Articles about Budget Session

Rajya Sabha adjourned after Congress demands discussion on fuel prices

08 Mar 2021

Rajya Sabha adjourned after Congress demands discussion on fuel prices

The second half of Parliament's Budget Session began on a heated note today as the Opposition led by Congress demanded a discussion on the rise in fuel prices, leading to the adjournment of the House until 1 pm.

Rahul Gandhi becoming 'doomsday man' for India: Nirmala Sitharaman

13 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi becoming 'doomsday man' for India: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying he is becoming a "doomsday man" for India by constantly insulting constitutional functionaries and creating fake narratives on issues.

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

05 Feb 2021

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

Bedlam continued inside the Lok Sabha on Thursday and in the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition berated the Centre over the three agricultural reforms and the farmers' agitation, which has been continuing since November.

India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries

02 Feb 2021

India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries

India, on Monday, set aside over Rs. 7,100 crore in its Union Budget for 2021-22 as development assistance for several countries, with Bhutan getting the maximum allocation of Rs. 3,004 crore while Rs. 100 crore will be given to the Chabahar Port project in Iran.

Sensex zooms over 1,700 points after Union Budget 2021

01 Feb 2021

Sensex zooms over 1,700 points after Union Budget 2021

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,700 points and National Stock Exchange Nifty reclaimed the 14,000-level driven by gains in financial stocks on Monday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, which analysts believe is growth-oriented.

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.

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

29 Jan 2021

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

28 Jan 2021

Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

Ahead of the Budget session, the Parliament has ended subsidies on the food in the canteen. Food in the Parliament canteen has been a contentious subject for many years as the menu offered meals at throwaway prices.

MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

17 Mar 2020

MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

Both Congress, which is governing Madhya Pradesh for the last 15 months, and BJP, which ruled the state for 15 years before December 2018, are confident they have the numbers to run the Assembly.

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.

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

30 Jan 2020

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

In a couple of days from now (February 1 to be exact), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget.

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

04 Aug 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir after the Parliament's Budget Session concludes on August 7.

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

16 Jun 2019

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

Ahead of the first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi held the first all-party meeting at the Parliament after reclaiming power at the Center.

Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

13 Feb 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

In the latest shift to happen in the Indian political landscape, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has voiced his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tipping him for another term.

Sensex jumps over 100 points ahead of Budget 2019

01 Feb 2019

Sensex jumps over 100 points ahead of Budget 2019

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark Sensex today jumped over 100 points ahead of the Budget presentation by acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal amid heavy buying by foreign portfolio investors.

Rafale jets to improve IAF's strike capability: President Kovind

31 Jan 2019

Rafale jets to improve IAF's strike capability: President Kovind

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is preparing to welcome the new generation ultra-modern Rafale fighter aircraft in its fleet to strengthen its strike capabilities, President Ram Nath Kovind said today in New Delhi.

Here's your 'Weekly Industry Insight' for all your stock decisions

02 Jul 2018

Here's your 'Weekly Industry Insight' for all your stock decisions

Thinking of making money by investing in stocks? But which stocks would give you the highest returns throughout this week? And which ones should you avoid?

Here's your 'Weekly Industry Insight' for all your stock decisions

25 Jun 2018

Here's your 'Weekly Industry Insight' for all your stock decisions

Thinking of making money by investing in stocks? But which stocks would give the highest returns throughout this week? And which ones should you avoid?

Delhi Assembly session: All BJP MLAs stage walkout

03 Apr 2018

Delhi Assembly session: All BJP MLAs stage walkout

All four BJP MLAs today walked out of the Delhi Assembly to lodge their protest after Speaker Ram Niwas Goel turned down the request of Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta for a discussion on the condition of "jhuggis" in the city.

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

16 Mar 2018

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

Recently, Indian Army told a Parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernizing their military, a financial crunch is deterring India from improving its combat capabilities.

12.9% of total households in Maharashtra headed by women: Survey

08 Mar 2018

12.9% of total households in Maharashtra headed by women: Survey

According to an Economic Survey tabled in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Thursday, at least 12.9% of the total households in the state are headed by women.

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

07 Mar 2018

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

Proceedings continue to be stalled in Parliament on day 3 of the Budget session.

Delhi Chief Secretary attends first meeting with CM after alleged-assault

27 Feb 2018

Delhi Chief Secretary attends first meeting with CM after alleged-assault

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday attended a Cabinet meeting to finalize dates for the Delhi Assembly's Budget Session. Notably, this was his first official meet with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal since he was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs last week.

NCERT syllabus to reduce by 50% from 2019

24 Feb 2018

NCERT syllabus to reduce by 50% from 2019

It's raining good news for schoolchildren across India.

#DecodingBudget: Air India sale, LTCG, corporate-tax, job creation and more

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Air India sale, LTCG, corporate-tax, job creation and more

Arun Jaitley presented the first post-GST Budget amid high expectations of positive changes in tax rates.

India to grow 7-7.5% in FY18, retain fastest-growing economy tag

29 Jan 2018

India to grow 7-7.5% in FY18, retain fastest-growing economy tag

The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in the Lok Sabha at the start of the Budget Session, has pegged India's GDP growth in the next year at 7-7.5%.

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

21 Jan 2018

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is gearing up to present the Budget 2018-19 on 1 February; Budget-related proceedings were also formally kicked off earlier.

Budget 2018 likely on February 1, GST might affect presentation

04 Dec 2017

Budget 2018 likely on February 1, GST might affect presentation

The last budget for the current government, the first after GST, is likely to be presented on February 1 next year.

The core team that drafted the Budget

07 Feb 2017

The core team that drafted the Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was closely assisted by a team of seven top officials in drafting the Budget for 2017-18.

TN Congress lambasts Budget

03 Feb 2017

TN Congress lambasts Budget

The Tamil Nadu Congress has criticized the General Budget for not including Tamil Nadu in the list of states for an AIIMS hospital. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been selected instead.

Oil PSUs to merge into a giant company

03 Feb 2017

Oil PSUs to merge into a giant company

Major oil PSUs will be combined to form a behemoth oil company, FM Arun Jaitley announced in the Budget 2017-18.

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

02 Feb 2017

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that the Union Budget was a "big letdown" and that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "played a game with statistics to draw a wrong picture."

Vijay Shekhar: Budget 2017 will boost digital services

02 Feb 2017

Vijay Shekhar: Budget 2017 will boost digital services

According to mobile e-wallet Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar, budget measures will build a more inclusive economy and increase access to digital services.

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

01 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.

Bank stocks soar, Sensex over 485 cheering Jaitley's Budget

01 Feb 2017

Bank stocks soar, Sensex over 485 cheering Jaitley's Budget

Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) bank stocks shot up as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced allocation of Rs. 10,000 crore towards recapitalization of public sector banks in Budget 2017-18.

Top sector expectations from the budget

31 Jan 2017

Top sector expectations from the budget

Auto, banking, FMCG, infrastructure and power sectors are expecting a push from the government.

GST roll-out likely to be postponed to June 1

02 Jan 2017

GST roll-out likely to be postponed to June 1

With an unproductive Winter Session of Parliament, sources said it is now likely that the GST will be rolled out from 1 June; delays due to opposition protests after the demonetization scheme are to be blamed.

GST council fails to break deadlock on dual control

23 Dec 2016

GST council fails to break deadlock on dual control

Uncertainty over cross empowerment and dual control continued even as the two-day Goods and Service Tax meet ended on Friday.