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Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray during inauguration of the heritage walk of the BMC headquarters, in Mumbai, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_28_2021_000215B)(PTI)

BMC Budget 2021: How much India’s richest civic body plans to spend this year?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:18 PM IST
  • The ruling Shiv Sena has made infrastructure and transportation two key areas as the city of Mumbai gears up for civic polls in 2022.
The industry body also raised concerns over the increase in customs duty on certain imported vehicle components, saying it could lead to increase in production cost of automobiles(Reuters file photo)
The industry body also raised concerns over the increase in customs duty on certain imported vehicle components, saying it could lead to increase in production cost of automobiles(Reuters file photo)

Budget 2021: Fitness test of old vehicles should take place at earlier intervals

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • "While SIAM awaits the details of the vehicle scrappage scheme, it hopes and requests that fitness testing and certification should be much earlier and at frequent intervals to ensure safety, environment friendliness and fuel saving," SIAM President Kenichi Ayukawa said in a statement.
<p>The Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Constitution to make economically-weaker sections of general category eligible for 10% reservation in education and government jobs. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha with 165 votes in favour and seven against after a day-long debate. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said, &ldquo;This is a bill which was brought in haste by BJP govt keeping an eye on elections.&rdquo;</p>

The Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Constitution to make economically-weaker sections of general category eligible for 10% reservation in education and government jobs. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha with 165 votes in favour and seven against after a day-long debate. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said, “This is a bill which was brought in haste by BJP govt keeping an eye on elections.”

Union Budget is pro-corporate, nothing for poor: CPI

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:12 PM IST
  • "It is a pro-corporate, pro-big businesses budget. It is pro-international finance capital, the FDI. So, this budget has nothing for the poor, for the suffering masses," CPI General Secretary D Raja told reporters
The Finance Minister's commitment "will help contain, and lead our nation towards accomplishing a Covid-19 disease free Bharat," said Bharat Biotech chairman and managing director Krishna Ella.(MINT_PRINT)
The Finance Minister's commitment "will help contain, and lead our nation towards accomplishing a Covid-19 disease free Bharat," said Bharat Biotech chairman and managing director Krishna Ella.(MINT_PRINT)

Bharat Biotech hails 35k cr budget allocation for Covid-19 vaccination

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • Welcoming the proposal for 35,000 crore outlay for Covid-19 vaccines, city-based Bharat Biotech Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Ella said "Its a great step ahead, and far-reaching budget announcement., providing 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccination in 2021-22."
Employees watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Union Budget 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha, at a showroom in Bikaner on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Employees watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Union Budget 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha, at a showroom in Bikaner on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Union Budget 2021: What 4 poll-bound states are getting this year

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 05:13 PM IST
  • The finance minister, Nirmala Sitharman, quoted Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and couplets in Tamil from Thirukkural in her Budget speech before diving into a more detailed look into the allocations and grants for the four states.
For cases against lower-rung government officers, like clerks or section officers etc, CBI’s investigating officers (IOs) will have to complete probes within six months.
For cases against lower-rung government officers, like clerks or section officers etc, CBI’s investigating officers (IOs) will have to complete probes within six months.

CBI allocated over 835 crore in Budget

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 02:52 PM IST
  • The CBI had received 802.19 crore initially in the last budget and it was increased to 835.75 crore in the revised estimates for 2020-21. The agency has been allocated 835.39 crore to manage its affairs in 2021-22, a minute dip of 36 lakh.
Parliament authorities will ensure maximum protection for members and officials, including a blanket ban on visitors, strict social distancing and the use of masks and other measures.(HT PHOTO.)
Parliament authorities will ensure maximum protection for members and officials, including a blanket ban on visitors, strict social distancing and the use of masks and other measures.(HT PHOTO.)

RT-PCR tests for MPs; Zero, Question hours back in Budget session

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:08 AM IST
The Rajya Sabha will sit from 9 am to 2 pm followed by the Lok Sabha, from 4 pm to 9 pm, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla announced on Tuesday. As MPs don’t have priority access to Covid-19 vaccines before the session, RT-PCR tests will be done for all MPs, their families, and their assistants.
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Winners and losers: Who got how much in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

Bloomberg | By Archana Chaudhary
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:38 PM IST
In her maiden budget speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced plans to sell India’s first global sovereign bonds and ease rules for overseas investors to help revive economic growth.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)

Budget 2019: ‘Will consider opening up FDI in aviation, media’: Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The finance minister said India’s economy, which stood at 1.85 trillion dollars in 2014 had reached 2.7 trillion US dollars and would cross the 3 trillion dollar-mark later this financial year.

Budget 2019: 10 things to look out for in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The first budget of the Narendra Modi government’s second tenure, which he won with a massive mandate, is expected to be a precursor of major economic reform with an objective to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, about double its current size.
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