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Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget Rises Admirably To Meet Challenges

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget Rises Admirably To Meet Challenges

Dr R. Balashankar | Saturday February 01, 2020

The revival of faith of the taxpayer and investor seemed the running theme of the longest-ever budget speech. Interestingly, there was a simplicity about the speech to make it connect.

A 'Thalinomics' Budget - Dangers Include Youth Without Jobs

A 'Thalinomics' Budget - Dangers Include Youth Without Jobs

Mihir Swarup Sharma | Saturday February 01, 2020

What we got in this Budget was not just 'pakodanomics', but 'thalinomics'. It was a mess of ideas, of mixed-up priorities - raising tariffs while insisting on creating more tradeable goods for exports, for example.

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 Speech: Full Text

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 Speech: Full Text

NDTV News Desk | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the longest-ever Union Budget 2020 speech in parliament today, with promises to boost people's income and purchasing power. She stressed that the economy's fundamentals were strong and inflation was well contained. The Finance Minister said the three major themes of the Budget are aspirational India, a caring society and economic development for all.

GDP Growth Over 7.4% In 2014-19, Debt Cut To 48.7%, Says Finance Minister

GDP Growth Over 7.4% In 2014-19, Debt Cut To 48.7%, Says Finance Minister

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Central government's debt reduced to 48.7% of GDP in 2019 from 52.2% and has clocked a GDP growth of 7.4% over 2014-19 & FDI increased from $119 bn in 2009-14 to $ 284 billion.

Budget 2020: Soon, Task Force To Recommend Marriageable Age For Women

Budget 2020: Soon, Task Force To Recommend Marriageable Age For Women

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said a task force will be set up to recommend marriageable age for women.

Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Krishi Udan Scheme To Give Farmers Wings

Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Krishi Udan Scheme To Give Farmers Wings

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Union Budget 2020 announcements, introduced the "Krishi UDAN Yojana", meant to benefit farmers from the northeast and those in tribal districts.

Finance Minister, In Budget Speech, Uses Kashmiri Verse To Make A Point

Finance Minister, In Budget Speech, Uses Kashmiri Verse To Make A Point

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today recited a Kashmiri verse in the middle of her Budget 2020 announcement.

Early In Speech, Nirmala Sitharaman's Tribute To Arun Jaitley

Early In Speech, Nirmala Sitharaman's Tribute To Arun Jaitley

NDTV News Desk | Saturday February 01, 2020, New Delhi

Early in her presentation of the country's budget, finance minister Nirmala Sithraman referred to her predecessor, Arun Jaitley, and said his work on introducing the Goods and Services Tax was a huge contribution. Mr Jaitley died in August 25, 2019.

Union Budget in due time, says Pranab Mukherjee

Union Budget in due time, says Pranab Mukherjee

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 23, 2009, New Delhi

The Finance Minister, however, parried questions whether the govt would go for a vote-on-account now.

Budget in 1st week of July; focus on sectors hit by crisis: FM

Budget in 1st week of July; focus on sectors hit by crisis: FM

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2009, New Delhi

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the union budget would be presented in the first week of July.

Women's bill may not come up in Budget session

Women's bill may not come up in Budget session

Press Trust of India | Sunday June 07, 2009, New Delhi

The Women's Reservation Bill may not come up in the Budget session of Parliament as it has to be scrutinised by a new Parliamentary panel.

Waiting for Mamata's goods train

Waiting for Mamata's goods train

Monideepa Bannerjee, Manu Sharma | Friday July 03, 2009, New Delhi, Kolkata

On Friday Railway budget would be presented.

Mamata's 'human face' rail budget to be presented today

Mamata's 'human face' rail budget to be presented today

Manu Sharma, Monideepa Bannerjie | Friday July 03, 2009, New Delhi, Kolkata

Banerjee is expected to come up with a handful of populist measures in her first rail budget in eight years.

Railway Budget 2009: Highlights

Railway Budget 2009: Highlights

NDTV Correspondent | Friday July 03, 2009, New Delhi

As Mamata Banerjee presents the Railway Budget, here are the highlights.

Railway Budget evokes mixed reactions from parties

Railway Budget evokes mixed reactions from parties

Press Trust of India | Friday July 03, 2009, New Delhi

The rail budget, presented by Mamata Banerjee in Parliament on Friday, has evoked mixed reactions from political parties.