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India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

05 Oct 2020

India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

Seven months after India imposed a strict lockdown to contain coronavirus spread, the country may have crossed the peak, the Finance Ministry said in its September report.

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

20 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

15 May 2020

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

On Thursday, India recorded a spike of 3,900 cases, taking the national tally to 82,000. The death toll also rose to 2,648.

German minister commits suicide; was worried about #Coronavirus crisis: Reports

29 Mar 2020

German minister commits suicide; was worried about #Coronavirus crisis: Reports

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of the German state of Hesse, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead on Saturday.

Coronavirus crisis: Government waives ATM withdrawal, bank balance non-maintenance charges

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Government waives ATM withdrawal, bank balance non-maintenance charges

In the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, the government has waived charges on withdrawals from other bank ATMs and the penalty on failing to maintain minimum bank balance for a period of three months.

Amid Yes Bank crisis, Sitharaman assures depositors' money safe

06 Mar 2020

Amid Yes Bank crisis, Sitharaman assures depositors' money safe

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday gave assurance to the depositors of cash-starved Yes Bank.

Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

07 Feb 2020

Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

01 Feb 2020

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

In what shows the government's intent towards improving the lives of women, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wants to revise the marriageable age of women, which is set at 18 currently.

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

05 Jan 2020

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

Jaitley: Remembering the man (behind the politician) on his birth-anniversary

28 Dec 2019

Jaitley: Remembering the man (behind the politician) on his birth-anniversary

Finance Minister in Prime Minister Modi's first term and a highly-regarded parliamentarian, Arun Jaitley would have turned 67 today.

What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

05 Dec 2019

What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said in the Parliament that she doesn't eat a lot of onions or garlic and neither does her family.

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

27 Nov 2019

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

Ahead of his hearing in the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case, Congress leader P Chidambaram was visited by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

30 Oct 2019

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

30 Oct 2019

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

A day after he was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is said to be suffering from Crohn's disease, sources told PTI.

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

24 Oct 2019

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

14 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

13 Oct 2019

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.

Your Provident Fund rate raised to 8.65% for 2018-19

24 Sep 2019

Your Provident Fund rate raised to 8.65% for 2018-19

On Tuesday, the Labor Ministry notified 8.65% interest rate on Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) for the 2018-19 financial year.

GST Council meeting: Push for hospitality; no relief for auto-sector

21 Sep 2019

GST Council meeting: Push for hospitality; no relief for auto-sector

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media, following the 37th GST Council meeting in Goa yesterday.

India Inc. welcomes Sitharaman's tax announcement, Modi calls it historic

20 Sep 2019

India Inc. welcomes Sitharaman's tax announcement, Modi calls it historic

The effect of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's massive announcement was seen instantly as markets rejoiced on Friday.

Government cuts corporate tax rate to 22% for domestic companies

20 Sep 2019

Government cuts corporate tax rate to 22% for domestic companies

In a move which is expected to boost growth and provide some respite to the sluggish economy, the government has decided to slash income tax for corporates.

Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19

17 Sep 2019

Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19

On Tuesday, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar announced that over 6 crore subscribers of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) would receive 8.65% interest on deposits for the financial year 2018-19.

Piyush Goyal says Einstein "discovered" gravity. Internet can't stop laughing!

12 Sep 2019

Piyush Goyal says Einstein "discovered" gravity. Internet can't stop laughing!

Albert Einstein, the greatest physicist of all time, once said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

06 Sep 2019

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

The worst fears of former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, came true on Thursday after a special court ordered that he should be sent to judicial custody at Tihar jail.

Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas

05 Sep 2019

Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas

P Chidambaram, the former Finance Minister, who has been in CBI custody has an important day today, as courts will pronounce verdict on a bunch of his pleas.

Ahead of bank merger, PNB reduces FD interest rates again

01 Sep 2019

Ahead of bank merger, PNB reduces FD interest rates again

Ahead of its merger with Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India, the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has revised its fixed deposit (FD) interest rates yet again.

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea calls Chidambaram's arrest 'good news'

29 Aug 2019

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea calls Chidambaram's arrest 'good news'

Indrani Mukerjea, who co-founded INX Media along with her husband Peter, is "glad" former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been arrested.

Earning Rs. 5L-10L? You might soon get income tax relief

29 Aug 2019

Earning Rs. 5L-10L? You might soon get income tax relief

The government should bring down income tax for those earning between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh per year to 10%, a top panel has suggested.

Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram's plea against arrest today

26 Aug 2019

Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram's plea against arrest today

On Monday, Supreme Court will hear a plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram challenging arrest warrant issued against him.

#RIPArunJaitley: Remembering the man beyond his politics

25 Aug 2019

#RIPArunJaitley: Remembering the man beyond his politics

Finance Minister in Prime Minister Modi's first term and a highly-regarded parliamentarian, Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday.

#RIPArunJaitley: BJP veteran's last rites at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

24 Aug 2019

#RIPArunJaitley: BJP veteran's last rites at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

Former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, will be cremated on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi.

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

24 Aug 2019

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

24 Aug 2019

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

In a distressing piece of news, former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away today. He was 66.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media: Here are key takeaways

23 Aug 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media: Here are key takeaways

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today addressed the media in the capital, over growing concerns of economic slowdown.

Chidambaram spends night at CBI headquarter which he had inaugurated

22 Aug 2019

Chidambaram spends night at CBI headquarter which he had inaugurated

P Chidambaram, former Finance Minister and one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was arrested by CBI on Wednesday in full media glare.

Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress

22 Aug 2019

Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress

The dramatic arrest of P Chidambaram from his residence on Wednesday night forced Congress to reach out to the other Opposition parties.

Arun Jaitley critical, President Kovind to visit AIIMS: Report

16 Aug 2019

Arun Jaitley critical, President Kovind to visit AIIMS: Report

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) days ago, is in critical condition, reports Zee News.