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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger isn’t helping Modi govt’s image in lockdown

If Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger is the only thing India is taking away from her press briefings, she should take a few lessons from Arun Jaitley and Sonia Gandhi.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman announces free foodgrains for 8 cr migrant workers for next 2 months

Finance Minister Thursday announced that migrant workers who do not have central or state PDS cards will get 5 kg of grains and 1 kg of 'chana' for two months.
File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: PTI

India’s growth may have slowed down, but there’s no recession, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Comparing 5 years of Congress’ UPA-II regime and BJP’s first term, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Rajya Sabha inflation was lower & growth higher under Modi govt.
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Author calls for Swamy to replace Sitharaman, minister responds with 3 question-marks

Author Devdutt Pattanaik later apologises to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, but social media goes into a tizzy about the exchange.
P. Chidambaram outside a Delhi court | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

P Chidambaram denies using the finance ministry for personal gain in INX Media case

Arrested for corruption, Congress leader P. Chidambaram told the Delhi High Court that no public funds were involved in the INX Media case and questioned the credibility of Indrani Mukerjea.
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As govt bans e-cigarettes, Twitter wonders why real tobacco products not prohibited

Some are supportive of the govt move, but many say the ban is hypocritical as tobacco products are still allowed.
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Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 20,000-cr aid for home-buyers, but not all will benefit

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said that only ‘non-NPA and non-NCLT housing projects’ would get the fund support.
Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Don’t hate millennials for not buying cars. They will be driving India’s economy soon

If India is to become a $5-trillion economy, then millennials need to be taken on board, or on that Uber pool. Because it’s the economy, stupid.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman meets Editors Guild to discuss media restrictions in finance ministry

Days after the Budget, the finance ministry barred entry of all journalists into its offices if they don't have an appointment.
Shashi Tharoor giving a speech in Lok Sabha

How’s the josh? For defence sector, the real question is where’s the money: Shashi Tharoor

For a Budget that began with thanking the people for validating BJP’s message on national security, defence allocation offers little cheer.

On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.