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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.


GST collections surge to Rs 1.44 lakh cr in June, 2nd highest since rollout

July 03, 2022 7:42 am

Sitharaman said Rs 1.4 lakh crore is the "rough bottom line" now for GST collections.

At least 12 states say continue GST compensation, no decision taken

June 30, 2022 7:55 am

States were guaranteed compensation for five years till June 2022 at a compounded rate of 14 per cent (with 2015-16 as the base year) to make up for any losses due to the new tax regime that rolled out in July 2017.

GST rate hikes: What items will now become expensive?

June 30, 2022 7:54 am

The meeting will continue Wednesday with some stormy discussions that might take place over extension of the GST compensation plan to compensate States for revenue losses

GST council clears proposal to remove tax exemptions on some items

June 28, 2022 9:09 pm

The Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and comprising state counterparts, also cleared a host of compliance procedures for GST-registered businesses

Supply of ceramics from Gujarat to Russia: GCCI seeks Centre’s clarity on inward remittances

June 22, 2022 4:14 pm

Morbi in Gujarat houses close to 1,000 ceramic units, catering to 18 per cent of global demand and earns Rs 15,000 crore from exports.

GST panel to draw up interim report, seek tenure extension

June 18, 2022 8:12 am

No consensus on final report within GoM on tweaking slabs

Goa: Sitharaman inaugurates museum that showcases work that Customs do

June 12, 2022 4:39 am

The two-storey ‘Blue building’ that houses the museum, which was known as Alfandega, during the Portuguese rule in Goa, has been standing on the banks of the Mandovi River in Panaji is about 400 years old.

In Karnataka, BJP bags three seats, Congress one amid cross-voting

June 11, 2022 8:14 am

Congress’ Mansoor Ali Khan, son of former Congress Rajya Sabha member K Rahman Khan, and the JDS party's Kupendra Reddy, a former Rajya Sabha MP and a real estate businessman, couldn't make it through.

Divestment not for shutting CPSEs, but for efficiency: FM

June 11, 2022 12:26 am

Highlighting that public sector enterprises which were privatised between 1994 and 2004 are being driven by professionally run boards, the Minister said these companies have only improved.

Elections for 16 seats in Rajya Sabha: BJP wins Karnataka, Congress Rajasthan; disputes delay Maharashtra and Haryana

June 11, 2022 8:07 am

The high-stake battle for 16 seats — 6 in Maharashtra, 4 each in Karnataka and Rajasthan and 2 in Haryana — turned out to be a nail-biting affair with the Congress and BJP trading charges, even approaching the Election Commission.


In photos: India celebrates International Day of Yoga 2022

June 21, 2022 12:49 pm

As the world gears up to mark the 8th International Yoga Day today, India is celebrating it in physical mode after a gap of two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Union Budget 2021: Covid-19 vaccine push, FDI in insurance, tax relief for seniors

February 01, 2021 6:04 pm

The Finance minister in her Budget 2021 speech announced a slew of taxation reforms, along with increased spending on healthcare, with Rs 35,000 crore earmarked for Covid-19 vaccine development.

Union Budget 2020: Sitharaman carries 'bahi khaata' to Parliament

February 01, 2020 1:48 pm

As the Indian economy battles a sluggish growth, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday will table the second budget of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government after it returned to power last year.

Modi's Day 2 in Germany

April 13, 2015 6:12 pm

Narendra Modi enters the second day of his Germany visit.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:14 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.