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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.
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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.

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Why Titan is beginning to shine again after lockdown woes while other jewellers struggle

Titan is set to post best quarter in nearly 3 years as investors bet on recovery in demand ahead of festive season & economic slump weakens its competitors.

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File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.