Nirmala Sitharaman
India  /  Published 01.02.20

Budget 2020: Aspire, care, develop

When it comes to the economy, dark days do loom large over India. May it be growth (lowest since 2008), inflation (highest in the last six years), or revenue collection (lowest in 10 years), the India...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 05.03.19

#Ashanka: What happens in Balakot, stays in Balakot

February 28The first sign of reluctance to give out a figure on the Balakot casualties came from Air Vice-Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor at a tri-services press conference. “There is fairly credible evidence...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.01.20

'Halwa ceremony' starts process of printing Budget documents

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur and senior officials of the ministry of finance on Monday participated in the symbolic 'Halwa Ceremony' that mark...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Sitharaman packs a punch in maiden budget

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman made an impressive debut in her new portfolio, unveiling a Budget which clearly seeks to address a number of pain points in the economy, while setting out a broad r...
By Sourav Majumdar in

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Sitharaman delivers marathon Budget speech, Speaker compliments her

It was one of the longest Budget speeches, peppered with Urdu, Hindi and Tamil couplets, with the country’s first full-time woman finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the Lok Sabha on Frid...
By PTI in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.20

Covid-19 lockdown: Plea for cash aid to lawyers

West Bengal Bar Council vice-president Siddhartha Mukherjee on Monday wrote to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking monetary help for some lawyers who have no income as the normal functio...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 29.03.20

Selloff target proves elusive

A flurry of last-minute selloffs was not enough for the Centre to meet its revised divestment target of Rs 65,000 crore for the current fiscal. NTPC on Friday acquired the government’s stake in two ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.03.20

Finance minister plea and pat for banks

The finance ministry has asked both public and private sector banks to ensure adequate liquidity at the branches and ATMs and at the banking correspondent level while maintaining social distancing.“...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.03.20

FM pushes for lower lending rates

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday asked banks for “quick transmission” of slashed interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India to boost liquidity in the system to deal with the coronavi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Congress to goverment: First right step, do more

The Congress on Thursday welcomed as a good first step the government’s announcement of a relief package for the poor to help them through the lockdown but said it was grossly insufficient and neede...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


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