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  • Cabinet nod to juvenile justice law amendments Feb 17, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Cabinet nod to juvenile justice law amendments

    Addressing the media on the Cabinet decision, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said in every district, the district magistrate and the additional district magistrate will get the power to monitor functions of agencies responsible for the implementation of the Act.

  • BJP's victory in Bihar polls, bypolls, local body elections shows people's faith in PM Modi: Smriti Irani Dec 28, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    BJP's victory in Bihar polls, bypolls, local body elections shows people's faith in PM Modi: Smriti Irani

    Addressing a press conference at the party office, Smriti Irani claimed the Congress was attempting to "create an illusion that people in rural parts of the country were against the BJP”.

  • Like Amethi, Rae Bareli too will bid goodbye to Gandhis: Smriti Irani Dec 26, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Like Amethi, Rae Bareli too will bid goodbye to Gandhis: Smriti Irani

    The Union minister alleged that the Gandhi family and Rahul Gandhi have knowingly thrown farmers and the poor in poverty to do their politics without any hurdles.

  • Govt working on structure to roll out PLI Scheme for technical textiles, MMF: Smriti Irani Dec 18, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Govt working on structure to roll out PLI Scheme for technical textiles, MMF: Smriti Irani

    The minister said this means when we look at the policy reforms, the idea called Aatmanirbhar Bharat cannot come to a fruition when we work in silos.

  • Union minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19 Oct 28, 2020 06:51 PM IST

    Union minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

    Smriti Irani, the Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development is the latest to join the likes of political leaders who have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Govt working towards nurturing children through POSHAN Maah campaign: J P Nadda Sep 07, 2020 01:39 PM IST

    Govt working towards nurturing children through POSHAN Maah campaign: J P Nadda

    Nadda said the central government aims to form a database of indigenous recipes of every corner of the country.

  • Smriti Irani thanks people of Delhi for supporting Modi govt in fight against COVID-19 pandemic Jun 13, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    Smriti Irani thanks people of Delhi for supporting Modi govt in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

    Addressing a virtual rally by the Delhi unit of the BJP, Irani expressed her condolences to the people who have lost their loved ones in the pandemic and assured them that the party workers will be ready to assist them whenever needed.

  • Centre to link 50 lakh artisans, weavers to GeM portal: Smriti Irani Jun 09, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Centre to link 50 lakh artisans, weavers to GeM portal: Smriti Irani

    She said the Textiles Ministry is also working in collaboration with the NIC (National Informatics Centre) to ensure setting up of a platform which can help commercialise the potential of artisans and weavers and there can be a direct sale to the citizens of India.

  • Modi 2.0: Smriti Irani to highlight achievements of government in last one year via virtual rally Jun 09, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Modi 2.0: Smriti Irani to highlight achievements of government in last one year via virtual rally

    This rally will reach out to around 25 lakh people through social media and cable operators, Gupta said. The 'Delhi Jan Samvad' rally will be addressed virtually by Irani from the Delhi BJP office.

  • Retail sector workers should take pride in their jobs: Smriti Irani Feb 28, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Retail sector workers should take pride in their jobs: Smriti Irani

    "There should be no sense of shame in wanting to be a retail employee. When I began my job at McDonald's, my job was jhaadu-pochha (cleaning) and my ambition, when I joined, was to stand at the cashier's position... a retail employee," she said during TRRAIN Retail Awards 2020, given to recognise exceptional customer service in the retail industry.

  • Cabinet approves formation of 22nd Law Commission, PMFBY reforms, and Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill Feb 19, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Cabinet approves formation of 22nd Law Commission, PMFBY reforms, and Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill

    Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar announced that farmers can enroll in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) on a voluntary basis. The crop insurance scheme, which was launched in February 2016, was mandatory for farmers.

  • Failed parties supporting Shaheen Bagh protests: Smriti Irani Jan 30, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    Failed parties supporting Shaheen Bagh protests: Smriti Irani

    "There is anger in the entire country that in Shaheen Bagh, AAP and other political parties which had failed to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are supporting talk of dividing the country," the Union minister who is on a visit to her constituency told reporters.

  • FIR filed against builder over use of Smriti Irani's picture in real estate advertisement Jan 23, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    FIR filed against builder over use of Smriti Irani's picture in real estate advertisement

    Using the picture, name and post of a peoples' representative without his/her consent is a crime, said the Superintendent of Police, Khyati Garg.

