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  • Education sector deserved better

    Education sector deserved better

    Around 32 crore children have lost an entire school year due to the pandemic and one third of children may not return to schools when they reopen as shortterm disruption in education risks permanent drop-out.

    February 24, 2021
  • Survey travails

    Survey travails

    The Economic Survey favours economic growth over distributive justice, ignoring the fact that in recent times, the fruits of our progress have gone disproportionately to the rich and in fact, the spending power of the poor has declined sharply

    February 23, 2021
  • Budget set pace for self-reliant India: Sitharaman in LS

    Budget set pace for self-reliant India: Sitharaman in LS

    She said a challenging situation like the pandemic didn't deter the government from taking up reforms that are going to be necessary for sustaining long term growth for the country to boost the economy.

    February 13, 2021
  • Union Budget to benefit farmers, rural people: Haryana minister

    Union Budget to benefit farmers, rural people: Haryana minister

    The budget's allocation for the Rural Development and Health Department proves that the Government is concerned about the development and enhancement of income of the farmers and people residing in rural areas’

    February 2, 2021
  • Budget 21: Thrust on Health, Farmers

    Budget 21: Thrust on Health, Farmers

    We decided to spend big on infrastructure in this Budget. We attended to the need of the health sector. We decided to give greater impetus to the economy in this Budget.

    February 2, 2021
  • Bull Run: Sensex mounts 50K, global cues power ascent

    Bull Run: Sensex mounts 50K, global cues power ascent

    Around 9.50 a.m., it was trading at 50,062.58, higher by 270.46 points or 0.54 per cent from its previous close of 49,792.12.

    January 21, 2021
  • Centre convenes all-party meet on Jan 30 ahead of Budget session

    Centre convenes all-party meet on Jan 30 ahead of Budget session

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday that corona tests for members attending the Parliament session will be mandatory.

    January 20, 2021
  • Pre-budget meetings for FY2021-22 to begin from October 16

    Pre-budget meetings for FY2021-22 to begin from October 16

    The circular further said that the ceilings for all categories of expenditure, including Central Sector and centrally sponsored schemes will be discussed.

    October 2, 2020
  • Funds for Learning~I

    Funds for Learning~I

    The scenario is extremely unfortunate, and runs counter to the Finance minister's assurance, let alone the long march towards a knowledge economy, development of skills and digital India.

    February 21, 2020
  • Women’s empowerment may be hit by Budget cuts

    Women’s empowerment may be hit by Budget cuts

    The Oxfam Report specifically recommended higher support for programmes like creches, sanitation, domestic water supply and kitchen gas stoves as well as other schemes which help women to save time and avoid too much fatigue in daily work.

    February 14, 2020
  • A Crisis Unheeded

    A Crisis Unheeded

    The Union budget offered another opportunity to carry the process forward, but it fell short on imagination and boldness. A crisis is not to be wasted, as the wisdom goes. We wasted the current economic crisis for lack of ideas. The reduction of direct tax rates to the exclusion of all exemptions and deductions was a long-overdue reform ~ though the six-slab system cannot really be called a simplification.

    February 12, 2020
  • Bengal cold-shouldered in Rail Budget; not a single new line

    Bengal cold-shouldered in Rail Budget; not a single new line

    However, all the new projects are in the neighbouring state of Odisha. South Eastern Railway, in West Bengal, has not been allocated funds for any new projects in the forthcoming financial year of 2020 to 2021.

    February 7, 2020
  • Defence of the Realm

    Defence of the Realm

    This is the right time for the Chief of Defence Staff to intervene and fight for the modernisation of the armed forces lest we are again caught with our pants down as in 1962. The defence strategists have failed to analyse as to why the Modi government is not giving priority to defence modernisation when a severe threat from our adversaries is lurking. Pakistan's defence budget is about 3.5 per cent of GDP whereas China's is about 4 per cent of GDP. India's budget should at least be about 3 per cent of GDP if not more, notwithstanding the economic slowdown

    February 7, 2020
  • I only hope your parents don’t reduce your pocket money: Chidambaram at SRCC economic summit

    I only hope your parents don’t reduce your pocket money: Chidambaram at SRCC economic summit

    Speaking at Shri Ram Economic Summit organised by the economics department of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), the Rajya Sabha MP said that ordinarily, the explanation for the failing economy should have come from the government.

    February 5, 2020
  • Not at all middle-class friendly

    Not at all middle-class friendly

    Under the new income tax regime, somebody who does not avail of the existing exemptions such as medical insurance or investment in the stock market or in house purchase are supposed to be taxed at lower rates.

    February 5, 2020
  • Fair price shop owners dissatisfied over union budget

    Fair price shop owners dissatisfied over union budget

    The ration shop dealers lamenting over the fund allocation of rupees 11,569,88 crores for Public Distribution System, said that the amount was ‘inadequate and farcical.’

    February 4, 2020
  • ‘Bank frauds have sharply come down on an annual basis’: Anurag Thakur

    ‘Bank frauds have sharply come down on an annual basis’: Anurag Thakur

    Thakur told that the declining trend in bank frauds is observed in respect of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as well with the amount involved by year of occurrence of fraud reducing sharply.

    February 4, 2020