Smriti Irani

  • Court fixes defamation case against Smriti Irani for February 28 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed February 28 next year for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam against Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani. Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mittal, who had earlier summoned Irani as an accused asking her to appear on Saturday,...
  • Delhi: Smriti Irani launches 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in school 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With an aim to promote awareness about the importance of hygiene, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched a campaign about cleanliness in school under 'Swachh Bharat Mission' programme, where she joined the students and teachers in cleaning the campus. Irani, who launched the programme at a Kendriya...
  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a USbased private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • Smriti Irani calls for safe atmosphere for women September 16, 2014

    Amritsar: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. "There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society," she said, adding it would be possible only...
  • Complete accreditation process, HRD ministry asks Central universities September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ignoring opposition from some quarters, HRD Ministry has asked all central universities to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations. "UGC will take up the matter with NAAC for opening the Regional Centers to expedite the process of accreditation," said a government statement...
  • Prevent sexual harassment, Irani tells vice chancellors September 13, 2014

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday exhorted all vice chancellors (VCs) of central universities to ensure prevention of sexual harassment. Irani said this at a twoday retreat of vice chancellors of central universities in Chandigarh Sep 1213. "The minister exhorted all VCs to ensure prevention of sexual...
  • Set up chairs in name of Swami Vivekananda: Smriti Irani to VCs September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked vice chancellors of both central and state universities to set up chairs in the name of Swami Vivekananda to study his life and teachings. "On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the World Parliament of Religions in...
  • Will abide by constitutional modalities: Smriti Irani on school books September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday rejected allegations that her ministry was trying to push books written by Hindutva ideologues, saying it will abide by "constitutional modalities" before taking any step. Emphasising on a new education policy for the country, she said deliberations will begin from next year...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • Modi stresses on skill development, education for girl child, cleanliness in his Teachers' Day address September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, an auditorium in Delhi was packed full house with children from government schools across the city. The centre of attention was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed the teachers and students across the nation through a live telecast and...
  • Smriti Irani lauds PM Modi, says teachers should be trained to be tech savvy September 4, 2014

    A day before Teacher's day Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that we should all help realise the PM's dream of training all teachers to effectively educate the new generation of tech savvy students. ...
  • 'Severe resentment' over PM's Teachers Day programme: Prithviraj Chavan September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid a row over the Prime Minister's proposed televised interaction with students on Teachers Day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that his government is cooperating with the logistics keeping "delicate" Centre State relations in mind but there is "severe resentment" among teachers and parents. "There is severe...
  • Teachers' Day be renamed either in Telugu or Tamil: DMK's Elangovan September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The politics over Teachers' Day continued as the Congress and Tamil parties have slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. The issue has become linguistic issue with parties alleging that the Centre was trying to impose Hindi on them. Senior DMK leader TKS Elangovan...
  • PM Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day riles rivals, but Centre defends diktat September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After the opposition parties, some state governments and schools raised objections to the Centre's move to telecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech live on Teachers' Day and made it compulsory for the students to listen to it, the Human Resources Development Ministry on Monday clarified that the directive...
  • Smriti Irani tells states to plan for construction of toilets for girls in schools August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday directed all state governments to prepare an action plan for the construction of toilets for girls in government schools by July next year. Irani's directive follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swacch Bharat campaign mentioned in his Independence day speech. The...
  • Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had said that all...
  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • Modi's Independence Day speech trends high on social media August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. "Whereas previous Red Fort speeches made tall promises, PM Modi bowed before people as true sevak. Most inclusive speech ever. Zero defect!," Union Health Minister...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Bill to accord institute of national importance to IIMs soon: Government August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bill to accord the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institute of national importance could be introduced soon, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "Consultations on the subject has been done with the IIMs and based upon inputs received from various stakeholders, a first draft of...
  • Smriti Irani says statement on Yale University certificate misconstrued after row over 'degree' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After another controversy over her educational qualification, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has now said that her statement on her certificate from the Yale University has been misconstrued. "Unfortunate that statement regarding my participation in a leadership program and certificate thereafter was misconstrued," Irani tweeted soon after...
  • Smriti Irani got a certificate from Yale with a sixday course. 10 interesting short courses that could get you a prestigious certificate from Yale and MIT too! August 11, 2014

    The controversies about Smriti Irani's educational qualifications don't seem to end. While we were still debating whether HRD Minister Smriti Irani is even a graduate, the news of her Yale certificate came as a surprise to many. The minister announced how the Yale University 'celebrated her leadership capacities' at an...
  • 'Salman Khan has a degree from Virginia University; Manmohan Singh has degree in robotics': Smriti Irani and other celebrities caught in a hailstorm of mean jokes after 6day Yale 'degree' claim August 11, 2014

    A bunch of Twitter users are having a great Monday chuckling at mean tweets about different celebrities and the possible places they could get a degree from. The hastag #CelebDegree started to trend after Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said she had a 'degree' from the Yale University.The HRD...
  • Smriti Irani got a Yale University 'certificate' for a leadership programme for MPs: HRD Ministry August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resources Development Ministry has clarified minister Smriti Irani's statement about her 'degree' from Yale University. The HRD Ministry said that Irani's participation at a sixday long leadership course at Yale resulted in her getting a certificate for the said programme. "As an MP Mrs Irani was invited...
  • I have a degree from Yale University, says Smriti Irani August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her assertion that she also has a degree from the prestigious Yale University in the United States. Irani made the remark when pressed by a questioner at the India Today Woman Summit...
  • HRD pushes for National Academic Depository Bill to curb fake degrees, marksheets August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry is pushing for the National Academic Depository Bill, which could go a long way in curbing the fake degree scams. It will also benefit employers to access a verified database for all academic degrees in India. Sources in the ministry have indicated to...
  • Secure women, children by implementing rules: Smriti to UP government July 19, 2014

    Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani asked the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh to secure women and children by implementing rules. She said, "I request the state government to secure women and children by strictly implementing rules and punishing culprits." The remarks came in the backdrop of gangrape and...
  • Tamil parties oppose Sanskrit week celebration, accuse Centre of promoting RSS agenda July 17, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK has opposed the Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE) Sanskrit week celebration saying that all classical languages should be promoted, not just Sanskrit. The DMK has argued that Sanskrit is not a common man's language and the BJP is trying to promote the RSS agenda. In...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko condemns Centre's order to celebrate Sanskrit week July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko has condemned celebration of Sanskrit week in CBSE schools. He voiced his opposition after the Centre recently ordered celebration of Sanskrit week to promote the language. Vaiko said that only one language should not be promoted as it will affect the national...
  • Rare bonhomie: Congress stands by Smriti Irani as TMC MP remarks about her past TV career July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed bonhomie and camaraderie among women Parliamentarians when two Congress members strongly came out in support of HRD Minister Smriti Irani after certain remarks from a Trinamool Congress member about her past acting career. Through a supplementary question on midday meal...