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Nirmala Sitharaman

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Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance Minister of India
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician serving as the current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India. 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 Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi for free vaccinations for all| Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi for free vaccinations for all| Oneindia News

Those above the age of 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities as they will get Covid vaccine in the second of the coronavirus vaccination drive will begin March 1. Aiming at inoculating people of..

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Budget: ‘Govt a facilitator, private sector driver of growth’, says Sitharaman [Video]

Budget: ‘Govt a facilitator, private sector driver of growth’, says Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Union Budget 2021-22 is about the role of government as a facilitator and the private sector as a key driver of economic growth, without which the..

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Energised private sector needed to make India world leader: FM Sitharaman [Video]

Energised private sector needed to make India world leader: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with members of PHD chambers in Bengaluru on February 21. FM Sitharaman highlighted that unless the private sector is energised enough and facilitated..

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Petro, Diesel price: Finance Minister says, ‘Centre, states should talk’ | Oneindia News [Video]

Petro, Diesel price: Finance Minister says, ‘Centre, states should talk’ | Oneindia News

The Prime Minister says that we must concentrate on storage and processing. The Delhi Police today tells the court hearing activist Disha Ravi's bail plea that the real plan was to defame India and..

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FM Sitharaman speaks on fuel price hike, calls it 'vexatious issue' [Video]

FM Sitharaman speaks on fuel price hike, calls it 'vexatious issue'

Speaking on the fuel price hike issue across the nation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 20 called this problem a "vexatious issue", and both Centre and State governments should talk to..

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How to control soaring petrol & diesel prices? Nirmala Sitharaman answers [Video]

How to control soaring petrol & diesel prices? Nirmala Sitharaman answers

Fuel prices in the country witnessed a rise for the 12th consecutive day. Speaking at an event, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Centre and the states need to discuss and figure out a..

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Centre afraid of Rahul as it doesn't has answer: Sachin Pilot on Sitharaman's 'Doomsday Man' statement [Video]

Centre afraid of Rahul as it doesn't has answer: Sachin Pilot on Sitharaman's 'Doomsday Man' statement

Congress MLA from Tonk, Sachin Pilot reacted on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's 'Doomsday man for India' statement on Rahul Gandhi. Terming Gandhi's Rajasthan visit as success, he said that Rahul..

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FM Sitharaman should not indulge in unparliamentary activity: Adhir Ranjan [Video]

FM Sitharaman should not indulge in unparliamentary activity: Adhir Ranjan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should not indulge in unparliamentary activity inside the House, said Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on February 13 after Finance Minister called Rahul Gandhi 'Doomsday man..

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Watch: FM Sitharaman hits back at Rahul Gandhi over 'Hum do, Hamare do' jibe [Video]

Watch: FM Sitharaman hits back at Rahul Gandhi over 'Hum do, Hamare do' jibe

FM Nirmala Sitharaman hit back at Congress’ Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Hum do, Hamare do’ jibe. She said that the ‘real cronies’ of the govt are the common people of the country. The finance..

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Sitharaman counters Rahul's 'Hum do hamare do' taunt with jibe at Gandhi family [Video]

Sitharaman counters Rahul's 'Hum do hamare do' taunt with jibe at Gandhi family

While replying to the Budget discussion in the lower house of the Parliament, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 13 took a jibe on Rahul Gandhi's 'Hum do hamare do' remarks in Lok..

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Core allocation increased despite including water, sanitation in Health Budget: FM [Video]

Core allocation increased despite including water, sanitation in Health Budget: FM

While replying to the Budget discussion in the lower house of the Parliament, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 13 said that despite bringing water and sanitation in the Health..

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Common 'janta' are govt's cronies: FM Sitharaman [Video]

Common 'janta' are govt's cronies: FM Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 13 denounced the accusation of being 'hand in gloves' with crony capitalists and said that government's cronies are the common 'janta' of this..

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Pandemic didn't deter govt from taking reforms for long term growth: FM [Video]

Pandemic didn't deter govt from taking reforms for long term growth: FM

While replying to the Budget discussion in the lower house of the Parliament, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 13 said that COVID-19 pandemic did not deter the government form..

