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Piyush Goyal: Indian politician
Piyush Vedprakash Goyal is an Indian politician and the current minister of Railways and Commerce in the Government of India. He was elevated to 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 and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

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Abrogation of Article 370 will safeguard future of J&K's children: Piyush Goyal

"With the revocation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and 35A, the Centre has ensured a safe and sound future for the children of newly formed union territories," Goyal said. He..
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Wi-Fi in all trains in 3-4 years: Piyush Goyal

Railways is looking to provide Wi-Fi on all passenger trains over the next three-four years, said Union minister Piyush Goyal. The railways will seek more public-private partnerships, including in..
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After railway stations, WiFi facility will be available onboard trains, says Piyush Goyal

According to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, soon WiFi services will be available onboard trains.
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'These bigots are blinded by hatred': Rahul Gandhi tweets in support of Abhijeet Banerjee

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Union minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks that Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee is "Left-leaning", saying "these bigots are blinded by hatred" and..
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Mass movement needed against those stalling development: Piyush Goyal


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Your job is to improve economy, not to run a 'comedy circus': Priyanka slams govt

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at Union minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks on Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, saying the government's job is to improve the "collapsing"..
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Piyush Goyal brands Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee 'Left-leaning'


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'Huge arrogance': Congress slams Piyush Goyal for remarks on Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee, an Indian-American who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government's economic policies, won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. He had endorsed "Nyay", the minimum basic income..
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Manmohan govt had totally failed on every economic parameter: Piyush Goyal


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High-level Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to meet next week

Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal and his Bangladeshi counterpart Tipu Munshi will lead delegations of the two countries to a meeting here next week to discuss the opportunities created following..
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Railways to be 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030, says Piyush Goyal


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PM Modi takes stock of RCEP negotiation progress; two other meetings take place

The meeting was attended by five ministers -- home minister Amit Shah, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal and minister of state for commerce and..
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'Sarbat Da Bhalla Express', tribute to Guru Nanak: Piyush Goyal


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Piyush Goyal flags off Delhi-Ludhiana 'Sarbat Da Bhalla Express' train, a tribute to Guru Nanak

The renamed New Delhi-Ludhiana Intercity will ply from Delhi to Lohian Khas via holy city Sultanpur Lodhi.
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Railway will connect country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before August, 2022: Piyush Goyal


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Talk back or not: Railways in two minds

A few weeks ago, sources said that Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal gave adverse remarks on 'talk-back' system.
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Mumbai: Heavy crowds catch Piyush Goyal's glance, railways measures fly fast

The boisterous crowd of commuters at Andheri and Ghatkopar railway station has caught the attention of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Ever since the stations were merged with..
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Piyush Goyal quotes Einstein: one who never made mistake never tried anything new


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Vladivostok: PM Modi refuses sofa, opts for chair at photo session

In a video posted by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Modi is being welcomed by officials at the photo session. The Prime Minister was seen opting for the chair over the sofa. Following this, the..
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Concerns over Rae Bareilly rail factory based on 'misguided, imaginary fears': Piyush Goyal to Sonia


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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal: Get 5-6 AC locals to run on trans-harbour line

Sources who attended the meeting with the minister said that the railways is looking to get at least three AC locals and run them on the Thane-Panvel route by the end of this year
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Cabinet eases FDI rules for single brand retail; OKs 100% foreign investment in contract manufacturing,coal mining

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI)..
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Not just railway stations, 'chai in kulhad' soon at airports too

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said he had urged his cabinet colleague Piyush Goyal to make kulhads mandatory at 100 railway stations. "I have also suggested that airports and state transport..
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Piyush Goyal to chair meet with India Inc to discuss measures to boost exports next week


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Railways manufacture loco with 180 kmph top speed

Indian railways has manufactured a high-speed locomotive in West Bengal's Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, achieving a top speed of 180 kmph, Union minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet on Monday. He..
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Union Minister Piyush Goyal meets US Ambassador to India

The US is one of India's largest trading partners and the strategic partnership between the two countries have strengthened significantly over the past two decades.
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Piyush Goyal cancels his visit to China

Goyal, who also heads the Ministries of Industries and Railways, was to visit Beijing from August 2 to 3 to take part in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional..
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India will be world's first green railways in 10 years, says Piyush Goyal

