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Saturday, December 07, 2019

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.


Nirmala Sitharaman: Govt working on more measures to boost economy; income tax rate cut under consideration

December 07, 2019 6:23 pm

The government has taken several measures during August and September to boost the economy, Sitharaman said at the HT Leadership Summit.

After Chidambaram dig, Nirmala says onion remark out of context

December 06, 2019 2:00 am

Sitharaman said she “spoke extensively for 20 minutes” on the measures the government is taking to tackle rising onion prices but was criticised for a remark taken out of context.

Rahul Gandhi calls Sitharaman 'incompetent', says not her job to tell what she eats

December 05, 2019 8:44 pm

"The Finance Minister's job is not to tell India what she eats. And the fact of the matter is she has no idea on what is going on. Basically she is incompetent. UPA believed in putting competent people in charge of the economy," said Rahul Gandhi.

Sitharaman reminds Parliament of Chidambaram's 'why so much noise about price rise' remark in 2012

December 05, 2019 8:05 pm

Claiming that inspite of having spoken extensively on the measures taken by the government to tackle the issue of rising onion prices, the Finance Minister had been wrongly accused and condemned the approach.

'Our Marie Antoinette', 'does she eat avocado': Congress has field day over Sitharaman's onion remark

December 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Amid a raging debate over an upswing in onion prices, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha that she belongs to a family “that has little to do with onions”.

Watch: I belong to a family that doesn't care much about onion, says Nirmala Sitharaman

December 05, 2019 1:26 pm

"Main itna lehsun, pyaaz nahi khati hoon ji. Main aise pariwar se aati hoon jaha onion, pyaaz se matlab nahi rakhte (I do not eat onions and garlic much. I come from a family where we have nothing to do with onions)," Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Supplementary demands for grants cleared in Lok Sabha

December 05, 2019 1:07 am

The Union Budget presented in July for this financial year had estimated a total of Rs 27.86 lakh crore as government expenditure, excluding public sector company expenses.

Letter sent to states: GST Council rings first alarm bells on revenue

December 04, 2019 11:56 am

The GST Council is a Constitutional body chaired by the Union Finance Minister and comprises the Minister of State for Finance/ Revenue and finance ministers of all states. It makes recommendations on all important issues related to the Goods and Services Tax.

Govt open to further reforms, plans to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in infrastructure: Sitharaman

December 03, 2019 3:24 pm

Nirmala Sitharaman said, "I only can invite and assure that the Government of India is committed to further reforms in various sectors whether it is banking, mining or insurance and so on."

On ‘atmosphere of fear’, Nirmala Sitharaman says: We listen, respond to criticism

December 03, 2019 2:13 am

Sitharaman said this is a government where the Prime Minister and other ministers have been pilloried but the response has been positive.


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.