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Budget 2024: Centre allocates 1000 cr venture fund to boost space economy

Published on Jul 23, 2024 09:12 PM IST

Budget 2024: The new venture capital fund is expected to stimulate private sector involvement in space activities.

India has set ambitious goals, including establishing the 'Bharatiya Antariksha Station' by 2035 and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040. (File) (ISRO)
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

NEET row: Pradhan welcomes SC’s decision, demands apology from opposition

Dharmendra Pradhan also announced that the revised results of students in accordance with the Supreme Court’s rulings will be announced within two days

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan (File Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 09:09 PM IST

‘Apologise to students’: Pradhan to Opposition on Supreme Court's NEET-UG order

Pradhan said the NTA will announce the final results for the NEET-UG within two days and the exam's merit list will be revised according to SC observations.

Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the opposition to apologise to the students(ANI)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 09:08 PM IST

Income tax benefits, capital gains tax hike, cheaper phones | Budget takeaways

The government increased the standard deduction from ₹50,000 to ₹75,000, providing tax relief to millions of taxpayers

Nirmala Sitharaman displays a red pouch carrying the Budget documents outside the Finance Ministry.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 09:13 PM IST

Budget: DoT allocated additional 38.76 cr for system to block spoof int’l calls

The finance minister, overall, allocated Rs.1.28 lakh crore to the telecom sector for telecom projects and public sector firms under the telecom ministry

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 08:52 PM IST

89 govt primary schools with zero enrolments, Himachal govt set to merge schools

Furthermore, there is zero enrolment in 10 government middle schools while 18 schools had only five students, Himachal CM said.

Presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the education department here, the CM said that this merging of school would not only ensure adequate staff in schools but would help provide quality education for students(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 08:39 PM IST
PTI |

Haridwar: Schools to stay shut for a week from July 2 due to Kanwar Yatra

Magistrate announced that Government, non-government schools and Anganwadi centres from class 1 to 12 in the Haridwar district will remain closed for a week.

District Magistrate Dhiraj Singh Garbiyal has said that it is going to close the schools for a few days keeping in mind the fact that rush will only increase in the coming days. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 08:30 PM IST

Union Budget: Centre cuts Census 2021 allocation to 1,309 crore

The Centre has repeatedly maintained that the decennial exercise has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with the Budget documents at the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 08:18 PM IST

BJD terms Budget as ‘anti-Odisha’; 9 MPs stage walk out during FM’s speech

Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd and the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha expressed happiness for the budgetary announcement on priority to the state’s tourism sector

BJD president and former Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 07:51 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Opposition slams Budget, Rahul Gandhi calls it ‘Kursi Bachao’ exercise

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge called the Budget disappointing, saying the distribution is not need-based but only to save the chair

Congress lawmakers Rahul Gandhi and Varsha Gaikwad. (PTI)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:44 PM IST

Tripura: BJP wins 70 per cent panchayat seats uncontested

BJP won 4,805 seats out of the total 6,889 seats uncontested, said the State Election Commission

The BJP won 96 per cent of seats in the three-tier panchayat system unopposed in the last elections. (representational image)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:37 PM IST
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Budget pushes urban sector reforms, but lacks plans for implementation: Experts

Experts emphasised the need for specific frameworks, funding mechanisms, and timelines for the urban sector reforms

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech on Tuesday announced that the Centre would urge states to moderate stamp duties, especially in cities where stamp duties are currently steep. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:36 PM IST

At 2,068 crore, Bhutan gets lion’s share of India’s external aid portfolio

The external affairs ministry was allocated ₹22,154 crore, while its actual expenditure in 2023-24 was ₹29,121.88 crore, according to the budget documents

Foreign secretary Vikram Misri met with Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on July 20. (@Indiainbhutan | Official X account)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 07:18 PM IST

Union Budget: Congress claims Sitharaman took leaf out its poll manifesto

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will launch a comprehensive scheme for providing internship opportunities in 500 top companies to 10 million youth in 5 years

Former finance minister P Chidambaram and Congress leader Supriya Shrinate at a press conference on Budget 2024-25. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:18 PM IST

Union Budget 2024-25: Health ministry allocated 90,958 crore. Full details

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY) Budget allocation rises from ₹6,800 crore to ₹7,300 crore.