Sharing the roadmap to enable the shift to clean energy sources, minister for railways Piyush Goyal said in Rajya Sabha on Friday that besides focussing on electrification of tracks and moving to..
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Railways expecting supply of approximately 14.5 to 15 lakh tonnes rail in 2019-20: Piyush Goyal


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Solar energy installations for 'Green Railways': Piyush Goyal

Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, he said there was no proposal at present to change Railway fares, after the recent hike in diesel costs due to increased excise duty in the general..
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project to be completed by 2023: Piyush Goyal

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), also known as Bullet Train Project, has been sanctioned with a target to be completed by 2023, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.
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Indian Railways to display details of 1.25 lakh foot and rail overbridges

On Saturday union railway minister Piyush Goyal announced the same after he inaugurated revamp of Byculla station.
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Railways plans to invest in infrastructure to reduce travel time of Mumbai, Howrah Rajdhani trains

The railways is planning to bring down travel time of Rajdhani trains on the busy Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes by over three hours with an investment of about Rs 14,000 crore in infrastructure,..
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Railway ministry studying profiles of officials under anti-corruption drive: Piyush Goyal

The profiles of officials in the railway ministry are being studied as part of a wider anti-corruption drive to set an example of transparency, railway minister Piyush Goyal said here.
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Won't privatise Railways, but investments are welcome: Piyush Goyal

Railway minister beffudles Oppn, says some units will be corporatised
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India-US trade talks: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to visit Washington for next round

The two-day India US trade talks came to an end on Friday with no big breakthrough but sides agreeing to continue discussions on trade issues. Commerce minister Piyush Goyal will be going to Washington..
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No question of privatisation of Railways, some units will be corporatised: Piyush Goyal

Rejecting the opposition's allegation that the government is working to privatise the national transporter, railway minister Piyush Goyal Friday asserted there is "no question" of privatisation, but..
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Lok Sabha sits till 11.58 pm to conclude debate on railways, Parliamentary Affairs Minister calls it record

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to reply to the debate Friday afternoon
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No proposal to privatise Railways: Piyush Goyal


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India calls for diversification of export basket for sustainable trade with Indonesia

India Tuesday raised concerns about widening trade deficit with Indonesia and called for diversifying the export basket for sustainable trade. The issue was flagged by Commerce and Industry minister..
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Karnataka: Political crisis within Congress-JD(S) coalition continues on day two

The heightened political crisis in Karnataka showed no signs of abating after the 10 of the 13 Cong-JD(S) MLAs, who submitted their resignations to the Speaker’s office on Saturday morning, were..
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US trade delegation visiting India next week to resolve sticky trade issues; Piyush Goyal to travel to Washington soon

A high-level trade delegation from the US is expected to visit India next week to find ways to resolve the recent trade tensions between the two countries, official sources said Thursday
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Railways targets to install CCTV cameras in over 7,000 passenger train coaches by 2021: Govt

The railways has set a target to install CCTV cameras in more than 7,000 coaches of mainline passenger trains by March 2021, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament Wednesday.
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Need few lakh crores to eliminate level crossings: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said there were 21,340 Manned Level Crossings (MLCs) and 1,048 Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) in the country as on April 1, 2019
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Job alert! RPF to recruit 4,500 woman constables

The number of women constables in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is less at present and the government has decided to fill up 50 per cent of the 9,000 vacant posts notified with lady constables,..
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Railways to electrify its entire broad gauge network in 2 years: Government

The Railways has set a target of 2021-2022 to electrify its entire broad gauge network, railway minister Piyush Goyal told Parliament on Wednesday. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said..
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Railways withdraws proposal to offer massage to passengers

The Railways on Saturday dropped its plan to offer massage services to passengers on board, days after a BJP MP wrote to Union minister Piyush Goyal raising objections against the proposal.
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Massage on trains: Indore MP says it's 'standardless' against 'Indian culture', writes to Piyush Goyal


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Union minister Piyush Goyal appointed deputy leader of house in Rajya Sabha


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Piyush Goyal to lead Indian delegation for G20 meet on trade in Japan

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation on trade and digital economy at two-day G20 ministerial meeting beginning Saturday in Tsukuba city, Japan. He will also hold dialogue with..
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