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GST On Several Covid Items Cut, But No Change In Cost Of Vaccines

Jun 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

GST Council slashes tax rate on Covid-19 medicines and equipment like oxygen concentrators.

New Tax Site Glitches: We Will Fix It, Nilekani Assures Sitharaman

Jun 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Users have flooded Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Twitter timeline with complaints


GST Exemption On Vaccine, Covid Drugs Will Make Them Costlier: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted her response to Mamata Banerjee's letter, saying these items are already exempted from customs duty and health cess.

Economy Looking At 'V-Shaped' Recovery, Says Anurag Thakur

Mar 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Thakur said the country's foreign exchange reserves, which have been steadily increasing over the last few months, had touched all time high at USD 590 billion in January 2021.


‘Not So Sasti Anymore’: Taapsee Pannu Breaks Silence On IT Raids Conducted At Her House

The Bollywood actor referred to the statement made by FM on Friday where the latter had said that the same people were raided in 2013 as well, but "it wasn't an issue" and it was being made now.

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05 March, 2021

IT Raids On Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu: FM Says It Wasn't An 'Issue' When They Were Raided In 2013

Outlook Web Bureau

Sitharaman said it is in the national interest to know if some evasion is happening while refusing to comment on individual cases.


07 February, 2021

Finance Minister Rejects Opposition Charge Of 'Selling Family Silver'

PTI

This is a budget of directional change, a change in mindsets, and about faith and trust, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


01 February, 2021

Union Budget 2021 Highlights | No Change In Income Tax Slabs; Big Boost For Healthcare And Infrastructure

Outlook Web Bureau

This is a budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', will strengthen economy: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh.


03 January, 2021

Vivad Se Vishwas: Rs 83,000 Cr Disputed Tax To Be Settled Under Govt Scheme

PTI

The scheme has been extended by a month till January 31.


31 December, 2020

Labour Ministry Notifies Provident Fund Rate Of 8.5% After Nod From Finance Ministry

PTI

Earlier in September, the EPFO had decided to split 8.5 per cent interest into two instalments of 8.15 per cent and 0.35 per cent


20 December, 2020

Finance Ministry Slaps Rs 96 Lakh Penalty Against PayPal

PTI

This is the first time that the Financial Intelligence Unit has undertaken punitive action against an online payment system operating in the country


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18 September, 2020

Total Govt Liabilities Rise To Rs 101.3 Lakh Cr In First Quarter: Finance Ministry Report

PTI

The total debt of the government stood at Rs 88.18 lakh crore at end-June 2019.


17 May, 2020

Highlights: Borrowing Limit Of States Raised From 3% To 5% Of State GDP, Says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.


15 May, 2020

Govt To Amend Essential Commodities Act To Deregulate Cereals, Edible Oil, Pulses

PTI

The amendment of Essential Commodities Act, besides deregulating production and sale of food products, will provide for no stock limit to be imposed on any produce.


13 May, 2020

Deadline To File ITRs Extended Till November 30, Says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

PTI

The Vivad Se Vishwas scheme for direct tax dispute resolution has also been extended by six months till December 31, 2020.


13 May, 2020

FM Extends Generous Support To MSMEs, Announces Rs 3 Lakh Crore Collateral-free Loan

Outlook Web Bureau

The move is part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening.


13 May, 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Address Media At 4 PM On Economic Package

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Modi announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country to become 'self-reliant' and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


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23 April, 2020

Finance Ministry Freezes DA Hikes For Central Govt Employees, Pensioners Till July 2021

PTI

According to sources, the combined savings on account of freezing of these instalments of DA and DR to central government employees and pensioners would be Rs 37,530 crore in the current financial year and 2021-22.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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