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Nirmala Sitharaman Nirmala Sitharaman DOB: August 18, 1959

Nirmala Sitharaman joined the BJP in 2008 and has served as a spokesperson for the party. In 2014, she was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet as a junior minister and in June 2014, she elected as a Rajya Sabha Member from Andhra Pradesh. In May 2016, she was one of the 12 candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the Rajya Sabha elections due on 11 June 2016. She successfully contested her seat from Karnataka. On 3 September 2017, she was elevated to Defence Minister. After Narendra Modi was re-elected in 2019 she became the first full time woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the Finance Minister post.

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'Not a word from tweet-friendly Rahul Gandhi': Sitharaman on Hoshiarpur rape

India | Oct 24, 2020, 01:50 PM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out all guns blazing against Congress for its "selective outrage" in wake of the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old girl, belonging to a migrant family from Bihar, in Punjab.

Onion Price Hike Memes & Jokes

Onion Price Hike Memes & Jokes: Netizens say 'Pyaar se darr nahi lagta, pyaaz se lgta hai'

Trending | Oct 22, 2020, 04:44 PM IST

The sharp price hike of onions started a meme fest on social media. While many memes were about how rich the Jain community will be since they don't consume onions, many others felt that Onions are the diamond in the vegetable world.

Economic stimulus package, Nirmala Sitharaman, Coronavirus pandemic

Govt working on next economic stimulus package: Finance Ministry official

Business | Oct 21, 2020, 08:48 PM IST

The government is preparing for a second stimulus package as country is exiting from the lockdown amid signs that the pr day coronavirus cases are also falling, Reuters quoted a finance ministry official saying.

Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP manifesto, Bihar elections 2020

Bihar Election 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman to release BJP's manifesto on Thursday

Elections | Oct 21, 2020, 11:28 PM IST

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections 2020, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will launch BJP's manifesto for upcoming polls in Patna on October 22 (Thursday). Union Minister and Patna Sahib MP Ravi Shankar Prasad will also be present at the manifesto release.

No consensus on borrowing for shortfall in GST compensation cess, says Sitharaman

No consensus to make up for GST shortfall of states, says FM Sitharaman

Business | Oct 12, 2020, 10:53 PM IST

The GST Council met for the third time in a row to discuss the issue of funding the revenue shortfall of states. Earlier in the day, finance minister announced a slew of measures to boost consumer spending in the economy.

Sitharaman announces LTC cash voucher, special festival advance scheme for govt employees

Govt to give Rs 10,000 special festival advance to all employees; LTC cash voucher scheme announced

Business | Oct 12, 2020, 01:31 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the employees could buy items that attract 12 per cent or more goods and services tax (GST). These purchases will have to be made in digital mode from GST-registered outlets.

GST compensation cess of Rs 20,000 cr to be disbursed to states tonight: FM Sitharaman

Govt to disburse GST compensation cess of Rs 20,000 cr to states: FM Sitharaman

Business | Oct 05, 2020, 11:28 PM IST

This year's compensation cess collected amounting to Rs 20,000 crores will be disbursed to the States tonight, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

GST compensation gap, states, centre, coronavirus pandemic

Entire shortfall of compensation to states will be compensated: Sources

Business | Sep 08, 2020, 12:05 AM IST

Days after government announced 2 options for States on the issue of meeting GST compensation, Finance Ministry sources on Monday said the entire shortfall of compensation to the states irrespective of whether it is on account of GST implementation or coronavirus pandemic will be compensated.

Govt jobs, Finance Ministry, Nirmala Sitharaman

No restriction, ban on filling up of Govt posts, normal recruitment to continue as usual

India | Sep 05, 2020, 10:32 PM IST

The Finance Ministry on Saturday dismissed rumoured reports that the government has banned or restricted hirings saying that there is no restriction or ban on filling up of posts in Government of India.

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Finance Minister Sitharaman to meet heads of banks, NBFCs on loan recast on Thursday

Business | Sep 02, 2020, 08:21 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a review meeting with heads of banks and NBFCs on Thursday for smooth and speedy implementation of the one-time debt recast for resolution of COVID-19 related stress in bank loans.

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman to meet bankers on loan recast on Thursday

Business | Aug 30, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

The finance minister will review the implementation of the resolution framework for COVID-19 related stress in bank loans on Thursday with the top management of scheduled commercial banks and NBFCs.

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States to be given two options on meeting compensation gap: Centre after GST council meet

Business | Aug 27, 2020, 05:27 PM IST

Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey who attended the 41st GST Council Meet on the agenda of making up for shortfall in states’ revenues amid the pandemic, said that the Attorney General's clear opinion was that compensation gap cannot be met from India's consolidated fund and provided two options.

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 41st GST Council meet; media briefing at 3 pm

GST shortfall of Rs 2.35 lakh crore in FY21, two options mooted to compensate states, says FM

Business | Aug 27, 2020, 05:28 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who chaired the 41st GST Council meeting, said the GST shortfall in FY21 was around Rs 2.35 lakh crore. Following a marathon five-hour meeting, Sitharaman said two options of compensating states were discussed.

Govt open to more tweaks in Rs 3 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme: Sitharaman

Govt open to more tweaks in Rs 3 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme: Sitharaman

Business | Aug 25, 2020, 05:12 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government is open to further tweaking the Rs 3 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme for providing collateral-free loans to small businesses.

Businesses with annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are now exempted from GST: Finance Ministry

Businesses with annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are now exempted from GST: Finance Ministry

Aug 25, 2020, 03:44 PM IST

The Ministry of Finance on Monday said that businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakhs are exempt from GST and those with a turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can opt for the Composition Scheme and pay only one per cent tax.  

BIG Ticket Tax reforms: PM Modi calls it 'honouring the honest' | Top Points

BIG Ticket Tax Reforms: PM Modi calls it 'honouring the honest' | Top Points

Business | Aug 13, 2020, 02:10 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a platform to honour honest taxpayers via video conferencing at 11 AM on Thursday (today). The launch of the platform for 'Transparent Taxation - Honoring the Honest' will further carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms.

Govt to come out with strategic sectors list soon: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Govt to come out with strategic sectors list soon: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Business | Aug 01, 2020, 03:37 PM IST

As part of the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' package, the finance minister in May had announced that there will be a maximum of four public sector companies in strategic sectors, and state-owned firms in other segments will eventually be privatised.

IT dept responsive to the needs of taxpayers during pandemic, says Sitharaman

IT dept responsive to the needs of taxpayers during pandemic, says Sitharaman

Business | Jul 25, 2020, 07:53 AM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reserved words of praise for the Income Tax department, complementing officers for being responsive to the needs of the taxpayers during the pandemic times by relaxing various compliance requirements and addressing the liquidity concerns of the taxpayers.

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Govt's endeavour has been to further simplify Direct Tax laws: Sitharaman

Business | Jul 24, 2020, 09:23 PM IST

Appreciating its continuous efforts towards making the tax administration taxpayer-friendly, transparent and geared towards facilitating voluntary compliance, she said there has been a paradigm shift in its role in recent years, from being just a revenue collecting organisation to becoming a more citizen-centric establishment.

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