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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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This is daylight robbery: P Chidambaram on National Monetisation Pipeline

News | Sep 03, 2021, 03:40 PM IST

Congress leader P Chidambaram on September 3 asked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to clarify National Monetisation Pipeline plans. Former Finance Minister also lambasted Sitharaman, claiming Centre's plan is "daylight robbery".

Need to have informed conversation about Savarkar: Nirmala Sitharaman

News | Sep 02, 2021, 06:42 AM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 1 said that there is a need to have an informed conversation about the contribution and ideas of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Nirmala Sitharaman attends National Handloom Day celebrations in AP's Srikakulam

News | Aug 07, 2021, 07:40 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 07 attended National Handloom Day celebrations at Ponduru village in Srikakulam District.

Government cuts interest rates on small savings schemes effective from April 1

News | Apr 01, 2021, 09:00 AM IST

Interest rates of small savings schemes of the Government of India shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021. Orders issued by oversight shall be withdrawn: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Both States, Centre have duties on petroleum price: Nirmala Sitharaman

News | Mar 05, 2021, 07:06 PM IST

On being asked about fuel price rise, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that both State government and Central government have duties on petroleum price.

Budget 21-22 helps viewing India as hub of manufacturing: Sitharaman

News | Mar 05, 2021, 07:20 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended a meet at IWPC presser where she said that the current budget helps viewing "India as hub of manufacturing."

Our cronies are the common 'janta' of this country: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

News | Feb 13, 2021, 11:45 AM IST

Some members have questioned whether allocation for minority affairs, allocation for SC & ST has been reduced. No, they have not. Total allocation for minority affairs is Rs 4,811 crores in 2021-22 which is an 8.6% increase for the ministry, higher than actual expenditure: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Top 5 News | Anupam Kher shares portfolio picture from 1981; Watch video for more news

News | Feb 08, 2021, 05:28 PM IST

Veteran actor Anupam Kher went down memory lane as he shared a few portfolio pictures he took when he came to Mumbai in 1981 to become an actor. Anupam posted the monochrome pictures on Instagram. The first image features Anupam sporting a beard, while the second photo has an address mentioned in it.

Developed economies still struggling but India found way to survive: Finance Minister

News | Feb 08, 2021, 12:00 AM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 07 said that developed economies are still struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic, but India has found a way to survive in it.

Lenders agreeing to settle NPAs through 'bad bank': FM Sitharaman

News | Feb 07, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

Speaking on Asset Recreation Company or Bad Bank Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that government come up with bank driven solution rather than government solution.

'Very shocking, it's a natural disaster': Nirmala Sitharaman on Chamoli tragedy

News | Feb 07, 2021, 05:47 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed condolences on Chamoli tragedy, where 100-150 casualties are feared after water level rose in Dhauliganga river after a glacier burst.

Sitharaman, CM Sonowal attend 3rd phase of 'Assam Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Scheme'

News | Feb 06, 2021, 10:25 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal attended the launch of third phase of 'Assam Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Scheme' in Guwahati on February 06. Health Minister of the state, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma also attended the event. Speaking at the event, Sitharaman said, "Situation of labourers working in tea gardens should change. They must have home, water and food for their children."

'Confident to achieve direct tax collection target': CBDT Chairman

News | Feb 02, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

Speaking on today's Union Budget 2021-2022, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in the Parliament, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman, PC Mody said, "The revised estimate for direct tax collection this year is Rs 9.05 lakh crores, out of which we have collected Rs 6.63 lakh crores.

Union Budget 2021: Rs 4.78 lakh crore allocated for defence

Special Report | Feb 01, 2021, 11:07 PM IST

There was no big bang increase in the overall defence budget, but India did spend an additional unbudgeted Rs 20,776 crore on emergency arms procurements in the current fiscal in face of China's ongoing belligerence on the northern border, especially in Eastern Ladakh.

Budget 2021 focusses on growth| Experts decode the key announcements made by FM Sitharaman

News | Feb 01, 2021, 07:54 PM IST

This Budget comes at a time when all of us decided to give impetus to the economy & that impetus, we thought, would be qualitatively spent & give necessary demand push if we choose to spend big on infrastructure. If there are two important features of this Budget, it is that we chose to spend big on infrastructure which spans across roads, power generation, bridges, ports and so on. As a second feature, I tend to the need of the healthcare sector and even there, capacities for better health management had to be brought in in light of what we had gone through last year.

This budget is dedicated to the welfare of all people of India: BJP president JP Nadda

News | Feb 01, 2021, 06:14 PM IST

The budget 2021 has been presented in an unprecedented situation. It is inclusive and is dedicated to the welfare of all people of India: BJP president JP Nadda

No change in income tax rules | Decoding Budget 2021 with Experts

News | Feb 01, 2021, 04:12 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for 2021-22 in Parliament. This year's Budget is unique as finance minister used a Made in India tablet to deliver a paperless Budget address, instead of a bahi khata, that she used last year.

Budget provides impetus to the economy: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

News | Feb 01, 2021, 04:20 PM IST

This Budget comes at a time when all of us decided to give impetus to the economy & that impetus, we thought, would be qualitatively spent & give necessary demand push if we choose to spend big on infrastructure.

Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance

News | Feb 01, 2021, 09:44 AM IST

Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance. She will present the #UnionBudget 2021-22 in the Parliament today.

Union Budget 2021: Here are the things to watch out for this budget

News | Jan 31, 2021, 04:06 PM IST

The government also took care of a large population of the country related to agriculture and farming and enacted new laws to intensify the winds of improvement in the agricultural sector. The Budget 2021-22 is going to be presented in Parliament on Monday, amid wrangling over agricultural reform.

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