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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 BJP.

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Covid-19: Economic package to be announced as soon as possible, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman


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Corruption has ended in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Depositor's money is safe, matter will be resolved soon: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Yes Bank crisis

The moratorium is placed from 6 pm, March 5 till April 3, 2020.
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Govt seeks Parliament nod for Rs 54,000-cr additional spending

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the second and final batch of supplementary demands for grants in the Lok Sabha.
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Centre plans duty cuts, other steps to soften virus impact

The solutions may include a reduction in customs duty on some essential inputs, apart from speeding up port clearances. On Tuesday, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met industry players and..
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Obtaining PAN card will be made simpler, says Sitharaman


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Shortfall in GST cess holding up payments to states: Sitharaman


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BJP vote share up, improved on number of seats in Delhi polls, says Nirmala Sitharaman at Times Now Summit

Speaking at Times Now Summit 2020, when asked by the anchor of the BJP losing state after state, Sitharaman said, "We have not lost Delhi, it was with AAP already. We gave our best in every election..
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Finance minister Sitharaman cites ‘7 green shoots’ to slam Chidambaram

Sitharaman defended handling of the economy citing “seven specific green shoots” in rising foreign direct investment (FDI), net foreign portfolio inflows, kicking off of Rs 103 lakh crore..
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Sitharaman hits back at Chidambaram, says nothing to learn from those who gave NPA crisis


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BJP issues whip to party's Rajya Sabha MPs for Tuesday

The BJP on Monday issued a three-line whip to all its Rajya Sabha members, asking them to be present in the House tomorrow and "support the stand of the government". Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman..
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Economy at 'robust-level', FDI all-time high: FM Sitharaman exudes confidence for 8% growth

Speaking at an event titled 'Jan Jan ka Budget', the minister also said the Centre has plans to raise the interaction of banking officials.
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Sack Sitharaman, dump the entire blame on her: Rahul Gandhi


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BJP Parliamentary party meeting underway in presence on PM Modi

The meeting is being held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, and Union ministers like Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 1, 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2020, man opens fire at Shaheen Bagh & more

In top news of the day on Saturday, February 1, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday presented the Union Budget 2020-21. A man opened fire in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area near the site..
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Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Tamil poetess in Union Budget speech


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Employees' unions oppose govt plan to sell shares in LIC

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will be listed as part of the government disinvestment initiative. The government proposes to sell a part of its..
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Budget 'development-oriented', will spur job creation: Adityanath

"The Union Budget will help in creation of jobs, it is in the interest of farmers, it will boost continuous development and is a development-oriented budget. For this, I would like to congratulate..
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Scheme to provide subordinate debt to MSME entrepreneurs to be introduced: Govt

The government has also asked the Reserve Bank to extend the Debt Restructuring window for micro, small and medium enterprises by a year to March 31, 2021, in measures aimed at imparting a thrust to..
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Companies Act to be amended to decriminalise civil offences: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the government plans to amend the Companies Act to decriminalise civil offences. In her second Budget presentation, the finance minister said tax..
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Union Budget 2020: Sitharaman announces new schemes and programmes


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'Our country is like a blooming Shalimar Bagh': Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Kashmiri verse while presenting Union Budget 2020


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Venkaiah Naidu calls meeting of all Rajya Sabha floor leaders ahead of Budget Session

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has called all the floor leaders of the Upper house for a meeting at his residence on January 31, ahead of the budget session of the Parliament. The Union Budget..
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Finance minister not being invited for pre-Budget meets by PMO: Chavan

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not happy with Sitharaman's performance, he should ask her to resign, the former Maharashtra chief minister said here. The Union budget would be presented on..
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Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Bangladesh too got citizenship: Nirmala Sitharaman

Pointing out that states cannot refuse to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as “that is against law and the Constitution”, Union finance minister said here on Sunday that as many as 2,838..
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System cleaning done by BJP government post 2014 unbelievable: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Between 2014-16, there were a lot of questions as to why reforms did not come fast and there were comments that the government was incapable of bringing them, she said delivering the Nani Palkhivala..
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It is not legal if states refuse to implement CAA, Nirmala Sitharaman says

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said states cannot refuse to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as their refusal “is not legal and is against Constitution.”
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States opposing CAA implementation is 'unconstitutional': Nirmala Sitharaman


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2838 Pakistanis, 914 Afghans, 172 Bangladeshis given Indian citizenship in last 6 years, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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BJP MP seeks to calm depositors after RBI imposes curbs on Bengaluru Co-operative bank

Days after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) capped the withdrawal limit of Sri Guru Raghavendra Co-operative Bank to Rs 35,000, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Monday reassured account holders and said finance..
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BJP hits back at Congress for Nirmala jibe

Hitting back at the Congress for its dig at finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her absence from a pre-budget meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Thursday accused the..
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Nirmala Sitharaman's absence from PM's meeting creates buzz on Twitter

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's absence from the Prime Minister-led industry meeting on Budget suggestions, here on Thursday, created ripples on Twitter as well as in general.
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Union ministers Jaishankar, Sitharaman condemn violence at JNU campus


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Nirmala Sitharaman launches awareness campaign on CAA in Jaipur

"The CAA is not for taking away anyone's citizenship. The Opposition has no other issue and therefore they are deliberately creating misconception. They are wrong. Confusion is being created by linking..
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Infrastructural projects worth Rs 102 lakh crore identified by Centre: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said that the following commitments are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise that India will make investments worth Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure in the next five years.
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In CBI chief’s presence, FM Nirmala Sitharaman tells bankers don’t fear 3Cs


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FM Nirmala Sitharaman releases stamp to laud DRI’s performance


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Sonia misleading people; Cong, TMC, Left, AAP stoking fears: Sitharaman

Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of "misleading" people over the amended citizenship law and equating it "falsely" with the NRC which, the Union..
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NRC process will not start without consulting stakeholders or talking to people: Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said all stakeholders will be consulted before the NRC process starts.
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Nirmala Sitharaman warns against jihadists, Maoists infiltrating protests


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Must be wary of jihadists, Maoists, separatists getting into student activism: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Rahul Gandhi made horrendous statement, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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FM introduces bill in Lok Sabha to amend insolvency law

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 was..
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Sitharaman rejects opposition's 'elitist' barb over remark on onions, takes digs at Chidambaram

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday cited her government's efforts to control onion prices as also its schemes such as free cooking gas to poor women and financial inclusion programme of..
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'Incompetent': Rahul Gandhi attacks Nirmala Sitharaman for 'I don't eat onion' comment

Sitharaman's office has clarified that her comment has been taken out of context.
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Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi, Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman

In a scathing attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as the "imaginary world" the Prime Minister had created was falling apart.
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Rahul Gandhi targets Nirmala Sitharaman over rising onion prices

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman over the issue of onion prices, saying none asked her what she eats, but people wanted to know why the economy..
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'Does she eat avocado?': Chidambaram targets Sitharaman during Congress protest over rising onion prices

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday targeted Nirmala Sitharaman during Congress protest over rising onion prices. Sitharaman, on Wednesday, said she doesn't eat much of onion. "I thought..
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'I don't eat onions much, so don't worry': Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Currently, onion is being sold at Rs 100 per kg in most of the Indian cities.
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ETF for bonds gets approval, likely to hit market this month

​​The New Fund Offer (NFO) of this ETF is expected be to launched during December itself. Bharat Bond ETF would be the first corporate bond ETF in the country. “With the creation and launch of..
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