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PM Modi holds Cabinet meeting immediately after returning from two-day Japan visit
India

PM Modi holds Cabinet meeting immediately after returning from two-day Japan visit

The Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi was attended by Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, S Jaishankar, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, and Smriti Irani among others

Fuel price cut: Nirmala Sitharaman rebuts Opposition flak, says move does not impact states' tax share
Business

Fuel price cut: Nirmala Sitharaman rebuts Opposition flak, says move does not impact states' tax share

This comes after former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and other Opposition leaders stated that the reduction in excise duty announced on Saturday evening would reduce the share of states in Central taxes

Excise duty cut on auto fuel: Petrol price slashed by Rs 8.69/ltr, diesel by Rs 7.05/ltr
India

Excise duty cut on auto fuel: Petrol price slashed by Rs 8.69/ltr, diesel by Rs 7.05/ltr

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also stated that the government will give Rs 200 per cylinder subsidy to the poor who got cooking gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme

Congress accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'befooling' people, says people need relief instead of 'jugglery of figures'
Politics

Congress accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'befooling' people, says people need relief instead of 'jugglery of figures'

The opposition party demanded that the finance minister show courage and roll back excise on petrol and diesel to the level it was under the UPA in May 2014

Fuel price cut to gas cylinder subsidy: Five key announcements made by Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Fuel price cut to gas cylinder subsidy: Five key announcements made by Nirmala Sitharaman

The government also announced a fertiliser subsidy of Rs 1.10 crore and a customs duty cut on raw materials for plastic products

Vote for BJP candidates in Tamil Nadu to solve problems, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Vote for BJP candidates in Tamil Nadu to solve problems, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also encouraging the party workers, leaders and legislators to work for the welfare of the people

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman accuses Congress of having links with 'Left extremist forces'
India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman accuses Congress of having links with 'Left extremist forces'

She also added that the Congress was involving itself in absentee politics and what we required was a Congress-mukt Bharat

Rate hike wasn't surprising, timing was, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

Rate hike wasn't surprising, timing was, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The timing of RBI's rate hike came as a surprise but not the action itself as people thought it should have been done anyway

Nirmala Sitharaman flags anonymity as 'inherent risk' in use of blockchain
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman flags anonymity as 'inherent risk' in use of blockchain

The finance minister's remarks come ahead of the launch of the budgetary announcement of CBDC which is based on the blockchain technology and billed as being similar to paper currency

India-US relationship has moved forward and deepened, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

India-US relationship has moved forward and deepened, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman said India's relationship with the US is improving each day

India facing difficulties with WTO on exporting cereals amidst global food crisis, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
World

India facing difficulties with WTO on exporting cereals amidst global food crisis, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Responding to India's concerns, WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said that the organisation is looking at it very positively and hopefully it would be sorted

Nirmala Sitharaman reaffirms India's commitment to fighting money laundering, terror financing; lauds FATF
India

Nirmala Sitharaman reaffirms India's commitment to fighting money laundering, terror financing; lauds FATF

Sitharaman congratulated FATF President Marcus Pleyer for the able guidance and leadership provided through the challenging times of the pandemic

G20 FMCBG meet: Nirmala Sitharaman calls for proactive collective efforts towards protecting economies
World

G20 FMCBG meet: Nirmala Sitharaman calls for proactive collective efforts towards protecting economies

At the meeting in the US, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said prolonged inflation, supply chain disruption, volatility in energy markets and investor uncertainty have dampened the global growth momentum

Nirmala Sitharaman meets CFLI vice chairman Mary Schapiro, shares her vision of developing GIFT City
World

Nirmala Sitharaman meets CFLI vice chairman Mary Schapiro, shares her vision of developing GIFT City

During the meeting, Mary Shapiro discussed the success in India with respect to building robust renewable energy markets and concurred that it is opportune time for India to play a leadership role in shaping global

Nirmala Sitharaman assures Sri Lankan counterpart of all possible assistance from India
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Nirmala Sitharaman assures Sri Lankan counterpart of all possible assistance from India

Sri Lanka is grappling with an unprecedented economic turmoil, the worst since its independence from Britain in 1948

Finance Minister Sitharaman meets IMF chief, discusses impact of recent 'geopolitical developments' on global economy
World

Finance Minister Sitharaman meets IMF chief, discusses impact of recent 'geopolitical developments' on global economy

During the meeting, IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva highlighted India's well-targeted policy mix that has helped the Indian economy remain resilient even with a limited fiscal space

Biggest risk of cryptocurrency for all countries will be money laundering, it being used for financing terror: Sitharaman
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Biggest risk of cryptocurrency for all countries will be money laundering, it being used for financing terror: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday participated in a high-level panel discussion on 'Money at a Crossroad' hosted by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to embark on US visit tonight
India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to embark on US visit tonight

The finance minister will hold one-on-one meetings with CEOs from the semiconductor, energy and other sectors of priority for the Government of India

Head-on | Why US needs ‘swing’ power India in a rapidly changing world order
World

Head-on | Why US needs ‘swing’ power India in a rapidly changing world order

In the evolving new world order, as the 2+2 strategic dialogue and Modi-Biden talks underscored, India is fast emerging as the pivot on which the balance of global power will turn

PM Mudra Yojana: Rs 18.60 lakh crore sanctioned in loans in 7 years
India

PM Mudra Yojana: Rs 18.60 lakh crore sanctioned in loans in 7 years

The scheme was launched on April 8, 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing loans up to Rs 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises