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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi,Feb. 1, 2021 (PTI)

Sharply focused, the budget boosts hopes of revival

By Govind Sankaranarayanan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:35 PM IST
The plans are largely within the government’s control. By focusing on a few objectives, it has perhaps achieved more
The revised estimates for FY 20-21 had gone up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.97 lakh crore as the government rolled out two stimulus packages to provide jobs and social security during an unprecedented health emergency. (AFP)
The revised estimates for FY 20-21 had gone up to 1.97 lakh crore as the government rolled out two stimulus packages to provide jobs and social security during an unprecedented health emergency. (AFP)

Rural budget gets 10% hike, livelihood scheme gets 48% jump in fund

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:30 PM IST
The budget allocation for the rural development ministry has been hiked to 1.32 lakh crore for FY21-22 from 1.20 lakh crore in FY 20-21
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister. (Bloomberg)
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister. (Bloomberg)

Budget: RSS offshoots frown at increased FDI and disinvestment

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:59 PM IST
While it welcomed the modification in the company law that will facilitate in the easy compliance for all small companies, the LUB pointed out that its demand for reduction in the tax rates for partnership firms has not been met
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the post-budget press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi, (PTI)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the post-budget press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi, (PTI)

Budget 2021: Sitharaman quotes Tagore, talks of cricket to drive her point home

By Sunetra Choudhury | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:30 PM IST
  • While ancient Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar seems to be a personal favourite with Sitharaman, she quoted Tagore while referring to India emerging from the pandemic.
If there is one thing budget 2021-22 can be faulted for, it is the absence of any direct measures to drive demand, although there are enough indirect ones (PTI)
If there is one thing budget 2021-22 can be faulted for, it is the absence of any direct measures to drive demand, although there are enough indirect ones (PTI)

What Union Budget 2021-2022 gets right | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:35 PM IST
There were no unpleasant surprises in Union Budget 2021-22, and that was the biggest surprise
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)

Imported mobile, AC: From April 1, these things may cost more and here's why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Refrigerators and air-conditioners will become costlier as the customs duty on compressors has been hiked from 12.5 per cent to 15 per cent.
Vaccine major Bharat Biotech submitted the initial results of the phase 3 trials of Covaxin, its anti-Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine that has shown nearly 81% efficacy against the viral disease.(Bloomberg)
Vaccine major Bharat Biotech submitted the initial results of the phase 3 trials of Covaxin, its anti-Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine that has shown nearly 81% efficacy against the viral disease.(Bloomberg)

News updates from HT: Covaxin's phase 3 interim results sent to drugs regulator

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 12:52 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao gets blessings as he visits Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, in Yadadri on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao gets blessings as he visits Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, in Yadadri on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

'Budget 2021-22 will distribute 3 lack sheep units to families' : Telangana CM

ANI | , Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:38 AM IST
The CM said the Centre appreciated the Sheep distribution policy and it also recognized that the Telangana state is progressing to become the most Sheep populated state and against this backdrop, the scheme would be continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed the steps taken in this year’s budget for the education sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed the steps taken in this year’s budget for the education sector.

Education second biggest focus of Union Budget 2021, says PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:16 AM IST
The budget has broadened India's efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability, PM Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Govt has a clear vision for India’s financial sector’: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:33 PM IST
  • The Prime Minister praised the role played by fintech in making financial services accessible during the pandemic last year and predicted that the sector “is likely to grow to 6 lakh crore”.
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam said that Tamil Nadu is expected to register positive growth of 2.02 per cent at 2011-12 constant prices in 2020-2021. "This is against an all India negative growth of 7.7 per cent," he said(PTI)
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam said that Tamil Nadu is expected to register positive growth of 2.02 per cent at 2011-12 constant prices in 2020-2021. "This is against an all India negative growth of 7.7 per cent," he said(PTI)

Tamil Nadu interim budget presented amid opposition walkout

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:42 PM IST
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam urged the government of India to release all the performance grants due to Tamil Nadu based on the 14th Finance Commission recommendations without further delay
Addressing the Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, the Prime Minister said that the private sector should be given full opportunity to become a part of government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme.(HT_PRINT)
Addressing the Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, the Prime Minister said that the private sector should be given full opportunity to become a part of government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme.(HT_PRINT)

Centre, states need to work closely to boost economic growth: PM

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:59 PM IST
He said that the positive response to the Union Budget 2021-22 indicates that the country wants to move forward on the path of development at greater speed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. (BJPlive/Twitter )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. (BJPlive/Twitter )

From hailing budget to Aatmanirbhar push: Top quotes from PM’s Niti Aayog speech

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:38 AM IST
PM Modi renewed his pitch for a self-reliant nation that not fulfils its own needs but also caters to the requirements of the people across the world.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(ANI)

Rahul discusses pension budget, OROP at defence panel meeting

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who attended the last day of the three-day meetings to examine the defence ministry’s demand for grants, also wanted to know why the budget for defence pension was reduced.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(MINT_PRINT)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(MINT_PRINT)

FM Sitharaman poses 10 questions to counter Congress attack on Budget

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 12:52 AM IST
After responding to various issues raised by members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha during a debate on the Union Budget over two days, Sitharaman asked Gandhi why the Congress took a U-turn on farm reforms after it proposed a similar move during the 2019 general elections.
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI02_13_2021_000052A)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI02_13_2021_000052A)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Nirmala Sitharaman's 10 questions for Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union minister for finance Nirmala Sitharaman is seen in this file photo.
Union minister for finance Nirmala Sitharaman is seen in this file photo.

