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With the assembly elections due in four months, Kerala finance minister TM Thomas Issac presented the last budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan government for now(PTI)

Kerala earmarks fund for mental health

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvanathapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:23 AM IST
The state has earmarked Rs.64 crore for mental health programmes, usually a neglected sector. According to a survey conducted by the state mental health department last year, at least 15% of the youth between 18 and 25 years suffered from depression and other mental health problems.
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah with Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.(ANI PHOTO.)
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah with Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.(ANI PHOTO.)

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa promises to expedite work on Kalasa-Banduri projects

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Yediyurappa said this will help solve the drinking and irrigation needs of the northern part of the state.
Data given in the Reserve Bank of India’s Study of State Budgets puts total receipts of all states with assemblies in 2019-20 at Rs 39.2 lakh crore.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Data given in the Reserve Bank of India’s Study of State Budgets puts total receipts of all states with assemblies in 2019-20 at Rs 39.2 lakh crore.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

State finance minister’s job an unenviable one

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 09:31 AM IST
In this year’s Budget, the Revised Estimate (RE) figure for 2019-20 under this head is Rs 6.6 lakh crore, only 77% of the promise made in the Interim Budget.
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi set aside Rs 2,000 crore in the budget for Coastal Road(HT FILE)
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi set aside Rs 2,000 crore in the budget for Coastal Road(HT FILE)

Civic budget talk: Coastal Road a misplaced priority?

UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Pavements do not get prioritised in the BMC’s tasks lists perhaps because its movers-and-shakers do not use them
Mohalla clinics, polyclinics and speciality hospitals provide free diagnostics, medicines and quality treatment to all, irrespective of their annual income(Hindustan Times)
Mohalla clinics, polyclinics and speciality hospitals provide free diagnostics, medicines and quality treatment to all, irrespective of their annual income(Hindustan Times)

HTLS 2019 | Delhi’s economic model: A blueprint for the future | Opinion

By Arvind Kejriwal
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 06:58 AM IST
Investing directly in the health, education and welfare of our people is no longer a social and moral agenda, it is also a long-term economic agenda.
Telangana chief minister KCR attributed the slashing of the budget to the overall economic slowdown in the country, which had its effect on Telangana as well.(TWITTER.)
Telangana chief minister KCR attributed the slashing of the budget to the overall economic slowdown in the country, which had its effect on Telangana as well.(TWITTER.)

5 months on, KCR slashes his state budget by 20 percent amid slowdown worries

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:12 PM IST
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi returned to power for a second successive term in December 2018, but the chief minister presented only a vote-on-account budget in February this year on the ground that there was no clarity on devolution of funds from the Centre in view of the Lok Sabha elections.
The government has also announced to widen the scope of insurance cover to farmers dying in accidents.(PTI File Photo/Representive image)
The government has also announced to widen the scope of insurance cover to farmers dying in accidents.(PTI File Photo/Representive image)

Under Maharasthra budget, Rs 12K cr for irrigation and Rs 600 cr for varsities

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
The budget 2019-20 has an outlay of 600 crore for agriculture universities for research and infrastructure development, besides an increase in budget for irrigation projects to 12,597 crore.
NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde on the first day of the budget session at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde on the first day of the budget session at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra government seeks nod for supplementary budget of 4,284 crore

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 12:23 AM IST
This brings the supplementary expenditure for the current fiscal to 36,055 crore.
Punjab cuts fuel rates, expands farm waiver. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Punjab cuts fuel rates, expands farm waiver. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Punjab cuts fuel rates, expands farm waiver

Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Presenting the third budget of the Capt Amarinder Singh-led government, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal expanded the farm loan waiver scheme to bring landless farm labourers and suicide-hit farmer families under its ambit.
Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT Photo)
Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT Photo)

Punjab cabinet mum on Sidhu’s comment on Pulwama attack; stop him from attending functions, suggests minister

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Corrrespondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Sidhu skipped the cabinet meeting organised to discuss the state budget to be presented on Monday.

‘I’ll expose plot’: Karnataka CM’s sharp attack on PM Narendra Modi on alleged horse-trading

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 12:54 PM IST
The clips feature conversations allegedly between BS Yeddyurappa and Sharangouda Kandkur, the son of Janata Dal(Secular) leader Nagangouda Kandkur, who is an MLA from Gurmitkal.
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)

Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy removes dissenting Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Making Karnataka’s fluid political situation more slippery, seven MLAs of Congress and three of BJP on Thursday abstained from the Assembly’s Budget Session, fuelling speculation of defection.
The absence of Congress MLAs has prompted the opposition BJP to claim that the Kumaraswamy-led Congress-Janata Dal (United) coalition government lacked majority.(AP/File Photo)
The absence of Congress MLAs has prompted the opposition BJP to claim that the Kumaraswamy-led Congress-Janata Dal (United) coalition government lacked majority.(AP/File Photo)

