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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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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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Our objective is strong country, strong citizen: Nirmala Sitharaman

"Our objective was and continues to be 'Mazboot Desh Ke Liye Mazboot Nagrik'. With determined human efforts the task will surely be completed," said Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget..
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Nirmala Sitharaman begins presenting Union Budget

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. Union Cabinet approved the budget ahead of its presentation in the Parliament. The first budget of..
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Union Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to lay down Modi 2.0 govt's road map for economy

The Union Budget which will be tabled today (Friday) is expected to boost spending at the cost of short-term slippage in fiscal deficit targets as she lays down the Modi 2.0 government's road map for..
DNA - Published

Govt considering giving more powers to RBI to regulate NBFCs: Sitharaman

The government is considering strengthening the Reserve Bank's regulatory and supervisory powers over the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Lok..
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Nirmala Sitharaman among 100 most influential in UK power list

The '100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations: Celebrating Women' list was launched by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid to mark India Day in the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday.
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Telangana government seeks national status for Kaleswaram project

The Telangana government has sought national status and full funding from the Centre to its Rs 80,000 crore Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project. The demand was raised by the state government at the..
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asks states to work in cohesion with Centre

The Centre has the responsibility of setting the direction of the economic growth while it's the responsibility of the states to implement in the field, says Sitharaman
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu seeks special package of Rs 1,000 crore to address water crisis

The special package assistance would be used to augment irrigation structures in drought-prone areas to address the agrarian distress and drinking water crisis, similar to the allocation made to..
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At G20, Nirmala Sitharaman questions citizenship to offenders

FM calls for attention to economic fugitives who abuse investment schemes
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India seeks global action against economic fugitives

The issue was flagged by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Japan, which was also attended by British chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammod. In recent..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi reconstitutes Niti Aayog; Amit Shah, 3 other ministers appointed ex-officio members

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved reconstitution of policy think tank Niti Aayog, renaming Rajiv Kumar as its vice chairman and appointing Union home minister Amit Shah as ex-officio..
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Amit Shah in all 8, PM Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman in 6, Rajnath Singh in 2 Cabinet Committees

Among the eight key Cabinet committees reconstituted by the Centre on Wednesday, home minister Amit Shah finds representation in all of them while PM Modi is on-board 6 committees barring Cabinet..
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PM Modi sets up two ministerial panels to spur growth, jobs

PM Modi on Wednesday set up two cabinet committees — one dealing with investment and growth and another on employment and skill development. The committee on investment and growth will have Nitin..
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Two new Cabinet committees formed to spur growth, employment

Amid economic slowdown and rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday constituted two new Cabinet committees under his chairmanship to spur economic growth, investment and..
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Nirmala Sitharaman to attend G-20 Finance Ministers' meeting in Japan


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Amit Shah holds top ministers meet, discuss life sans Iran oil

Nirmala, Pradhan, Jaishankar attend; review $2.4 billion Mozambique plan
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Amit Shah chairs meeting of top ministers

Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday presided over a meeting of top ministers including finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and external affairs minister S Jaishankar. The meeting is understood to have..
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Finance minister must find a solution to economic crisis: Shiv Sena

BJP's largest ally Shiv Sena on Monday asked finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to find a solution to the "economic crisis", citing the latest official data on slumping growth and rising unemployment...
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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Has southern states been given a raw deal?

Karnataka has three Union ministerial berths in addition to Finance portfolio for Nirmala Sitharaman, while one minister each hail from Kerala and Telangana. Tamil Nadu, which boasted of nine ministers..
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Rajnath pays tribute to jawans at National War Memorial ahead of taking charge as defence minister

Singh was allotted the Defence ministry after taking oath as a Union Minister on Thursday. He will take over from his predecessor Nirmala Sitharaman who has been allotted the Finance ministry. During..
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Reviving growth is biggest challenge before new Finance Minister

Nirmala, who became the country's first woman finance minister in nearly five decades, earlier had a brief stint as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs in 2014.
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First full-time woman finance minister is no stranger to GST

The same sincere application has been Sitharaman’s advantage in negotiating ministerial assignments and will be a key attribute in handling the finance ministry she takes over from Arun Jaitley. Her..
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Amit Shah at home, Nirmala Sitharaman breaks another glass ceiling as FM

Shah replaces Rajnath Singh, who was at home through the five years of the Modi government's first term and who now moves to defence in place of Sitharaman. After being the first full-time woman..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as finance minister; Anurag Thakur as MoS


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Modi surprises markets by naming Sitharaman as India's finance minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the country's defense minister, as the next finance minister at a time when Asia's third-largest..
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Modi names Sitharaman as India's finance minister, BJP head Shah takes home affairs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the country's defense minister, as the next finance minister, and chose ruling party president Amit Shah to become home..
Reuters - Published

Union cabinet 2019: Complete list of portfolios

The government on Friday released the list of portfolios of the new Union cabinet with Nirmala Sitharaman being named finance minister and Rajnath Singh defence minister. Here is the full list of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirmala Sitharaman: the first full-time woman defence minister retained as Union Minister


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Arun Jaitley opts out, BJP in dilemma

Goyal, Sitharaman and Jayant Sinha are top contenders for the FM post
DNA - Published

Central forces should stay in Bengal till Model Code of Conduct ends: Nirmala Sitharaman

BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by violence.
DNA - Published

BJP wants central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by violence. Citing media reports and..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee be barred from campaigning: BJP to EC

The BJP Tuesday urged the Election Commission to bar West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in the state and alleged that "constitutional machinery" has collapsed there. After..
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