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Opposition Stages Walkout As Protest To Nirmala Sitharaman’s Reply On Price Rise

Opposition Stages Walkout As Protest To Nirmala Sitharaman’s Reply On Price Rise

The Opposition members from Congress and DMK staged walkout in the middle of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s defence of price rise.

01 August 2022
Few States Seek Extension Of GST Compensation For 5 Years: Nirmala Sitharaman

Few States Seek Extension Of GST Compensation For 5 Years: Nirmala Sitharaman

When a nationwide GST subsumed 17 central and state levies from July 1, 2017, it was decided that states will be compensated for any loss of revenue from the...

18 July 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal Take Oath As Newly-Elected Rajya Sabha Members

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal were among the 27 newly-elected members, who took the oath owing allegiance to the Constitution as required...

GST On Pre-Packed Labelled Food Items To Increase Traders' Compliance Burden, Raise Prices: CAIT

GST On Pre-Packed Labelled Food Items To Increase Traders' Compliance Burden, Raise Prices: CAIT

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said it will appeal to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the GST Council to reconsider the decision

04 July 2022

GST Council Defers Tax On Casinos, Lottery: Nirmala Sitharaman

A two-day meeting of the panel considered a report of the GoM but deferred a decision as Goa and some others wanted to make more submissions

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29 June 2022
GST Council Meet: No Decision On Extending Compensation To States On Day 2

GST Council Meet: No Decision On Extending Compensation To States On Day 2

Briefing reporters about deliberations at the two-day meeting of the GST Council here, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said finance and other...


27 June 2022
Bengal Finance Minister To Attend Key GST Council Meeting In Chandigarh

Bengal Finance Minister To Attend Key GST Council Meeting In Chandigarh

In the crucial two-day GST Council meeting in Chandigarh, the state will be represented by Bengal Finance Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya.


29 May 2022
Centre Working For Development Of Northeast: Nirmala Sitharaman

Centre Working For Development Of Northeast: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Centre is implementing various projects including rail, road and air connectivity projects worth Rs 1,34,200...


24 April 2022
FM Nirmala Sitharaman Urges Indian Diaspora To Become Partners In Growth Of Country

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Urges Indian Diaspora To Become Partners In Growth Of Country

The Finance Minister highlighted the contributions of the country people in innovation and research.


22 April 2022
Nirmala Sitharaman Meets Heads Of FedEx, Mastercard, Others During US Visit

Nirmala Sitharaman Meets Heads Of FedEx, Mastercard, Others During US Visit

FedEx President and CEO-elect Raj Subramaniam, during the meeting with the finance minister, mentioned that he is positive about India and has significant...


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20 March 2022
NEWSFLASH | N Biren Singh To Take Oath As Manipur CM Again

NEWSFLASH | N Biren Singh To Take Oath As Manipur CM Again

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced that N Biren Singh will again take oath as Manipur’s Chief Minister.


20 March 2022
Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju In Manipur; Scheduled To Meet Local BJP MLAs

Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju In Manipur; Scheduled To Meet Local BJP MLAs

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed as the central observer and Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju as co-observer for the...


14 March 2022
Many States Request GST Compensation Extension Beyond 5 Years, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Many States Request GST Compensation Extension Beyond 5 Years, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Under the GST law, states were guaranteed to be compensated bi-monthly for any loss of revenue in the first five years of GST implementation from July 1,...


04 March 2022
Government May Delay LIC IPO To Next Fiscal Amid Ukraine Crisis: Report

Government May Delay LIC IPO To Next Fiscal Amid Ukraine Crisis: Report

According to the report, the government will initially access the ongoing situation between Russia and Ukraine before moving ahead to the IPO. 


23 February 2022
Lot Of Buzz, Interest In Market For LIC IPO, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Lot Of Buzz, Interest In Market For LIC IPO, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

On February 13, the state-owned insurer filed draft papers with capital markets regulator Sebi for the sale of a 5 per cent stake by the government for an...


22 February 2022
Government Looking Into Governance Lapses At NSE, Says Finance Minister

Government Looking Into Governance Lapses At NSE, Says Finance Minister

Earlier this month, Sebi penalised NSE and its former MDs and CEOs, Chitra Ramkrishna and Ravi Narain, and others for various violations in a case related to...


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22 February 2022
Maintain Constant Vigil On Financial Sector, Says Sitharaman To Regulators

Maintain Constant Vigil On Financial Sector, Says Sitharaman To Regulators

The FSDC meeting attended by various financial sector regulators, including RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, comes against the backdrop of rising tension between...


21 February 2022
Trust, Confidence In Financial Markets Critical To Gain Traction Among Investors, Says Sitharaman

Trust, Confidence In Financial Markets Critical To Gain Traction Among Investors, Says Sitharaman

She highlighted the important role of market participants in institution-building and in making the financial market stronger and investor-friendly.


21 February 2022
Government Aims For Sustained Recovery; Infrastructure Spends To Help Economy, Says Finance Minister

Government Aims For Sustained Recovery; Infrastructure Spends To Help Economy, Says Finance Minister

Stating that technology has helped the government make payments to the affected people during the pandemic, Sitharaman said it is also looking at how digital...


14 February 2022
Discussions On With RBI Over Digital Rupee, Says Finance Minister

Discussions On With RBI Over Digital Rupee, Says Finance Minister

Sitharaman in her Budget speech on February 1 had announced that Digital Rupee or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) would be issued by the RBI in the coming...


14 February 2022
Loans To ABG Shipyard Turned NPAs Prior To 2014, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Loans To ABG Shipyard Turned NPAs Prior To 2014, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently booked ABG Shipyard Limited, its former chairman and managing director Rishi Kamlesh Agarwal and others for...


11 February 2022
Get Ready To Pay GST On Crypto Trading, Government Eyeing Proposal In GST Council Meet

Get Ready To Pay GST On Crypto Trading, Government Eyeing Proposal In GST Council Meet

The government is chasing the crypto sector at full throttle. After Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget proposal to tax income from crypto trading at 30 per cent,...


11 February 2022
'What Is This Poverty?': Sitharaman On Rahul Gandhi's 2013 'State Of Mind' Remark

'What Is This Poverty?': Sitharaman On Rahul Gandhi's 2013 'State Of Mind' Remark

Without naming Gandhi, she referred to the Congress leader's remarks on poverty to counter the criticism from Opposition leaders, including former finance...


11 February 2022
Government Contained Retail Inflation At 6.2% Despite Biggest Contraction In Economy, Says Sitharaman

Government Contained Retail Inflation At 6.2% Despite Biggest Contraction In Economy, Says Sitharaman

She explained that the Indian economy suffered Rs 9.57 lakh crore loss due to the pandemic, compared to a Rs 2.12 lakh crore contraction during the global...


09 February 2022
Budget, A Roadmap For People's Welfare, Says Union Minister

Budget, A Roadmap For People's Welfare, Says Union Minister

He referred to the highlights of the budget presented in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 and said the budget also...


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