Buzz of increasing GST rates everywhere except my office: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
Ahead of the crucial meeting of the GST Council, Finance Mini...
Bangladesh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to CAB
Speaking to the media, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Bangladesh's Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen had conveyed that he had changed his programme on account of domestic issues pertaining to the commemoration of the Victory Day of Bangladesh on December 16.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman says centre committed to paying GST compensation; does not give timeline
During the debate in the Rajya Sabha on the bill seeking Parliamentary nod for additional or supplementary spending in the current fiscal, Congress, Left and TMC raised the issue of non-payment of the GST compensation. The FM said the Centre was committed to discharging its obligation and asserted that "no one should have any doubt".
Angela Merkel tops Forbes most-powerful women list, again; FM Nirmala Sitharaman stands at 34th spot
Following Merkel was Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank.
RBI had no objection to issuance of electoral bonds through SBI: FM
Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said in Rajya Sabha that the RBI had no objection to issuance of electoral bonds through SBI. Replying to a supplementary during the Question Hour on electoral bonds through the SBI, the Finance Minister said RBI being a stakeholder was involved in extensive consultations with the government at the stage of conceptualisation.
Cabinet set to provide big relief for NBFCs, HFCs
The Union Cabinet is soon going to clear another set of measures aimed at providing a big relief to the non-banking finance companies (NBFC)...
GST Council meet: Centre to propose hiking 5% rate slab
Centre may propose hiking 5% GST rate to between 6% and 8%. GST officers panel to suggest rate restructuring in next GST meet on December 18...
Ready for high-level panel to monitor long term irrigation fund use: FM
The long term irrigation fund was instituted under NABARD in 2016-17 under the 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchyee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme' that envisages bringing 76 lakh hectares under irrigation through 99 identified projects.
We are not done with stimulus: Nirmala Sitharaman on reviving economy
A personal income tax rate cut for Sitharaman would be difficult at this juncture.
FM: More reforms to make India better investment destination
The government has taken various steps, including reduction of corporate tax, she said at the India-Sweden Business Summit here. "I only can invite and assure that the government of India is committed for further reforms in various sectors — whether it is banking, mining or insurance and so on," she said.
Govt taking adequate measures to control onion prices: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman said there are several structural issues related to storage of onions and the government is trying to address them. Steps taken by the government to check rising prices of onion include ban on exports, imposition of stock limit, and import and transfer of onions from surplus to deficit areas, FM said.
Congress leader expresses regret over 'nirbala' remark against FM Sitharaman
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury expressed regret in the House on Wednesday over his "nirbala" remark on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and described her as his sister.
Parliament okays corporate tax cut; FM says software developers, miners not eligible for lower rates
Replying to a debate on the legislation, Sitharaman said a negative list of activities that do not constitute manufacturing has been created and will not be eligible for the lower 15 per cent tax rate for manufacturing firms that are set up after October 1 and that begin operations by 2023.
FM's remarks on economy disappointing in extreme: Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha said the root cause of the current economic crisis is "death of demand" in the country. He alleged that the government ignored the agriculture distress in the country. Sinha also raised questions over the data for calculating GDP numbers. He added that companies after companies are facing bankruptcy and the govt has stated that it would have to close Air India.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s onion faux pas: Here’s what she said in Parliament
Speaking in Lok Sabha, the Finance Minister yesterday said that she doesn't eat much of onion or garlic and hails from a family where these ...
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