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Union minister Smriti Irani with husband Zubin at Amethi in April 2019 | ANI

In 2014, Smriti Irani told she’d be shot in Amethi, husband devised plan to save her — book

In 'Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan', journalist Anant Vijay details BJP leader Smriti Irani's campaign in Gandhi pocket borough she succeeded in snatching from Congress.  
Representational image of an industrial estate in West Bengal | Photo: Commons

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.
A worker wearing a protective mask operates a tape cutting machine at a factory in Haryana on 20 April | Bloomberg Photo

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

From Smriti Irani to Ravi Shankar Prasad — Modi’s ‘TV’ cabinet fought Opposition well

News channels found the Opposition, middlemen, Khalistanis and other miscreants responsible for farmers’ protests.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

No, Kangana Ranaut isn’t going the Smriti Irani way. She’s going the bully way

Kangana Ranaut talks of the glories of Bharat. But Bharat wasn’t built on bullying and shaming others.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani addressing the Kisan Samvad program at Shahanshahpur, in Varanasi on 3 October, 2020 | ANI

Union minister Smriti Irani tests positive for Covid-19

Irani tweeted asking people who came in contact with her to get themselves tested at the earliest.
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India committed to building just, equal post-Covid world for women, Smriti Irani says at UN

In her address, the Women and Child Development Minister also said the centrality of gender equality & women's empowerment in all aspects of developmental journey is recognised in India.
A file photo of Union Minister Smriti Irani | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP is using Smriti Irani & Bhojpuri to combat ‘misinformation’ over farm bills

The party is devising various state-specific strategies to deal with what it terms is a ‘misinformation campaign’ by the opposition on the farm bills.
File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Govt marks National Handloom Day just days after scrapping handloom, handicrafts boards

The textile ministry scrapped the two boards to create a 'leaner government machinery'. Activists however say it removed a platform where stakeholders could advise the govt on policy.
Amethi MP Smriti Irani arrives at the Parliament House in New Delhi

Smriti Irani’s wish for her epitaph shows she is a rare politician who can laugh at herself

In ‘India Tomorrow’, Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah talk to textile and WCD minister Smriti Irani on BJP, being a woman leader and what she wants to be remembered for.

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