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Govt has no plan to print currency notes, fundamentals of economy strong, Sitharaman says

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the impact of second Covid wave is expected to be muted given localised containment measures and rapid upscaling of vaccination drive.

Govt seeks Parliament’s nod for extra spending of Rs 23,675 crore on Covid relief, GST loans

The supplementary demands for grants, tabled by FM Nirmala Sitharaman, is over and above the total expenditure of Rs 34.83 lakh crore projected in the Budget for 2021-22.

Strong fundamentals, market size will attract foreign investments, says Nirmala Sitharaman

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said the fundamentals of the economy remained strong as gradual scaling back of lockdowns placed India firmly on the path of recovery.

Launch of BHIM-UPI in Bhutan will help strengthen bilateral ties, says Nirmala Sitharaman

With this launch, Bhutan will become the first country to adopt Unified Payment Interface standards for its QR deployment, and the only country to accept RuPay cards.
The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Modi govt brings Department of Public Enterprises under Finance Ministry

With the addition, this will be the sixth department under the Finance Ministry. The rejig comes ahead of Cabinet expansion slated later in the day.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Why Modi govt has walked a tightrope with new Covid relief package

The structure of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s latest stimulus package indicates that the government had an eye on the fiscal deficit while making it.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi (file photo) | PTI

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.

Enhanced GST revenue collections should be ‘new normal’ now, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Sitharaman said GST revenues have crossed Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for 8 months in a row and India saw a record revenue collection of Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April 2021.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi (file photo) | PTI

Cabinet approves Rs 6.29-lakh crore Covid relief package announced by Nirmala Sitharaman

As a part of the package to support the pandemic-hit economy, the Modi govt has announced a slew of measures as states start lifting restrictions due to declining Covid cases.

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken | Photo: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.
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Forget petrol & diesel, prices of edible oils have soared even higher in June, July

Edible oils have seen a sharp rise in prices in last 6 months despite govt efforts to cool off rates by reducing high tax levies. June fuel inflation was 12.68%, while edible oil inflation was at 34.78%.

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File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.