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Budget 2021 Live: Only 3 times, Budget followed contraction, says FM


  • FEB 01, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Focus of part A Aatmanirbhar Bharat

    India has always been Aatmanirbhar and a business epicentre, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

  • FEB 01, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Budget 2021 speech: Only three times, Budget followed contraction in India

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that in the history of Independent India, only three times, Budget followed contraction. This time, the contraction is due to contraction in the global economy, she added.

  • FEB 01, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Budget 2021 speech Live: Had 5 mini budgets this year, says FM

    Aatmanirbhar packages announced in view of Covid-19 pandemic were like 5 mini budgets, the finance minister said.

  • FEB 01, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Budget 2021 speech: India has two vaccines, 2 on way

    ” We are ever grateful for the strength and rigour of our scientists,” FM said adding that India has two vaccines against Covid-19 and two are on the way.

  • FEB 01, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget

    The preparation of the Budget was done in situation unprecedented, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins her speech amid uproar from House members.

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    A Budget like never before: How will MPs get Budget copies?

    MPs will be distributed the digital copies of the Budget.

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Here are Rahul Gandhi’s 3 expectations

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Cabinet approves Budget 2021

    The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22.

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:35 AM IST

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Hema Malini arrives at Parliament

    BJP MP Hema Malini has arrived at Parliament
    BJP MP Hema Malini has arrived at Parliament
  • FEB 01, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Cabinet meeting begins

    Cabinet meeting has begun ahead of Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech today at 11am.

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:22 AM IST

    Budget 2021 | A budget like never before: Tab in, Bahi Khata out

    Nirmala Sitharaman has promised a Budget like never before. And indications have started coming in for an unprecedented budget as for the first time, the finance minister will read out her Budget speech from a tab, which has been made in India — a Budget where Digital India meets Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Read

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Budget 2021: FM shows her tab, containing her Budget speech, as she enters Parliament

    Nirmala Sitharaman shows her tab, which contains her paper-less Budget speech, as she enters Parliament ahead of Cabinet meeting

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Budget 2021: FM arrives at Parliament

    After meeting the President, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has now reached Parliament. Union home minister Amit Shah and Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan have also reached Parliament.

  • FEB 01, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman meets President Ram Nath Kovind

    After leaving the finance ministry office, minister Nirmala Sitharama has now reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    Budget 2021: List of documents you can download from all new Budget app

    The App facilitates complete access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the Annual Financial Statement (commonly known as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG), and Finance Bill as prescribed by the Constitution.

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Budget speeches high in word count

    On one hand, there are Budget speeches that lasted long. On the other, there are speeches that have the highest word counts. In 1991, Manmohan Singh’s Budget speech had 18,650 words. Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech in 2018 had 18,604 words.

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Budget 2021 Live: Do you know which finance ministers have given the longest Budget speeches ever?

    Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech 2020 was the longest going by the duration. Her speech lasted for about two hours and 40 minutes. She even felt unwell and had cut her speech short. In 2003, Jaswant Singh made a record of two hours and 15 minutes.

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Sensex surges ahead of FM’s Budget presentation

    Sensex surges 443 points to 46,728.83 in opening trade ahead of Budget presentation; Nifty up 114.85 pts at 13,749.45

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Budget 2021 | From ‘Bahi-Khata’ to tab: Here is the message

    For decades, the practice was to carry Budget documents in a briefcase. In 2019, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman broke away from the tradition and embraced Indian Bahi Khata. India’s fist finance minister RK Shanmukham Chetty carries a leather portfolio to present the first Budget in 1947. But as this year’s Budget is paperless, Bahi Khata is out, and a tab is in. The tab has been placed inside a red cover with emblem Ashok Stambh embossed on it in golden — bearing a semblance with Bahi Khata.

    The tablet is made in India. The focus is on ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman leaves finance ministry office

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Have you downloaded the Budget app yet?

    This is the first time that the finance ministry has launched a mobile application exclusively for Budget 2021. Go to www.indiabudget.gov.in and download the app to get access to Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech today.

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Here’s a timeline of today’s events

    9am: Minister is expected to leave for Rashtrapati Bhawan

    10am – Minister reaches Parliament

    10.15am – Cabinet Meeting in Parliament

    11am – Budget speech begins

    3pm – Post-Budget Conference by Nirmala Sitharaman

  • FEB 01, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget look

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget day in 2019, 2020 and 2021, (From left to right)
    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget day in 2019, 2020 and 2021, (From left to right)

    In her first Budget in 2019, Nirmala Sitharaman donned a purple-ish pink saree and one of the themes was ‘Nari tu Narayani’.

    Budget 2020’s theme was aspirational India and the finance minister represented it in a mustard gold silk saree.

    For the much-awaited Budget 2021, Nirmala Sitharaman has chosen red and white.

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at ministry office

    Ahead of Budget presentation at Parliament at 11am, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at finance ministry office. (Photo: ANI)
    Ahead of Budget presentation at Parliament at 11am, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at finance ministry office. (Photo: ANI)
  • FEB 01, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Anurag Singh arrives at ministry

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Budget 2021: Expectations will be fulfilled, says Anurag Thakur

    Ahead of Union Budget 2021, minister of state, finance, Anurag Thakur hinted that the Budget will be in accordance with people’s expectations. “Government which functions on mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ gave new direction to India by announcing Aatmanirbhar package, protecting it from pandemic and bringing economy back on track swiftly,” he said.

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Budget 2021: MoS Anurag Thakur offers prayers ahead of Budget presentation

    Minister of state, finance, Anurag Thakur offers prayers at his residence ahead of Union Budget 2021. Photo: ANI
    Minister of state, finance, Anurag Thakur offers prayers at his residence ahead of Union Budget 2021. Photo: ANI
  • FEB 01, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: ‘Most crucial budget after 1991,’ says Congress leader Manish Tewari

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Watch: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with team ahead of Budget 2021

    All set for Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘economic vaccine’

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: GST collections record all-time high in January

    Revenues for month of January 2021 are 8% higher than GST revenues in same month last year. (Photo: Finance ministry)
    Revenues for month of January 2021 are 8% higher than GST revenues in same month last year. (Photo: Finance ministry)

    The finance ministry on Sunday said the January collections of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were the highest ever since the implementation of the tax in July 2017. The figures reached 1.20 lakh crore in January.

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Why expectations from Nirmala Sitharaman are high

    The budget is expected to revolve around the philosophy of “growth with a human touch”. It could focus on raising farmers’ income, generating jobs for the young, improving healthcare standards, ease of compliance for citizens and business, big infrastructure projects, continued support to MSMEs and a push to make India self-reliant to become a key player in the global supply chain. Read

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: What to expect overall

    The budget is likely to boost public health spending in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which highlighted gaps in the country’s health infrastructure. The survey has sought an increase in public health spending to 2.5-3% of GDP from the existing 1%. Full story

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    Union Budget: What tax changes you can expect

    The government could increase deductions under section 80 C. Currently, the deduction limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act) for specified tax-saving investments is 1.5 lakh. It is expected that the government might increase this limit up to 2.5 lakh. Full story

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Prioritising growth versus maintaining fiscal prudence

    Investors will keenly watch how Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman balances the need to spend big to spur a budding economic recovery amid limited fiscal room as she rises to present the Union budget on Monday.

  • FEB 01, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Union Budget 2021: 5 number to watch out for

    Revised estimates for 2020-21, fiscal deficit, tax devolution to states, disinvestment plans, welfare spending. Read





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