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Latest News Live Updates: Pensioners Above 75 Exempted From Filing Income Tax Returns

Latest News Live Updates: This year, the focus is likely to be on the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2021.

Latest News Live Updates: Pensioners Above 75 Exempted From Filing Income Tax Returns

Latest News Updates: Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2021

New Delhi:

More than a year after India recorded its first case of coronavirus, which triggered countrywide restrictions, Nirmala Sitharaman today presented the Union Budget 2021 in parliament. The country's health spending has been increased considerably.

Pensioners above 75 years of age will not be required to file income tax returns, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today as she presented the Union Budget 2021 in parliament.

India's coronavirus tally surged to 1,07,57,610 with over 11,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, Prime Minster Narendra Modi asserted that India is vaccinating its citizens "faster than anywhere in the world". In his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister also highlighted the fact that the country was able to help other nations in their inoculation drive. More than 1.07 crore cases have been logged so far; 1.04 crore patients have recovered in the country in a year. Over 1.5 lakh deaths linked to Covid have been registered. The number of healthcare workers vaccinated has crossed the 37 lakh-mark on the 15th day of the countrywide Covid-19 inoculation programme, the government data shows.

Farmers' protest near Delhi borders continues to grab the country's attention with more protesters joining the agitation after the clashes on Republic Day. PM Modi yesterday said "India was insulted by the insult to the tricolour".

Another important news that's emerging from Myanmar where country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in an apparent coup and the military has declared one-year emergency. "We have noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern. India has always been steadfast in its support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld. We are monitoring the situation closely," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Here are the Latest News Live Updates on, Union Budget 2021 and Other Big Stories:

Feb 02, 2021 05:25 (IST)
UK COVID-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 39: WHO

The UK COVID-19 variant has now spread to 82 countries and the South African strain to nearly 40, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, said on Monday.
Feb 01, 2021 23:23 (IST)
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava visits Delhi-UP border

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Monday visited Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border and took stock of the security arrangements. Mr Srivastava also briefed the police personnel and appreciated their hard work, Delhi Police said.

Security has been tightened at the Ghazipur as well as other borders including Singhu and Tikri.

Nails have been fixed on the ground near barricades near Ghazipur

The protest at the Ghazipur border entered its 66th day on Monday.
Feb 01, 2021 23:13 (IST)
With 3 In 24 Hours, Delhi Records Lowest COVID-19 Deaths In 10 Months

The national capital reported 121 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths due to the disease today, the lowest in the last 10 months, authorities said. Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 22:59 (IST)
Austria to loosen lockdown, allowing shops and schools to reopen

Austria said on Monday it will loosen its coronavirus lockdown from Monday next week, switching to a nighttime curfew and letting non-essential shops and schools reopen despite infections remaining higher than the government would like.

Only pupils who have been tested will be allowed to attend lessons, with others able to join online, the government said in a statement, adding that tests will be carried out in schools and older pupils' classes will be split into separate groups.

Customers will have to wear FFP2 face masks in shops, it added
Feb 01, 2021 22:50 (IST)
WHO team having "productive talks" in China about COVID's origins

A World Health Organization team visiting China to explore the origins of the coronavirus is having productive talks with its Chinese counterparts, Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead for COVID-19, said on Monday.

"They are having very productive discussions with Chinese counterparts, visiting different hospitals ..a very good visit" to a marketplace, she told a virtual briefing in Geneva.
Feb 01, 2021 22:37 (IST)
64 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh reported 64 new cases of COVID-19 and one death in Krishna district.

According to the media bulletin released by the state nodal officer, the total count of cases in the state has risen to 88,79,00, while active cases are 1,242.

A total of 21,922 samples have been tested in the state in the past 24 hours.
Feb 01, 2021 22:16 (IST)
Farmer Leaders Say Will Block Roads Across The Country On Saturday

Farmers protesting against the centre's three farm laws have called for a countrywide "chakka jam" protest on Saturday. The protest will be held only for three hours -- from noon to 3 pm -- during which all transport will be brought to a standstill.  Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 21:30 (IST)
40,782 administered COVID-19 vaccines in Maharashtra

A total of 40,782 healthcare staffers were administered COVID-19 vaccines at 531 centres held on Monday across Maharashtra, taking the tally of those inoculated so far to more than 3 lakh, the state government said.

