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18-Oct-2019 Washington

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation at G20

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs , Nirmala Sitharaman, led the Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as well as the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings held in Washington D.C yesterday....

31-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Super-rich surcharge to stay, FPIs advised to register as companies

The central government seems to be adamant on implementing the latest taxation surcharge on the super-rich category which has driven-out foreign fund worth over Rs 15,000 crore in the last one month.Proposed in the Union Budget on July 5, the higher tax...

28-Jul-2019 Mussoorie

Nirmala Sitharaman assures all support for Himalayan states

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday assured all support for the overall development of the Himalayan states and consider all their vital issues.Addressing a Himalayan conclave of the 10 Himalayan states at the hill resort of Mussoorie, Sitharaman...

20-Jul-2019 Chennai

Nirmala Sitharaman on why she taxed super rich more

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the tax on the super rich is a small expectation from them to contribute a little more for the poor.She was here to inaugurate the International Business Conference of Nagarathars organised by the Nagarathar...

06-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Budget lays down roadmap to implement New Education Policy

The Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, has laid down a roadmap for the National Education Policy (NEP), which is currently in its draft form. Prepared by a panel headed by eminent space scientist K Kasturirangan, the...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

India on track to become $5 trillion economy

Post a thumping victory in the general elections, the government has laid out a clear road map to make India a $5 trillion economy in the next few years. Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman in her maiden Budget address has identified five key areas that...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Budget 2019: India takes big step to boost digital payments

Technology firms on Friday welcomed the move to levy two per cent tax deduction at source (TDS) on cash withdrawal exceeding Rs 1 crore in a year from a bank account, while small businesses warned it would have an adverse impact on the economy.Delivering her maiden...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Publishers, book lovers unhappy with tax on imported titles

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's proposal to slap a 5 per cent customs duty on imported books in order to encourage the domestic publishing industry has not gone down well with book lovers, while publishers feel the government could help the publishing...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Stand-Up India scheme extended till 2025 : Nirmala Sitharaman

Saying that the Stand-Up India scheme has delivered enormous benefits since its launch in 2016, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the scheme would be continued for the entire period coinciding with the 15th Finance Commission period of...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme for pre-GST conflicts

Coming to the rescue of businesses struggling due to unresolved issues pertaining to pre-Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the delay in payments of Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs), the Buget on Friday announced a Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

PSU banks allocated Rs 70,000 crore recapitalisation in Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that public sector banks will be provided with a recapitalisation of Rs 70,000 crore to support lendings."PSU bank recapitalisation should make bank lending easy. Rs 70,000 crore PSU bank recap addresses...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Fiscal deficit cut to 3.3% of GDP in Budget

The government on Friday lowered the fiscal deficit target for 2019-20 to 3.3 per cent of the gross domestic product in the Union Budget.The government has also laid out an aggressive disinvestment programme to augment non-tax revenue collections. The net...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Experts hail 'Study in India', new education policy in Budget

Experts in the education sector have hailed the announcement of "Study in India" programme by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to attract foreign students in the country. They also believe that the country has potential to become an education hub."We are...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Budget proposes retail investors' participation in G-Sec market

Retail investors will soon get a chance to invest in government securities (G-Secs) and treasury bills with the Union Budget proposing a new mechanism to attract individual investors to the bond market.While presenting the Budget in the Parliament on Friday,...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman proposes lower effective STT on exercise of options

Presenting her first Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced restrictrion of Security Transaction Tax (STT) to the difference between settlement and strike price in exercise of options.Addressing the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said: "I propose to give...

27-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal for hike in Delhi's share in central taxes

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and asked her to enhance the city state's  allocation in the central taxes from Rs 325 crore.Speaking to the media after the meeting, Kejriwal said he...

27-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman meets ex-PM Manmohan Singh prior to Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence ahead of presenting her maiden Budget on July 5.Singh, who is known as the architect of economic reforms, was also the Finance Minister of the country from...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Ashok Gehlot meets Nirmala Sitharaman, seeks approval for water projects

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and requested the central government to approve the proposals for several drinking water projects and the timely release of funds for the centrally-sponsored schemes.According...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman holds Pre-Budget Consultation with Economists

The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman held here today her 6th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the leading Economists in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2019-20.The main areas of discussion during the...

31-May-2019 Mumbai

Markets surprised at Sitharaman becoming Finance Minister

Indian investors were caught by surprise at the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the Finance Minister on Friday. Sitharaman will also head the Corporate Affairs Ministry.Dalal Street was expecting the Finance portfolio to go to either Amit Shah, who has...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman 2nd woman Finance Minister after Indira Gandhi

After being the second woman Defence Minister, the first being Indira Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday became the second woman to head the Finance Ministry, after the former Prime Minister.Sitharaman was among the three women who became part of the Union...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman gets Finance Ministry

Nirmala Sitharaman has been assigned the important portfolio of Finance along with Corporate Affairs.With a slowing economy and rising unemployment, her job is clearly cut out. She would be presenting the Union Budget in July.Since she has already served as...

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