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Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance Minister of India
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian economist and politician serving as the current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India's second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi, and first full-time female Finance Minister. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the BJP.

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Looking at bigger, meaningful role for small, medium enterprises in 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': FM Sitharaman [Video]

Looking at bigger, meaningful role for small, medium enterprises in 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': FM Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed at Tech Sparks 2020 on October 28 where she said, "The idea of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is first that we have recognised that the Indian economy depends..

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‘India’s GDP growth this year will be negative or near zero’: FM Sitharaman [Video]

‘India’s GDP growth this year will be negative or near zero’: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the current fiscal 2020-21 will be in negative or near zero, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The Finance..

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India's growth will be negative or near zero this year: FM Sitharaman [Video]

India's growth will be negative or near zero this year: FM Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 4th Annual India Energy Forum by CERA Week on Oct 27. She said, "India's growth this year will be negative or near zero. Next year India can be one of..

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Punjab horror: BJP slams Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi over 6-yr-old's rape-murder case [Video]

Punjab horror: BJP slams Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi over 6-yr-old's rape-murder case

A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a..

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BJP in its manifesto promises to provide free COVID vaccine to people of Bihar: Sitharaman [Video]

BJP in its manifesto promises to provide free COVID vaccine to people of Bihar: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 22 said that BJP in its manifesto promises to give free COVID vaccination to the people of Bihar. "As soon as COVID-19 vaccine will be available for..

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BJP Bihar manifesto: Free Covid vaccine; focus on jobs & l Key details [Video]

BJP Bihar manifesto: Free Covid vaccine; focus on jobs & l Key details

The BJP has released its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Election and the focus seems to be on jobs, healthcare and the education sector. The manifesto was released by Union Finance Minister..

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Bihar polls: Nirmala Sitharaman releases BJP's manifesto [Video]

Bihar polls: Nirmala Sitharaman releases BJP's manifesto

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released BJP's manifesto for Bihar Assembly elections in Patna on October 22. BJP come up with '11 sankalp' in their party's manifesto. Addressing the mediapersons,..

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Govt not opposed to another stimulus package: FM Sitharaman [Video]

Govt not opposed to another stimulus package: FM Sitharaman

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, on October 19 said that the government is open to another stimulus package to deal with the blow of COVID-19. "We have not closed..

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Markets open in green, crucial GST council meeting today [Video]

Markets open in green, crucial GST council meeting today

Equity benchmark indices were up with a slight positive bias on Monday ahead of crucial Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to be chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. At 10:10..

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Ram Vilas Paswan passes away: President, PM Modi, others pay tribute [Video]

Ram Vilas Paswan passes away: President, PM Modi, others pay tribute

Tributes pour in for Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan who passed away on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind said 'nation lost a visionary leader'. Calling it a 'personal loss' PM Modi said he is..

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Compensation cess of Rs 20,000 crore to be distributed to states tonight: Nirmala Sitharaman [Video]

Compensation cess of Rs 20,000 crore to be distributed to states tonight: Nirmala Sitharaman

Several decisions were taken at the 42nd meeting of GST Council held on October 05 with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Finance Minister stated that compensation cess collected this year amounting..

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No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman [Video]

No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be..

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Atmanirbhar Bharat will strengthen India globally: Sitharaman [Video]

Atmanirbhar Bharat will strengthen India globally: Sitharaman

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on September 11 said that Atmanirbhar Bharat at a time of COVID-19 is a voice which PM gives to every Indian that the people have..

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Pharmaceutical-related production facilities coming up in 6 states: Sitharaman [Video]

Pharmaceutical-related production facilities coming up in 6 states: Sitharaman

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on September 11 explained Atmanirbhar Bharat. She said that government is ensuring the setting up of dedicated production facilities..

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PM Modi to review state of economy with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today

Though the finance minister is not carrying a specified agenda for discussion with the PM, she is likely to present a picture of the state of the economy and impact on the ground and the progress made..
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Punjab rape-murder gives BJP ammo to target Rahul Gandhi

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman questioned “tweet-friendly” Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra and asked if the incident didn’t shake the conscience of the “brother-sister duo who rush to..
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Not a word from tweet-friendly Rahul Gandhi': Sitharaman questions Congress on Hoshiarpur rape


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Free Covid vaccine, 19 lakh jobs: BJP releases Bihar manifesto

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for the three-phased Bihar elections promising to distribute the coronavirus vaccine free of cost once approved by the ICMR, and also..
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Bihar Assembly Elections: BJP releases manifesto, promises free COVID-19 vaccine in state

Releasing the manifesto, Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the NDA government has set an example in India in the fight against COVID-19.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to release BJP manifesto for Bihar polls tomorrow

The Bharatiya Janata Party will on Thursday release its election manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharanan will release the manifesto in Patna.
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Farm laws were long-waiting reforms, MSP to continue: Sitharaman

Sitharaman said that MSP will be continued which is recommended by various committees like the Swaminathan committee.
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FM Nirmala Sitharaman mounts veiled attack on Congress over MSP


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GST Council meet: Centre to give Rs 20,000 crore for GST compensation to states, next round of meeting on October 12

Nirmala Sitharaman also said that the GST Council has decided to continue with the compensation cess even after June 2022.
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Sitharaman to chair GST council meeting today, likely to face opposition flak over proposed borrowing option

The meeting is likely to get heated as non-BJP ruled states are still in disagreement with the Centre on the GST compensation issue.
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Sitharaman slams Sonia's 'bypass Centre farm laws' advice to party-ruled states, cites Cong's 2019 manifesto

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday targeted the Congress over party chief Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-rules states to bypass farm laws brought by Centre. Sitharaman said Congress..
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Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 through a voice vote on Tuesday. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a discussion in the Upper House said that the..
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Lok Sabha witnesses noisy scene over introduction of tax bill

Lok Sabha on Friday witnessed noisy scenes when Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought to introduce a bill to give effect to various compliance relief measures for taxpayers, including..
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BJP seeks Saugata Roy's apology over his personal comments at Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

Personal comments aimed at finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman from Trinamool Congress member Saugata Roy in Lok Sabha on Monday drew a sharp reaction from the treasury benches with parliamentary..
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No instruction given to remove regional languages at banks and ATMs, Nirmala Sitharaman says


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President Kovind hosts 'At Home' reception on I-Day

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday hosted 'At Home' reception in the President House in the national capital on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister..
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G20 Action Plan expression of collective commitment to fight Covid-19: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the G20 Action Plan is an expression of collective commitment to fight Covid-19 pandemic and it should remain relevant and effective as the crisis..
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'Racist, misogynist': Sambit Patra slams TMC leader for likening FM Nirmala Sitharaman to 'Kala Nagini'

Meanwhile, the Centre and the state have been in a state of conflict, with the BJP eyeing to wrench West Bengal away from the TMC as the assembly election approaches, scheduled to take place in early..
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TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee calls Nirmala Sitharaman 'venomous snake'

In controversial remarks, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has equated Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with a "venomous snake" for her handling of the economy, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which..
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West Bengal could not be made beneficiary of migrants' job scheme as TMC govt didn't give data: Sitharaman

Criticising the TMC dispensation in West Bengal for allegedly opposing pro-people policies of the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the state could not be made a..
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Cong's talk on democracy is anguishing, says Nirmala Sitharaman


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‘Cabinet decides to open up space assets to all’

The union cabinet, which met under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday decided to open up access to space assets to those beyond the government, in line with the announcements..
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Opposition can use any words they want, government has provided relief to poor, migrants: Sitharaman


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Centre must practice cooperative federalism; clear GST dues of states: Moily

Describing the stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "cosmetic", senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Monday said the Centre must practice cooperative federalism..
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Amid crisis, job guarantee scheme gets 40,000 crore extra

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced an additional allocation of Rs 40,000 crore for MGNREGA for 2020-21. She said it will help generate total 300 crore persondays of work. The step..
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Money can be put into people’s hands in several forms: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday the government consciously preferred a route aimed at empowering people rather than doling out cash because it felt that it was better suited to deal..
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Govt signals retreat of PSUs even across ‘strategic sectors’