According to an official statement, 40,311 of the beneficiaries were administered Covishield vaccine.

The remaining 471 beneficiaries received Covaxin jabs, the government said. Covaxin was inoculated at six places: Amravati, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Solapur and Aurangabad, it added.
Feb 01, 2021 21:15 (IST)
South Africa Receives First Batch Of Covid Vaccine Doses From India

South Africa's first coronavirus vaccine doses arrived by airplane on Monday, offering some relief for health workers who have been stretched during a second wave of infections and are first in line for the shots. Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 21:02 (IST)
South Africa Receives First Batch Of Covid Vaccine Doses From India
Feb 01, 2021 20:48 (IST)
96 more birds found dead in Maharashtra; samples sent for analysis
Maharashtra has reported deaths of 96 more birds, most of them poultry birds, amid the avian influenza scare, the state government said on Monday.

Their samples are being sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal and Disease Investigation Section, Pune, for testing to ascertain the cause of the death of these birds on Sunday, it said. 

According to an official statement, 77 of these were poultry birds. The government said 15 crows and four otherbirds, including herons and parrots, also died on Sunday.
Feb 01, 2021 20:19 (IST)
South Africa gets first vaccine doses, bringing relief to health workers
South Africa's first coronavirus vaccine doses arrived by airplane on Monday, offering some relief for health workers who have been stretched during a second wave of infections and are first in line for the shots.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and other top officials were at the OR Tambo international airport to receive the 1 million shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII). Some scientists and health workers have publicly criticised Ramaphosa's government for not securing access to vaccines sooner.

In remarks carried on state broadcaster SABC, Ramaphosa said he was delighted the first shots had arrived and that he would say more during an address to the nation scheduled for 1800 GMT.
Feb 01, 2021 20:07 (IST)
Budget 2021 Reflects Sidelining Of Non-BJP Ruled States: Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday flayed the Union Budget, saying it reflects the Centre's "persistent efforts to sideline" non-BJP ruled states. Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 19:46 (IST)
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal: Why Cannot Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meet Protesting Farmers And Resolve The Issue

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers can't meet the farmers protesting for days in the cold and resolve the issue. Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 19:17 (IST)
Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Proposes Rs 1,500 Crore For Scheme To Promote Digital Payments

