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Malaysia allocates $1.7 bln in cash aid for low-income households in 2023 budget

Malaysia unveiled a smaller budget for 2023, prioritising fiscal discipline over expected populist measures, as it warned of a slowdown in the economy from rising global risks.

Malaysia's Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul holds a bag containing the 2023 budget at Finance Ministry building as he departs to the Parliament, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 7.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 02:17 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Five key messages from analysis of state budgets

All Indian states and union territories have presented their state budgets for 2022-23

A research note dated April 18 by SBI chief economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh put the 2022-23 consolidated gross fiscal deficit to GSDP ratio for 18 states at 3.4%.(Mint)
Updated on May 23, 2022 11:15 AM IST

Centre sets up expert panel to train urban planners

As part of the urban planning reforms announced by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this year’s budget, the ministry aims to train 5,000 urban planners in the next five years.

The ministry has decided to plan two capacity building programmes, a five-day course and a month-long session, to train urban planners
Published on May 02, 2022 11:40 PM IST
ByRisha Chitlangia

India exceeds target of local defence purchases in 2021-22

The total capital expenditure for 2021-22 stood at ₹1,14,910 crore of which, ₹75,140 crore was spent on local weapons and systems, said a senior official familiar with development. The rest of the money was spent on weapons from foreign sources, the official added, asking not to be named.

India exceeds target of local defence purchases in 2021-22
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 11:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Why did Nehru…': Nirmala Sitharaman questions as she rakes up Kashmir issue

The finance minister described Kashmir as an integral part of India and “it is an issue that should not have gone to the global forum".

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, (PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 11:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Budget session resumes today, Ukraine war likely to be focus: 10 points

Parliament budget session: The first half on the session was held between February 1 and February 11.

Parliament budget session resumes on Monday. Mohd Zakir)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 14, 2022 06:18 AM IST

'This budget is against farmers, Dalits..’: Fadnavis on Maha Budget

Maharashtra finance minister and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar tabled the 2022/23 budget in the Assembly on Friday.

Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis.(Deepak Salvi)
Published on Mar 11, 2022 06:42 PM IST
Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

1 lakh crore funding budget provision may not be part of state loans

The Budget provision of ₹1 lakh crore, 50-year interest-free loan to states in 2022-23 will not be part of their annual borrowing limit, but will be given on condition that the money will be spent on capital investments and specified reforms that will spur country’s overall economic growth, two officials said.

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a joint press conference after a Customary Post Budget meeting with the Central Board of Directors of the RBI, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo/ Shrikant Singh) (Shrikant Singh)
Published on Mar 01, 2022 11:54 PM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Rajasthan Budget 2022: Special focus on employment, healthcare | Key takeaways

This is the first time the Gehlot government is presenting the agriculture budget separately. At the same time, the old pension scheme has been brought back.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 23, 2022 02:23 PM IST
PTI | | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

PM Modi lauds Budget 2022 for emphasis on education sector

Prime Minister hails the Union Budget presented in the Parliament on February 1 and said that a lot of emphasis has been laid on the education sector.

The Prime Minister highlighted five points that can help the young generation become the future leader of the country.(ANI File)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 11:47 AM IST

In webinar on Budget, PM Modi lists 5 major announcements for education sector 

The five major announcements, according to the Prime Minister, are: universalisation of quality education, skill development, urban planning & design, internationalisation, and ‘AVCG'.

PM Narendra Modi (ANI)
Published on Feb 21, 2022 11:31 AM IST
ByHindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to address webinar today on positive impact of Budget 2022 on education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a webinar on Monday at 11am on how this year's Union Budget will have a "positive impact" on the education sector.

Published on Feb 21, 2022 09:50 AM IST

Enabling service delivery for Bharat

The Government of India has been strategically fostering public-private service delivery models well ahead of time, especially with projects requiring extensive tech intervention.

With an aim of elevating governance to the next level, the Government thoroughly focused on the need for ‘digital’ across sectors.(Digpu)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 10:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Putting the spotlight on state budgets

In 2020 and 2021, both the Centre and most states presented their budgets before the peak of Covid waves in the respective years.

