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

Expect big income tax relief on home insurance in 2019-20 budget

Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may announce big relief on tax on home insurance in the Union Budget 2019 that is scheduled to be announced later this week. Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman to look into demands made by south Indian MPs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said she is looking into demands of MPs from southern States such as Karnataka for conducting bank recruitment exams in local language as well. Continue Reading

All is fair in…

Soon after the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre’s ‘preliminary objections’ Wednesday, allowing the admissibility of three documents in the Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions filed against its 14 December judgement, Opposition leaders have started describing it as a big blow to the Union government. Continue Reading

Clean chit

The Supreme Court Friday gave the Narendra Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the deal. Continue Reading