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Amit Mitra urges PM to call GST meet to reverse tax hike on textiles

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The union government had notified an increase in GST on natural fibre products from 5 per cent to 12 per cent, including apparels in the lower tax bracket with effect from January 1, 2022.

Art, An Important Instrument To Tell The Strengths Of India: FM

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Noting that the country's fine arts, culture were India's "soft power" , she said it took several years for yoga to get global recognition.


Bill On CA, Cost Accountants, Company Secretaries Referred To Standing Committee

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Sitharaman had introduced the Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the Lower House on December 17.


Companies Raised Rs52,759cr From IPOs Till October This Fiscal: Sitharaman

A total of Rs 52,759 crore has been raised by 61 companies through initial public offers till October this fiscal, higher than the funds mopped up through this route in the last financial year, the government told the Lok Sabha on Monday.

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30 November, 2021

No Decision On Banning Crypto-Related Advertisements: Finance Minister Tells Upper House

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman added that necessary guidelines are being studied on how to deal with crypto-related advertising. Regulators, SEBI & RBI too are working on creating awareness.


24 November, 2021

In Jammu And Kashmir, Sitharaman Hands Over Credit Sanction Letters Of Rs 306 Crore To 145 Beneficiaries

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On the occasion, Sitharaman said that she will ensure that more bank activities take place in Jammu and Kashmir and more Public Sector Banks set up branches in all districts so that every person has access to banking facilities.


15 November, 2021

States Will Be Given An Additional Rs 47,541 Crore As Devolution Amount Instalment In November: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

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The Finance Minister informed instead of the normal devolution payment, a total of Rs 95,082 crore would be collectively given to states for post-pandemic development.


17 October, 2021

FM Sitharaman Meets Top CEOs In New York, Discusses Gati Shakti, Digitisation, 'Make in India'

'The initiatives and progress towards #financialinclusion and #DigitalTransformation formed part of the discussion,' the Ministry of Finance said in a tweet.


15 October, 2021

India’s ‘Maitri’ Played Major Role In Global Covid-19 Fight: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s pandemic response has focused on the ‘twin goals of saving both the lives and livelihoods’.


17 September, 2021

Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021


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16 September, 2021

FM Nirmala Sitharaman To Head GST Meet Today

Kamalika Ghosh

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the 45th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow today.


16 September, 2021

Highlights: Govt Announces Setting Up Of National Asset Reconstruction Company

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared a proposal providing Rs 30,600cr government guarantee for security receipts to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company to tackle bad loans


16 September, 2021

On-Ground GST Council Meet After 20 months. Here's What You Should Look Out For

Kamalika Ghosh

The 45th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting is set to convene physically after a long time in Lucknow on September 17


12 September, 2021

Finance Minister Calls Vaccination The Only Medicine To Boost Economy

Outlook Web Desk

On Sunday, the health ministry in Tamil Nadu eyeing to inoculate 20 lakh people is holding a 'Mega Vaccination Camp' through 40,000 camps being conducted across the State.


27 August, 2021

FM Promises Sanction Of Rs 1300 Cr Package For Development Of Tripura's Tribal Belt In 10 Days

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Addressing a meeting after inaugurating a slew of 11 projects at Mohanpur, about 50 km from here, Sitharaman said the Rs. 1300-crore project with World Bank funding would ensure an all-round development in the state's tribal areas.


25 August, 2021

Govt Declares Increase In Family Pension For PSB Employees; Employer Contribution To NPS Also Sees Hike

Outlook Web Desk

This would result in the family pensions rise to as high as Rs 30,000-Rs 35,000 a month, said Department of Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda.


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25 August, 2021

'Congress Received Kickbacks By Selling Resources': Sitharaman Questions Rahul's Understanding Of NMP

Outlook Web Bureau

Does Rahul Gandhi understand what is monetization, the finance minister asked.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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