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Business  /  Published 24.01.22

Single volume Survey

The finance ministry is expected to come out with a single volume Economic Survey for 2021-22, projecting growth of around 9 per cent for the next financial year. In the absence of the chief economic...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.01.22

FM holds pre-budget talks

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday held a pre-budget stakeholder consultation with BJP leaders as well as professionals, business leaders, academicians and economists associated with the pa...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.12.21

PSBs recover more than 5.49 lakh cr

The government has taken comprehensive steps to reduce NPAs and to effect recovery, enabling public sector banks to recover more than Rs 5.49 lakh crore over the last seven fiscal years, the Lok Sabha...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.12.21

FM warns of unhealthy speculation

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said a lot of speculation was taking place on cryptocurrencies. Her comments come against the backdrop of the government preparing to come out with a le...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.21

Mitra now finance adviser

The state government on Tuesday appointed Amit Mitra, who has to resign as finance minister as he did not contest the Assembly polls this time, as the principal chief adviser to the chief minister and...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


India  /  Published 24.10.21

Winter session: Govt may introduce 2 key bills

The government may introduce two key financial sector bills, including the proposed law for facilitating privatisation of public sector banks as announced by the finance minister in the Budget. The g...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.09.21

FM signals more mega bank mergers

India needs four to five “SBI size” banks to meet the growing needs of the economy and industry, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.  Addressing the 74th annual genera...
By PTI in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 11.09.21

Mitra wants cash handout for the poor

A day after the Modi government expressed confidence in the economic recovery, Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra shot off a letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, calling out the Union finance minister for fa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 16.08.21

FM rules out excise duty cut on petrol

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday remained non-committal on cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel, saying payments in lieu of past subsidised fuel pose limitations. Petrol and diesel as...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.08.21

FM: Retro tax to be framed soon

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the rules that will lead to scrapping of the retrospective tax demands made on companies such as Cairn Energy Plc and Vodafone Plc will be framed soo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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