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Smriti Irani Shares Heartfelt Note For Daughter Shanelle Irani Who Got Engaged To Arjun Bhalla

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Union Minister Smriti Irani announced her daughter Shanelle's engagement in a post on Instagram.

Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill To Increase Marriageable Age Of Women Got Introduced In Lok Sabha

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The bill seeks to increase the legal age for women to marry to 21 years, bringing in at par with those of men.

General Bipin Rawat Dies: Bollywood Celebrities Pay A Heartfelt Tribute To The Chief Of Defence Staff

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, December 8. On social media, a number of celebrities have expressed their condolences following his death.

Unable To Connect Internet In UP’s Amethi, Smriti Irani Blames ‘Gandhi Family’ Of No Development

Sep 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Union Minister Smriti Irani said the development has not reached UP’s Amethi, ruled by Congress’ ‘Gandhi family’ for five decades.

UP Professor Arrested For Obscene Facebook Post About Union Minister Smriti Irani

The professor surrendered to Additional Sessions Judge Anurag Kumar and moved an interim bail application on Tuesday.

13 July, 2021

Cabinet Committee Rejig: Sarbananda Sonowal, Smriti Irani Part Of Political Affairs Panel

Outlook Web Bureau

Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narayan Rane and Ashwini Vaishnaw have been included in the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth headed by the PM Modi

08 July, 2021

Bureaucrats To Ministers: Former IAS Officers Inducted In Modi Cabinet

Outlook Web Desk

The much-hyped Cabinet expansion also included two ex-IAS officers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh who have been inducted into the Union Cabinet

19 May, 2021

Cong Accuses BJP Of Citing 'Fake Toolkit', Seeks FIR Against J.P. Nadda, Smriti Irani

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress was reacting after the BJP alleged that Congress wants to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17 March, 2021

Empty Chairs In BJP Rallies: Has The Party Lost Momentum In Bengal?

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

BJP rallies in West Bengal are witnessing a poor turnout at a time when BJP is also struggling to contain internal dissent over the distribution of tickets.

13 March, 2021

Assam Assembly Polls: Srmiti Irani Calls Congress 'Most Corrupt Party'

Outlook Web Bureau

Only BJP is the party, which works for the benefit of the poor. The BJP government has worked tirelessly for the people in tea gardens across the state, said the Union Textiles Minister

12 March, 2021

Bengal Polls: Suvendu Files Nomination From Nandigram Against CM Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Bureau

Adhikari, who left TMC to join the BJP in December, is up against the chief minister who decided to challenge him on his home turf.

27 February, 2021

Fuel Price Hike: Youth Congress Protests Outside Residence Of Smriti Irani

Outlook Web Bureau

Irani, when in Opposition, would take to the streets even if prices of petrol and diesel rose by Rs 5 per litre, but today she is 'completely silent', said Youth Cong chief Srinivas B V.

26 February, 2021

A Day After Mamata Banerjee, Smriti Irani Rides Scooter In Bengal

Outlook Web Bureau

While Mamata's scooter ride was a symbolic protest against the fuel price rise — she was riding an e-scooter — Smriti on Friday took part in her party's roadshow in the district bordering Kolkata

11 February, 2021

Women Helpline Registered Over 2.47 Lakh Calls From April To June In 2020: Smriti Irani

Outlook Web Bureau

The country was under complete lockdown from March 25, 2020, till May 31, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the unlock procedure was started from June 2020.

29 January, 2021

Rahul Gandhi Has Given Call For Violence: BJP Leader Smriti Irani

Outlook Web Bureau

In a no-holds-barred attack at the Centre, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of trying to intimidate and discredit the farmers.

28 December, 2020

Cong Demands Smriti Irani's Resignation Over Corruption Charges; Asks PM To Intervene


Shooter Vartika Singh accused Smriti Irani and two others for demanding money to make her a member of the central women's commission

27 December, 2020

Smriti Irani Lashes Out At Congress Over Farmers' Welfare, Cow Protection


Irani's attack came days after the Opposition party had decided to take out 'Gai Bachao, Kisan Bachao' marches in different districts to highlight alleged mismanagement in cow shelters

25 December, 2020

Rahul Gandhi Shedding Crocodile Tears, Misleading Farmers: Smriti Irani


Irani's attack on Gandhi comes amid protests by farmers on various border points of Delhi against the Centre's recent farm laws.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz