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July 6, 2019

By Vikram Muthanna Like most Indians I too watch the Union budget. But usually by the end of the Finance Minister’s speech I feel like I have understood nothing and end up feeling like I have a learning disability. Finally my perception of a budget is reduced to — “what has gotten costlier and what…

UNION BUDGET 2019
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UNION BUDGET 2019

July 5, 2019

New Delhi: The Maiden Budget of the Narendra Modi Government in the second tenure was presented in the Lok Sabha this morning. It was Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first Budget and also the second fiscal proposals of a financial year by any woman Finance Minister. Indira Gandhi has been the only woman to have presented…

Nirmala dumps British-era suitcase
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Nirmala dumps British-era suitcase

July 5, 2019

Wraps budget documents in traditional ‘bahi khaata’ New Delhi: Setting a new precedent, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this morning was seen hugging the Budget documents wrapped in a red cloth, the traditional ‘bahi khaata’ way, instead of the leather briefcase that until now her predecessors marched out with. Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian said…

Nirmala alludes to Lord Basaveshwara in Budget speech
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Nirmala alludes to Lord Basaveshwara in Budget speech

July 5, 2019

New Delhi: While presenting the Union Budget 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman referred to Lord Basaveshwara and his teachings a couple of times during the speech. The Union Minister invoked Basavanna’s principles and said, “Our government recognises and follows the teachings of Lord Basaveshwara who preached Kayakave Kailasa. Lord Basaveshwara was 12th-century social reformer and…

Dr. Manmohan Singh had delivered longest-ever Budget speech
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Dr. Manmohan Singh had delivered longest-ever Budget speech

July 5, 2019

Often criticised for not speaking much, Singh spoke 18,177 words in 1991 New Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman is the second woman to present Union Budget. Indira Gandhi was the first. But Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister who held the finance portfolio with her. Nirmala Sitharaman is different in that sense. She presents the Union Budget…

Nirmala Sitharaman to present Union Budget tomorrow
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Nirmala Sitharaman to present Union Budget tomorrow

July 4, 2019

New Delhi: India’s first female Finance Minister in almost five decades, Nirmala Sitharaman, who has held a wide range of jobs including Defence Minister, will present India’s full-year budget for the next fiscal (2019-20) in Parliament tomorrow morning at a time when she is under pressure to spend more to reinvigorate the economy.  Fifty-nine-year-old Sitharaman…

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Your intervention please…

June 18, 2019

Karnataka Minister for Water Resources D.K. Shivakumar called on the Union Minister for Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi this morning and sought her intervention to resolve the Krishna Water Dispute-II, Mekedatu and Mahadayi Drinking Water and Hydroelectric Projects.

Amit Shah is new Home Minister
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Amit Shah is new Home Minister

May 31, 2019

Nirmala gets Finance, Rajnath Defence, Smriti Women & Child New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah will be India’s new Home Minister while Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister in previous Modi regime has been given the Defence portfolio as the list of new Ministers for Modi’s second term was announced this morning….

Defence Minister calls on Tharoor
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Defence Minister calls on Tharoor

April 18, 2019

New Delhi: Social media has lauded the gesture of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who, burying the political differences, visited senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor in a hospital and enquired about his health. Sitharaman, after completing her visit to Thiruvananthapuram and returning to Delhi, visited the hospital where Tharoor was undergoing treatment after…

Modi Govt. strongest in country’s history: Nirmala Sitharaman
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Modi Govt. strongest in country’s history: Nirmala Sitharaman

March 7, 2019

Mysuru: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has claimed that the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the strongest in terms of achievements made during the last five years since 1947. Speaking at BJP ‘Shakti Kendra Pramukhs’ Meet at JK Grounds in city yesterday afternoon, she lauded Modi and said that “in the history…

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