Nirmala Sitharaman
Business  /  Published 21.03.20

Economy balm in FM’s reply

Some of the relief measures to deal with the economic impact of coronavirus could be announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her reply to the debate on the Finance Bill next week.The F...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.06.19

Rajnath Singh out and then in

Defence minister Rajnath Singh was included in the core cabinet committee on political affairs and some other panels on Thursday night after the veteran complained about being marginalised during the ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.03.20

Jagannath or Janardhan or both?

Nirmala Sitharaman has just been visited by an unenviable task: she will have to appeal to her boss to choose swiftly between Jagannath and Janardhan.The Odisha government has written a formal letter ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.03.20

FM fails to allay fears

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s assurances have failed to assuage the fears of panic-stricken Yes Bank customers, with many scrambling to withdraw their money and close their accounts. A...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 18.12.19

GST levy on lottery at 28%

The GST Council on Wednesday took to voting for the first time to levy a uniform 28 per cent tax on the sale of lottery tickets across the country. The new rate will be effective from March 1, 2020....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 16.12.19

Financial sector seeks KYC clarity

Financial sector players on Monday demanded a reduction of GST on term insurance to increase its penetration and the streamlining of KYC norms for better financial inclusion. In a pre-budget meeting w...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.12.19

Amit Mitra averse to rate hike

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has warned against a proposal to raise GST tax slabs across the board to shore up sagging revenues, arguing that such a move would be “highly detrimental and hugel...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.01.19

'56-inch chest but asks for protection'

Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for getting defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to defend him during the Rafale debate in Parliament instead of facing the questions hims...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.12.19

Sitharaman dodges key queries on economy

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is the ultimate counter alchemist: she can turn gold into dross.A much-hyped press conference on Friday — that had set newsrooms across the country agog with exci...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.01.19

No one can save Modi from Rafale probe: Rahul after CBI verdict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government cannot run away from the Rafale investigation, Rahul Gandhi said on a day the Supreme Court reinstated CBI director Alok Verma.The Congress president ad...
By PTI in New Delhi


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