Nirmala Sitharaman
Business  /  Published 16.12.20

Budget: focus on core projects

The Narendra Modi government will focus on public investment in infrastructure in the next budget as this will reinvigorate an economy devastated by the virus, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.12.20

Industry places Budget wish-lish

India Inc has pitched for fiscal consolidation over a three-year period in their pre-budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In the first of such meetings by the finance minister, th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.20

The only option: farmers' protest

Let’s understand the chronology: before the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi promised farmers that he would comply with the Swaminathan Commission formula to arrive at a minimum support pri...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Business  /  Published 10.12.20

Cabinet seal to job plan

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a previously announced job scheme that seeks to encourage businesses to hire new employees. Under the Rs 22,810-crore scheme, the government will provide for t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.11.20

FM asks CPSEs to exceed capex target for 2020-21

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday exhorted large central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to exceed their planned capital expenditure (capex) target for 2020-21 by March to accelerate eco...
By PTI in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 28.11.20

Fiscal deficit balloons

The fiscal deficit widened to Rs 9.53 lakh crore, which is 119.7 per cent of the Rs 7.96-lakh-crore budgeted target, at the end of October of the current financial year. The deficit widened mainly on...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.11.20

FM pledges more reforms

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the momentum gained by the reform process would continue and make India a favoured destination for global investors. Sitharaman claimed several sove...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.11.20

Mixed impact of stimulus

China’s factory output rose faster-than-expected in October and retail sales sped up as recovery in the world’s second-largest economy from its Covid-19 slump gathered momentum. Industria...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 14.11.20

Bengal terms for GST truce

The Bengal government has partially agreed to the latest formula proposed by the Centre to clear the shortfall in GST compensation to the states. While it has decided to go along with the Modi govern...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.11.20

Covid: another stimulus package

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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