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Infosys appoints Punita Sinha, MoS Jayant Sinha's wife, as director; faces flack on Twitter

Jan 15, 2016

Infosys appoints Punita Sinha, MoS Jayant Sinha's wife, as director; faces flack on Twitter

Infosys on Thursday appointed Punita Kumar Sinha, wife of Union Minister Jayant Sinha, as an Independent Director on its Board, and rejected charges of nepotism, asserting that the company will benefit from her vast professional experience. #Infosys #Twitter #NewsTracker #Jayant Sinha #Shareworthy #Punita Sinha #Union Minister of State
Lockup horror: 111 people died in police custody in eight months, Rijiju tells Lok Sabha

Dec 08, 2015

Lockup horror: 111 people died in police custody in eight months, Rijiju tells Lok Sabha

A staggering 111 deaths have taken place in the police lockups during the last eight months in the country, while 330 cases of torture by police have also been reported during the period. #NewsTracker #National Human Rights Commission #Minister of State #Kiren Rijiju
Women inducted into Air Force in combat roles on 'experimental basis', MoS tells Lok Sabha

Dec 04, 2015

Women inducted into Air Force in combat roles on 'experimental basis', MoS tells Lok Sabha

The government said on Friday the approval for induction of women into the fighter stream of Indian Air force is on an "experimental basis" for a period of five years. #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh #Women in Indian Air Force #Air Force Academy
From 2017 non-disclosure of foreign assets will be 'very risky affair', warns Jayant Sinha

Dec 03, 2015

From 2017 non-disclosure of foreign assets will be 'very risky affair', warns Jayant Sinha

Non-disclosure of overseas assets will become a "very risky affair" from 2017 as government will by then start getting information on them from foreign countries, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said today #CBDT #Income tax #Minister of State for Finance #Foreign Assets #Jayant Sinha
ISIS influenced very few Indian youths; govt monitoring cyber space, minister tells Parliament

Dec 01, 2015

ISIS influenced very few Indian youths; govt monitoring cyber space, minister tells Parliament

The terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS) has been able to influence very few Indian youths and security agencies are closely monitoring the situation, including keeping potential recruits under surveillance. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Home Ministry #parliament #Winter session #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #Indians in ISIS #Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary
India's GDP to get a boost from Bihar's Rs 40,000 cr locomotive units, says Suresh Prabhu

Dec 01, 2015

India's GDP to get a boost from Bihar's Rs 40,000 cr locomotive units, says Suresh Prabhu

Locomotives being produced in these two factories are best in class and are expected to be energy efficient and ecological friendly #GDP #manufacturing growth #Bihar railway locomotives #Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu #Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha
Looking for common ground on GST; hope to pass it soon, says Jayant Sinha

Nov 27, 2015

Looking for common ground on GST; hope to pass it soon, says Jayant Sinha

Amid opposition from the Congress party on GST Bill, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today expressed hope that it would be passed soon as the government is willing to consider the suggestions being made and will find "some common ground for everyone". #Goods and Services Tax #GST #Minister of State for Finance #GST Bill #Jayant Sinha
Tolerance is soul of India, harmony is strength, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Nov 06, 2015

Tolerance is soul of India, harmony is strength, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Amid a debate on intolerance, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today targeted opposition parties contending their "political propaganda of threat to tolerance" is an "assault" on the country's soul. #BJP #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #Najma Heptulla #Tolerance #Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs
Now, Kiren Rijiju says his remark against North Indians applies to 'entire society'

Oct 22, 2015

Now, Kiren Rijiju says his remark against North Indians applies to 'entire society'

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday sought to downplay his endorsement of a former Delhi L-G's statement that north Indians "enjoy" breaking rules. #India #BJP #TheySaidIt #North Indians #Kiren Rijiju #Minister of State for Home #Former Delhi L-G
BJP MP calls Dadri killing over beef 'accident', while victim's family plans to leave village

Oct 01, 2015

BJP MP calls Dadri killing over beef 'accident', while victim's family plans to leave village

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma described the killing of a 50-year-old man in Dadri by a mob, allegedly over consumption of beef, as an "accident" and said that no "communal colour" should be given to it #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #beef #TheySaidIt #Union Minister #BJP MP #Dadri #Mahesh Sharma #beef ban #Dadri killing #Minister of State for Tourism