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Narendra Modi hailed the Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, calling it visionary.(Screengrab)

Union Budget 2020 strengthens minimum government, maximum governance: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The Prime Minister said it will generate employment in the sector and will open opportunities for the youth in the fields of fish processing and marketing.
In the last year’s budget, the government had allotted Rs 60,000 crore for the MGNREGS, the highest allocation for the scheme.(HT File Photo)
In the last year’s budget, the government had allotted Rs 60,000 crore for the MGNREGS, the highest allocation for the scheme.(HT File Photo)
A view of the stock prices displayed on a digital screen outside BSE building in Mumbai.(PTI Photo)
A view of the stock prices displayed on a digital screen outside BSE building in Mumbai.(PTI Photo)

Union Budget 2020: Sensex nosedives 980 points, gives up 40,000 level

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 03:55 PM IST
A labourer carries a vegetable bag at a wholesale vegetable market in Chennai on February 1, 2020.(AFP photo)
A labourer carries a vegetable bag at a wholesale vegetable market in Chennai on February 1, 2020.(AFP photo)

Union Budget 2020: What got cheaper and what got costlier

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Here’s a look at the things you will have to pay more and those whose prices will drop.
Employees at a showroom watch on TV sets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha, in Bikaner.(Photo: PTI)
Employees at a showroom watch on TV sets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha, in Bikaner.(Photo: PTI)

Union Budget 2020: Full text of Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 08:56 PM IST
While the highlight of the Budget was reduction in income tax rates, Sitharaman also talked about the core focus areas of the government.
Arvind Kejriwal said the Union Budget had nothing for Delhi.(HT PHOTO)
Arvind Kejriwal said the Union Budget had nothing for Delhi.(HT PHOTO)

‘Step-motherly treatment for Delhi’: Arvind Kejriwal on Union Budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Ahead of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting her second Budget, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal tweeted that Delhites had pinned a lot of hopes on it.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
The move assumes significance as merchandise export from India scheme (MEIS) was not in compliance with global trade rules.(REUTERS)
The move assumes significance as merchandise export from India scheme (MEIS) was not in compliance with global trade rules.(REUTERS)

Budget 2020: Govt to launch scheme for exporters to reimburse state levies this year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2020 01:44 PM IST
These taxes include value added tax (VAT), electricity duties and fuel used for transportation, which are not getting exempted or refunded under any other existing mechanism.
Nirmala Sitharaman quoted Pt Dina Nath Kaul’s poem in Union Budget 2020.(HT File Photo)
Nirmala Sitharaman quoted Pt Dina Nath Kaul’s poem in Union Budget 2020.(HT File Photo)

Union Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Pt Dina Nath Kaul’s poem. 5 finance ministers who previously turned to poetry during budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recited a verse from a poem written by Sahitya Akademi winner Pt Dina Nath Kaul during her opening speech of Union Budget 2020.
People watching live telecast of Union Budget 2020 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a showroom in Mumbai on Saturday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
People watching live telecast of Union Budget 2020 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a showroom in Mumbai on Saturday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with ‘bahi khata’ before starting Union Budget 2020.(HT File Photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with ‘bahi khata’ before starting Union Budget 2020.(HT File Photo)

Union Budget 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2020 in Parliament. First reactions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presently presenting Union budget 2020 in Parliament.
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)

Budget 2020: Govt announces Rs 99,300 crores for education sector

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 01:35 PM IST
She also said that a New Education Policy will be announced soon, adding that “external commercial borrowings and FDI to be leveraged to improve the education system.”
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech, said that the government will announce a new education policy soon.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech, said that the government will announce a new education policy soon.

New education policy soon, Rs 99,300 crore allocated for sector in Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:22 PM IST
People watching budget by finance minister at a showroom. (Photo A P Dube/HT)
People watching budget by finance minister at a showroom. (Photo A P Dube/HT)

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman spells out Budget theme in 3 big points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Budget 2020: Aspirational India to boost the standard of living, economic development for all, and building a humane and compassionate society are the three big theme of this Budget, sais Nirmala Sitharaman in her speech.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s family including her daughter Parakala Vangmayi arrive in Parliament. (ANI photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s family including her daughter Parakala Vangmayi arrive in Parliament. (ANI photo)

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman’s daughter in Parliament to hear her speak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Last year, her parents—Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman—came to Parliament to listen to their daughter’s speech. Nirmala Sitharaman’s father was an employee of the Indian Railways and the family is from Tamil Nadu.
Anurag Thakur offering prayers at his house. (ANI photo)
Anurag Thakur offering prayers at his house. (ANI photo)

