SMRITI IRANI

  • Smriti Irani invited for German envoy's 'satsang' Yesterday

    New Delhi: German Ambassador Michael Steiner is organising a 'satsang' on his birthday on Friday to which he has invited Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, a gesture that comes in the midst of a raging row over government replacing German with Sanskrit in Central schools. Steiner, who is organising the...
  • Smriti Irani fumes as media has a field day over her visit to astrologer 3 days ago

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is upset after the media showcased her visit to an astrologer who predicted that she would be the next Indian President. ...
  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • Admission rigmarole for HRD Minister Smriti Irani to get children in school 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It did not help that she was India's Education Minister Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school like any other parent who goes through this nightmare. "Oh yes. I actually got interviewed. When I came from Mumbai to Delhi, the...
  • Foreign languages to make way for Sanskrit: Is this a regressive move? 6 days ago

    Sanksrit Shiksha Sangh asked the government to teach Sanskrit or any modern Indian language instead. The sangh is expected to write to Prime Minister and HRD Ministry and will take strong action if their issues are not addressed. ...
  • SC issues notice to Central government on banning German in Kendriya Vidyalayas 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central government on the question of dropping German as a language in Kendriya Vidyalayas. Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said that she is not aware of any Supreme Court notice. She further justified government's order on German and...
  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet. The...
  • HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation, says Smriti Irani 1 week ago

    Greater Noida: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD Ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad....
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • 12-year-old girl named brand ambassador of 'clean school' drive November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl from a municipal school in South Delhi was named the brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' on the occasion of Children's Day on Friday. The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first...
  • Congress calls PM Modi pied piper', attacks MoS after Smriti Irani November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, latching on to the controversy surrounding newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over his graduation marksheet. Party general secretary Digvijay Singh called Modi as "Indian pied piper" who "takes credit of all the...
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya decides to discontinue German for Sanskrit November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kendriya Vidyalaya has decided to discontinue teaching German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language, a decision which HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said was taken in view of "national interest". The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), headed by Irani, had in...
  • Centre seeks explanation from AMU over VC's remarks not allowing girls to use central library November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor's remarks that girls should not be allowed in the central library as more boys will follow them has created an uproar. The Centre has called the statement as an insult to daughters and has sought an explanation from the university. Girl students at the...
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • Centres will be set up to promote Hindi: Smriti Irani November 7, 2014

    Agra: The government plans to set up centres for Hindi studies across the country with a view to promote the language, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. "There is a need for expansion and popularisation of Hindi and for this, new centres will be set up," she said at a...
  • Ashamed to say my children studied abroad, says Uday Kotak November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for major reforms in the country's education system, noted banker Uday Kotak on Wednesday said that he is "ashamed" to say that his children had to go overseas to study as he felt those courses were better abroad. Speaking during a session on education at the India...
  • New educational policy likely to come out next year: Smriti Irani November 2, 2014

    Kochi: The new educational policy of the BJP-led NDA government is likely to be rolled out next year, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. "The deliberations on the proposed new policy will start next year and we should have a policy," she said. "We will start a new educational...
  • HRD seeks report from IITs over complaints of common canteen for veg, non veg food October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On the basis of several complaint letters it received from RSS sevaks in Madhya Pradesh over the food served in the messes, the HRD ministry has sought a report from all the IITs. The complaint letters allege that students in IITs, IIMs and Medical institutes are made to...
  • Second SAARC meet of education ministers in Delhi on Friday October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The second chapter of the SAARC Education Ministers' meeting will be held on Friday to take stock of the progress made by member countries on the regional grouping's development goals on education and discuss the strategy for education beyond 2015. The meeting will also deliberate on the strengthening...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to discuss education reforms October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani met RSS leaders on Thursday to discuss education reforms. The RSS leaders discussed the Indian education system with Smriti and gave suggestions. The RSS has pitched for a practical instead of theoretical approach in the education system. RSS leaders Suresh Soni and Dattatreya Hosabale...
  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani October 19, 2014

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • Learn as if you were going to live forever: Satya Nadella to students September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Live as if it's your last day, but learn as if you have to live forever, said Satya Nadella, the India-born Chief Executive of global software giant Microsoft while interacting with students on Tuesday. At an interactive event with students, Nadella, who is...
  • Court fixes defamation case against Smriti Irani for February 28 September 27, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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...