Smriti Irani

  • Secure women, children by implementing rules: Smriti to UP government 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 mid-day meal...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Smriti Irani asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption. Irani told Lok Sabha that she has written to all MPs requesting them to...
  • Sleeping on the job? Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and 17 politicians from across the world who were caught napping in Parliament July 15, 2014

    Politicians probably have the most uninteresting jobs. Are discussions in the Parliament really boring or do they have very comfortable chairs there? Why is it that we often find politicians dozing at work? The first infamous politician who was regularly spotted napping in Parliament was HD Deve Gowda. It was...
  • Kolkata: HRD minister Smriti Irani meets SSC students July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Union HRD Minister Smiriti Irani on Friday met SSC aspirants, who have been fasting after not being recruited even after passing the Teacher Eligibility Test. Irani met a delegation of Short Service Commission aspirants, who have passed the TET exam, at BJP state headquarters. "We have brought this SSC aspirant delegation...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...
  • Delhi University, UGC stand off ends, admission dates yet to be decided June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of students and their parents celebrated as the week-long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). The move brought relief to thousands of students who have been...
  • Irani refuses to comment on DU's four-year undergraduate programme issue June 27, 2014

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday refused to be drawn into a controversy over the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, citing constitutional obligations. "There have been persistent attempts on me to speak on a constitutional issue which is not proper. Kindly do not compel me to breach...
  • While many students cheer, those enrolled under FYUP feel betrayed by DU June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Delhi University's decision to scrap Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)has brought cheers to many DU aspirants, the students who are already enrolled under the programme are a worried lot. These B Tech students are holding protests outside the office of University Grants Commission demanding a written assurance...
  • I was referred to as burden at my birth, says Irani June 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani revealed that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden". "I am sharing it for the first time that when I was born, someone hinted to my mother that beti to bojh hoti hai (daughter is a burden) and...
  • Kashmiri Pandits delegation meets HRD Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and pressed for measures to ensure displaced students get benefits of central educational schemes available to Jammu and Kashmir and steps to promote Kashmiri language and literature and revival of Sharda script. The delegation of All India...
  • UGC is supreme, DU must follow its orders, say HRD Ministry sources June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The uncertainty at Delhi University over admissions into the undergraduate programme continues. A flurry of meetings to sort the matter out have taken place and have been scheduled for Monday. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani held a meeting with the University Grants Commission Chairman on Monday. The UGC...
  • Smriti Irani calls meet with UGC to discuss DU's 4-year graduation course June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the Delhi University-University Grants Commission face-off over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has called a meeting with UGC officials on Monday. This even as most principals of colleges say a concrete decision is expected within the next couple of hours. DU sources say...
  • DU remains firm on its stand, decides to retain the FYUP June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping firm on its stand, the Delhi University has decided to retain its Four Year University Programme. The Academic Council of the University of Delhi held a meeting on Saturday on University Grants Commission's (UGC) letter which sought a review of the FYUP. UGC had said that to maintain...
  • HRD to launch interface to resolve woes in education sector: Smriti Irani June 15, 2014

    Pune: Resolving to work to link the country's graduates with employment, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that her Ministry would soon open an online and personal interface programme comprising academicians to tackle problems faced by premier institutions and students' bodies. Speaking at a students' gathering at...
  • NSUI protests outside Smriti Irani's house against DU's four-year undergraduate course June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Students Union of India held a protest outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani's house on Wednesday against the Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme. The NSUI members demanded that the four-year DU course be scrapped. The protesters, led by National Students' Union of India (NSUI) general secretary Mohit...
  • Smriti Irani summoned in defamation complaint filed by Sanjay Nirupam June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Dheeraj Mittal issued the summons against Irani asking her to appear before it on September 27. Nirupam,...
  • Uncertainty among DU students as government considers scrapping the 4-year UG course June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms, the question on everyone's mind is that whether the four year course in the Delhi University will be scrapped. The newly appointed Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani is in consultation with various stakeholders for reviewing the course. However,...
  • Is India not ready for a 4-year degree course? June 5, 2014

    Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms in Delhi University - the question on everyone's mind is - will the four year course be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has...
  • Smriti Irani mulls scrapping Delhi University's 4-year UG course: sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Is Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate course set to be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has begun. However, sources say HRD Minister Smriti Irani is convinced about scrapping it. This was one...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over Modi-Sharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • BJP's Gopinath Munde defends his degree, says University issued it, not college June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After a row over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's education qualification, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's qualification is now under the scanner. The Congress questioned Munde on the same count, alleging that he "graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978". Munde defended his qualification saying that...
  • DU denies suspending its employees over Smriti Irani qualification row May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to the controversy over the qualification of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. Delhi University on Saturday issued a statement clarifying that none of its employees have been suspended for allegedly leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Irani on Friday. The Vice Chancellor...
  • Smriti Irani terms Akhilesh's comment on Badaun gangrape as 'outrageous' May 31, 2014

    Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday termed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's remarks on the Badaun gangrape case as "outrageous" and said the whole nation shared her anguish. On Friday, when a journalist had asked Yadav about the law and order situation in the state against the backdrop...
  • Education row: Smriti Irani appeals to DU to reinstate suspended officials May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday appealed to the Delhi University to reinstate the suspended officials. The Delhi University suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Irani on Friday. Reacting to the same, she tweeted, "Since the Delhi University is an...
  • DU suspends staff over Smriti papers, Digvijaya questions Modi government June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of five officials of the Delhi University for leaking Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification deatils. He even questioned the transparency in the government. Singh tweeted, "Five officials of Delhi University suspended...
  • DU teachers, students urge Smriti Irani to scrap four-year programme May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University (DU) on Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and submitted a memorandum urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. Irani told the delegation that she understood their concern, the urgency to...