- Govt putting people's lives at risk, defer Parliament: TMC(17:46)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Pointing out three BJP MPs going in self isolation over the fear of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of putting the lives of others at "risk" as Parliament was functioning amid the pandemic situation across the country and demanded the Budget Session be "deferred".
- List of Business in LS(08:24)
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will move The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2020 on Friday in the Lok Sabha. The Business List also includes the tabling of reports by various standing committees and statements by ministers.
- RS adjourned for 3rd time, govt agrees to Delhi riots debate (3rd Lead)(16:34)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The government on Tuesday agreed the opposition's demand for discussion on Delhi riots but the Upper House was adjourned for third time during the day as members from Congress and other parties insisted on first discussing the issue before taking up other business.
- Budget focus on strategic oil reserve, extends ISPRL tax break(21:19)
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India has taken yet another step towards building a credible strategic oil reserve by extending tax breaks to the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) on income generated while replenishing oil stock in storage facilities.
- No pump priming economy, govt keen on asset creation only: FM(21:00)
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Putting aside the hope of a strong fiscal stimulus to pump prime the economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that the Budget gave a macro treatment to the economy rather than addressing sectors separately and put infrastructure spending as the highest priority while taking a fiscally prudent route.
- Netting Bill ready to boost bond market: DEA Secy(14:23)
By Anjana Das
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Government has provided sufficient grounds to use the 'escape clause' in the FRBM Act and it does not foresee any hardening of bond yields and Foreign Portfolio investors not investing in India, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) Secretary Atanu Chakraborty has said and added that the much awaited Netting Bill was being moved in the cabinet and would shortly be introduced in the Parliament.
- Don't be afraid of my questions on employment: Rahul to FM(13:22)
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday took potshot at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over unemployment and said that she should not fear her questions as he is asking on behalf of students as the government has failed to generate jobs.
- Farmers' body wants duty hike on cigarettes withdrawn(20:32)
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following the Union Budget 2020-21's proposal of an increase in the National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) on cigarettes, the Federation of All India Farmers' Association (FAIFA) on Sunday said that the hike would adversely affect the livelihood of tobacco farmers in the country and urged the government to roll it back.
- Green advocates praise Budget, but concerned over funds(18:56)
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Green advocates on Sunday praised Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech towards combating air pollution along with fighting climate change and energy transition. But they were apprehensive too on several issues over the increased fund allocations.
- Centre should desist from amending NRI status: Kerala CM(13:32)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday criticised the Centre to amend the section 6 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, which stipulates conditions for determining the residential status for tax purposes in India.
- 66% feel hike in deposit insurance good: IANS-CVoter poll(12:34)
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) As the Finance Minister announced to raise the insurance cover on bank deposits to Rs 5 lakh, a post-budget IANS-CVoter survey shows that majority of the people are happy with the move and 66 per of the respondents described it as a good decision.
- Focus on police organisations, MHA gets over Rs 48,000 cr more(22:22)
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Budget 2020 allocated the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Rs 1.67 lakh crore, an increase of Rs 48,225.05 crore from the previous allocation of Rs 1.19 lakh crore in 2019-20, with the bulk of the money going to police, paramilitary and infrastructure programmes.
- Bengal inc hails Union Budget(22:17)
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Bengal inc on Saturday hailed the Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, particularly lauding the steps to boost agriculture, rationalise personal income tax and give fillip to infrastructure.