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Piyush Goyal: Indian politician
Piyush Vedprakash Goyal is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Government of India. He was elevated to the Cabinet Minister position on 3 September 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha from the state of Maharashtra, and the Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha. He was earlier the National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the Indian General Elections 2014. Goyal is the 2018 Carnot Prize Recipient for distinguished contributions to energy policy. Piyush Goyal has been allocated the cabinet ministry for Narendra Modi led NDA government in May 2019. He is currently taking charge as Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

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Watch farmers, Centre hold 8th round of talks to find ‘solutions’ amid protest [Video]

Watch farmers, Centre hold 8th round of talks to find ‘solutions’ amid protest

At the eighth round of negotiations with the 41-member representative group of protesting farmers, the government asserted the farm reform laws have been welcomed by a large section of farmers in..

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8th round of meeting between farmers and Centre begins [Video]

8th round of meeting between farmers and Centre begins

The farmers' protest entered 44th day on Friday (Jan 8). Farmer leaders arrived at Vigyan Bhavan for 8th round of meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce and Industry..

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'Dedicated Freight Corridor being seen as game changer for India': PM Modi [Video]

'Dedicated Freight Corridor being seen as game changer for India': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) to the nation. He inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of WDFC through..

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PM Modi inaugurates 306 km Rewari-Madar section of Western DFC [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates 306 km Rewari-Madar section of Western DFC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) virtually on January 07. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Chief..

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Langar food at govt meet: Ministers join farmer leaders for lunch amid talks [Video]

Langar food at govt meet: Ministers join farmer leaders for lunch amid talks

Union ministers joined farm leaders to share 'langar' food arranged by protesting farmers. Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash were seen having lunch with the farmers. Wednesday..

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Meeting underway between farmer leaders, Centre over three farm laws [Video]

Meeting underway between farmer leaders, Centre over three farm laws

A meeting is underway between farmer leaders and Centre at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on December 30. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal were also present at the meeting. Farmers are..

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Piyush Goyal, Narendra Tomar have food with farmer leaders at VigyanBhawan [Video]

Piyush Goyal, Narendra Tomar have food with farmer leaders at VigyanBhawan

Union Railways Minister PiyushGoyal and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar were seen eating food with farmer leaders at VigyanBhawan in Delhi on December 30. Farmer leaders, Union..

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PM Modi inaugurates New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'New Bhaupur-New Khurja section' of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) on December 29. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi..

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PM Modi flags off 100th Kisan Rail [Video]

PM Modi flags off 100th Kisan Rail

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 100thKisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on December 28. The event was organised via video conferencing. Union Railway..

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PM Modi, President pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary [Video]

PM Modi, President pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary

Nation remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary. President Kovind and PM Modi paid tributes to Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal in Delhi. Union ministers Amit Shah,..

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‘Farmers’ protest hijacked by Maoists and Naxalites’: Piyush Goyal [Video]

‘Farmers’ protest hijacked by Maoists and Naxalites’: Piyush Goyal

Union minister Piyush Goyal said that farmers’ protest has been infiltrated by Maoists. Goyal said he fully trusts the farmers and government is open for discussion. Goyal said the Narendra Modi..

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'Will put pressure on govt in next meeting': Azaad Kisan Sangharsh Committee [Video]

'Will put pressure on govt in next meeting': Azaad Kisan Sangharsh Committee

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held meeting with farmers' leaders in the national capital. They held meeting with farmers' leaders on December..

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'Listed all drawbacks of farm laws before govt': Baldev Sirsa [Video]

'Listed all drawbacks of farm laws before govt': Baldev Sirsa

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held meeting with farmers' leaders in the national capital. They held meeting with farmers' leaders on December..

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'Issue is about complete roll back of farm laws': BKU's Rakesh Tikait after farmers' meeting [Video]

'Issue is about complete roll back of farm laws': BKU's Rakesh Tikait after farmers' meeting

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held meeting with farmers' leaders in the national capital. They held meeting with farmers' leaders on December..

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Farmers' agitation: Talks with Centre inconclusive; next meeting on January 8

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Government doors open for talks with farmers, India will run faster despite opposition's efforts: Piyush Goyal

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Who's behind farmers' protest? Tomar, Goyal ask media to investigate

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Food Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the media has to explore and find out if there are any forces driving the ongoing farmers protest at various..
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Government seeks time till Wednesday for concrete proposals; Tuesday bandh to go ahead

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Farmers' protest: Union ministers meet PM Modi ahead of 5th round of talks with farmers

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Union ministers meet farmers' groups to break deadlock

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Farmers demand special Parliament session to repeal new laws

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Humble 'kulhads' to replace plastic tea cups at railway stations

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that nearly 400 railway stations are serving tea in 'kulhads' (earthen cups).
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Piyush Goyal urges Punjab govt to clear entire Railway network from blockages to resume train services


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Identified 20 sectors where India can become global supplier: Piyush Goyal

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Piyush Goyal promotes 'Make in India' in virtual interaction with German Ambassador


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PM Modi's idea to convert railway coaches into isolation wards, says Piyush Goyal

"It was Prime Minister's idea even before lockdown. One day he called me and asked me whether railway coaches can be converted into isolation wards. I was taken aback. I had not even thought about it...
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PM Modi has approved 100 per cent electrification of Indian railways: Piyush Goyal

"Prime Minister has approved a program for 100 per cent electrification of Indian Railways. We'll be the largest railways in world to be 100 per cent electrified with 120,000 track km across India,"..
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Sonia, Rahul myopic on private investment in Railways, Congress directionless: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday condemned the "myopic thinking" of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi for their criticism of initiative by Railways towards private..
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PM Modi to address global audience on Thursday

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Goyal hails railway staff, defends transport of migrant workers

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Amid Maha spat, Piyush Goyal draws Kerala fire


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