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Topic: Smriti Irani

Why Smriti Irani’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi rerun feels like a live show today

From the Virani parivar to the Sangh parivar, there’s not much of a distance to travel, as Smriti Irani’s real-life journey has shown us.

Modi govt introduces bill to increase women’s marriage age to 21 years in Lok Sabha

Describing it as a 'decisive step', Union Minister Smriti Irani urged the Chair to refer the bill — which seeks to override all existing laws related to marriage — to a standing committee.

Irani’s Lal Salaam shows minister-authors do one thing better than full-timers—be creative

The moral of the story is that ministers may be virtually irrelevant, but no one can accuse Modi of stifling their creativity.

Crisis centres, helpline assisted 57 lakh women in India: Smriti Irani at G20 meet

Speaking at the first-ever G20 meet on women's empowerment, the Union Minister said India firmly committed to eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against women.

Smriti Irani’s Cabinet graph shows what is wrong with HR management in Modi govt

Smriti Irani has stuck to the script the past two years — delivered a big win, one that BJP can display for decades to come, and has not invited controversies.

Smriti Irani hits out at ‘Gyani Baba’ Rahul Gandhi after his white paper on Covid management

Rahul Gandhi released a white paper Tuesday on Modi govt's 'disastrous' Covid management, saying purpose was not to criticise but to help country prepare for possible third wave.

Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Amendment bill that widens ambit of ‘serious offences’

Bill makes offences with punishments ranging from 3 to 7 years as cognisable from non-cognisable — meaning a juvenile accused of such offences can be arrested without a warrant.

Mamata Banerjee falsely claiming credit for PM Modi’s central schemes, says Smriti Irani

Taking a dig at TMC's poll slogan 'Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chai', Irani wondered if the people would want the return of a regime that unleashes political violence on people of the state.

Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act, empowers DMs to issue adoption orders

Union Minister Smriti Irani also announced that certain crimes by children will not fall under ‘heinous’ category, thus ensuring that they are not tried in adult courts.

Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to take out money from Gujarat traders dealing in Assam tea

Irani was referring to the Congress leader's remarks at a poll rally in which he spoke about hiking the daily wage of Assam tea workers by making tea garden owners from Gujarat pay.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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