Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
18 Jun 2020
Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday addressed a curtain-raiser press conference to provide details on the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
17 May 2020
Sitharaman fifth tranche announcements: All sectors open to private firms
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced the fifth and last tranche of the Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the government to revive the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
16 May 2020
Structural reforms in 8 sectors; coal won't be government monopoly
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day to detail the government's economic package to revive the economy.
14 May 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000
India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.
13 May 2020
With reduced EPF contribution, your take-home salary will now increase
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday presented the details of the Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help revive the economy.
13 May 2020
Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil details of the bumper economic package, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, at 4 pm today.
26 Mar 2020
Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package for poor
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed media on Thursday amid the coronavirus crisis and the lockdown that has been imposed in India for three weeks, starting Wednesday.
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus crisis: I-TR filing deadline extended to June 30
In the wake of coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that an economic package will be rolled out soon.
18 Feb 2020
Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea
Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.
09 Feb 2020
Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod
Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.
30 Jan 2020
Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?
In a couple of days from now (February 1 to be exact), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget.
20 Oct 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal
For the second time in a week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about a trade deal with the United States.
14 Oct 2019
PMC Bank crisis: RBI hikes withdrawal limit to Rs. 40,000
In a major relief for customers of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the withdrawal limit for account holders to Rs. 40,000, on Monday. Earlier, this limit was Rs. 25,000.
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.
09 Oct 2019
Here's how to link PAN and Aadhaar via different modes
December 31, 2019 is the last date to link your PAN with Aadhaar. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.
28 Sep 2019
Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31
The deadline to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to December 31, 2019 according to an official notification released by the Ministry of Finance today. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.
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.
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.
19 Sep 2019
Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?
On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.
18 Sep 2019
Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman
The Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes with immediate effect, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararam announced.
12 Sep 2019
Do NRIs need to link their PAN with Aadhaar?
According to government's notification, it is mandatory to link PAN and Aadhaar latest by September 30, 2019, or your PAN might become invalid.
04 Sep 2019
Automatic PAN generation for taxpayers using Aadhaar to file ITR
The Income Tax department will now issue a Permanent Account Number (PAN) to taxpayers using their Aadhaar number to file Income Tax returns, as a new method to link the two databases.
24 Aug 2019
Filing your Income Tax return (ITR)? Know these points
August 31, 2019 is the last date to file your Income Tax return (ITR).
11 Aug 2019
Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives
Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.
02 Aug 2019
Protect your Aadhaar data: Here's how to lock/unlock Aadhaar number
In a bid to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a feature that enables users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar number.
28 Jul 2019
Income Tax: How salaried individuals can file their I-T return
August 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.
23 Jul 2019
#FinancialBytes: How to check your Income Tax refund status online
Once you are done with the filing and verification of your I-T returns, you can easily keep track of the refund status.
19 Jul 2019
#FinancialBytes: Step-by-step guide to file ITR-1
July 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.
17 Jul 2019
#FinancialBytes: Now, use Aadhaar instead of PAN for these transactions
Earlier this month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her and the new Central government's first budget.
08 Jul 2019
Don't have PAN? Now, use Aadhaar to file Income-Tax returns
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, presented her and the new Central government's first budget.
05 Jul 2019
Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.
05 Jul 2019
Explained: How 'One Nation, One Grid' will change power sector
Among a slew of announcements which Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made in her first federal budget, the one which got maximum attention was 'One Nation, One Grid'.
05 Jul 2019
India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman
In her maiden budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India will become a $3 trillion economy in 2019 itself.
04 Jul 2019
Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present her first budget on Friday, July 5.
17 Jun 2019
What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha
Riding on a historic mandate (BJP won 303 seats in elections), Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered Parliament on Monday for the first session of 17th Lok Sabha.