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Centre not to infuse equity into bad bank

Union finance minister Nirmala SitharamanmintPremium
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharamanmint

India needs to look beyond the 137% spending hike to fix its public healthcare

AIIMS Trauma center Which has been converted to dedicated COVID Hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI PHOTO)Premium
AIIMS Trauma center Which has been converted to dedicated COVID Hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI PHOTO)
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Board evaluations mustn’t just be tick-the-box exercises

Photo: iStockphotoPremium
Photo: iStockphoto

Budget Session may conclude before first phase of assembly polls: Report

A final decision on curtailment of the session will also be taken by Birla, who met floor leaders of various parties on the matter earlier in the dayPremium
A final decision on curtailment of the session will also be taken by Birla, who met floor leaders of various parties on the matter earlier in the day

First phase of Budget session concludes, Lok Sabha to reconvene on 8 March

TMC MP Saugata Ray speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)Premium
TMC MP Saugata Ray speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Rajya Sabha clocks 99% productivity as 1st part of Budget session ends

Rajya Sabha opposition MPs shout slogans during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/RSTV Grab)Premium
Rajya Sabha opposition MPs shout slogans during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/RSTV Grab)

Long-term growth is budget’s key aim: FM: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha during Budget discussion in Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)Premium
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha during Budget discussion in Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)

Nirmala Sitharaman to reply on Budget discussion in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  (PTI)Premium
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (PTI)

Senior BJP leaders highlight budget measures in nationwide campaign

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar  (ANI Photo)Premium
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar (ANI Photo)

Union Budget 2021 is aimed at overall development of India: Suresh Prabhu

Union Budget 2021 is aimed at overall development of India: Suresh Prabhu (Bloomberg)Premium
Union Budget 2021 is aimed at overall development of India: Suresh Prabhu (Bloomberg)

Budget proposals aim at tax certainty: PC Mody

Widening and deepening the tax base is of importancePremium
Widening and deepening the tax base is of importance

Highest-ever allocation for West Bengal in rail budget: Piyush Goyal

Railway minister Piyush Goyal (Mint)Premium
Railway minister Piyush Goyal (Mint)

Increased capex in Budget an 'optical illusion': Former finance secretary Garg

Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)Premium
Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Confident that disinvestment calendar will work well in FY22: Nirmala Sitharaman

The budget has pegged disinvestment receipts for the 2021-22 fiscal beginning April 1 at  ₹1.75 lakh crore.Premium
The budget has pegged disinvestment receipts for the 2021-22 fiscal beginning April 1 at 1.75 lakh crore.

Govt seeks to set up three power gear making zones

The facilities shall be based on cutting edge, clean, and energy efficient technology for minimizing dependence on import of equipment, critical components, basic raw material, and critical spares. BloombergPremium
The facilities shall be based on cutting edge, clean, and energy efficient technology for minimizing dependence on import of equipment, critical components, basic raw material, and critical spares. Bloomberg

Reduced allocation for nutritional schemes to impact health of women, children

Indian women, especially those working in precarious informal sectors, are at the sharp end of what economists and opposition politicians describe as a jobs crisis in India (AP)Premium
Indian women, especially those working in precarious informal sectors, are at the sharp end of what economists and opposition politicians describe as a jobs crisis in India (AP)

Govt’s 35,000 cr outlay for shots to boost demand

Vaccine manufacturers and ancillaries are expanding their capacity after the budget announcement.bloombergPremium
Vaccine manufacturers and ancillaries are expanding their capacity after the budget announcement.bloomberg

For individual taxpayers, no big relief in budget

Income Tax Department considers only Form 26AS while giving TDS benefit to taxpayers. Photo: MintPremium
Income Tax Department considers only Form 26AS while giving TDS benefit to taxpayers. Photo: Mint

Tax breaks may lead to foreign aircraft leasing firms setting shop at GIFT city

The move is part of effortsto make the IFSC in GIFT Citya global financial hub (MINT_PRINT)Premium
The move is part of effortsto make the IFSC in GIFT Citya global financial hub (MINT_PRINT)
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