STEEL MINISTER

  • BJP accuses Steel Minister of trying to bribe journalists February 13, 2014

    Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP members engaged in sparring on Thursday in Rajya Sabha after he was accused of trying to bribe journalists and people from his Lok Sabha constituency by giving gifts. Verma, however, justified it saying Rs 1.75 crore was spent on the National Steel Consumers Council...
  • Congress lost recent Assembly polls due to insiders: Beni Prasad Verma January 3, 2014

    The Congress lost the recent Assembly elections in four states due to insiders, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday claimed. Talking to reporters in Kaiserganj here, Verma claimed that "insiders" played a role in his party's drubbing in the recent polls, and said soon an overhauling exercise would be...
  • CBI probing irregularities in SAIL's CSR program March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has initiated investigations in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in steel major SAIL's (Steel Authority of India) corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, Parliament was informed on Monday. "The CBI has since initiated investigation in two cases relating to irregularities in CSR activities...
  • Divestment in SAIL deferred again July 12, 2012

    The Cabinet deferred the stake sale in SAIL since Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma is not present in Delhi. ...
  • Cabinet defers stake sale in SAIL July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on selling 10.82 per cent stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) as Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma was away on official tour. The Steel Minister is in Tokyo on an official tour and could not attend the Cabinet meeting. In...
  • Steel Minister asks Jairam Ramesh to be 'pragmatic' October 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Peeved at the appointment of activists in the forest panel for clearing Rs 54,000 crore steel project of Posco, Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh advised Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to be pragmatic". The approach has to be pragmatic and not dogmatic. When there is an issue of development some...
  • Govt for mechanism to expedite steel sector investment May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Government will create an "empowered mechanism" to expedite investment proposals of Rs 11 lakh crore in the steel sector, Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh told reporters after taking charge of the ministry. "I intend to set up an appropriate empowered mechanism for expediting investment proposals and for statutory clearances...
  • Paswan urges steel authorities to face up to challenges February 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Steel Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday urged the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) to face up to challenges confronting the steel sector in the wake of the economic downturn. Addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of SAIL, Paswan recalled the day when Indias first President Dr....