Railways to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath with a 327 km railway line

    According to the details shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the 327 km long rail line will pass through Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi.

  • India urges auto companies to cut royalties to foreign parents Aug 18, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    India urges auto companies to cut royalties to foreign parents

    In India's competitive auto market, top-selling carmakers Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor's local unit pay millions of dollars in royalties to parent companies in Japan and South Korean for using their technology and brand to build and sell cars.

  • India to take equal, proportional measures if other countries impose trade barriers: Piyush Goyal Aug 14, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    India to take equal, proportional measures if other countries impose trade barriers: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal said India will have to plan its own measures whether it is by way of anti-dumping duty or some restrictions. "We will have to take equal and proportional measures to protect India's domestic manufacturing."

  • Balance of payments to be 'very, very strong' this year: Piyush Goyal Aug 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Balance of payments to be 'very, very strong' this year: Piyush Goyal

    He said that "good" green shoots are visible in the economy and exports have shown a "good" turnaround.

  • In a post-COVID world, Indo-Japan trade partnership could be key to tackle China Aug 10, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    In a post-COVID world, Indo-Japan trade partnership could be key to tackle China

    India's long-term commitment to supporting Japanese allyship in building South Asian states’ infrastructure has been reaffirmed post-COVID-19

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