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Nirmala Sitharaman

28th Finance Minister of India

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Nirmala Sitharaman: 28th Finance Minister of India
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian economist and 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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Today, the CWC sat down for a vital meeting chaired by interim president Sonia Gandhi; State-run Coal India Ltd has temporarily stopped auctioning coal to non-power customers; Union Finance Minister..

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Modi government gives ITR relief to senior citizens| Oneindia News

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Asset monetization plan: What does it mean to monetize state assets? | Oneindia News [Video]

Asset monetization plan: What does it mean to monetize state assets? | Oneindia News

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India has faced Covid crisis with resilience and fortitude: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Kheri violence condemnable, but it’s not isolated case: Sitharaman


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India looking at close to double-digit growth this year, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India is looking at registering double-digit growth this year, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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'Worrying' that scholars can now be influenced by their own likes and dislikes and not facts: Sitharaman


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Lakhimpur Kheri violence 'absolutely condemnable': Sitharaman


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Nirmala Sitharaman lays foundation of ADB-aided projects in Assam


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'Not the right time': Sitharaman on including petrol, diesel under GST

There was no consensus in the meeting on the issue of bringing petrol and diesel under GST.
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Prime Minister Modi turns 71; President, ministers extend wishes

Prime Minister Modi turned 71 on Friday, as President Ram Nath Kovind, ministers in his cabinet, extended their greetings on his birthday. Hailing his leadership, the President wrote on Twitter:..
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Vaccination is the medicine to boost economy: Finance minister Sitharaman

Holding that 73 crore people of the country's population have received their vaccination, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said vaccination was the only medicine to boost the economy as it..
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'Nothing will be sold off': Sitharaman hits out at Rahul Gandhi on NMP

The Finance Minister hit out at the opposition citing monetisation processes undertaken by the Congress-led UPA government.
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Finance minister Sitharaman unveils Rs 6L crore national asset monetisation plan


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Fix tax portal glitches by September 15, finance minister Sitharaman tells Infosys


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Given a chance, women perform with gusto: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman


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PM Modi initiated steps to empower women, launched numerous women-centric schemes: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Official figures on oil bonds expose Modi govt's falsehood, alleges Congress

Issuing a strong rebuttal to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s argument that the Modi government would not cut excise duty on petrol and diesel for now because it has to pay for the oil bonds..
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Union Cabinet approves amendment to Limited Liability Partnership Act, 12 offences to be decriminalised

"Many of the startups can also benefit from the ease of doing business," FM Nirmala Sitharaman said.
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Every state gets allocation as per density of population: Nirmala Sitharaman on Covid-19 vaccine shortage


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COVID-19 vaccines are allocated as per population density: Nirmala Sitharaman on shortage

The remark came amid statements from political leaders over the shortage of vaccines.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman expands scheme for Covid relief to health and tourism


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West Bengal FM says his voice 'muzzled' in GST Council meet, dissent not heard

The 44th GST Council meeting, chaired by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and comprising state ministers, on Saturday slashed tax rate on Covid drugs such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab as well..
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Poster asks shops to boycott Bengal BJP men; ostracisation, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tells PSUs to front-load capex


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Covid-19: Let Budget schemes kick in before asking about stimulus, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that there is no need to rush with an immediate stimulus in response to the Covid second wave as Budget announcements, including on spending, are yet to..
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Assam earthquake: PM, Shah, Sitharaman assure all possible help to state


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#Oversight draws protests & mirth

The comments started coming thick and fast after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted around 8am on Thursday, “Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates..
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LIC employees protest against FDI limit hike in insurance sector, proposed IPO

In Feb, Sitharaman proposed to amend the Insurance Act 1938 to increase the permissible FDI limit from 49% to 74% in insurance companies.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman discusses global economic outlook with US Treasury Secy


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Second part of Parliament's Budget Session to commence from Monday

The Budget Session of Parliament, which commenced with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind on January 29, concluded on February 29. The Union budget was tabled in the Parliament by Union Finance..
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'Should be joint call of Centre, states': FM Sitharaman on petrol, diesel prices

Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the state and the Centre both earn revenue on petroleum products and both sides should discuss it.
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Nirmala Sitharaman takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. "Got my first dose of the vaccination against Covid-19 this morning," Sitharaman tweeted. She also thanked..
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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

Forbes 2020: At top three is Black and Indian-American US Vice-President elect, Kamala Harris who will serve as the first female Vice President of US.
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