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2021 Union Budget sets pace for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Nirmala Sitharaman

13 Feb 2021

2021 Union Budget sets pace for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Union Budget 2021-22 has set the pace for India to become Aatmanirbhar Bharat, replying to debate on the Budget in Lok Sabha.

Government could reserve 10% of LIC IPO for policyholders

03 Feb 2021

Government could reserve 10% of LIC IPO for policyholders

In her annual Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will be launched this year.

Shatrughan Sinha 'unhappy' with film industry being ignored in Budget

02 Feb 2021

Shatrughan Sinha 'unhappy' with film industry being ignored in Budget

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha is not pleased with the 2021 Union Budget, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Nirmala Sitharaman increases outlay for AIIMS by Rs. 310 crore

02 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman increases outlay for AIIMS by Rs. 310 crore

The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) took a bright spot in the Union Budget as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave it an additional Rs. 310 crore.

Farmers plan to block roads across the nation on Saturday

02 Feb 2021

Farmers plan to block roads across the nation on Saturday

Agitating farmers have announced that they will block state and national highways for three hours on February 6, Saturday, to lodge protest against three farm laws, suspension of internet services in select areas, as well as the Union Budget presented yesterday.

Budget 2021: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore plan for Indian Railways

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore plan for Indian Railways

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a record sum of Rs. 1.10 lakh crore for the Indian Railways in her Budget 2021 speech.

Budget 2021: What gets more expensive and what gets cheaper?

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: What gets more expensive and what gets cheaper?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-2022.

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

While presenting her third Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is committed to the development of farmers, while also assuring that procurement of produce at the minimum support price (MSP) will continue steadily.

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

01 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in India, healthcare has gained the prime focus in the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

During her Union Budget 2021 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a voluntary vehicle scrappage policy.

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

01 Feb 2021

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

In her annual Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of education-related measures, like setting up a Central University in Leh and the establishment of 100 new Sainik schools.

Budget 2021: Infrastructure gets big boost

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Infrastructure gets big boost

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled India's first post-COVID-19 Union Budget for the financial year 2021-2022.

#Budget2021: Senior citizens with only pension/interest income exempted from ITR

01 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: Senior citizens with only pension/interest income exempted from ITR

In her third Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that senior citizens above 75, who rely only on pension and interests for income, will be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns.

Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the much-awaited Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday at a time when the Indian economy strives to recover from the COVID-19-induced crisis.

Union Budget 2021: Government to launch LIC IPO in FY22

01 Feb 2021

Union Budget 2021: Government to launch LIC IPO in FY22

In a major disinvestment push, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced that the government plans to take control of two public sector banks and one general insurance company for stake sale in 2021-22.

Union Budget 2021: Sitharaman announces Rs. 35,000 crore for vaccines

01 Feb 2021

Union Budget 2021: Sitharaman announces Rs. 35,000 crore for vaccines

On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, her third one so far and the first one amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

01 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

At 11 am, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her third Union Budget. With the minister earlier declaring that this Budget "will be like never before," the expectations of a coronavirus-battered nation are already high.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

29 Jan 2021

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the Economic Survey 2021 in the Parliament.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

19 Jan 2021

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

Union Budget 2021 on February 1: Here are key expectations

14 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021 on February 1: Here are key expectations

As India hopes to recover from the COVID-19-induced economic crisis, all eyes are now on the Union Budget for the upcoming financial year.

COVID-19: Budget documents will not be printed this year

11 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Budget documents will not be printed this year

For the first time since 1947, the Union Budget documents will not be printed this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

07 Jan 2021

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

India's economy is estimated to contract 7.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

13 Oct 2020

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

In a bizarre turn of events, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria unveiled a chip made of cow dung on Monday announcing that it reduces harmful radiations from mobiles.

These iPhone models have become expensive in India

02 Mar 2020

These iPhone models have become expensive in India

Apple has increased the prices of some iPhone models in India so as to offset the increase in basic customs duty announced in the Union Budget 2020.

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

19 Feb 2020

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

United States President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25, indicated the much-talked-about trade deal will not be signed.

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

08 Feb 2020

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

US President Donald Trump is taking a leaf from his 'friend' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book.

Old vs new tax regime: Which one is better?

01 Feb 2020

Old vs new tax regime: Which one is better?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

01 Feb 2020

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget at a time when the Indian economy is struggling, raising concerns among world bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Budget 2020: Government to sell LIC holdings through IPO

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Government to sell LIC holdings through IPO

Announcing the Union Budget 2020-21 on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Life Insurance Corporation of India will now be listed on stock exchanges.

Union Budget 2020: New I-T Regime lowers tax, removes exemptions

01 Feb 2020

Union Budget 2020: New I-T Regime lowers tax, removes exemptions

In a major development, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced a new simplified tax regime, which is available for those willing to opt out of exemptions and deductions.

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

01 Feb 2020

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

In what shows the government's intent towards improving the lives of women, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wants to revise the marriageable age of women, which is set at 18 currently.

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

As she rose to present her second Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the budget for the financial year of 2020-21 revolves around three themes: Aspirational India, Economic development for All, and building a Caring society.

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

31 Jan 2020

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

For 2020-21, Economic Survey pegs India's growth at 6-6.5%

31 Jan 2020

For 2020-21, Economic Survey pegs India's growth at 6-6.5%

A day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget, the Economic Survey was tabled in the Parliament today.

Banks go on a strike: Which services would be affected?

31 Jan 2020

Banks go on a strike: Which services would be affected?

Across India, banking services are expected to be impacted greatly this weekend as bank unions go on strike from today (January 31, 2020).

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

31 Jan 2020

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

Will prices of onion, tomato, potato go down? It's unlikely

30 Jan 2020

Will prices of onion, tomato, potato go down? It's unlikely

Onion, tomato, and potato are the most prominent vegetables used across India, but a hike in their prices negatively affected household budgets.