Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicFinance Minister

Topic: Finance Minister

Special GST council session soon to discuss compensation-related issues, says Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that the flow of Covid-19 vaccination across the country will be well managed and all states will be taken care of.

Govt will protect interest of workers of state-owned banks that may be privatised — Sitharaman

The finance ministers assurances come amid strikes by bank unions opposing the govt's policy to privatise lenders.

Dream Budget, silenced critics — the rebirth of Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman previously served as India's first full-time woman defence minister. Amid constant rumours of being shunted out, she presented her third Budget this week.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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EQB or GLB, the three-row compact SUVs are sure to give Mercedes a winner

The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.