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  • BJP defends Land Bill, decides to launch a counter-campaign April 4, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took up the issue of the controversial Land Bill and assured their commitment to the farmers. On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting, the BJP agreed to reach out to farmers in every village and explain to them all aspects of...
  • BJP defends government on Land Bill, warns of nation-wide campaign to counter Opposition April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took up the issue of the controversial Land Bill and assured their commitment to the farmers. On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting, the BJP agreed to reach out to farmers in every village and explain to them all aspects...
  • India ready to talk with European Union on FTA: Nirmala Sitharaman March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union may resume as India on Monday said that it is "ready to talk" with the EU on the pact. No negotiation was held after both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status...
  • Import duty on rubber likely to be raised to 25 per cent: Nirmala Sitharaman March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Government plans to hike import duty on rubber to 25 per cent while a slew of other steps are under way to protect the interest of rubber growers, hit hard by declining prices, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. A methodology was also being evolved...
  • Banks in smaller centres gender insensitive: Sitharaman March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: On International Women's Day, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday chided lenders for being gender insensitive while dealing with female entrepreneurs' loan proposals in small cities and towns. "What I find missing, and that is where I think the government should also look at (is) how can it enhance...
  • India should boost exports to China: Government March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian businessmen and industrialists should identify opportunities to increase their share in the world market, especially China where the economy was doing well, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman told lawmakers that as China's economy was not...
  • Congress rates Modi government's full-fledged budget, says it's a huge disappointment February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that this budget is a huge disappointment. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nath said, "This budget is great disappointment because it does not stimulate the...
  • Government open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest: Nirmala Sitharaman February 27, 2015

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the the Modi government is open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest. The PM on Friday spoke in the Lok Sabha targeting the opposition parties on the land bill issue. ...
  • More tax share for states reflects cooperative federalism, says Nirmala Sitharaman February 24, 2015

    Terming the decision of the central government to provide states a greater share in its tax revenues as being in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the move would allow states greater freedom to spend as per their needs. "Also the fact that we are putting...
  • CAG's stand vindicated on coal auction, says Nirmala Sitharaman February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The ongoing auctioning of coal blocks has vindicated CAG's criticism of the way the natural resources was allocated by the previous government, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. "Certainly the CAG's position has been vindicated but I am underlining the larger issue here...our position has...
  • Centre takes a U-turn in Delhi HC, gives clean chit to Aam Aadmi Party's foreign funding February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear U-turn, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that nothing objectionable was detected in the foreign funding of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress had tried to corner AAP over...
  • AAP funding row: Arvind Kejriwal trying to deflect from the issue, says Nirmala Sitharaman February 3, 2015

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday attacked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on the funding row. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sitharaman said, "Kejriwal is just trying to deflect from the issue."AAP should be outraged over what's happening in their party." ...
  • Delhi elections: Congress, BJP corner AAP over 'bogus' funding by 'fake' companies, demand probe February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP and Congress have sought to corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the alleged dubious donations and demanded a probe into it. Talking to mediapersons, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the companies from which AAP was receiving donations from were questionable and...
  • Delhi elections: Funding to AAP questionable, donating companies fake, alleges AAP February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday came down heavily on the funding to AAP through alleged bogus companies and demanded that Election Commission should take action against it. Talking to mediapersons, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman alleged that the companies from which AAP was receiving donations from...
  • Cartoon of the day: Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress January 31, 2015

    As Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress after alleging party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for interfering in her ministry, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Is it time for a change in Congress leadership? January 30, 2015

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
  • Mission Delhi: Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, says party not the same January 30, 2015

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 30, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 30, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow for Congress; Jayanthi Natarajan quits party January 30, 2015

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
  • Delhi elections: BJP alleges AAP workers coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Continuing with its announcement made on Thursday, the BJP asked five questions on the second day from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on the Delhi Assembly elections. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman again trained guns on Kejriwal and this time pointed out that AAP's website showed volunteers...
  • Delhi elections: BJP goes on the offensive against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, asks five questions January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. The five questions asked by the BJP are: "Why did AAP compromise on principles for power? What happened to AAP's promise of acting...
  • Delhi polls: Kiran Bedi to hold 70 rallies in Delhi, cover all seats January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi will hold 70 rallies covering all the constituencies in the national capital in the next 14 days ahead of the Assembly polls. A 21-member election committee of the party on Friday met to discuss the party's campaign strategy for the February 7 polls....
  • Obama's visit will strengthen India-US ties, says Nirmala Sitharaman January 20, 2015

    Ahead of Obama's visit to India, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks about the kind of tangible underlining expected from his visit. ...
  • EMIs to fall as banks ready to cut interest rates after RBI's surpise move January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon your EMIs are going to come down with several banks going ahead with a reduction in their interest rates after the Reserve Bank of India itself cut rates in a surprise inter-meeting move on Thursday. United Bank of India on Thursday said it would cut its base rate...
  • Make in India concept to change people's mindset: Nirmala Sitharaman January 4, 2015

    Mangaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign was aimed at changing the mindset of the people to tap their entrepreneurial potential, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. "The campaign will be successful only if there is effective co-ordination between the Centre and state governments," she said...
  • Follow up meeting on 'Make in India' campaign on December 29 December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting of several stakeholders on December 29 to chalk out a 'specific action plan' to implement the 'Make in India' programme, which aims at boosting manufacturing sectors. During the day long workshop, which would be organised by the Commerce and Industry...
  • India may announce breakthrough in WTO talks on trade facilitation: sources November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A breakthrough is expected in talks between India and the World Trade Organization to end a deadlock on implementing a deal struck in 2013 to facilitate global trade, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman is due to give a statement shortly, a government...
  • Arun Jaitley to meet IT official to review revenue collection October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a high-level review-cum-strategy meeting of top Income Tax (I-T) commissioners on Thursday to bolster revenue collection work and chart a roadmap to achieve the target. All Principal Chief Commissioners and Chief Commissioners of I-T department in the country have been asked by...
  • No probe into 'big billion day' sale by Flipkart: Nirmala Sitharaman October 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Union Commerce and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there was no inquiry into complaints against e-commerce giant Flipkart of predatory prices of goods and unfair trade practices during its recent 'big billion day sale'. "I would like to state that no enquiry has been planned or proposed on...