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Nirmala Sitharaman to match Morarji Desai's record when she presents sixth straight budget on Feb 1

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to match the record of former Prime Minister Morarji Desai when she presents her sixth straight budget on February 1.

21,791 fake GST registrations, tax evasion of over Rs 24,000 cr uncovered: Sitharaman

New Delhi: GST officers have identified 21,791 fraudulent GST registrations and uncovered potential tax evasion exceeding Rs 24,000 crore during a two-month-long special drive, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said.

'Global community must find ways to debt restructuring of low-income nations': Nirmala Sitharaman

Mumbai/UNI: Noting that the high debt level of poor countries poses risks to their sustainable development, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that the international community must collaborate and find stronger ways to coordinate debt restructuring for low-income and vulnerable middle-income countries facing debt distress.

FM Sitharaman to visit US to attend Spring Annual Meetings of the IMF-World Bank

New Delhi/IBNS: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will start an official visit to the USA on April 10, 2023, an official statement said on Saturday.

Union Budget: Atmanirbhar Clean Plant Program to be launched with an outlay of Rs. 2,200 crore

New Delhi: An Atmanirbhar Clean Plant Program will be launched with an outlay of Rs. 2,200 crore to boost availability of disease-free, quality planting material for high value horticultural crops, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman said while presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament on Wednesday. 

Millions in Sri Lanka seek financial aid: Sri Lanka Finance Minister

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that nearly four million families, which make up 58 percent of the country’s households, are seeking financial assistance from the government under various social welfare schemes to survive amid the ongoing economic crisis.

Disinvestment empowered PSUs: Nirmala Sitharaman

Kochi/UNI: Disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) during the past decade had empowered them and energised the capital markets, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.

Inflation, volatility in energy markets dampening growth momentum, says FM Sitharaman in G20 meeting

New Delhi/Washington/UNI: Participating in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting in Washington on Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the global growth momentum is dampened by prolonged inflation, supply chain disruption, volatility in energy markets and investor uncertainty.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Treasury Secretary Yellen discuss global minimum tax

Washington/UNI: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Janet L Yellen spoke on the phone and discussed global minimum tax.

#Budget2021: Nirmala Sitharaman vaccinates India's economy with healthcare and infra shots; no IT filing for 75+ pensioners

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the pandemic and riding on the call for a self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) India, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a budget with substantial focus on healthcare and vaccine, while exempting pensioners  above 75 years from filing Income Tax, keeping the personal IT unchanged and announcing infrastructural funds for poll-bound states Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Assam.

India gives push to privatisation in detailing fourth tranche of Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's fourth press conference on Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package, dubbed as a package to build "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" or "Self-reliant India", was largely concentrated with the Narendra Modi government's push to privatisation in multiple sectors through reforms.

LIVE: FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds 4th press conference over economic package

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is holding her fourth press conference to give details of the Rs. 20 lakh crore mega stimulus economic package which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week. 

RBI measures will give 'much-desired relief', says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi/UNI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday welcomed the RBI announcement of massive 75 basis points cut in repo rates as a measure to counter the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintained that three month moratorium on payments of term loan instalments and interest on working capital will give much-desired relief.

ICC delegation meets Union Fin Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 

Kolkata/UNI: The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) delegation led by president Mayank Jalan had a post-budget discussion with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the city on Sunday.

Govt will not set up a separate fund for Aspirational Districts: Sitharaman

Mumbai/IBNS: Clarifying government's stand on funding the Aspirational Districts, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will not create a separate fund like SC/ST fund for the Aspirational Districts but facilitate reaching of the existing schemes to these districts.