Budget Session: News

07 Apr 2023


Parliament session concludes: Lok Sabha productivity 34%, Rajya Sabha 24.4% 

The Budget Session of Parliament came to an end on Thursday as both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha adjourned sine die (for an indefinite period).

28 Mar 2023

Income Tax Return

10 income tax rule changes from April 1: Know here 

The new financial year 2023-24, which starts on Saturday (April 1), will see the Ministry of Finance bring about many changes to the income tax rules.

24 Mar 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill without debate amid Opposition's ruckus

The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2023 on Friday without debate as Opposition MPs raised slogans demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the allegations of fraud against the Adani Group.

13 Mar 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Opposition parties meet to strategize before Budget Session resumes today

Ahead of the second leg of the Parliament's Budget Session, as many as 16 opposition parties reportedly met at Congress chief and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office at around 10:00 am on Monday to chalk out their floor strategy.

07 Mar 2023

West Bengal

'Chop off my head': CM Mamata Banerjee over DA protests

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government could not give more dearness allowance (DA) to the state government employees, even if they "chop off" her head, reported ANI.

05 Mar 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

In Sisodia's absence, Gehlot to present Delhi budget this month

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government is slated to present its budget for the financial year 2023-24 on March 21.

13 Feb 2023

Jagdeep Dhankar

Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus over Adani-Hindenburg row by Opposition

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday adjourned the House till March 13 amid ruckus and sloganeering by the Opposition over the Adani-Hindenburg row.

12 Feb 2023

Samajwadi Party

Jaya Bachchan's 'finger-pointing gesture' toward Jagdeep Dhankhar angers BJP

Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Jaya Bachchan sparked controversy with her alleged improper behavior in Rajya Sabha last week, a video of which is doing the rounds on social media.

03 Feb 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Adani-Hindenburg row: Kharge huddles with Opposition leaders to corner government

As many as 16 Opposition parties met at the office of Parliament's Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge after he called an urgent meeting on Friday to jointly strategize for demanding accountability from the government on the risk to Indian investors.

01 Feb 2023

Union Budget

Union Budget 2023-24: Key announcements for women

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced a one-time small saving scheme for women called "Mahila Samman Saving Certificate," which will stay available until March 2025.

01 Feb 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2023-24: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Details here

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her fifth annual budget to Parliament on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2023

Union Budget

Union Budget 2023-24: Key takeaways for education sector

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman officially presented the Union Budget 2023-2024 on Wednesday in Parliament.

31 Jan 2023

Union Budget

Union Budget 2023 presentation: Tax cuts, manufacturing incentives expected

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for 2023 in Parliament on Wednesday as people are hoping for reduced taxes, better social security, and financial incentives to boost production.

31 Jan 2023

Droupadi Murmu

What President Droupadi Murmu said during her first Parliament address

In her first address to the Parliament as the President on Tuesday, as the Budget Session began, Droupadi Murmu lauded numerous decisions taken by the central government, including the abrogation of Article 370 and abolishment of triple talaq.

31 Jan 2023

Union Budget

Budget Session: Nirmala Sitharaman tables 2023 Economic Survey in Parliament

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday tabled the Economic Survey 2022-23 in Parliament, following President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, marking the start of the Budget Session.

31 Jan 2023


Parliament Budget Session begins; President Murmu calls government fearless, decisive

The Budget Session of the Parliament kicked off on Tuesday with President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

31 Jan 2023

Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present 2023 Economic Survey today

The central government is set to table the 2023 Economic Survey on Tuesday, a day before the Union Budget 2023-24 presentation.

13 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Budget session of Parliament from January 31 to April 6

The Budget Session 2023 of Parliament will commence on January 31 and continue till April 6, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi informed on Friday.

'Not flawed': Supreme Court upholds government's 2016 decision of demonetization

Upholding the Centre's 2016 decision of demonetization, the Supreme Court on Monday junked all 58 petitions challenging it, saying the financial decision taken by the government can't be overturned.

21 Nov 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins pre-budget talks

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, as part of pre-Budget 2023-24 consultations, virtually held discussions with experts and industry leaders in infrastructure and climate change areas.

14 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

BJP MPs chant "Modi-Modi" in Parliament as Budget session resumes

The second leg of Parliament's Budget session began on Monday, with proceedings continuing in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

13 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Budget session to resume tomorrow; Congress unsure of Opposition unity

The second leg of the Parliament's Budget session of Parliament will begin on Monday.

07 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

PM to reply on motion of thanks in LS today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, on Monday, reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks in the Parliament.

02 Feb 2022


'How many of 2cr promised jobs were provided?' asks Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, flagged the issue of unemployment in India during the Budget Session of Parliament.

02 Feb 2022


National Tele-Mental Health program to reduce stigma: NIMHANS Director

The National Tele-Mental Health program announced in the Union Budget 2022-23 will help identify mild forms of mental illness, said Dr. Pratima Murthy, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).

02 Feb 2022

Lok Sabha

Motion of thanks: Rahul Gandhi to open debate in LS

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be the first speaker from the Opposition to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

#Budget2022 people friendly, says PM; Rahul Gandhi calls it zero-sum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the Union Budget 2022-23 as "people-friendly and progressive."

01 Feb 2022


#Budget2022: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Check full list

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday (February 1) presented her fourth annual budget in Parliament.

01 Feb 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

#Budget2022: Taxpayers can file updated ITR within 2 years

During her Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that the newly updated provisions will be introduced for income tax returns.

01 Feb 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

#Budget2022: ECLGS to be extended till March 2023, says Sitharaman

The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) will be extended till March 2023, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Tuesday.

31 Jan 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2022: What the common man is expecting?

With just one day to go for the Budget 2022 presentation, the common man is relying on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for subsidies, incentives, and tax deductions, among other benefits.

31 Jan 2022


Budget Session 2022: President Kovind lauds India's vaccination program

Addressing the Budget Session of the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday lauded the role of India's vaccination program in the fight against COVID-19.

31 Jan 2022

Lok Sabha

Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

The Budget session of the Parliament kicked off on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both houses.

25 Jan 2022

Lok Sabha

Parliament to function in two shifts during Budget Session

Amid the third wave of COVID-19, the Parliament will resort to a shift system for the first phase of the Budget Session that begins January 31.

08 Mar 2021

Fuel Price Hike

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.

13 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi

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.

05 Feb 2021

Lok Sabha

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

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

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.

29 Jan 2021

Pranab Mukherjee

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.