SMRITI IRANI

  • I am a hard nut to crack: Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: "I am a hard nut to crack," says HRD Minister Smriti Irani who also asserts that she is "too fat" to be cut to size. The 39-year-old minister, who is in the eye of many a controversy including being accused of saffronising education, dismisses sugestions that she was getting...
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Goa expert on Fabindia trial room voyeurs April 12, 2015

    In a shocking case last week, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera outside the changing room of a FabIndia outlet in Calangute in Goa. According to the minister, the lens of the camera was pointed towards the changing room at the outlet. Subsequently, she made a call...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on IPL8, Maharashtra government's diktats, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. He also talks to an expert from Goa on the trial room voyeurs controversy. ...
  • Fabindia top brass grilled: CEO says would regain Irani's trust April 10, 2015

    Panaji: The top brass of apparel retailer Fabindia was on Friday questioned by Goa Police in the CCTV camera case even as its CEO said the company would do everything possible to restore Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's confidence in it as a customer. Goa Police's crime branch questioned seven top...
  • CCTV row: Fabindia's top executives appear before Goa Police April 10, 2015

    Panaji: Top officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, on Friday appeared before Goa Police to record their statements in connection with a voyeurism case. Fabindia's Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta, regional manager Ruchira Pujari, marketing chief Ramu Chandra, stores in-charge Kundan Gupta, E-commerce head Arun...
  • Goa CCTV row: Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail April 9, 2015

    Panaji: Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police in connection with a voyeurism case. Company's Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and five others applied for anticipatory bail on Wednesday in...
  • Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail April 9, 2015

    Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police in connection with a voyeurism case. ...
  • Snoopgate case: Fabindia top brass to appear before Goa Police April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Fabindia officials, including its managing director and the chief executive officer, will appear before the crime branch of Goa Police in "two to four days", the company said on Wednesday. "Over the coming two to four days, other members of the team who have been asked to attend the proceedings,...
  • Goa CCTV row: Fresh summons issued to MD and CEO of Fabindia to record their statement on Thursday April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Under a cloud after the trial room camera episode involving its Goa outlet, fresh summons have been by Police to Fabindia MD and CEO to record their statement on Thursday. Police have summoned 11 more employees of the outlet for quizzing. Fabindia is finding itself in a tough spot as...
  • Fabindia MD, CEO didn't reply to summons in alleged voyeurism case: Goa Crime Branch sources April 7, 2015

    Panaji: Fabindia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer did not reply even after summons were sent to them and nine others in a case filed against the company for putting up a CCTV camera overlooking the trial room at its Candolim outlet, Goa Crime Branch sources said on Tuesday. The...
  • Goa Police sends summons to 11 people in Fabindia in alleged voyeurism case April 7, 2015

    Panaji: The Goa Police on Tuesday sent summons to 11 people in Fabindia including the Managing Director, CEO, regional managers, directors and staff members on a complaint by Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani. Two IT staff from Fabindia deposed before the Goa crime branch late Monday night. Summons were sent...
  • Fabindia can't be blamed for mischief of employees: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Coming to the defence of Fabindia in the hidden camera episode, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said the company cannot be blamed for the mischief played by some of its employees at its store, where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera focusing at the trial room. "Fabindia...
  • Fabindia top bosses to be quizzed in voyeurism case April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police will quiz two top officials of Fabindia on Monday in connection with the voyeurism case filed against the outlet's staff after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani alleged that the store had a CCTV camera focusing at the trial room. The state crime branch has issued summons to Fabindia's...
  • Is there a hidden camera in your trial room? 4 ways to find out April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Shopping for clothes can have almost a therapeutic effect. You see a dress, fall in love with it, buy it after trying it and go home with a new swing in your step. But this experience can easily be marred by the hidden camera in the trial room...
  • CCTV row: Goa court grants anticipatory bail to Fabindia manager on surety amount of Rs 10,000 April 6, 2015

    Panaji: A Goa court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to the manager of Fabindia store in Candolim on a surety of Rs 10,000 after a case was filed by Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani. The court has directed Chaitrali Sawant to be present before the Goa crime branch...
  • More trouble for Fabindia, salesman at Kolhapur outlet arrested for filming woman in trial room April 6, 2015