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday unveiled the government’s plan to limit the role of public sector companies across the economy, while announcing assistance to help migrants, companies..
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Punjab CM takes exception to Sitharaman's comments on migrant crisis

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday took strong exception to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reported criticism of the Congress party's humanitarian efforts to help the..
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Will increase public health infrastructure: Nirmala Sitharaman


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Congress demands PM Modi, Sitharaman apologise to migrant workers for 'dramabaaz' remark


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Centre's economic package a 'jugglery of numbers': Left parties

Left parties described the govt's economic package as "misleading" and a "jugglery of numbers", hours after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and final tranche of the economic..
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'Is it not Dramebaazi?' FM Sitharaman on Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant workers

She urged the party to be responsible in its statements during the tough times India is going through.
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Govt package only worth Rs 3.22 lakh crore and 1.6% of GDP, not Rs 20 lakh crore: Congress

Sitharaman during her press conference on Sunday morning said that the Congress is playing politics over the migrants issue and Sonia Gandhi should have asked her chief ministers to help the migrants..
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Additional 40,000 crore to be allocated under MGNREGA: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the fifth and final tranche of the 20 lakh crore COVID-19 stimulus package
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Support to health, education, business sectors: Highlights of fifth tranche of COVID-19 stimulus package

Earlier on Saturday, Sitharaman had unveiled the fourth tranche of government's economic package
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: Nirmala Sitharaman announces fifth and final tranche of Atmanirbhar Bharat package

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 90,000-mark on Sunday, while the death toll has topped the 2,800-mark as well.
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Govt opens doors to greater private role in defence, power, space

The government on Saturday announced a major opening up of defence production, power, space and coal and mining sectors for private participation as part of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s..
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Amit Shah hails structural reforms announced by Sitharaman, says will help in building Atmanirbhar Bharat

He added that PM Modi's mantra of 'Reform, Perform and Transform' is the key to India's phenomenal growth in the last 6 years.
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Direct air routes to be opened, more airports to run PPP way: FM Nirmala Sitharaman


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Govt allows entry of private players in future planetary, outer space projects

Bringing a paradigm shift in the space sector that till now had a government monopoly, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced the entry of the private sector in the country’s..
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India to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in defence ventures

India will ease restrictions on the level of foreign ownership in defence manufacturing, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, in a move aimed at cutting down on imports.
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India to ease curbs on foreign investment in defence projects - minister

India will ease limits on foreign direct investment in defence manufacturing, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, in a bid to bring more production into the country.
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FM announces hike in FDI in defence production; ban on certain imports of defence weapons

To boost Make in India in defence production, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said FDI limit in defence manufacturing will be hiked to 74% from 49% while some weapons and platforms will..
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Chidambaram seeks clarification from Sitharaman on funds allocated for bee-keeping and animal husbandry


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MSMEs: Sitharaman, Gadkari should 'settle their accounts' first, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a swipe at the Centre on Friday, saying the ministers of finance and MSMEs should "settle their accounts" first and allow the MSMEs to save themselves without..
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India to spend $13 billion on a farm infrastructure fund

India will provide one trillion Indian rupees ($13.19 billion) to set up for the agriculture infrastructure fund, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
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3rd tranche of economic relief package to focus on agri sector: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking to media, FM said the package would focus on infrastructure and building capacities in the agriculture and allied activities. She said in the last two months several measures have been taken..
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Economic package a hoax, govt failed to send foodgrain it had promised: Mamata Banerjee

The TMC on Thursday dubbed the announcements made by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as a hoax and said the Centre had failed to provide West Bengal with the food grain it had promised or had..
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Welfare measures announced by FM show PM Modi's 'sensitivity' towards poor, marginal sections: JP Nadda

Lauding a host of measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday, BJP President J P Nadda said they show Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "sensitivity" towards the poor and..
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India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers

India will provide free foodgrains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weekslong lockdown and offer employment under a rural jobs programme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on..
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