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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, is the Union Finance Minister and former Defence Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Earlier, she held the position of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry, during the first three years of the NDA regime. She served as a member of the National Commission for Women between 2003-2005. She was first inivited to become a member fo the BJP's National Executive in 2008, after which she became actively involved with party's economic and political resolutions. She was appointed as the National spokesperson of the party in 2010. In 2012, Sitharaman worked directly under Modi, given the responsibility of organising BJPs media campaign for the elections.


Budget 2020 Expectations LIVE Updates: Here's what India Inc, market experts expect

January 21, 2020 9:06 am

Budget 2020 Expectations LIVE Updates: Catch all the LIVE updates on budget expectations from various corporates, economists, investors and market experts.

Explained: The customary halwa ceremony at Finance Ministry ahead of Budget

January 21, 2020 6:50 pm

The tradition, which goes back several years, involves preparing the ‘halwa’ sweet dish in a big 'kadhai' (large frying pot) and serving it to the entire staff in the ministry.

Don’t want a law that treats every business with suspicion: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

January 20, 2020 8:32 am

The Finance Minister also said the government was working to remove criminal provisions, that relate to penalty and jail terms, in the Companies Act.

FDI hike in insurance: Management control among key issues for govt

January 20, 2020 8:54 pm

The success of a hike in FDI will hinge, to a large extent, on sorting out the ownership and management control which is currently under Indian promoters and investors, experts said.

Move to cash transfers will lead to savings, put agriculture on sustainable growth path

January 20, 2020 11:24 am

All such investments will go a long way to augment farmers’ incomes in a sustainable manner. Else, I am afraid, much of the talk in the Union budget for agri-reforms will remain mere rhetoric.

States opposing CAA implementation 'unconstitutional': Nirmala Sitharaman

January 19, 2020 8:16 pm

Sitharaman said there is no necessity to relate the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register with the CAA.

Sitharaman: In last 6 yrs, 2,838 Pak refugees, including Muslims, were given citizenship

January 19, 2020 3:28 pm

"It was during this period in 2016, that Adnan Sami was given citizenship. This proves all allegations against us are wrong," Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Budget 2020 Date: When is Union Budget 2020?

January 18, 2020 12:47 pm

Budget 2020 Date and Time: The Budget Session of Parliament will commence from January 31 and conclude on April 3, according to a Lok Sabha Secretariat release on Wednesday.

Delhi Confidential: Taking Stock

January 17, 2020 2:21 am

Starting Thursday, the Ministry of Finance, led by Nirmala Sitharaman, started a campaign to highlight how Budget promises have been kept.

Budget Session to commence on January 31

January 16, 2020 10:09 pm

The session will go into a recess on February 11 and resume on March 2 to enable standing committees to go in to demands for grants of various ministries.


Modi's Day 2 in Germany

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Narendra Modi enters the second day of his Germany visit.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.


Rafale deal couldn't take place without Reliance, says report

October 11, 2018 6:22 pm

A report has claimed a top official of Dassault Aviation said in 2017 that a joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance group was a condition to win the 36 jet Rafale deal.