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'Agricultural allocation data in Budget misread': FM Sitharaman in Lok Sabha [Video]

'Agricultural allocation data in Budget misread': FM Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman replied to the discussion on Union Budget in LS. “The agricultural allocation data given in the union budget has been misread. Benefits worth Rs 1.15 lakh..

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Opposition pushing false narrative that Modi govt works only for cronies: FM Sitharaman [Video]

Opposition pushing false narrative that Modi govt works only for cronies: FM Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 12 rebuffed opposition allegations that government works only for crony capitalists. "It has now become a sort of habit for some in the Opposition..

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Rising fuel prices a ‘dharm sankat’, says Sitharaman


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Congress MP Jairam Ramesh cautions Lok Sabha Speaker against certifying bills as ‘Money Bill’

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asking him to not certify as ‘Money Bills’ at least 7 proposed legislations that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she..
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Rahul becoming ‘doomsday man’ for India: Sitharaman


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Congress MP gives notice for privilege motion against Finance Minister for ''Doomsday man'' remark

Sitharaman in her reply to the Budget session said that Rahul Gandhi is probably becoming the "Doomsday man of India".
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Sitharaman evaded opposition queries during budget debate, gave a political speech: Tharoor


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Congress MP moves motion against Sitharaman for calling Rahul Gandhi 'doomsday man of India'

Congress Member of Parliament TN Prathapan on Saturday moved a notice for privilege motion against Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her 'Doomsday man of India' remark against Wayanad MP..
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Congress workers show black flags to Sitharaman on Mumbai visit


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Why did Nirmala Sitharaman say 'You didn't stop the guys': Know here

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remark busted the whole room in laughter
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Govt to strengthen the framework of NCLT: Finance minister

The government will strengthen the framework of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and implement systems such as e-courts along with alternate methods of debt resolution, Finance Minister Nirmala..
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India to launch Gaganyaan unmanned flight, Chandrayaan-3 mission this year: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The country’s first unmanned space flight under the Gaganyaan programme before the final human spaceflight mission is scheduled to be launched in December this year, Union finance minister Nirmala..
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Govt to amend Apprenticeship Act to enhance opportunities for youth: Sitharaman


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Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman dons red saree for Budget presentation

Sitharaman, replacing her signature 'bahi khata', opted to carry the documents in a tablet, which was wrapped in a red-coloured cover.
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PM Modi govt gets worst ratings on economy since it came to power

The Modi government in 2020 is getting the worst score on the economic front since it came to power in 2014, as per the IANS-CVoter Budget Tracker. As many as 46.4 per cent said that under Prime..
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Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman could make these announcements for the salaried class

In a first, the Union Budget 2021 will go paperless as the Finance Ministry has decided against printing the budget documents due to COVID outbreak.
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Budget 2021: All eyes on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she tries to salvage economy after COVID-19 carnage

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has a tough job ahead of her as she prepares the budget for the next fiscal starting April 2021.
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Forbes' 100 most powerful Women: Nirmala Sitharaman ranks 41st, Roshni Nadar Malhotra 55th, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw ranks 68

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Indian economy witnessing strong recovery: Sitharaman


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PM Modi to review state of economy with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today

Though the finance minister is not carrying a specified agenda for discussion with the PM, she is likely to present a picture of the state of the economy and impact on the ground and the progress made..
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Punjab rape-murder gives BJP ammo to target Rahul Gandhi

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman questioned “tweet-friendly” Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra and asked if the incident didn’t shake the conscience of the “brother-sister duo who rush to..
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Not a word from tweet-friendly Rahul Gandhi': Sitharaman questions Congress on Hoshiarpur rape


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Free Covid vaccine, 19 lakh jobs: BJP releases Bihar manifesto

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for the three-phased Bihar elections promising to distribute the coronavirus vaccine free of cost once approved by the ICMR, and also..
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Bihar Assembly Elections: BJP releases manifesto, promises free COVID-19 vaccine in state

Releasing the manifesto, Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the NDA government has set an example in India in the fight against COVID-19.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to release BJP manifesto for Bihar polls tomorrow

The Bharatiya Janata Party will on Thursday release its election manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharanan will release the manifesto in Patna.
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Farm laws were long-waiting reforms, MSP to continue: Sitharaman

Sitharaman said that MSP will be continued which is recommended by various committees like the Swaminathan committee.
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FM Nirmala Sitharaman mounts veiled attack on Congress over MSP