As many as Rs 1,500 crore has been proposed for a scheme that will provide financial incentive to promote digital modes of payment and further boost digital transactions, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said on Monday.  Read Here
Feb 01, 2021 19:02 (IST)
Operational Reasons: Railways After Punjab Mail Diverted
The Punjab Mail was diverted while another train was short-terminated Monday, prompting charges that it was done to prevent farmers from reaching Delhi to join the ongoing protests against the three new farm laws, even as the Railways said the move was an operational necessity.
Feb 01, 2021 18:34 (IST)
Centre Earmarks Rs 2,217 Crore In Budget 2021 To Tackle Air Pollution
The Centre today earmarked a sum of Rs 2,217 crore for tackling air pollution in 42 urban centres, even as it shrunk the budgetary allocation for the environment ministry from the 2021 fiscal by nearly eight percent for 2021-22.
Feb 01, 2021 18:15 (IST)
Union Budget 2021: Rs 35,000 Crore Allocation For Vaccines Will Help End Pandemic: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has appreciated the 2021-2022 Budget, saying the allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for COVID-19 vaccines and commitment to provide further support will help end this pandemic and expedite economic recovery.
Feb 01, 2021 17:48 (IST)
Another Mahatma Gandhi Statue Vandalised In US, Indian-Americans Protest
Indian Americans on Sunday held protest against the vandalism of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in California's Davisand demanded reinstallation of the statue.
Feb 01, 2021 17:37 (IST)
Subsidy Bill Nears Rs 6 Lakh Crore In Financial Year 2021 Mainly On Extra Free Food Grain Distribution
The government's subsidies on food, fertilisers, LPG and kerosene are pegged at Rs 5.96 lakh crore in the current fiscal, over 2.5-fold jump from the initial budget estimates as the Centre distributed additional foodgrains free of cost to help poor mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 01, 2021 17:24 (IST)
China Notes Myanmar's Military Coup, Hopes For Stability
China said on Monday it had "noted" the military coup in Myanmar and hoped that all sides could properly manage their differences under the constitution and uphold stability.
Feb 01, 2021 17:23 (IST)
Union Budget 2021: Women And Child Development Ministry's Budget Hiked By 16%
A sum of Rs 24,435 crore has been set aside for the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry for the next fiscal in the Budget announced on Monday, a 16.31 per cent increase over the 2020-21 financial year.
Feb 01, 2021 17:03 (IST)
Law Ministry Gets Rs 1,005 Crore For Poll Body To Purchase Voting Equipment
The Union Law Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,005 crore in the central Budget to provide funds to the Election Commission for procurement of ballot units, control units and voter verifiable paper audit trial units (VVPATS), and ancillary expenditure on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and destruction of obsolete voting machines.
Feb 01, 2021 16:51 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman On Budget 2021: We Have Spent, We Have Spent, We Have Spent
Explaining a budget aimed at shoring up the economy after a historic slump in the aftermath of the pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters today: "We have spent, we have spent and we have spent".
Feb 01, 2021 16:50 (IST)
Budget 2021: Jammu And Kashmir To Get Gas Pipeline Project: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Announcing the Union Budget for 2021-22 on Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said a gas pipeline project will be taken up in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Feb 01, 2021 16:50 (IST)
Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Voluntary Vehicle Scrapping Policy To Phase Out Old Vehicles
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced the much-awaited voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and polluting vehicles.
Feb 01, 2021 16:50 (IST)
Delhi Court Verdict In MJ Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani On February 10
A Delhi Court today reserved the verdict in former Union minister MJ Akbar's criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani for her allegations of sexual harassment against him for February 10.
Feb 01, 2021 16:20 (IST)
Centre Handing Over India's Assets To Crony Capitalists: Rahul Gandhi On Budget
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre today following the presentation of the 2021-22 Union Budget, alleging that the Narendra Modi government plans to handover India's assets to crony capitalists.
Feb 01, 2021 15:33 (IST)
Budget Shows Massive Spending Plan To Revive Economy
India unveiled a massive spending plan focused on healthcare and infrastructure on Monday, as the government sought to boost a coronavirus-ravaged economy on course for its biggest annual contraction on record.
Feb 01, 2021 15:33 (IST)
Gonda: Doctor Allegedly Kidnaps UP Student After Honey Trapping Him, Arrested
A woman doctor who allegedly honey-trapped a medical student and conspired in his kidnapping along with another doctor and others for Rs 70 lakh ransom has been arrested, police said on Monday.
Feb 01, 2021 15:33 (IST)
Central Bureau of Investigation Gets Rs 835.75 Crore In Budget 2021, Nominal Cut From Ongoing Fiscal
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing high-ticket corruption cases and has registered bank fraud cases of over Rs 67,000 crore last year, received Rs 835.39 crore in the Union Budget today, a nominal cut from Rs 835.75 crore it received as per revised estimates for 2020-21.
Feb 01, 2021 15:11 (IST)
"Scrap Black Laws," Congress MPs-In-Black Say During Budget Presentation
The months-long farm law agitation left its mark on Day-1 of the Budget Session of Parliament today as expected. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman listed out the achievements in the agricultural sector under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and claimed it was "committed to the welfare of farmers". That was, however, after three "black-clad" Congress MPs from Punjab had expressed their solidarity with the thousands of farmers who have been protesting along Delhi's border against three pieces of Central legislation.
Feb 01, 2021 15:11 (IST)
Union Budget 2021: Finance Minister Proposes Agri Cess On Petrol, Diesel
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the imposition of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) of Rs 2.5 per litre on petrol and Rs 4 per litre on diesel.
Feb 01, 2021 14:26 (IST)
Protesting Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait Demands Separate Budget For Agriculture Sector
On Budget day, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said that the government should provide a separate budget for farmers to address various issues of the farming community. He also sought a waiver of agricultural loans of farmers.
Feb 01, 2021 14:05 (IST)
Lokpal Gets Nearly Rs 40 Crore In Budget 2021
Anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal has got an allocation of nearly Rs 40 crore for 2021-22 to meet its establishment and construction related expenditures, according to the Union Budget presented on Monday, reported news agency PTI. The Lokpal was given Rs 74.7 crore for the ongoing fiscal, which ends in March. This has now been revised to Rs 29.67 crore for 2020-21, it said.
Feb 01, 2021 13:59 (IST)
India Cuts Import Tax On Gold, Silver To 7.5% From 12.5%
India slashed the import duties on gold and silver to 7.5% from 12.5%, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday, as the world's second biggest gold consumer tries to bring down smuggling of the precious metal, reported news agency Reuters. Gold futures fell more than 3% following the surprise announcement in the annual budget by Ms Sitharaman.
