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Piyush Goyal: Indian politician
Piyush Ved Prakash 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 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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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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Two new Cabinet committees formed to spur growth, employment

Amid economic slowdown and rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday constituted two new Cabinet committees under his chairmanship to spur economic growth, investment and..
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Amit Shah chairs meeting of top ministers

Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday presided over a meeting of top ministers including finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and external affairs minister S Jaishankar. The meeting is understood to have..
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Piyush Goyal takes charge of railways again, says keen to improve passenger experience


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Piyush Goyal takes charge of commerce and industry ministry

Piyush Goyal Friday took charge of the commerce and industry ministry at a time when global protectionism is rising at trade front and the need to push India's exports is pressing.
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Piyush Goyal retains railways, likely to focus on safety, non-fare revenue

Piyush Goyal, having achieved the lowest accident figures in his previous tenure, had repeatedly said that his goal was to reach the zero accident standard. He has been reassigned the charge of the..
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Piyush Goyal: BJP's go-to man


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Who got the call? Ministers to meet Narendra Modi before swearing-in ceremony

While speculations ride high as to who will be part of the new government led by Narendra Modi, some BJP leaders confirmed that they have been called to meet the PM and party president Amit Shah ahead..
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Maharashtra bonanza: Six MPs from state to be sworn in

Veteran BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Suresh Prabhu and newly-elected MP from Dindori Bharati Pawar are tipped off to be ministers in the PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet
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Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh planning to set up permanent bases in eastern states: MHA

A gazette notification, issued by the MHA Joint Secretary Piyush Goyal on Thursday, said the terror outfit has also plans of "spreading its network in south India with an overarching motive to..
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Congress, JMM serving interests of leaders families only, claims Piyush Goyal

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has only a single agenda the development of the country and Jharkhand," he said while addressing an election rally here.. Modi has set up a Rs 6000 crore..
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Congress is minus leadership: Piyush Goyal

BJP's poll strategy is the welfare of every single voter
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Piyush Goyal says Congress 'Nyay' scheme recipe for scam, may burst like balloon


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Review of SC's Rafale verdict will put to rest controversy: Piyush Goyal


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India ka DNA: Opposition raising irrelevant issues, says Piyush Goyal

He also expressed confidence that the BJP and its allies would score a two-thirds majority n the coming elections.
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Piyush Goyal: Rahul failed, so Priyanka stepped in to save ‘sinking’ Congress

“For getting into public life, you do not come 60 days before the election and expect that 130 crore people of this country will understand what you are and what you stand for … we need serious..
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Country is unsafe in the hands of Congress weak leadership: Piyush Goyal


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Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan in 'World's 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019'


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PM changes name on Twitter to 'Chowkidar Narendra Modi', other BJP leaders follow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed his Twitter handle to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi" in a bid to amplify the BJP's campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Soon after this, BJP leaders,..
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New Train18 to withstand hits by stray cattle

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had announced the Vande Bharat train would connect cities that are 6-8 hours apart.
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All mountain railways in India to have vistadome coaches: Piyush Goyal


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All trains coming to Delhi to be on electric traction from December 2019: Piyush Goyal


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There should always be some surprise, says Piyush Goyal ahead of PM Modi's Tamil Nadu rally


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Avoid 'opposition-bashing', convince world on air strikes: P Chidambaram to Centre

Chidambaram said he was prepared to "believe the government" as a "proud citizen", but the Centre has to "make efforts for the world to also believe" its stand. He recalled party chief Rahul Gandhi was..
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