  • Textile minister urged to intervene in CCI cotton sale Jan 13, 2020 06:19 PM IST

    Textile minister urged to intervene in CCI cotton sale

    SIMA Chairman Ashwin Chandran said that as per market information, over 20 lakh bales of cotton have already been exported from the current crop and export might touch 60 lakh bales as against 50 lakh estimated by Cotton Advisory Board.

  • JNU violence: Left behind attack now public knowledge as cops name suspects, says Smriti Irani Jan 10, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    JNU violence: Left behind attack now public knowledge as cops name suspects, says Smriti Irani

    In the press briefing, Delhi Police named nine suspects, including JNU Student Union President Aishe Ghosh, who sustained injuries on her head in the January 5 on-campus violence.

  • Campuses should not be made political battlefields: Smriti Irani on JNU violence Jan 06, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Campuses should not be made political battlefields: Smriti Irani on JNU violence

    "I had said it earlier and reiterating it now that educational institutions should not be made 'rajiniti ka akhada' (political battlefield) as it affects the life and progress of our students," Irani told reporters here when asked about the violence in the campus.

  • Congress will have to answer how long will it insult Veer Savarkar: Smriti Irani Jan 03, 2020 03:01 PM IST

    Congress will have to answer how long will it insult Veer Savarkar: Smriti Irani

    "The Congress, which is one of the ruling parties in Maharashtra, will have to answer the Marathi people and all patriots in the country how long will it continue to insult the sacrifice of Veer Savarkar," Irani said at the Delhi BJP office.

  • Mamata Banerjee's referendum remark over citizenship law an insult to Indian Parliament: Smriti Irani Dec 20, 2019 12:59 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee's referendum remark over citizenship law an insult to Indian Parliament: Smriti Irani

    "The comment (made by Banerjee) is an insult to Indian Parliament," Irani told reporters when asked to react on the chief minister's remark over the citizenship law.

  • Congress MP likely to give privilege notice against Union minister Smriti Irani Dec 16, 2019 10:35 AM IST

    Congress MP likely to give privilege notice against Union minister Smriti Irani

    According to sources, Tagore is likely to meet the Lok Sabha secretary general for moving the privilege notice against the Union Minister on Monday.

  • Rahul Gandhi refuses to apologise for his rape remarks, claims PM Modi had called Delhi 'rape capital' Dec 13, 2019 01:55 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi refuses to apologise for his rape remarks, claims PM Modi had called Delhi 'rape capital'

    "As far as their (BJP's) demand for apologising, I am never going to apologise to them," he told reporters outside Parliament.

  • Rahul Gandhi 'rape in India' comment 'disgusting': Smriti Irani Dec 13, 2019 01:42 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi 'rape in India' comment 'disgusting': Smriti Irani

    The BJPs' women MPs slammed Gandhi on Friday for the remarks he reportedly made in Jharkhand's Godda district on Thursday, and demanded his apology.

  • Govt seeks apology from Congress MPs for alleged misbehaviour with Smriti Irani Dec 09, 2019 02:30 PM IST

    Govt seeks apology from Congress MPs for alleged misbehaviour with Smriti Irani

    In the previous sitting of the House on Friday, ruling BJP members had accused Congress MPs Dean Kuriakose and TN Prathapan of charging in an "attacking posture" towards Irani when she was speaking in the House.

  • Congress looted country, PM Modi brought development: Smriti Irani Dec 09, 2019 08:31 AM IST

    Congress looted country, PM Modi brought development: Smriti Irani

    The BJP reiterates its pledge to serve the poor of the country, she said while addressing an election meeting here.

  • No punishment can be stricter than death for rapists: Irani Dec 07, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    No punishment can be stricter than death for rapists: Irani

    She also said parents should be mindful of portrayal of women before their children.

  • Govt seeks apology from Congress MPs for behaviour towards Smriti Irani Dec 06, 2019 02:30 PM IST

    Govt seeks apology from Congress MPs for behaviour towards Smriti Irani

    "This is the most condemnable behaviour. They came in threatening position...when she was speaking. She is a lady member of the house. It is most uncalled and they should apologise," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said in the House when it assembled after lunch break.

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