Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicNirmala Sitharaman

Topic: Nirmala Sitharaman

Don’t blame Nirmala Sitharaman. India has a historical obsession with rupee value

During colonial rule, the British maintained an overvalued rupee, which essentially served London’s interests but had detrimental effects on the Indian economy.

Our take on SC order on hijab, Russia attacks, Indian economy—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

India will be forced to use more coal as gas prices ‘beyond means’, Sitharaman hints in US

The 2 main risks facing the Indian economy in the short term are energy prices & availability and high fertiliser prices, the Finance Minister said at The Brookings Institution in the US Tuesday.

Sitharaman blames advanced nations for ‘global spillover’, says they must ‘take responsibility’

The Finance Minister, who is in the US, slammed the developed nations for imposing sanctions on countries who are 'fulfilling moral & democratic obligations' to their people.

‘On the advice of Tantriks’ – Nirmala Sitharaman slams KCR’s move to change TRS name

The Finance Minister said the newly named Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), a national party set to counter the BJP in 2024, was 'doomed to fail'.

From Jharkhand to Yogi’s UP, BJP leaders are sparring with bureaucracy. ‘Petty’, say IAS officers

Last week, Sitharaman berated a Telangana district collector because a ration shop didn't have PM's photo. BJP leaders in other states have gotten into spats with civil servants too.

‘No CM logo after taking central fund’ — Why Modi government put rider on interest-free loans

Money will be disbursed only after the Centre is assured that funds secured under the Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment will have its branding, says an official.

‘Not all Tamil speakers Tamilians’: DMK mouthpiece hits out at Sitharaman for ‘your TN’ remark

In its mouthpiece 'Murasoli', DMK criticised Sitharaman for 'singling out' Tamil Nadu during a debate on inflation. Answer questions, don’t pass the buck, says the editorial.

Zero possibility of India going into recession, says Sitharaman in Lok Sabha on price rise

Finance Minister noted that due to the measures taken by the Narendra Modi government, the country was in a much better position than most nations.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.