The Union health ministry has been allocated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>90,958.63 crore in the 2024-2025 Budget announced on Tuesday by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(File photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:12 PM IST

Union Budget 2024: FM launches ‘Janjatiya Unnat Gram Abhiyan’ for tribal welfare

The programme would cover 63,000 tribal villages, helping five crore tribal people aims to achieve saturation coverage in villages and aspirational districts.

Funds of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,000 crore has been allocated by the government this year to the tribal affairs ministry compared to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,605 crore in the previous financial year, said Minister Sitharaman.(ANI)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:11 PM IST

NEET-UG: Over 4 lakh students to lose four marks over Physics question no. 29

As many as 44 candidates (out of 61) who scored 100% marks, are among those affected.

Protests erupted across the country amid allegations of paper leaks and arbitrary allowance of grace marks in NEET-UG 2024. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 07:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nitish hails Union Budget amid Bihar special status rejection

Nitish Kumar said the budget met Bihar's demand for special assistance despite their ask for special status being turned down due to “practical difficulties”.

The Bihar CM said, “(the budget) meets our demand for special assistance, if grant of special status was not possible because of practical difficulties
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:49 PM IST

Union budget: Indian Railways gets 1.08 lakh crore for safety measures

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnav said Indian Railways will install ‘Kavach 4.0’ safety system at a rapid pace.

Union minister for railways Ashwini Vaishnav (FILE)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:42 PM IST

EAM Jaishankar to visit Laos, Japan this month for Asean, Quad meetings

China’s assertive behaviour across the region are expected to figure during both visits by EAM Jaishankar

External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (File)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:35 PM IST

Budget 2024: Gold investments draw 12.5% LTCG tax instead of 20% with indexation

Union Budget 2024 has reduced the holding period for capital gains on gold as long term capital gains to 24 months and brought down the LTCG tax 12.5 per cent

Union Budget 2024 has reduced the holding period for capital gains on gold as long term capital gains to 24 months and brought down the LTCG tax to 12.5 per cent from 20 per cent with indexation
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:26 PM IST

Evening briefing: Why SC refused to cancel NEET-UG 2024 exam; all latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items that you should check out.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 23, refused to cancel the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET)-UG 2024 exam(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:26 PM IST

Supreme Court on NEET: ‘Data not indicative of systemic leak’

The Supreme Court said the cancellation of the NEET-UG medical entrance test would neither justified nor required.

NEET has faced significant opposition and controversy since its inception. (File)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 08:37 PM IST
By | Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari

Lok Sabha polls leave their mark, Union Budget keeps Bihar and Andhra close

In keeping with the coalition pressures, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh have benefitted from the Union Budget, as the Centre keeps an eye on Bengal and thanks Odisha

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with the Union Budget 2024 (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee slams Union Budget 2024: ‘Anti-people, anti-poor’

The West Bengal CM accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making false promises during elections and not fulfilling them in their budgets.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged the Union Budget to be filled with political biases (File Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 06:09 PM IST

Budget unveils sops, skilling, reforms to spur jobs

The unemployment rate in the world’s fastest-growing economy declined to 3.2% in 2022-23, according to the latest official data

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a post-Budget press conference. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 08:13 PM IST

Budget 2024: Centre allocates 6.22 lakh crore for defence in ‘Atmanirbhar’ push

The defence budget accounts for 12.9% of the total government budget and 1.9% of the country’s projected GDP for 2024-25.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 05:52 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

‘Amarnath Yatra possible without Muslims?’: Ex-J&K CM on UP's Kanwar diktat

On Monday, the Supreme Court stayed the controversial order till July 26.

File: Ex-Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 23, 2024 05:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

NEET-UG 2024 hearing: 5 reasons why Supreme Court refused to cancel examination

NEET-UG 2024 hearing: The Supreme Court said there was no material to indicate that the paper leak was systemic affecting the sanctity of the entire exam.

A protest being held over the alleged irregularities in NEET 2024 at Jantar Mantar. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 06:07 PM IST

Budget 2024: Flood assistance announced for Himachal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim

In her budget address, Sitharaman announced that Himachal Pradesh will get multilateral development assistance from the Centre

Sikkim witnessed devastating flash floods and landslides that wreaked havoc across the state. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 05:43 PM IST
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