Nirmala Sitharaman

Sweet deal for taxpayer? Budget pot stirs as officials locked in to maintain secrecy

Officials must stay within the red-sandstone North Block to maintain the secrecy of the tax proposals they are working on. They can get back to the outside world only after the Budget is presented.

published on : 20th January 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with 'Halwa' ceremony

Sitharaman, MoS (Finance) Anurag Thakur participated in the 'Halwa' ceremony on Monday, which was held at the Finance Ministry in the North Block.

published on : 20th January 2020

'I know my job': FM Sitharaman on skipping PM's meet with economists

In response to criticism for not attending a meeting steered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reviving economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that they got the facts wrong.

published on : 20th January 2020

Working to end trust deficit with India Inc, says Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of Budget 2020

She said the government has already taken steps to decriminalise offences under the Companies Act and expects the support of India Inc to realise the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy.

published on : 20th January 2020

Over 3000 refugees given Indian citizenship in last 6 years including Adnan Sami, Taslima Nasreen: Sitharaman

Asserting that the government is not snatching away anyone's citizenship, the BJP leader said refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh including Muslims were given citizenship.

published on : 19th January 2020

States opposing CAA implementation is 'unconstitutional': Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister said it was the responsibility of all states to ensure that the law passed in Parliament is executed.

published on : 19th January 2020

Man detained at Chennai airport minutes before Nirmala Sitharaman's arrival for CAA event 

Police said the man had arrived at the airport to meet a relative and enquired why there was enhanced security.

published on : 19th January 2020

Steel industry seeks duty cut on key raw materials in Union Budget 2020

FICCI recommended zero customs duty on steel grade limestone and dolomite as increase in steel production has led to rising demand for steel melting shop.

published on : 19th January 2020

Commerce Ministry​ suggests restricting duty-free alcohol purchase to one bottle

Sources said that the ministry has also pitched to the Finance Ministry that purchase of cigarette cartons at duty-free shops should be prohibited.

published on : 19th January 2020

How about a budget that cuts taxes and increases infrastructure spending, Nirmala ji?

What we need is a progressive tax regime since the direct and indirect tax burden on middle income and salaried class is higher, and effectively killing our ability to grow. 

published on : 18th January 2020

News broadcasters meet FM Sitharaman, seek parity in GST with print media

Currently, GST on the print media stands at 5 per cent whereas news broadcasters are charged 18 per cent GST.

published on : 18th January 2020

BJP gears up for first ‘rightist Budget’; several sops likely

“The government is clear that a taxpayer should tangibly get relief, up to Rs 25,000 annually," sources said.

published on : 18th January 2020

Fiscal deficit to be higher than anticipated: Former Finance secy Subhash Chandra Garg

Analysing the three years’ accounts of the government, Subhash Chandra Garg also said that the revenue shortfall will be steeper than anticipated.

published on : 16th January 2020

Spur consumption, amend GST rules, e-tailers to Finance Minister

Lot of firms operating in the e-commerce segment are start-ups, hence there is an expectation of likely waivers on angel tax for such firms.

published on : 16th January 2020

If unemployment rises and incomes decline, youth may explode in anger: Chidambaram

The sliding economy is an even greater threat to the country, the former finance minister said in a series of tweets.

published on : 14th January 2020
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