Finance Minister assures Gov will achieve 3% fiscal deficit target

Assuring that all the numbers mentioned in the Budget are realistic and achievable, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said as a government minister she is duty bound to follow glide path to achieve fiscal deficit target of 3 per cent as per the law. Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman inspires girl students to join defence sector

“I want to see more women in uniform in the Army, Air Force and Navy,” Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told students of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Vidyalaya Girls School in T Nagar here today. Continue Reading

NDA govt did not ignore HAL for Rafale deal: Def Min

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday rubbished allegations that the NDA government had snatched jobs from the country’s youth by ignoring HAL in the Rafale deal, saying it was the Congress which did not buttress the Defence public sector unit. Continue Reading

Parakram Parv celebrated to showcase army’s valour: Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Sunday Parakram Parv was not a matter of being ashamed of but a ‘festival’ that showcases India’s determination and the valour of its soldiers. Continue Reading

Kerala monsoon fury: Death toll mounts to 173

The deadliest deluge in close to a century has claimed 173 lives since 8 August and dealt a body blow to the scenic state, wrecking its tourism industry, destroying standing crops in thousands of hectares and inflicting huge damage to infrastructure. Continue Reading