Govt extends special package for Himachal, Uttarakhand: Sharma

The Centre today extended the special package for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till March 2017, a move that will help accelerate industrial growth of both the hilly states.

Devyani Khobragade row: India, US have maturity to handle sensitive issues, says Sharma

Regarding Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Commerce and Industries Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said both India and the US had the "wisdom" and "maturity" to handle such "sensitive" issues.

Pakistani minister to visit India, discuss trade

Pakistan`s Minister of State for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan will meet Commerce Minister Anand Sharma to review a roadmap for bilateral trade when he travels to India next month for a SAARC business event.

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma

After having successfully reached through consensus a trade agreement at the WTO meet, held in Indonesia, India will never compromise on the fundamental issues pertaining to food security, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said.

Anand Sharma meets wife of late Nelson Mandela

Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma on Thursday met Graca Machel, wife of former President South Africa Late Nelson Mandela and conveyed his personal condolences.

Nelson Mandela`s sacrifices will continue to inspire generations: Anand Sharma

Condoling death of Nelson Mandela, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said world has lost an iconic symbol of freedom and his struggle and sacrifices would continue to inspire generations.

Sardar Patel would have reprimanded Narendra Modi: Anand Sharma

Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Tuesday said that had he been alive, Sardar Patel would’ve been the first to reprimand him.

Anand Sharma declines Modi`s invitation for Patel statue function

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday declined Narendra Modi`s invitation for an event on Sardar Patel.

India, Myanmar, Thailand trilateral highway may start soon

The proposed highway covering India, Myanmar and Thailand is expected to be operational soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday.

Govt may import onion as prices soar to Rs.90/kg

Centre may import onion to stabilise prices that have soared to Rs.90 per kg in the national capital, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday.

Centre asks states to take firm action against onion hoarders

The Centre Tuesday said the price spike in onions is due to artificial scarcity and asked the state governments to take firm action against hoarders.

CPI(M) attacks Anand Sharma for his remarks on coal scam

CPI(M) on Friday attacked Commerce Minister Anand Sharma for his statements on CBI naming a leading industrialist in the coal scam, saying it was a "blatant" attempt to influence the case.

VK Singh`s remarks "utterly irresponsible": Anand Sharma

Union Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday attacked former Army chief VK Singh for his remarks that ministers in Jammu and Kashmir were given money by the Army.

Centre has different yardsticks for non-Cong states: Punjab govt

The Punjab government on Tuesday accused the Centre for following different yardsticks for non-Congress ruled states and asked it to "stop discrimination" against the state on industrial front.

Narendra Modi`s nomination has paved way for return of UPA: Congress

Accusing Narendra Modi of being "desperate" to become Prime Minister, Congress today said it will remain a "pipe-dream" and the "divisive" leader`s nomination will help the UPA to return to power for a third term.

Defence counsel`s remark in gang-rape case `outrageous`: Anand Sharma

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Sunday termed the controversial remark of one of the defence lawyers in the December 16 gang-rape case as "outrageous".

Narendra Modi is "delusional, desperate": Anand Sharma

Slamming Narendra Modi as "delusional and desperate", Congress on Sunday said that the decision to anoint him as BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate was "rubber-stamped" by RSS.

Narendra Modi can never be PM: Anand Sharma

"The recent drama of Modi addressing the people with the Red Fort replica (in his backdrop) is befooling the people by boasting about his Gujarat model of development," Sharma told reporters here.

Modi brought level of political debate to lowest ebb: Sharma

Union minister Anand Sharma came down heavily on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying he had brought the level of political debate to the "lowest ebb" and has become a "national embarrassment".

Narendra Modi can never be PM: Anand Sharma

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for bringing the "level of political debate to the lowest ebb" and asserted he will never become prime minister.