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AA Edit | Poll funds: FM breath of fresh air

Finance Minister's revelation about lacking personal funds for election campaign highlights the staggering costs of Indian elections.

28 Mar 2024 11:55 PM

Sanjaya Baru | Modi’s economic, political strategy is Ram bharose

Political outcomes seem increasingly detached from economic realities, raising concerns among citizens

05 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

AA Edit | Budget: South feels left out

Challenges of budgetary disparities in southern India: a closer look at allocations

03 Feb 2024 1:13 AM

AA Edit | FM signals what might lie ahead in a 3rd Modi govt

Interim Budget emphasises future economic policies, focusing on reducing dependence on fossil fuels

02 Feb 2024 12:10 AM

Chandrajit Banerjee | Boost for aspirational India, inclusivity and green energy

Interim Budget: Charting a Course for Inclusive Growth and Future-Ready India

02 Feb 2024 12:03 AM


FM says new tax regime has been made 'very attractive'

Nirmala said the Budget focuses on middle class, employment generation, MSMEs, agriculture sector, rural population, health and green growth

11 Feb 2023 7:22 AM

Sanjaya Baru | The State in the economy and state of the economy

Returning to the 7.0 to 8.0 per cent growth path is the only way in which the next decade can hope to be dubbed as “Amrit Kaal”

06 Feb 2023 12:36 AM

FM lists 7 Budget priorities: Tax slab changes; middle class focus; Rlys boost

Finance minister gives Rs.10 lakh crore boost to building infrastructure

02 Feb 2023 7:06 AM

Sitharaman takes tablet in red pouch to Parliament to present paperless Budget

She posed for the traditional 'briefcase' picture outside her office along with her team of officials before heading to meet the President

01 Feb 2023 10:38 AM

AA Edit | Madam FM, pursue growth above all

The Budget would be judged for its ability to unleash the Indian economy on a rapid growth path.

30 Jan 2023 12:47 AM


Sanjaya Baru | Budget 2023: Capital strike subdues the ‘animal spirits’

It has become a habit for most governments to make the annual Budget speech a statement of past achievements and grand promises.

23 Jan 2023 12:28 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman admitted to AIIMS

The 63-year-old has been admitted in a private ward of the hospital

26 Dec 2022 1:53 PM

AA Edit | Make middle class growth engine in coming Budget

The middle classes are not seen as too crucial and are all but forgotten

28 Nov 2022 1:44 AM

India Inc. wants I-T cuts, focus on job creation, tax slabs

CII asks the government to lower income tax rates to help revive consumption demand

22 Nov 2022 6:51 AM

Coal is going to be back again as gas becoming unaffordable: FM Sitharaman

Russia has sharply curtailed natural gas shipments to Europe in retaliation for sanctions that the West put in place after Ukraine invasion

16 Oct 2022 12:49 PM


Avoid unidimensional view of Indian subsidies: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank

It is important to differentiate between distortive subsidies and targeted support to the vulnerable households, Nirmala said

15 Oct 2022 11:19 AM

FM Sitharaman to India Inc: What stops you from investing

FM expressed concerns over an issue of payment of dues to micro, small, and medium enterprises and asked big corporates to clear their dues

14 Sep 2022 7:53 AM

Centre cuts excise duty on petrol by Rs.8 and diesel by Rs.6

Petrol price down Rs 9.5/l, diesel Rs 7 after Centre cuts excise duty

22 May 2022 2:00 AM

Nirmala meets IMF chief; discusses impact of geopolitical situation on global growth

IMF chief highlighted India's well-targeted policy mix which helped the country's economy remain resilient even with a limited fiscal space

19 Apr 2022 11:09 AM

Sitharaman defends EPFO interest rate

Union finance minister was replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the supplementary spending for the current fiscal

22 Mar 2022 12:12 AM