Junior finance minister Anurag Thakur offers a prayer before Budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:48 AM IST
All eyes are on Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is expected to increase spending on infrastructure and cut taxes to revive a sagging economy and boost consumer demand.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Union Budget 2020 on Feb 1, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Union Budget 2020 on Feb 1, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Congress hopes Union Budget 2020 will provide relief to salaried class, invest in rural India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoped the budget fulfils expectations of the common people.
Negative cues from global markets amid concerns over China’s coronavirus outbreak continued to weigh on investor sentiment here, traders said.(ANI / Twitter)
Negative cues from global markets amid concerns over China’s coronavirus outbreak continued to weigh on investor sentiment here, traders said.(ANI / Twitter)

Sensex slumps over 200 points ahead of Union Budget; Nifty tests 11,900

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:52 AM IST
According to analysts, investors are cautious ahead of the Union Budget as all eyes will be on how centre is going to bring growth as any increase in spending would result in widening of fiscal deficit.
Sitharaman will begin her budget speech at around 11am with an address to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.(PTI)
Sitharaman will begin her budget speech at around 11am with an address to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.(PTI)

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman’s second budget may have tax cuts, sops to spur growth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman will be aiming to get growth back up with the economy staring at the worst pace of expansion recorded in a decade with her second budget as the second woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi.
Chief economic advisor K Subramanian addressing a media on the Economic Survey 2019-20.
Chief economic advisor K Subramanian addressing a media on the Economic Survey 2019-20.

India to grow 6-6.5% next year: Economic Survey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Growth data released by the ministry of statistics a few hours after the survey was tabled in Parliament said that the Indian economy grew at a slower pace than previously estimated last year (2018-19).
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI file photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI file photo)

What is Union Budget? Know about its significance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:23 PM IST
The Budget Session of the Parliament will be divided into two phases –from January 31 to February 11 and then from March 2 to April 3.
The task ahead for finance minister, Sitharaman, is difficult. To use an analogy from cricket, the economy’s current position is akin to a team that has lost early wickets while chasing a big target. Now, it has to maintain the required run rate without further losing wickets(PTI)
The task ahead for finance minister, Sitharaman, is difficult. To use an analogy from cricket, the economy’s current position is akin to a team that has lost early wickets while chasing a big target. Now, it has to maintain the required run rate without further losing wickets(PTI)

How the finance minister should respond to India’s economic crisis | Opinion

By Avinash Tripathi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Prepare for adverse contingencies, give critical support in tough times, facilitate organic recovery
The government will release the Economic Survey for 2019-2020 on Friday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The government will release the Economic Survey for 2019-2020 on Friday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Economic Survey: From a report card to policy changes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 09:28 AM IST
The Economic Survey is a comprehensive analysis of the Indian economy, including its growth and fall, in the past year.
The two-day nationwide bank strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), demanding early wage revision settlement, will begin from Friday.(PTI)
The two-day nationwide bank strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), demanding early wage revision settlement, will begin from Friday.(PTI)

2-day nationwide bank strike to be held today

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The bank employees unions on Thursday decided to go on with the strike after a meeting with the Indian Bank Association (IBA) remained inconclusive.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, New Delhi, January 28, 2020(ANI)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, New Delhi, January 28, 2020(ANI)

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman will have to make difficult choices

By Samiran Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The near-term focus must be on balancing the demand stimulus, fiscal consolidation and credible accounting
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman(ANI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman(ANI)

5 key men working behind the scenes to help FM Sitharaman prepare Union Budget

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 09:54 AM IST
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is being helped by five key officials in preparing the Union Budget for 2020-21.
Rain lashed parts of Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Twitter)
Rain lashed parts of Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Twitter)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rains in Delhi, air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A labourer talks on his mobile phone as he sits on sacks of onions at a wholesale market in Mumbai.(Photo: Reuters)
A labourer talks on his mobile phone as he sits on sacks of onions at a wholesale market in Mumbai.(Photo: Reuters)

Union budget 2020 will fear and wish for inflation at same time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Number Theory: Any strategy which seeks to counter food inflation aggressively may backfire for overall growth prospects.
Party president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, former president Rahul Gandhi are among the Congress leaders expected to be present at a party meeting on Union Budget on Monday evening.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Party president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, former president Rahul Gandhi are among the Congress leaders expected to be present at a party meeting on Union Budget on Monday evening.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Congress strategy meet on Union Budget today and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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