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FM says new tax regime has been made 'very attractive'

Nirmala said the Budget focuses on middle class, employment generation, MSMEs, agriculture sector, rural population, health and green growth

11 Feb 2023 7:22 AM

Sanjaya Baru | The State in the economy and state of the economy

Returning to the 7.0 to 8.0 per cent growth path is the only way in which the next decade can hope to be dubbed as “Amrit Kaal”

06 Feb 2023 12:36 AM

FM lists 7 Budget priorities: Tax slab changes; middle class focus; Rlys boost

Finance minister gives Rs.10 lakh crore boost to building infrastructure

02 Feb 2023 7:06 AM

Sitharaman takes tablet in red pouch to Parliament to present paperless Budget

She posed for the traditional 'briefcase' picture outside her office along with her team of officials before heading to meet the President

01 Feb 2023 10:38 AM

AA Edit | Madam FM, pursue growth above all

The Budget would be judged for its ability to unleash the Indian economy on a rapid growth path.

30 Jan 2023 12:47 AM


Sanjaya Baru | Budget 2023: Capital strike subdues the ‘animal spirits’

It has become a habit for most governments to make the annual Budget speech a statement of past achievements and grand promises.

23 Jan 2023 12:28 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman admitted to AIIMS

The 63-year-old has been admitted in a private ward of the hospital

26 Dec 2022 1:53 PM

AA Edit | Make middle class growth engine in coming Budget

The middle classes are not seen as too crucial and are all but forgotten

28 Nov 2022 1:44 AM

India Inc. wants I-T cuts, focus on job creation, tax slabs

CII asks the government to lower income tax rates to help revive consumption demand

22 Nov 2022 6:51 AM

Coal is going to be back again as gas becoming unaffordable: FM Sitharaman

Russia has sharply curtailed natural gas shipments to Europe in retaliation for sanctions that the West put in place after Ukraine invasion

16 Oct 2022 12:49 PM


Avoid unidimensional view of Indian subsidies: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank

It is important to differentiate between distortive subsidies and targeted support to the vulnerable households, Nirmala said

15 Oct 2022 11:19 AM

FM Sitharaman to India Inc: What stops you from investing

FM expressed concerns over an issue of payment of dues to micro, small, and medium enterprises and asked big corporates to clear their dues

14 Sep 2022 7:53 AM

Centre cuts excise duty on petrol by Rs.8 and diesel by Rs.6

Petrol price down Rs 9.5/l, diesel Rs 7 after Centre cuts excise duty

22 May 2022 2:00 AM

Nirmala meets IMF chief; discusses impact of geopolitical situation on global growth

IMF chief highlighted India's well-targeted policy mix which helped the country's economy remain resilient even with a limited fiscal space

19 Apr 2022 11:09 AM

Sitharaman defends EPFO interest rate

Union finance minister was replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the supplementary spending for the current fiscal

22 Mar 2022 12:12 AM


FM defends time taken to file fraud complaint in ABG Shipyard

The Minister said that the time taken to detect the fraud was less than normal

14 Feb 2022 11:18 PM

Union Budget 2022 highlights: No Income Tax change, digital rupee, 5G, hike in Capex

Budget seeks to lay the foundation and give a blueprint of the economy over Amrit Kal of next 25 years

01 Feb 2022 10:14 AM

GST council puts off rate hike on textiles

The matter has been referred to the tax rate rationalisation committee and it will be discussed again at the next meeting of the council

01 Jan 2022 7:13 AM

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 46th GST Council meeting in Delhi

Finance ministers of States and Union Territories and senior officials are attending the meeting held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi

31 Dec 2021 1:25 PM

Neither PM nor finance minister know economics: Subramanian Swamy

The BJP MP also held the Union finance minister responsible for the price rise in the country, saying she does not consult anyone

14 Dec 2021 10:39 AM