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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. 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 has served as a national spokesperson for the BJP..

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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..
DNA - Published

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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FinMin restrictions: Editors Guild calls it 'gag' on media freedom

The Editors Guild on Wednesday described the Finance Ministry restrictions on the entry of media persons into North Block as a "gag" on media freedom and urged finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to..
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No disparity in GDP estimates: Nirmala Sitharaman clarifies on Union Budget 2019

Opposition leaders had raised questions over the GDP growth estimates.
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Finance ministry restricts entry of media, Sitharaman says 'no ban'

Finance ministry has put in place restrictions on the entry of media persons into North Block, allowing access to only those accredited journalists who have a prior appointment with an official. A..
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Need public transport to replace private mobility: Finance Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about the intention behind her first Budget.
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Will 'IDEAS' be India's answer to China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'?

Nirmala Sitharaman said India would provide more resources and attention to the Indian Development Assistance Scheme (IDEAS) to enable concessional financing for development projects in the immediate..
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Nirmala quotes Tamil classic to underscore judicious taxation

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday quoted Tamil classic "Purananooru," and drew inspiration from it to assert that the NDA government was for judicious taxation ensuring that it does not hurt..
DNA - Published

Govt proposes starting exclusive channel for start-ups

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday proposed to set up an exclusive television channel for start-ups that will serve as a platform for discussing issues affecting their growth, funding..
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'British went, there traditions must go,' says Anurag Thakur as Sitharaman ditches briefcase for budget papers

"Angrez chale gaye, angrezon ki paramaparayein bhi chali jani chahiye' (British went out of the country long ago, there traditions also must go). We are moving in the direction to become a superpower...
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Stand-Up India scheme to continue till 2025: Sitharaman


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Budget serves all sectors of economy, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, the former finance minister of India, hailed the Union Budget 2019-20, which his successor Nirmala Sitharaman presented in the Lok Sabha on Friday. "The budget besides being a policy..
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Union Budget will only help capitalists: Mayawati

The BSP chief said the Budget would "encourage the private sector and help big capitalists" at every level, further "complicating" the issue of reservation for the Dalits and backwards besides problems..
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It is bottom-up inclusive budget: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi Friday hailed the union budget for the fiscal 2019-2020 presented in Parliament by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and said 'it is a bottom-up..
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NRI businessmen in Gulf welcome India's budget, urge job creation

The Budget was presented by Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Friday. Sitharaman hiked tax on petrol and diesel, raised import duty on gold, levied additional surcharge on super rich..
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'Jal Jeevan Mission' to focus on local infrastructure for water sustainability: Sitharaman


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RTI propagation funds slashed by about 38 per cent

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19. The allocation is a dip of Rs 3.5 crore..
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Modi 2.0 government's maiden Budget disappointing, lacks direction: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Friday termed the Union Budget as "disappointing", saying it lacked direction and had no clear purpose. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
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Nirmala Sitharaman wins hearts in Lok Sabha by using Hindi, Urdu and Tamil in budget speech

Sitharaman not only read out facts but also highlighted her government's intentions by quoting several leaders and revolutionaries, who brought significant change in the Indian society. In the morning,..
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Nirmala Sitharaman delivers marathon Budget speech, LS Speaker compliments her


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PM Modi congratulates Sitharaman on Budget, calls it 'Green Budget'

Stating the Budget as a "green budget", PM said it focuses on environment, electric mobility, solar structure and pitches for a green and clean energy. PM Modi said the budget for a 'New India' has a..
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Government to launch 'Study in India' initiative to target foreign students

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that three Indian institutions - two IITs and IISc - now figure in top 200 institutions in world university rankings and the government will start a..
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Budget 2019-20: 'Gandhipedia' being developed to sensitise youth about positive Gandhian values

Asserting that India will be made open-defecation free (ODF) on October 2, 2019, she said to mark this occasion, "Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra" will be inaugurated at "Raj Ghat, on 2nd October 2019". The..
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New commercial company set up to sell Isro’s low-cost technologies: Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget speech

"News Space India Ltd has been incorporated as a new commercial arm of the Department of Space to tap the benefits of research and development carried out by Isro. The company will spearhead the..
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Budget 2019: Sitharaman announces 2% interest subvention for GST-registered MSMEs on fresh loans

While presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament, Sitharaman said Rs 350 crore has been allocated for the same, adding that the interest subvention scheme is expected to benefit about 20 percent..
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Panel to be set up to evaluate ways to encourage women participation in economy: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Union Budget 2019-20: Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to expand Swachh Bharat Mission


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Railways infrastructure needs Rs 50 lakh crore till 2030: Sitharaman

She proposed that a public private partnership (PPP) be used to unleash faster development and delivery of passenger freight services for railway projects to boost the connectivity. "Railways will be..
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Budget 2019: Every rural family to have electricity, clean cooking facility by 2022, says Sitharaman

"By 2022, the 75th year of independence, I assure that every single rural family except those who are unwilling to take the connection will have electricity and a clean cooking facility," she said..
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Rahul Gandhi hints at Union Budget being pro-rich

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday reached the Parliament ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget and deftly hinted at the Budget being pro-rich. When asked whether the Budget being..
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Our job creators are our wealth creators: Nirmala Sitharaman praises India Inc


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