The Delhi Budget likely to be presented by end-March. (Picture for representation only)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 10:09 AM IST

A health check-up for the Union Budget

Much of economics has grappled with these trade-offs between well-being and prosperity, as do governments. And in this context, the Union Budget 2022 stands out

Adjusted for inflation, the cut to the health sector, even as a pandemic is on, is the unkindest of all. (PTI File)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 11:53 AM IST

Stimulus packages helped check inflation, says Sitharaman

The US Labor Department said on Thursday the consumer price index (CPI) climbed 7.5% over the 12 months to January, its largest increase since February 1982 as costs spiked for a wide range of items, HT reported quoting AFP on Friday.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Rajya Sabha, during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 03:45 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

First half of Budget session ends, House records high productivity

The session, starting on a sombre note in the memory of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar who died on February 6, spent extra hours to debate the President’s speech as well as the Union Budget.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Rajya Sabha on the last day of the first part of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 03:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UPA is Under Performing Alliance, says BJP MP Zafar Islam

The BJP MP’s remarks came days after Congress MP P Chidambaram called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) a ‘no data available’ government in Parliament

Syed Zafar Islam is the BJP Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh . (Twitter)
Updated on Feb 11, 2022 06:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

25,000 suicides linked to debt, jobs in three years: Govt in Rajya Sabha

Unemployment and bankruptcy (or indebtedness) were cited as the trigger in 25,231 suicides in the three most recent years for which full year data is available: 2018, 2019 and 2020

Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai submitted the data in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 10, 2022 12:25 AM IST
ByMalavika Murali, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Opposition unlikely to bring up Pegasus issue during rest of Budget Session

The issue was back in the news after the New York Times on January 28 reported that the government purchased Pegasus in 2017 as a part of a $2-billion deal with Israel

The Pegasus spyware controversy disrupted Parliament’s Monsoon Session last year. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2022 04:37 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM invokes Nehru to corner Congress in House

Opposition Congress has been accusing Modi and the current disposition of undermining Nehru’s legacy and his contributions to making of modern India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Feb 08, 2022 07:05 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi accuses Opposition of ‘instigating’ migrants

This was the first time that the PM blamed political rivals for the migrant workers’ crisis, one of the defining tragedies of the pandemic in India.

**EDS: TV GRAB** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (SANSAD TV/PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2022_000162B) (PTI)
Published on Feb 08, 2022 12:06 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The hits and the misses in Union Budget 2022

The Budget is a vision document high on promise but short on facts

What the Budget doesn’t explain, however, is the inadequate capacity of the Centre to fully spend. (Reuters)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 07:21 PM IST

Climate and Us | Budget shows great promise, but needs greater scrutiny

While the government has shown seriousness in its approach to the climate crisis, concerns among environmental experts on implementation remain

Before the government embarks on these river link projects, it is important to get a safety and environmental assessment done by the best scientific institutions. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 04:14 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Budget session: PM Modi to reply on motion of thanks debate in Lok Sabha

On January 31, the Budget session commenced with President Kovind's address to the joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 06:36 AM IST

Union Budget: Investment over consumption in 2022

There are two ways to respond to an economic slowdown. The first is by consumption, the second is by investment. The Budget has adopted the second way. 

By choosing investment over consumption, and job creation over freebies, this Budget has opted for the long-term dignity and prosperity of Indians. (Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2022 08:50 PM IST

Parliament: TMC's Mahua Moitra takes on ‘fearful’ Modi govt with Netaji

TMC MP Mahua Moitra, later spoke about how chaos reigned during the later part of her speech and when she confronted Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla over the same, the latter said it was his greatness that she was even given 13 minutes to speak in first place.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra speaks in Parliament, in New Delhi, on Thursday, February 3, 2022. (ANI Photo/ SansadTV)
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 11:05 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Drink ‘gaumutra’ shots: TMC’s Mahua Moitra to BJP ahead of her Lok Sabha speech

The MP from West Bengal's Krishnanagar constituency is famous for taking on the saffron unit's leaders, and speak unabashedly. Her speech will come a day after the scathing attack on the BJP-led Centre by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra is known for delivering fiery speech. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV)
Published on Feb 03, 2022 05:48 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Budget for a modern, self-reliant nation: PM Modi

Union Budget 2022-23 pumped up capital expenditure massively to spur growth, raising its outlay by a record 35.4% to ₹7.5 lakh crore. It has taken a classic economic mantra, according to which investments begets growth.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 07:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Main Tamil hoon na’: Rahul Gandhi on mentioning Tamil Nadu in Lok Sabha speech

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday spoke in Parliament during which he slammed the BJP-led central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the idea of ‘shahenshah (king)’ has come back in India.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha during the Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 11:26 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
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