Budget aims to uplift poor, Oppn is spreading false narrative: FM Sitharaman

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:19 AM IST
Speaking on the budget in the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman said the budget was drawn from the experience of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his commitment to development, growth and reform, and it was through these three things that Aatmanirbhar Bharat would be attained.
Union minister Anurag Thakur speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.(ANI Photo/RSTV Screengrab)
Union minister Anurag Thakur speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.(ANI Photo/RSTV Screengrab)

Budget shows hope to build new, self-reliant India, says Anurag Thakur

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:31 AM IST
Anurag Thakur also addressed the farmers’ stir issue and challenged the Congress and Opposition leaders to show where it was written that mandi and minimum support price system will end.
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi along with Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Hitendra Nath Goswami and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal arrive to attend the first day of three days long Budget Session of Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA), at ALA premises, in Guwahati on Thursday.
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi along with Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Hitendra Nath Goswami and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal arrive to attend the first day of three days long Budget Session of Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA), at ALA premises, in Guwahati on Thursday.

Assam Budget presentation deferred due to clash with governor's speech

PTI | , Guwahati
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 02:02 PM IST
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) last night decided to defer presentation of the Budget to Friday because the Governor's speech was there today. The BAC saw that keeping two important presentations on the same day would have dragged the affairs for a long time
The real estate industry in Bihar has forwarded a set of demands for the Budget.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
The real estate industry in Bihar has forwarded a set of demands for the Budget.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Bihar budget: Builders seek lower registration rate, amnesty for illegal flats

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:09 PM IST
  • Several builders seemed to back the argument that a reduction in registration charges will encourage more registrations and reduce litigation for the government.
Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Stock markets received FY'22 Budget with positivity, says finance minister

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:21 PM IST
The minister said the time bar for reopening of past assessments has been cut down to three years in the Budget, from six years earlier.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.mint(MINT_PRINT)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.mint(MINT_PRINT)

‘Govt to work with RBI on bank privatisation’

PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • Commenting on Mumbai’s position as the financial capital of the country, Sitharaman said, “Mumbai is a city which understands the budget. In fact, talking about the budget in Mumbai is equivalent to talking in Parliament.”
Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad held a press conference on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad held a press conference on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Budget focuses on spending to boost economic growth, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

PTI | , Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 07:45 AM IST
The Centre has increased the budgetary outlay for health and wellbeing to over 2.23 lakh crore from an estimated allocation of around 94,000 crore in the current fiscal.
Minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur said all sections of people have appreciated the budget except the opposition parties.(Bloomberg Fille Photo)
Minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur said all sections of people have appreciated the budget except the opposition parties.(Bloomberg Fille Photo)

Indian economy is witnessing V-shaped recovery, says Anurag Thakur

ANI | , Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 07:29 AM IST
"The recent budget has no new taxes on the people of this country," minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur said, adding that Modi Government "is development- driven".
The budget also proposed to extend the eligibility for claiming tax holiday and capital gains exemption for investment in startups till March 31, 2022.(PTI)
The budget also proposed to extend the eligibility for claiming tax holiday and capital gains exemption for investment in startups till March 31, 2022.(PTI)

Union Budget 2021-22: Here are 10 income tax changes announced

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:20 AM IST
The changes include unit-linked insurance policies (ULIP), pre-filled income tax returns (ITR) forms, higher tax deduction at source (TDS) for non-filers of income tax returns and exemption of dividend payment to REIT/InvIT from TDS among others.
Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman, New Delhi, February 1, 2021 (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman, New Delhi, February 1, 2021 (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Budget marks directional change for economy: Nirmala Sitharaman

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 11:59 PM IST
Sitharaman on Monday unveiled a budget with significant increases in health and capital expenditure to revive an economy that shrank by a record 23.9% in the quarter ended June 30 mainly because of the 68-day hard lockdown imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
BMC joint municipal commissioner Ramesh Pawar and education committee chairperson Sandhya Joshi releasing the BMC Education Budget 2020-21 in Mumbai, on Wednesday. BHUSHAN KOYANDE/HT PHOTO
BMC joint municipal commissioner Ramesh Pawar and education committee chairperson Sandhya Joshi releasing the BMC Education Budget 2020-21 in Mumbai, on Wednesday. BHUSHAN KOYANDE/HT PHOTO

Maharashtra: BMC allocates 2,945.78 cr for education in budget

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:12 PM IST
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set aside 15.90 crore for supplying essential Covid-19 equipment like hand sanitisers, soap, etc., anticipating the re-opening of schools.
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