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GST Council meet: Centre to give Rs 20,000 crore for GST compensation to states, next round of meeting on October 12

Nirmala Sitharaman also said that the GST Council has decided to continue with the compensation cess even after June 2022.
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Sitharaman to chair GST council meeting today, likely to face opposition flak over proposed borrowing option

The meeting is likely to get heated as non-BJP ruled states are still in disagreement with the Centre on the GST compensation issue.
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Sitharaman slams Sonia's 'bypass Centre farm laws' advice to party-ruled states, cites Cong's 2019 manifesto

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday targeted the Congress over party chief Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-rules states to bypass farm laws brought by Centre. Sitharaman said Congress..
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Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 through a voice vote on Tuesday. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a discussion in the Upper House said that the..
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Lok Sabha witnesses noisy scene over introduction of tax bill

Lok Sabha on Friday witnessed noisy scenes when Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought to introduce a bill to give effect to various compliance relief measures for taxpayers, including..
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BJP seeks Saugata Roy's apology over his personal comments at Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

Personal comments aimed at finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman from Trinamool Congress member Saugata Roy in Lok Sabha on Monday drew a sharp reaction from the treasury benches with parliamentary..
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No instruction given to remove regional languages at banks and ATMs, Nirmala Sitharaman says


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President Kovind hosts 'At Home' reception on I-Day

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday hosted 'At Home' reception in the President House in the national capital on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister..
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G20 Action Plan expression of collective commitment to fight Covid-19: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the G20 Action Plan is an expression of collective commitment to fight Covid-19 pandemic and it should remain relevant and effective as the crisis..
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'Racist, misogynist': Sambit Patra slams TMC leader for likening FM Nirmala Sitharaman to 'Kala Nagini'

Meanwhile, the Centre and the state have been in a state of conflict, with the BJP eyeing to wrench West Bengal away from the TMC as the assembly election approaches, scheduled to take place in early..
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TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee calls Nirmala Sitharaman 'venomous snake'

In controversial remarks, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has equated Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with a "venomous snake" for her handling of the economy, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which..
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West Bengal could not be made beneficiary of migrants' job scheme as TMC govt didn't give data: Sitharaman

Criticising the TMC dispensation in West Bengal for allegedly opposing pro-people policies of the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the state could not be made a..
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Cong's talk on democracy is anguishing, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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‘Cabinet decides to open up space assets to all’

The union cabinet, which met under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday decided to open up access to space assets to those beyond the government, in line with the announcements..
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Opposition can use any words they want, government has provided relief to poor, migrants: Sitharaman


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Centre must practice cooperative federalism; clear GST dues of states: Moily

Describing the stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "cosmetic", senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Monday said the Centre must practice cooperative federalism..
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Amid crisis, job guarantee scheme gets 40,000 crore extra

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced an additional allocation of Rs 40,000 crore for MGNREGA for 2020-21. She said it will help generate total 300 crore persondays of work. The step..
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Money can be put into people’s hands in several forms: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday the government consciously preferred a route aimed at empowering people rather than doling out cash because it felt that it was better suited to deal..
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Govt signals retreat of PSUs even across ‘strategic sectors’

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday unveiled the government’s plan to limit the role of public sector companies across the economy, while announcing assistance to help migrants, companies..
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Punjab CM takes exception to Sitharaman's comments on migrant crisis

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday took strong exception to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reported criticism of the Congress party's humanitarian efforts to help the..
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Will increase public health infrastructure: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Congress demands PM Modi, Sitharaman apologise to migrant workers for 'dramabaaz' remark


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Centre's economic package a 'jugglery of numbers': Left parties

Left parties described the govt's economic package as "misleading" and a "jugglery of numbers", hours after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and final tranche of the economic..
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'Is it not Dramebaazi?' FM Sitharaman on Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant workers

She urged the party to be responsible in its statements during the tough times India is going through.
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Govt package only worth Rs 3.22 lakh crore and 1.6% of GDP, not Rs 20 lakh crore: Congress

Sitharaman during her press conference on Sunday morning said that the Congress is playing politics over the migrants issue and Sonia Gandhi should have asked her chief ministers to help the migrants..
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