Missing MLAs haunt Karnataka govt as it readies to present budget tomorrow

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The four MLAs giving the Congress sleepless nights are Ramesh Jharkoholi, Mahesh Kumtahalli, B Nagendra and Umesh Jadhav, who have been skipping meetings despite legislative party leader Siddaramaiah’s repeated notices.
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)

Four Karnataka Congress MLAs refuse to budge despite issuing whip

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The four MLAs have refused to bow to the party’s diktat, having already skipped a Congress legislature party meeting last month.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chairs a cabinet meeting in a traffic police outpost near the site of her dharna in Kolkata to protest the CBI's attempt to question the Kolkata Police commissioner in connection with chit fund scams,(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chairs a cabinet meeting in a traffic police outpost near the site of her dharna in Kolkata to protest the CBI's attempt to question the Kolkata Police commissioner in connection with chit fund scams,(PTI)

Mamata makes history with cabinet meeting in traffic outpost

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 11:07 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee became the first chief minister in the country to hold a cabinet meeting in a traffic police outpost on a pavement in the heart of Kolkata to pass the state budget.
Deputy chief minister cum finance minister of Bihar Sushil Modi(HT File)
Deputy chief minister cum finance minister of Bihar Sushil Modi(HT File)

Bihar finance minister to start pre-budget consultation from today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:25 AM IST
Being an election year, the state government has curtailed the period of the budget session, which will start from February 11 to February 20  with only seven sittings to take place .
The Uttarakhand Assembly.The state finance minister said he had yet not received any proposals for levying fresh taxes in the budget which is likely to be presented during the 12-day assembly session from Feb 11.(HT FIle)
The Uttarakhand Assembly.The state finance minister said he had yet not received any proposals for levying fresh taxes in the budget which is likely to be presented during the 12-day assembly session from Feb 11.(HT FIle)

With eye on Lok Sabha polls, Uttarakhand’s BJP government likely to table tax-free budget

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 03:03 PM IST
IAccording to an official privy to the budget-making process, the TS Rawat-led BJP government will table the annual budget in the assembly during its 12-day session that starts on February 11.
Iran president Hassan Rouhani presented an annual state budget of 4,700 trillion rials to parliament on Tuesday,(Bloomberg)
Iran president Hassan Rouhani presented an annual state budget of 4,700 trillion rials to parliament on Tuesday,(Bloomberg)

‘US will fail to bring Iran to its knees but…’: Rouhani on sanctions

Iran | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Hassan Rouhani gave the value of the draft budget at about 4,700 trillion rials for the next Iranian year which starts on March 21, 2019.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy gets emotional during a party function in Bengaluru on July 14, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy gets emotional during a party function in Bengaluru on July 14, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy plays down tearful outburst, says never spoke against Congress

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy broke down in public last Saturday and declared he was being forced to become ‘Vishakanth’, referring to Lord Shiva swallowing poison for the good of the world.
The state government has already rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) across the state which enables online registration of complaints along with sharing and accessibility of crime and criminal records across police stations.(HT FILE)
The state government has already rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) across the state which enables online registration of complaints along with sharing and accessibility of crime and criminal records across police stations.(HT FILE)

Speedy justice: ICJS to get push from Maharashtra government

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 12:54 AM IST
The project will help the government in better digital coordination and sharing of crucial information related to criminal case investigations, and will also maintain transparency in the process
The Union budget has created a mini-industry of commentators (this columnist included) and TV talking heads who routinely scrutinise every detail of the budget days after it is presented. State governments expenditure is significantly larger (and growing) than the Centre’s. It is state’s that are in charge of spending and implementing schemes, which affect our everyday lives. And any meaningful commentary and discussion on budgets must necessarily focus on state budgets.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Union budget has created a mini-industry of commentators (this columnist included) and TV talking heads who routinely scrutinise every detail of the budget days after it is presented. State governments expenditure is significantly larger (and growing) than the Centre’s. It is state’s that are in charge of spending and implementing schemes, which affect our everyday lives. And any meaningful commentary and discussion on budgets must necessarily focus on state budgets.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No one cares about state budgets

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 04:14 PM IST
This failure to have a robust debate about state budgets is likely to cost the country heavily. State budgets are entering a period of deep instability as fiscal deficits are on the rise.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has announced that it would help double farmers’ income by 2022, among other promises.(PTI File Photo)
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has announced that it would help double farmers’ income by 2022, among other promises.(PTI File Photo)

BJP-led NDA sets early deadlines for central schemes with eye on 2019 election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq and Moushumi Das Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2018 07:12 AM IST
Focus will be on key welfare programmes and farm and rural sector schemes in the wake of agrarian distress. Most central programmes originate at the Centre but they are implemented and monitored at the level of the states.
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