Feb 01, 2021 13:56 (IST)
Japan Urges Myanmar Military To Free Aung San Suu Kyi, Restore Democracy
Japan called Monday for Myanmar's military to release Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy, saying it was opposed to moves that pushed the country "backwards", reported news agency AFP. "We request the release of stakeholders including state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi who was detained today," Japan's foreign ministry said in a statement, urging the army "to quickly restore the democratic political system in Myanmar". The ministry said Japan had been "strongly supporting the democratic process in Myanmar" and was opposed to "moves going backwards."
Feb 01, 2021 13:44 (IST)
Centre Extends Internet Suspension In Delhi's 3 Farmer Protests Sites Till Tuesday Night
The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the suspension of internet services at the farmer protest sites in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders till Tuesday night, officials said, reported news agency PTI. Apart from the three border points, where farmers have been protesting since November against the Centre's three new farm laws, internet services will remain suspended in their adjoining areas too. The suspension is effective from 11 pm of January 31 to 11 pm of February 2.
Feb 01, 2021 13:40 (IST)
India's Coronavirus Recovery Rate Touches 97 Per Cent As Caseload Drops To 1.68 Lakh
With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries of coronavirus cases, India's Covid recovery rate has reached 97 per cent, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) today, while adding that it is one of the highest globally.
Feb 01, 2021 13:35 (IST)
Agriculture Infra Cess Of 100% Imposed On Alcoholic Beverages
Agriculture infra cess of 100 per cent imposed on alcoholic beverages, reports news agency PTI
Feb 01, 2021 13:33 (IST)
Boris Johnson Condemns Myanmar Coup, Aung San Suu Kyi's Imprisonment
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the coup in Myanmar and the imprisonment of de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, reported news agency AFP. Johnson tweeted: "I condemn the coup and unlawful imprisonment of civilians, including Aung San Suu Kyi, in Myanmar. The vote of the people must be respected and civilian leaders released."
Feb 01, 2021 13:12 (IST)
Budget 2021: Rs 15,700 Crore Provided For MSME Sector
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made a provision of Rs 15,700 crore for the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in the Union Budget 2021-22.
Feb 01, 2021 13:11 (IST)
Social Media Regulation: SC Issues Notice To Centre, Tags Plea With Pending Ones
The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Central government, besides others, in connection with a public interest litigation (PIL) that has sought regulation of social media platforms for hate speech and fake news. The plea had wanted the court to direct the Union government to frame laws for criminal prosecution of persons involved in such activities.
Feb 01, 2021 13:10 (IST)
COVID Relief Measures Led To Rise In Expenditure In 2020-2021: Nirmala Sitharaman
The coronavirus pandemic relief measures resulted in rise in expenditure to Rs 34.50 lakh crore in the current fiscal as against Rs 30.42 lakh crore budgeted a year back, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.
Feb 01, 2021 12:53 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 4 PM Tomorrow
Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm on February 2
Feb 01, 2021 12:49 (IST)
Union Budget 2021: Faith: Nirmala Sitharaman Invokes Rabindranath Tagore To Begin Budget Speech
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today invoked Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in what was probably a first - a budget day speech. "I borrow the words of Rabindranath Tagore - 'Faith is the word that feels the lights and sings when the dawn is still dark'," the minister said, beginning her speech for a budget the country has placed its hopes on after a year made hugely challenging by a pandemic and a sputtering economy.
Feb 01, 2021 12:48 (IST)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh To Inaugurate HAL's Second LCA Production Line On Tuesday
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Tejas Light Combat Aircraft's second production line on Tuesday, according to HAL officials.The event comes a day before the opening of the AeroIndia 2021, the country's premier aerospace and Defence exhibition at Air Force Station, Yelahanka on Wednesday.
Feb 01, 2021 12:43 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Centre cuts timeline for reopening of tax cases from 6 years to 3 years
Feb 01, 2021 12:42 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Serious tax offences of concealment of income of over Rs 50 lakh can be reopened after 10 years: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:41 (IST)
Tax holiday for startups extended by one year: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:41 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Nirmala Sitharaman announces tax exemption for notified rental housing projects
Feb 01, 2021 12:35 (IST)
Myanmar Army Pledges New Elections, Power Transfer Following Coup
Myanmar's army today said it will hold fresh elections and hand power to the winning party once a year-long state of emergency has elapsed, hours after carrying out a coup, reported news agency AFP. "We will perform real multi-party democracy... with complete balance and fairness," a statement on the army's official Facebook page said. It added that power will be transferred after "holding a free and fair general election and the emergency provisions period is complete."
Feb 01, 2021 12:33 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Faceless IT appellate tribunal to be set up: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:30 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
In relief to senior citizens, compliance burden reduced for 75 years and above. Exemption from Income Tax Returns for seniors with only pension and interest income: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:27 (IST)
Ujjwala Scheme To Be Extended To 1 Crore More Beneficiaries: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
The government on Monday said the free cooking gas LPG scheme, Ujjwala will be extended to one crore more beneficiaries.
Feb 01, 2021 12:27 (IST)
Budget 2021 Unveils Scheme For Setting Up Mega Textile Parks In India
The government on Monday unveiled a scheme for setting up mega textile parks in the country, as part of the Centre's efforts to position India as a fully integrated, globally competitive manufacturing and exporting hub for the sector.
Feb 01, 2021 12:27 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
New world order emerging after pandemic, India will have a leading role: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:26 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Rs 1.18 lakh crore revenue deficit grant to 17 states: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:23 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Gross borrowings from market for next year Rs 12 lakh crore: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:22 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Fiscal deficit pegged at 9.5% of GDP for 2020-2021, 6.8% of GDP for 2021-2022: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:22 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Niramala Sitharaman announces special scheme for Assam and Bengal tea workers


Feb 01, 2021 12:21 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Niramala Sitharaman announces Rs 300 crore for Goa to celebrate Goa Liberation Day
Feb 01, 2021 12:21 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Upcoming census will be the first digital census in the history of India. Rs 3,768 crore has been allocated for it: Nirmala Sitharaman


Feb 01, 2021 12:20 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
I propose to amend the Insurance Act 1938 to increase the permissible FDI limit from 49% to 74% and allow foreign ownerships and control with safeguards: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:19 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Crop procurement at MSP is continuing at a rapid pace, resulting in an increase in terms of adequate payments to farmers. A total of Rs 75,060 crore was paid to farmers in 2020-21: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:18 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
The number of wheat producing farmers who have benefitted has increased from 35.57 lakhs in 2019-20 to 43.36 lakhs in 2020-21: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:14 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Unmanned launch for gaganyaan programme slated for December 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:10 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Central university to be set up in Leh: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:09 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
In global tenders floated by ministries and Central Public Sector Enterprises, an amount of Rs 1,624 crore will be provided in 5 years. This initiative will enable greater training and employment opportunities for Indian seafarers: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:09 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Work will be undertaken to promote merchant ships in India. Initially, Rs 1,624 crore has been provided for it. Apart from this, work will be done on recycling ships at the existing plant in Gujarat: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:07 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Minimum wages will apply to all categories of workers: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:05 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
100% electrification of broad gauge routes will be completed by December 2023. For passenger convenience and safety, aesthetically designed Vistadomes to be introduced on tourist routes for better experience: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:04 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
2 new technologies - Metro Lite and Metro Neo - will be deployed to provide metro services at much less cost with same experience, convenience and safety in Tier II cities and peripheral areas of Tier I cities also: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:03 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
1,000 more mandis to be integrated to eNAM: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 12:02 (IST)
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Loyalists Not Feeling Insecure: Madhya Pradesh BJP Chief
BJP's Madhya Pradesh in-charge P Muralidhar Rao has termed Jyotiraditya Scindia as the "leader of the entire BJP", and said the Rajya Sabha member and others who had joined the party along with him do not have any feeling of insecurity.
Feb 01, 2021 11:57 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Government committed to welfare of farmers: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:55 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Estimate Rs 1.75 lakh crore from disinvestment in 2021-2022: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:55 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Will introduce IPO of LIC this year: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:55 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Propose to allow incorporation of one person company: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:47 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Nirmala Sitharaman announces framework to take over stressed assets from lenders
Feb 01, 2021 11:46 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
To give a further boost to the non-conventional energy sector, I propose to provide additional capital infusion of Rs 1,000 crore to Solar Energy Corporation of India and Rs 1,500 crore to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:45 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expresses Grief After 9 Killed, 13 Injured In Odisha's Koraput Van Accident
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over a van accident in Odisha's Koraput, in which nine people were killed.
Feb 01, 2021 11:45 (IST)
Traffic Jams In Delhi: Many UP, Haryana Borders Shut Due To Farmers Protest
Delhi traffic jams: Commuters faced heavy traffic jams as Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh remained closed at several points on Monday due to the farmersprotest.The Delhi Traffic Police has alerted commuters about the affected areas and suggested alternative routes for commuters.
Feb 01, 2021 11:45 (IST)
Eight Feared Trapped As Building Collapses In Maharashtra's Thane
Nearly eight people were feared trapped after a building collapsed in a commercial complex in Maharashtra's Thane district's Bhiwandi town today morning, a civic official said.
Feb 01, 2021 11:44 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Ujjwala scheme to be extended to 1 crore more beneficiaries. 100 more cities to get gas pipelines: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:44 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Budget to provide Rs 1.1 lakh crore to Indian Railways of which Rs 1.07 lakh crore will be for capital expenditure: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:44 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Framework for consumers to choose power distributor will be announced: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:38 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
To further strengthen safety measures, high density network and highly utilized network routes of Indian Railways will be provided with an indigenously-developed automatic train protection system which eliminates train collision due to human error: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:35 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes to create manufacturing global champions for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat has been announced in 13 sectors. The government has submitted nearly Rs 1.97 lakh crore over 5 years starting this financial year: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:34 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Nirmala Sitharaman announces highways for Assam at Rs 34,000 crore  


Feb 01, 2021 11:34 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Nirmala Sitharaman announces highways for West Bengal at Rs 25000 crore ahead of state polls
Feb 01, 2021 11:29 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Propose capital expenditure of 5.54 lakh crore. We will nudge states to spend more on creation of infra: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:28 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
The WHO has repeatedly stressed on clean water, sanitation and environment. As a prerequisite to achieving universal health, the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) will be launched. Jal Jeevan Mission will be launched across all urban local bodies with an outlay of Rs 2.87 lakh crore over next 5 years: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:28 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
A new centrally sponsored scheme - PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana - will be launched at an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore over six years: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:28 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
To strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcome, we will merge the supplementary nutritional programme and the POSHAN Abhiyan and launch the Mission POSHAN 2.0: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:26 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Next lot of airports will be monetised: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:26 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Nirmala Sitharaman: For National Infrastructure Pipeline, I propose three steps:

Creating institutional structures
Monetising assets
Enhancing share of capex in state and central budgets
Feb 01, 2021 11:25 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Seven textile parks to be set up: Nirmala Sitharaman
Feb 01, 2021 11:25 (IST)
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Nirmala Sitharaman Presents Budget Speech
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the much-awaited voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and polluting vehicles, reported news agency PTI. Presenting the Budget for 2021-22 in Parliament, Ms Sitharaman said that under voluntary vehicle scrapping policy, personal vehicles would undergo fitness test after 20 years while commercial vehicles would require it after completion of 15 years.