Nirmala Sitharaman

BJP pulls up Congress for "demeaning" President Draupadi Murmu; demands apology

The BJP on July 28 accused the Congress of "demeaning" President Droupadi Murmu and demanded an apology after its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called her "rashtrapatni". Chowdhury, however, claimed it was a mistake and he did not call Droupadi Murmu ‘rashtrapatni’ deliberately. The issue was raised inside Parliament as women MPs, including Nirmala Sitharaman, protested against Adhir Chowdhury.  

published on : 28th July 2022

Government, RBI working in complete harmony on crypto: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

#NirmalaSitharaman on Feb 14 said that the govt and the RBI are in complete harmony on Cryptocurrencies and other issues as well. Earlier, the Finance Minister had announced in her Budget speech that the RBI will launch a block chain based digital currency next year.

published on : 15th February 2022

Union Budget: What it got right and where it failed!

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's fourth budget has left the burden of driving growth entirely in the hands of the private sector. Did it have any surprises or disappointments? Gurbir Singh, Consulting Editor, Business, The New Indian Express shares his analysis.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Budget 2022: 30% tax on income from crypto, NFTs; digital rupee to be launched by 2023

In a major boost to crypto players, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech 2022 said 30% tax would be charged on income from transfer of virtual digital assets. The FM said no set off would be allowed in case of losses.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Budget 2022: What's cheaper, what's costlier now and other things you should know

Eight takeaways on retail expenses and personal finance from the 2022 Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Feb 1, 2022.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Total expenditure in 2022-23 estimated at ₹39.45 lakh crore: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister #NirmalaSitharaman stated that the outlay for capital expenditure in the #UnionBudget is once again being stepped up sharply by 35.4 per cent from ₹5.54 lakh crore in the current year to ₹7.50 lakh crore in 2022-23. The total expenditure in 2022-23 is estimated at ₹39.45 lakh crore, while the total receipts other than borrowings are estimated at ₹22.84 lakh crore.

published on : 1st February 2022

'No one will go hungry during coronavirus lockdown': Finance Minister announces schemes for poor

The schemes include Direct Benefit cash transfers, free LPG, grains and pulses for the poor.

published on : 26th March 2020

Budget 2020: Will you be paying half the tax you did earlier?

Our consulting editor Gurbir Singh decodes the income tax proposals in Union budget 2020.

published on : 1st February 2020

Budget 2020 Verdict: Welcome tax breaks but growth stimulus missing

Our consulting editor Gurbir Singh decodes the Union budget proposed by Nirmala Sitharaman in 2020.

published on : 1st February 2020

Modi govt convinced all states and effectively handled GST: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered a 'Nani Palkhiwala Endowment Lecture' in Chennai on January 19.

published on : 19th January 2020

States opposing CAA implementation is unconstitutional: Nirmala Sitharaman

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

published on : 19th January 2020

Need to abolish income tax completely for economy to grow: Subramanian Swamy

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said the less said about Nirmala Sitharaman, the better at Think Edu 2020.

published on : 12th January 2020

WATCH: Finance Minister unveils Rs 102 lakh crore of infra projects for next 5 years

Subsequently, a task force identified Rs 102 lakh crore worth of projects after conducting 70 stakeholder consultations in a short period of four months, the Finance Minister said.

published on : 31st December 2019

Centre bans sales and production of e-cigarettes

The production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes are banned.

published on : 18th September 2019

Willing to hear the concerns of people working in informal sector: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government is consulting with several sectors of the economy and the recent announcements are the result of such consultations.

published on : 1st September 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman asks taxmen to deal firmly with tax evaders

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur attended the 159th Income Tax Day event in Delhi.

published on : 25th July 2019

Budget 2019: Copies arrive at Parliament for Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden speech

In her maiden budget, newly appointed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India will become a $ 3 trillion economy this year.

published on : 5th July 2019

Asia's largest air show Aero India 2019 begins in Bengaluru

The five-day Aero India 2019 that kicked off on Wednesday, February 20 will witness the participation of leading international defence and civil aviation firms.

published on : 21st February 2019

Rape has nothing to do with the way women dress, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

She further added, “Some people say about the way women dress. Then why does rape happen of elderly people? Why does rape happen of toddlers?”

published on : 8th May 2018
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