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Dept of Public Enterprises back with Finance Ministry for better coordination and asset management

New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) which was created in 1965 as Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has been placed under the ministry of finance to allow "direct and better" coordination, according to a media report.

Cabinet nod to Rs 6.28 lakh cr stimulus package announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi/UNI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 6,28,993 crore stimulus package announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to bail out the Covid-hit economy. This was informed by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar while briefing mediapersons about the Cabinet decisions.

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.

Rs 6.29 lakh crore package to provide 'lifeline dose' to sectors hit hard by Covid 19: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi/IBNS: ASSOCHAM on Monday welcomed several key measures announced by Union Finance Minister  Nirmala Sitharaman , aimed at providing relief to the sectors hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Fiscal package well-timed and will help many pandemic-hit sectors come on its feet: EEPC India

New Delhi/IBNS: The Rs 6.28 lakh crore stimulus package announced by the government is very well-timed and will boost overall confidence in the economy,  said EEPC India Chairman Mahesh Desai.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme for COVID-19 affected sectors

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a Rs. 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme for COVID-19 affected sectors in a bid to tackle the ongoing crisis emerging in the country due to the pandemic.

Income tax portal glitches impacting taxpayers adversely: Nirmala Sitharaman to Infosys

New Delhi/IBNS: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has expressed her disappointment over the glitches in the new Income-Tax portal at a meeting with Infosys officials.

'Hope Infosys won't let down taxpayers': Nirmala Sitharaman tags Nanadan Nilakeni over glitches on new website

New Delhi/IBNS: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday flagged IT giant Infosys co-founder and chairman Nandan Nilekani over a large number of complaints from users of the new e-filing website which the Income Tax Department launched the day before.

GST Council meet on May 28; likely to discuss States' Covid-related demands

New Delhi/UNI: The Goods and Services Tax Council will meet on May 28 after a gap of seven months amid calls from States for policy measures related to COVID-19 pandemic.

After Mamata seeks tax waivers on Covid meds and equipment, Sitharaman explains how taxation reduces burden on buyers

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has emphasised that a minimum 5 per cent tax on vaccines and 12 per cent tax on medicines and oxygen concentrators is necessary to keep their prices low while replying to West Bengal Chief Minister.

Modi govt rolls back interest rates cut on small savings

New Delhi/IBNS: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday morning rolled back interest rates cut on small savings schemes announced only last evening.

Nirmala Sitharaman launches Mobile Apps for 'corporate and investor-friendly' ecosystem

New Delhi/UNI: Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday launched two tech-enabled initiatives of the cororate affairs ministry to create a corporate and investor-friendly ecosystem and strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a digitally-empowered India.

Lok Sabha passes Insurance Amendment Bill, 2021

New Delhi/UNI: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote.

Not all banks will be privatised, assures Nirmala Sitharaman 

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday assured that merging of banks or privatisation of financial institutions will not hurt the interest of the employees.

India witnesses two-day bank strike from today, services hit

New Delhi/IBNS: The United Forum of Bank Union (UFBU), the umbrella organisation of nine bank unions, have called for a two-day nationwide bank strike beginning Mar 15 in protest against the privatisation of the sector, media reports said.