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Nirmala Sitharaman: Indian finance minister
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who is currently serving as the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India's second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi and first full-time female Finance Minister. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the BJP.

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SC order vindicates government's decision on Rafale pricing, offset partner: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Tamil Nadu governor, Nirmala Sitharaman pay tributes to Sardar Patel


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Nirmala Sitharaman and I shared stand on some issues in JNU: Abhijit Banerjee


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Will prepare blueprint for companies looking beyond China: Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said she will prepare a blueprint for international companies that are looking beyond China to make India as their preferred investment destination...
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India-US trade negotiations going in 'full speed', says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The negotiations came up during a discussion between Ms Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF headquarters.
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At IMF, Nirmala Sitharaman calls for 'concerted action' to deal with 'synchronous slowdown'

Sitharaman led the Indian delegation to the Annual Meetings Plenary session of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group held in Washington DC on Friday.
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Nirmala Sitharaman continues to spar with UPA predecessors as India struggles through bleak times


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Not a blame game but necessary to recall when and what went wrong: Nirmala Sitharaman on Manmohan Singh's economy remark

Sitharaman said she does not require to put the blame and respect Manmohan Singh in saying not to play the blame game but said it is necessary to recall what went wrong and when did it go wrong.
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Fix the economy, stop blaming UPA: Manmohan Singh to government

Former PM Manmohan Singh said his successor Narendra Modi and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman should stop blaming the UPA regime for the crisis in the economy as the NDA had been in office for over..
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'Government obsessed with trying to fix blame on opponents': Manmohan Singh counters Nirmala Sitharaman's comment

Sitharaman had claimed that the Manmohan Singh-Raghuram Rajan duo was responsible for a crisis at the banking sector.
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Details of investment in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon: Nirmala Sitharaman


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India, China to establish high-level economic & trade dialogue mechanism

According to a Chinese foreign ministry statement, Xi suggested that India and China should correctly look at the differences between the two countries and not let them dilute the overall situation of..
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'Lemons to protect Rafale' part of Indian culture: Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman has defended defence minister Rajnath Singh performing 'puja' of a Rafale jet by placing lemons under its wheels and coconut on the top, and said the action was not superstition but..
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Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman discuss proposed free-trade RCEP

Under the proposed agreement, duties on 70-80% of the goods imported from China will be reduced or eliminated
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Corporate tax cuts to benefit Maharashtra: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the move to reduce the corporate tax.
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Banks not to declare stressed MSMEs as NPAs till March 31 next year: Sitharaman

Sitharaman, who reviewed the performance of banks with the top management of public sector banks, told reporters the banks have been requested to sit with the stressed-asset MSMEs (Micro, Small and..
DNA - Published

CPM slams Nirmala Sitharaman over state of economy, asks people to rise in protest

The CPM criticised Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, saying decisions taken by her ministry have resulted in the economic slowdown. The party said that instead of announcing a big increase in..
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Sitharaman 'clueless' in dealing with economic slowdown, steps to boost economy 'cosmetic': Congress

The Congress on Saturday alleged that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was "clueless" in dealing with the economic slowdown and termed the latest steps announced by her to boost the economy as..
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It's a fact that Uber and Ola are impacting business: Jay Panda defends Nirmala Sitharaman

"Some people are unnecessarily trying to criticise the finance minister for no reason. We should separate fact from emotions. It is a fact that Uber and Ola are impacting the business. We cannot like..
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Nirmala Sitharaman asks Congress to speak in one voice on Kashmir

Describing abrogation of Article 370 as a path breaking decision of the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Congress should speak in one voice on Jammu and Kashmir and..
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New task force to roll out Rs 100 lakh crore infrastructure projects

A task force to draw up a national infrastructure pipeline has been set up by Nirmala Sitharaman to implement government's plan of investing Rs 100 lakh crore over the next five years in the..
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Bank merger to shut 300 branches in Gujarat: Janak Raval

Raval anticipated that with the merger of 10 banks, as announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently, will result in close to 300 jobs in Gujarat alone and over 3,000 jobs across the..
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Centre in consultation with several sectors: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that the government is consulting several sectors of the economy and the recent announcement are the result of such consultations. Sitharaman said..
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Left parties criticise Centre's decision to merge public sector banks

They alleged the decision is a deliberate attempt to divert attention from the real issues facing the country's economy which is "in shambles". Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday..
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Nirmala Sitharaman announces merger of 10 state-run banks to form 4 mega PSBs; PNB-OBC-UBI to be 2nd-largest after SBI

