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Nirmala Sitharaman

Indian economist and politician (born 1959)

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Nirmala Sitharaman: Indian economist and politician (born 1959)
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian economist and politician serving as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India since 2019. 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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Rajnath Singh asks for faster work near India-China border | 63rd Raising Day event | Oneindia News [Video]

Rajnath Singh asks for faster work near India-China border | 63rd Raising Day event | Oneindia News

Rajnath Singh has asked the BRO to enhance its capability with the latest technology for faster development of infrastructure in India-China border areas; Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur..

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IMF Chief Appreciates India's Help To Sri Lanka Amid Its Worst Economic Crisis | OneIndia News [Video]

IMF Chief Appreciates India's Help To Sri Lanka Amid Its Worst Economic Crisis | OneIndia News

On Monday, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, appreciated India's help to Sri Lanka in tackling its worst economic crisis since Independence. IMF also assured Finance..

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Pakistan cabinet swearing-in delayed as President Arif Alvi goes on sudden leave | Oneindia News [Video]

Pakistan cabinet swearing-in delayed as President Arif Alvi goes on sudden leave | Oneindia News

The oath-taking ceremony of the new Pakistan federal cabinet has been postponed; IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, appreciated India's help to Sri Lanka; Authorities in Kyiv said that Russia..

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Nirmala Sitharaman calls terror financing & money laundering risks of cryptocurrency | Oneindia News [Video]

Nirmala Sitharaman calls terror financing & money laundering risks of cryptocurrency | Oneindia News

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the biggest risk around cryptocurrency is its possibility to be used for money laundering and terror financing. #NirmalaSitharaman #Cryptocurrency..

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Increase GST compensation period for 3 more years: Congress to Centre

Sitharaman had said in March that many states have requested extension of the compensation mechanism under the GST beyond June 2022.
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Rajya Sabha elections on June 10: Know state-wise seats going to polls, retiring MPs

Some of the big names among retiring MPs are Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibbal.
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India wants to be strong friends with the West, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says


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'India-US relationship is improving each day,' says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India's relationship with the US is improving each day.
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India's oil purchases from Russia will continue, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

India has already started buying oil from Russia, Nirmala Sitharaman said, adding that the transition to gas was challenging as supplies had reduced.
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Finance minister blames Putin’s war, UPA oil bonds for fuel price hike

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the war in Ukraine had resulted in higher petrol and diesel prices and the government is seeking to respond to the situation. The statement came..
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FM Nirmala Sitharaman accuses former PM Jawaharlal Nehru of internationalising Kashmir issue

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the issue was internationalised and our neighbour is still misusing it.
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N Biren Singh to be the next Chief Minister of Manipur, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Earlier on Sunday, FM Sitharaman and Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju had arrived in Manipur's capital Imphal to meet the party MLAs.
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No PSB bank employees found involved in Rs 14,349 cr ABG Shipyard fraud case: Sitharaman


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Jammu and Kashmir budget presented in Lok Sabha

Sitharaman also presented the supplementary demands for the year 2021-22 totalling Rs 18,860.32 crore for the Union territory and moved a motion seeking suspension of certain rules to allow the House..
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PM Modi flags off 100 Kisan drones to spray pesticides in farms across country

During the Budget 2022-23 announcement, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a major stimulus for the agriculture and farming sector.
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Did not expect this from Manmohan Singh: Sitharaman


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Rajya Sabha adjourned to meet for 2nd part of Budget Session on March 14

Deputy speaker of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh adjourned the House after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the House on Union Budget 2022-2023 and concluded the discussion on the..
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Budget will bring stability to economy, predictability in taxation: Sitharaman


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"This Budget will bring stability to the economy": Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

On Thursday, Nirmala Sithraman attacked Congress for double-digit inflation and the several scams that she termed as 'Andhakaal.'
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'Union Budget 2022 to stabilize economy after Covid-19 pandemic': FM Nirmala Sitharaman

In an exclusive interview, FM Nirmala Sitharama said that the budget will be able to stabilize the Covid-hit economy of India soon.
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Priyanka Gandhi slams Sitharaman for 'UP-type' remark

In a tweet in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi said, "@nsitharaman jee, you did not put anything in the budget bag for Uttar Pradesh.It is okay...But, what was the need to insult the people of UP like this...
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Union Budget 2022-23 is step towards making modern India: PM Modi

"Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman comprehensively explained the Budget in a timely manner given its vastness."
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Budget 2022: Eligible startups to get tax holiday for one more year

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said startups have emerged as drivers of growth in the economy.
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Sitharaman presented a 'truly futuristic budget', says Union minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented a futuristic budget for 2022-23 with "huge emphasis" on every sector. Sitharaman unveiled a Rs 39.45 lakh..
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Union Budget 2022: Key takeaways for farmers, women and youth

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman made special references to farmers, women and youth in her budget speech on Tuesday. The three sections of society hold significance in the current scenario..
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Budget 2022-23: In next five years, PLI scheme may offer 60 lakh jobs, says FM

FM Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fourth budget for the year 2022-23 in Parliament. PLI schemes have received tremendous response, she said.
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Budget 2022: FM Nirmala Sitharaman delivers shortest ever budget speech today, breaks her own record

India's budget presentation is known for being overtly long as an average speech lies between 90 to 120 minutes.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present Union Budget 2022 today - What can you expect?

The budget session of Parliament began on Monday with the address by President Ram Nath Kovind to both Houses in the Central Hall.
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Finance minister says Akhilesh Yadav ‘shaken’ by tax raids, defends agencies

“Law enforcement agencies work on actionable inputs and then they conduct searches... Those questioning the searches, I want to ask them... Did the agencies come empty handed? No. It means the inputs..
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Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 46th GST Council meeting in Delhi


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Nirmala Sitharaman to chair 46th GST Council meet today, textile duty hike to be discussed

Earlier this year, the GST Council took the decision to raise the rates of rare textiles and footwear by 12 per cent, effective from January 1
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J&K govt accountable for every rupee spent on ground after revoking Article 370: Sitharaman


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BJP meet: Sitharaman lists out farmer sops, hints at no dilution in agri laws stand

Speaking to the media at the BJP national executive, the finance minister said MSP has been increased by 1.5 times and Kisan Debit Cards were also distributed. Sitharaman said, “We are open for..
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Sitharaman lauds India's Covid vaccine drive, abrogation of Article 370 in J&K

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday lauded the initiatives taken by the Centre to curtail the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and reaffirmed the commitment of the party to..
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Sitharaman to attend G20 joint finance, health ministers meet in Rome


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European Green Deal Executive VP meets Sitharaman, discusses economic recovery post Covid-19


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Nirmala Sitharaman highlights need to keep supply chains open for vaccine raw materials to combat Covid-19


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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman discusses post-pandemic economic recovery, other issues with World Bank chief


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Climate financing area of worry, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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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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