Tag: Nirmala Sitharaman

China building helipads, other infra in Doklam: Sitharaman

New Delhi: China has built helipads, trenches and other infrastructure in Doklam to maintain its troops during winters, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. Asked if it is a fact that China has constructed seven helipads in Doklam and tanks and missiles have been stationed there, Sitharaman, in a written reply to the Rajya […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

New Delhi: Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place during the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and the whole episode took place in the UPA regime. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) underlined raised that Congress president Rahul Gandhi participated in […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi for 40 minutes

Jodhpur: India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force’s frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI — an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes. The supersonic jet piloted by Group Captain Sumit Garg carrying Sitharaman took off from the Air Force […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman elected as IDSA President

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been elected President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA). IDSA was set up in 1965 by the Ministry of Defence as an autonomous think tank, and it is customary to have the Defence Minister as its President. The Minister chairs the Executive Council which governs […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sitharaman teaches 'namaste' to Chinese troops

New Delhi: When Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the India-China border on Saturday, she did not just review security there but also taught Chinese soldiers how to greet with a ‘namaste’. The video clipping of the visit shows a Chinese soldier introducing one of them to the Minister, after which Sitharaman gave the traditional salutation […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Defence Minister visits Siachen

Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest and coldest battlefield, and also some other forward posts in the Ladakh region to review the security situation in the area. “During her visit she was accompanied by the Chief of the Army Staff General Bipan Rawat, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Northern […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Defence Minister in Kashmir, to visit Siachen

Srinagar:  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which she will visit the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield. The minister, who took charge earlier this month, will also visit forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) along the Pakistani-administered Kashmir and the Line […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took charge as India’s first full-fledged woman Defence Minister. Sitharaman was elevated to the rank of a Cabinet Minister and given the crucial charge in Sunday’s reshuffle of the Narendra Modi Cabinet. However, she could not take charge as Arun Jaitley, who has been holding the additional charge of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways

New Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named India’s Defence Minister in a reshuffle-cum-expansion of his ministry carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also saw Piyush Goyal take charge of Indian Railways. Of the other two new Cabinet ministers, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan got additional charge of Skill Development Entrepreneurship […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Centre to consider one year exemption for TN from NEET: Nirmala

Chennai: The Central government is prepared to consider an exemption of one year from the NEET system for students of government colleges in Tamil Nadu if the state brings forward an ordinance, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. “If the Tamil Nadu government brings forward an ordinance seeking exemption for students of government colleges […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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No Proposal To Reduce Excise Duty On Petroleum Products: FM

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that there is no such proposal to cut in excise duty levied on petroleum products for now

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
Defence minister inducts 3 major artillery gun systems

Deolali: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday inducted three major artillery gun systems, including the M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers and the K-9 Vajra, into the Army. The third gun system inducted is the ‘Composite Gun Towing Vehicle’ for towing some of the existing guns in service with the country, while K-9 Vajra is a self-propelled […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
China urges India to abide by 'historic treaty' on border

Beijing: China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty, which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post. Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the Chinese […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
There is 'good buzz' around business ecosystem: Sitharaman

Noting that steps were being taken to improve the overall business environment, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said there is "generally good buzz" around the ecosystem after the new government came to power

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Govt to create biz-friendly environment: Sitharaman

Assuring red carpet to investors, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the government is fully committed to creating business-friendly environment to boost the manufacturing sector which will push India to a higher growth trajectory

  • Saturday, 26 June 2021