Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Topic: Smriti Irani

File photo of Smriti Irani | PTI

I&B ministry disbands Smriti Irani-constituted panel to regulate online media 

A separate committee under IT ministry will continue deliberating on issues related online media and digital broadcast.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

NFDC may not be shut after all as I&B ministry comes up with a fresh merger plan

Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.
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Try, try and then put in cold storage: Fate of I&B ministry’s bills to shackle the media

Move to regulate online media unlikely to make progress just like past attempts on print and broadcast, I&B officials say.
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Gujarat Congress claims Smriti Irani misappropriated MPLAD funds, official denies

Anand’s district collector, whose ‘order’ the Congress is quoting, said the inquiry and allegations were against officials and contractors but not Irani.
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I&B minister Rathore may not reverse ‘arbitrary transfer’ of officers by Irani in one go

Transfer orders were issued in November last year, within three months after Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, purportedly to revamp PIB.
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Smriti Irani: One of Team Modi’s key ministers has also been among its most controversial

The former actor was divested of I&B ministry Monday, just ahead of the 2019 elections. She had earlier lost the HRD ministry.
File photo of Smriti Irani | PTI

Irani removal, Goyal, Rathore elevation as much a political move as administrative

Irani, known for her high handedness, frequent run-ins with bureaucrats & the media had become a 'political liability' for the party, especially with Lok Sabha elections due in 2019

Plugged-In: Karnataka results today & Smriti Irani loses I&B

Front Page Karnataka results in today: The results for this closely watched election will be declared today. ThePrint will be bringing top-notch live...
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Modi cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal made acting finance minister, Irani removed from I&B

Goyal will handle the ministry until the time Arun Jaitley recovers from kidney transplant, Irani reportedly pays the price for controversies.
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Over 40 awardees skip 65th National Film Awards, allege ‘breach of trust’ by organisers

74 angry winners write letter of protest to govt body, say President’s decision to hand over just 11 of the hundreds of awards is ‘discrimination’.