Kamat gets NCW notice for offensive remarks against Smriti Irani

Congress leader Gurudas Kamat was on Saturday asked by the National Commission for Women to explain within a week his alleged offensive remarks against HRD minister Smriti Irani that have invited criticism.

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Why did you choose Smriti Irani as HRD minister? Congress leader asks PM Narendra Modi

Congress general secretary Gurudas Kamat on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

IIM Bill prepared by panel headed by ex-IIM chairman: Irani

Amid a raging controversy over the draft IIM bill, government today said it was prepared by a committee headed by former chairman of IIM Trichy's board of governors M Damodaran and finalised after considering the observations and suggestions of the IIMs.

HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case
HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

Delhi High Court Wednesday exempted Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

St Stephen's molestation row: DU approves new research guide

 Following a directive from the HRD Ministry, the Delhi University has approved assigning of a new supervisor for the St Stephen's research scholar, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against a college professor.

Kalam's death a big loss for the nation: HRD Minister Smriti Irani

HRD minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday condoled the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying it was a "big loss" for the nation.

Govt racing against time for PM Modi's promise of school toilets

Government seems to be racing against time to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of ensuring toilets in all schools across the country in a year as about 1.94 lakh toilets are yet to be made operational as against the target of 4.19 lakh toilets.

Centre sets up committee to attract talented teachers

 The HRD ministry on Friday set up a committee to attract and retain talented teachers in the central government funded educational institutions to combat the problem of teacher vacancies.

Smriti Irani meets St Stephen's molestation victim, issues directives to DU

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday met the St Stephen's College molestation victim and later asked Delhi University to ensure that the girl gets her stipend and unrestricted access to the lab, and that her research supervisor is immediately changed.

Yoga not made mandatory in KVs, JNVs: Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said that yoga will not be treated as a mandatory subject for students in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, though it has been made a part of physical activity programme in schools.

2.86 lakh toilets constructed in schools across country: Smriti Irani

As many as 2.86 lakh toilets have been constructed in schools across the country under the swachh vidyalaya initiative with Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Kerala, Puducherry and Sikkim achieving 100 per cent target.

75 cases of sexual harassment in higher educational institutes

Seventy five cases of sexual harassment cases in higher educational institutes have been reported from across the country between April 2014 and March this year, 27 of which are from Delhi alone, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Delhi tops in sexual harassment cases in colleges

Delhi has the maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions, the government said on Wednesday.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani gets new PS

 IAS officer M Imkongla Jamir has been appointed as new Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Bailable warrant issued against Arvind Kejriwal

A bailable warrant was on Monday issued by a court here against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his allegedly defamatory remarks during campaign for Lok Sabha polls last year.

Smriti Irani rejects allegations of promoting BJP-linked academicians

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday dismissed allegations that academicians with links to BJP and RSS are being selected for various posts, and said she was a victim of "selective outrage".

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha Speaker convenes all-party meet
Monsoon session: Lok Sabha Speaker convenes all-party meet

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday chaired an all-party meeting ahead of the commencement of Monsoon session to work out a strategy to ensure the smooth functioning of the Parliament.

Parliament set for monsoon fireworks, govt firm on 'no resignations'
Parliament set for monsoon fireworks, govt firm on 'no resignations'

The stage appears set for fireworks in Parliament when it convenes for the Monsoon Session as both the government and the opposition have hardened their positions on issues like resignations of ministers, Land Bill, among others.

Monsoon Session set to be stormy as Opposition closes ranks
Monsoon Session set to be stormy as Opposition closes ranks

The monsoon session of Parliament beginning Tuesday is set to be stormy as Congress and several other Opposition parties appeared to be closing ranks to corner the government on a range of issues including Vyapam scam and Lalit Modi controversy.