Mega merger of banks announced
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Nirmala Sitharaman flays Congress remarks on RBI payout

Hitting back at the Congress, Sitharaman says they should have consulted their finance minister and seniors before making these allegations regarding the RBI
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'Outlandish', says FM after Rahul claims government looting RBI

A war of words broke out between Congress’s Rahul Gandhi and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday over the former’s claims that the government was “stealing” from the Reserve Bank of..
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Congress alleges 'monumental mismanagement' of Indian economy by BJP govt, Sitharaman rubbishes claim


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Congress should have spoken to its own finance ministers: Sitharaman slams Rahul for 'stealing from RBI' jibe

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday slammed Rahul Gandhi's "stealing from RBI" attack at the government and said the people of the country had given the Congress leader and his party a..
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FM proposes measures to enhance fund flows for infra, housing projects

Announcing steps to prop up the slowing economy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that in order to improve domestic bond market, the finance ministry will work with the RBI to make it more..
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Group of Ministers meeting at Rajnath Singh's residence today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar are expected to attend the meeting.
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Stimulus package talk still going on: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

A number of sectors like the automobile and realty have urged the government to come up with a package
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P Chidambaram praises parts of PM Modi's Independence Day speech, takes shot at Nirmala Sitharaman

Chidambaram called for wide adoption of the three points that PM Modi had raised in his speech from the Red Fort.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes stock of flood situation in Karnataka

During the visit, Sitharaman visited the flood relief shelters in the region and met the people. She had arrived in Bangalore earlier today, from where she travelled to Belgaum.
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Nirmala Sitharaman to meet representatives of various sectors during this week

Sitharaman, who on Monday met the heads of public and private sector banks, is scheduled to hold similar meetings during the week with representatives of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME)..
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Rahul Gandhi calls FM Nirmala Sitharaman ‘incompetent’


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Rajya Sabha OKs bankruptcy bill; Nirmala Sitharaman says it clears grey areas


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Himalayan states demand green bonus, separate ministry

Himalayan states on Sunday came together at a conclave to demand a separate ministry to deal with problems endemic to them and a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environmental..
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Lok Sabha passes Companies (Amendment) Bill

Finance and corporate affairs minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the draft law will also ensure more accountability and better enforcement to strengthen the corporate governance norms. Opposing the..
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Govt reconstitutes GoM on sexual harassment at workplace

The other members of the reconstituted GoM are: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani. Apart from Singh, who..
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Finance minister introduces bill in Rajya Sabha for faster resolution of bad loans

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the bill seeking as many as seven amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, which provides for resolution of bad loans. The minister referred to..
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Centre not imposing Hindi in Tamil Nadu: Sitharaman

Sitharaman's response to queries of reporters here came in the backdrop of state political parties protesting the conduct of recent Postal department exams in English and Hindi only.
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'We are not a suitcase-carrying government': Nirmala Sitharaman

In a veiled attack on Congress, Nirmala Sitharaman connected her idea of carrying Budget documents wrapped in a red cloth instead of a briefcase with alleged corruption in the previous UPA government..
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Govt using offset money of Dassault Rafale deal in skill training: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Minister made the remarks in her address at the Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Skill India Mission. Several other ministers including Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad..
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Offset contract of Rafale to help train, skill youth: Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharman on Monday said the offset contract of Rafale fighter jet deal will help to train and skill youth in India, and no money was given to any 'bhai'. She said the money..
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Nirmala Sitharaman takes on UPA, Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha

Sitharaman took on former finance minister P Chidambaram for slamming the NDA government over setting the target of 5 trillion dollars economy.
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Nirmala Sitharaman counters Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha, says Budget numbers realistic

She also accused Chidambaram of leaving behind unpaid subsidy bills, besides pointing to the concerns raised over the use of participatory notes by foreign portfolio investors and the Voluntary..
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Modi govt never allowed inflation to raise its dirty head: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Kapil Sibal urges Sitharaman to lift 'restrictions' on media

Raising the issue of "restrictions" on journalists entering the finance ministry premises in North Block, former Union minister Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the government should..
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Gujarat: With high-tech sector being wooed, Dholera Industrial City to get boost

With finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget announcements, Dholera Industrial City in the state is expected to get a major boost. The zone has been conceived as a hub for large manufacturing..
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