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FM Sitharaman Meets Top CEOs In New York, Discusses Gati Shakti, Digitisation, 'Make in India'

Oct 17, 2021

'The initiatives and progress towards #financialinclusion and #DigitalTransformation formed part of the discussion,' the Ministry of Finance said in a tweet.

India’s ‘Maitri’ Played Major Role In Global Covid-19 Fight: Nirmala Sitharaman

Oct 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s pandemic response has focused on the ‘twin goals of saving both the lives and livelihoods’.


Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021

FM Nirmala Sitharaman To Head GST Meet Today

Sep 16, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the 45th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow today.


Highlights: Govt Announces Setting Up Of National Asset Reconstruction Company

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared a proposal providing Rs 30,600cr government guarantee for security receipts to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company to tackle bad loans

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16 September, 2021

On-Ground GST Council Meet After 20 months. Here's What You Should Look Out For

Kamalika Ghosh

The 45th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting is set to convene physically after a long time in Lucknow on September 17


12 September, 2021

Finance Minister Calls Vaccination The Only Medicine To Boost Economy

Outlook Web Desk

On Sunday, the health ministry in Tamil Nadu eyeing to inoculate 20 lakh people is holding a 'Mega Vaccination Camp' through 40,000 camps being conducted across the State.


27 August, 2021

FM Promises Sanction Of Rs 1300 Cr Package For Development Of Tripura's Tribal Belt In 10 Days

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a meeting after inaugurating a slew of 11 projects at Mohanpur, about 50 km from here, Sitharaman said the Rs. 1300-crore project with World Bank funding would ensure an all-round development in the state's tribal areas.


25 August, 2021

Govt Declares Increase In Family Pension For PSB Employees; Employer Contribution To NPS Also Sees Hike

Outlook Web Desk

This would result in the family pensions rise to as high as Rs 30,000-Rs 35,000 a month, said Department of Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda.


25 August, 2021

'Congress Received Kickbacks By Selling Resources': Sitharaman Questions Rahul's Understanding Of NMP

Outlook Web Bureau

Does Rahul Gandhi understand what is monetization, the finance minister asked.


23 August, 2021

Centre Announces Rs 6 Lakh Cr National Monetisation Pipeline, To Monetise Assets Across Sectors

Outlook Web Bureau

Announcing the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the asset monetisation does not involve selling of land and it is about monetising brownfield assets.


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23 August, 2021

Infosys Submits Roadmap To Fix IT Portal Glitches In CEO’s Meeting With Finance Minister

Outlook Web Desk

The finance ministry summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh over continued snags in India's new electronic tax filing portal


22 August, 2021

Finance Ministry 'Summons' Infosys MD & CEO Salil Parekh For Not Resolving I-T Portal Glitches

Outlook Web Bureau

Between January 2019 to June 2021, the government has paid Rs 164.5 crore to Infosys for developing the portal.


21 August, 2021

Finance Minister Launches Third Phase Of 'Mission Shakti' In Uttar Pradesh

Outlook Web Desk

The Union minister said the Centre is promoting women-led development, and the Uttar Pradesh government is taking all those programmes with the same vigour.


16 August, 2021

Fuel Price Hike: FM Says Can't Reduce Excise Duty On Petrol, Diesel, Blames UPA

Outlook Web Bureau

The union finance minister remained non-commital on excise duty cut on petrol and diesel saying payments in lieu of past subsidised fuel pose limitations.


05 August, 2021

Govt Brings Tax Withdrawal Bill To Lok Sabha To Revoke Tax Demand On Cairn, Vodafone

Outlook Web Desk

The bill provides for the withdrawal of tax demand made on "indirect transfer of Indian assets if the transaction was undertaken before May 28, 2012 (i.e. the day the retrospective tax legislation came into being)."


04 August, 2021

RS Passes Limited Liability Partnership Amendment Bill To Make Doing Business Easier

Outlook Web Desk

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the bill for consideration and passage. The bill was introduced in the House last week.


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13 July, 2021

FM Hopes For Stronger Bilateral Ties With Bhutan Upon Launching BHIM-UPI

Outlook Web Desk

The launch is expected to benefit more than 2,00,000 tourists from India who travel to Bhutan each year.


Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup
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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

Profile

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu