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Nirmala Sitharaman
West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.21

Bengal road upgrade funds ‘too little’

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday allocated Rs 25,000 crore to develop 675km of highways in Bengal, the lowest allotment among the four poll-bound states. Sitharaman allotted Rs 1.0...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Benchmark indices post biggest gain

A key highlight of Monday’s trading was that the benchmark indices were in the green throughout the trading session unlike in the past budget sessions where they turned volatile in line with the...
By Vivek Nair in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Union Budget 2021-22: Import duty on gold and silver lowered

The Union government on Monday lowered the import duty on gold and silver by 5 per cent in a bid to bring down the price of the precious metals in the domestic market and boost exports of gems and jew...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Masses are drowned in the roar of stock markets

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By Devadeep Purohit in

India  /  Published 02.02.21

Budget: voices of the future speak out

➊ How do you rate the budget on a scale of 1-10? (1) 7 ➊ How do you rate the budget on a scale of 1-10? 2) Increased investment in health and physical infrastructure to lead sustainable and inc...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, K.M. Rakesh, Umanand Jaiswal, Basant Kumar Mohanty in

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India  /  Published 02.02.21

Cess on petrol, diesel vengeful: Congress

The Congress on Monday said the Narendra Modi government had failed miserably to take measures required to revive the economy and that the Union Budget had deceived the poor, working class, farmers, a...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Will not open purse for China

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled a defence allocation of Rs 4.78 lakh crore including pensions, a rise of just 1.4 per cent from last year’s budget, disappointing veterans ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Schools: funds less this time

The education sector witnessed a major cut in outlay in the Union Budget for 2021-22 amid substantial dip in allocation to a scheme that aimed to improve school infrastructure and teaching. The alloc...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Lions share for vaccines

The Centre has announced a 137 per cent increase in the budget on “health and well-being” in the coming year, but four-fifths of this rise will be utilised for Covid-19 vaccines, water and...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Budget 2021-22: No word on jobs for urban poor

The Union Budget for 2021-22 gave little assurance to migrant workers and the unemployed. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reiterated some old schemes like the One Nation One Ration Card...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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