    Kolhapur: More trouble seems to be brewing for Fabindia as a salesman at Kolhapur outlet has been arrested for allegedly shooting a video of a woman while she was in the changing room. According to the CCTV footage, the accused is clearly seen crouching near the trial room. The woman's husband...
  • Smriti Irani asks women to be Lord Krishna on BJP's chariot April 5, 2015

    Patna: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday appealed to women to play a key role in the Assembly polls due later this year like Lord Krishna did in Maharabharata. "I have no doubt that all of you (women) will play a decisive role in Bihar Assembly polls later...
  • Trial room voyeurs: UP police conducts searches for hidden camera April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: In line with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's call for strict action against incidents of hidden camera or video recording in trial rooms, the state police has conducted a series of searches at the malls and showrooms of the city. "After checking at prominent malls in the city yesterday, though...
  • Placement of CCTV camera outside trial room in Fabindia deliberate, say Goa Police sources April 5, 2015

    In an embarrassment for Fabindia, Goa Police sources claimed on Sunday that the placement of CCTV camera outside the trial room was deliberate. Sources added that CCTV camera was not placed according to the plan submitted by Fabindia. Fabindia is finding itself in a tough spot as a case was filed...
  • Easy availability of spy cameras of all sizes, shapes lead to its misuse April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After Human Resources Development Smriti Irani claims to have detected a CCTV camera facing towards a FabIndia trial room in Goa, many shops are now being inspected to ensure that no such cameras are found inside changing rooms. Despite swift police action, there's no escaping the big world...
  • Trial room voyeurs: Four Fabindia employees get bail, crime branch team visits outlet April 4, 2015

    The four FabIndia employees arrested after Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV overlooking the changing room in a store in Goa have been granted bail on a surity of Rs 5000 but they have been debarred from leaving Goa. A crime branch team visited the outlet...
  • Crime branch team inspects FabIndia outlet in Goa April 4, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police Crime Branch team on Saturday inspected the FabIndia outlet in Candolim where Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room. Police officials took fingerprints and the person who set up the CCTV system was also present during the inspection. The Crime...
  • No hidden camera in Goa store trial room, claims FabIndia April 4, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said she spotted a hidden camera in the changing room of Fabindia's store at Candolim in Goa, the company on Saturday said "there were no hidden cameras anywhere in the store, including the trial rooms." "At the outset, we would like to...
  • The BJP's National Executive that Irani held in Goa! April 4, 2015

    After yesterday's news on Smriti Irani allegedly spotting a camera at Fabindia's changing room in BJP led Goa, Meenakshi Lekhi, a fellow BJP MP apparently lambasted calling the issue raised by her as 'inane'. She smelled a rat in the whole controversy that "obfuscated the National Executive". She also believes...
  • Four staffers of Fabindia store in Goa arrested in hidden camera case granted bail by local court April 4, 2015

    Panaji: The four FabIndia employees arrested after Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV overlooking the changing room in a store in Goa have been granted bail on a surity of Rs 5000 but they have been debarred from leaving Goa. The four arrested include the store...
  • Goa: Fabindia intentionally focused camera towards the trial room, claims complaint April 4, 2015

    Panaji: After HRD minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room of a Fabindia store in Goa, the complaint registered claims that the management intentionally focused the camera at the changing room to capture images of those going inside to try on clothes. Four Fabindia employees including...
  • Four arrested after Smriti Irani spots CCTV camera in Fabindia's trial room April 4, 2015

    Four employees of Fabindia outlet in Goa were arrested after Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani complained about a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room. The culprits have been booked for voyeurism and for intruding into someone's privacy. The top bosses at Fabindia are also likely to be questioned regarding...
  • 'Do I smell a rat to obfuscate BJP national executive meeting,' tweets Lekhi on Irani's CCTV camera row April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In potentially controversial remarks, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday wondered if she "smelt a rat to obfuscate" the coverage of BJP's national executive meeting in Bengaluru by the row over union minister Smriti Irani spotting a hidden camera in the trial room of a garment store in...