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Nirmala Sitharaman

Publishers, book lovers unhappy with tax on imported titles

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's proposal to slap a 5 per cent customs duty on imported books in order to encourage the domestic publishing industry has not gone down well with book lovers, while publishers...

Tech industry hails government’s vision to boost digital economy

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The tech industry on Friday welcomed the government's renewed focus on making India a $5 trillion economy by 2025, through investments in infrastructure, digital economy and job creation. The industry also hailed the attempt to attract...

Highlights for Union Budget 2019: Top 10 takeaways

Here are the top 10 takeaways from today's Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Finance minister proposed to enhance surcharge on individual income of Rs 2-5 crore and over Rs 5 crore by 3% and 7% respectively....

Budget 2019: ‘Har Ghar Jal’ for all rural houses by 2024

New Delhi , July 5 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the Jal Shakti Ministry will work with all states to provide water to all rural households by 2024 under the 'Jal Jeevan Mission'. "Ensuring India's water...

Budget 2019: New Space India Limited will tap benefits of ISRO

New Delhi , July 5 (ANI): A new public sector enterprise, New Space India Limited (NSIL), has been incorporated to tap benefits of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting her maiden Budget...

Budget 2019-20: Steps to improve youth skills in AI, robotics

New Delhi , July 5 (ANI): The government plans to improve skills of youth in newer areas like artificial intelligence, big data and robotics which are valued highly within and outside the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on...

Budget 2019: 75 thousand skilled entrepreneurs in agro-rural industries will be developed

New Delhi , July 05 (ANI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government aims to develop 75,000 skilled entrepreneurs in agro-rural industries. Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in the Parliament, said 80 livelihood business incubators and...

Budget 2019: Rural family will have electricity and clean cooking facility

New Delhi , July 5 (ANI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that every single rural family will have electricity and a clean cooking facility by 2022. "By 2022, the 75th year of independence, I assure that every single...

Distressed Jaypee home buyers seek government’s intervention

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Home buyers of the bankrupt Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) on Sunday wrote to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seeking the government's intervention in the realty company's ongoing resolution process to resolve the matter at the...

Other countries are now seeking Indian missiles: Sitharaman

Asserting that several foreign countries want to get Indian missiles in their inventory, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said there was an export potential of sale of homegrown defence products. The statement assumes significance as traditionally India has been...

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Gujarat hits new daily Covid tally with over 7K cases, 73 deaths

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