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Union Budget 2020

UNION BUDGET 2020 NEWS

Explained: India's economy in 2020, what to look forward to in 2021

January 01, 2021 12:44 pm

India's economy in 2020: As Annus Horribilis 2020 comes to an end, there are positives in the economy: signs of a GDP rebound, and buoyant equity markets. But demand is weak, receipts are down, and the employment situation is grim. All eyes are on the Budget — and on the vaccines

ExplainSpeaking: A look back at India's economy in 2020

January 01, 2021 12:44 pm

India started the calendar year by recording the slowest GDP growth rate in six years and ended it by entering a technical recession. Here's how it all unfolded.

Vivad se Vishwas scheme: Top lawyer calls for extension of deadline to April 30

March 21, 2020 2:52 pm

Under the Vivad se Vishwas scheme, designed for settlement of tax disputes pending in appeal as of January 31, 2020 or where the time for filing appeal has not expired, an assessee can make a declaration electronically under the prescribed form, and within 15 days the government will verify the tax payable and raise demand.

Budget proposals on tax slabs and dispute resolution are unlikely to gain traction

February 28, 2020 10:26 am

Loss expected from lower tax rates may be countered by gains from the settlement of cases, higher dividend taxes on top incomes, and the wider scope for taxing international incomes.

Copies of ‘anti-farmer’ Budget burnt in 19 Punjab districts

February 14, 2020 1:57 pm

To facilitate MNCs and corporates, the Modi government has proposed cluster farming, one district one crop and one corporate for marketing, which will hit the farmers hard, the protesters said.

The budget relegated women’s economic participation to secondary importance

February 14, 2020 10:51 am

Pulling women into the economy isn’t a function of budget alone, but also policy design, political will.

It’s a relief FM did not succumb to spending our way out of the growth slump

February 12, 2020 12:16 pm

As much as the headline fiscal deficit numbers are a cause for concern, the underlying quality of fiscal consolidation is a bigger concern.

Economy being treated by incompetent doctors, waiting outside ICU: Chidambaram

February 10, 2020 1:07 pm

"You made sure Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian left. Even Arvind Panagariya couldn't stay longer. You need to get rid of your doctors but who are your doctors?" Chidambaram said.

Children's 'parliament' discusses Union Budget, pledges last-child-as-first-priority

February 10, 2020 12:34 pm

According to the report by Haq, the children’s share in the budget has dropped from 3.29 per cent in 2019-2020 to 3.16 per cent in 2020-2021. Allocation for child protection also declined marginally, by 1.43 per cent in this budget.

Faced with severe challenges to the economy, the government has proved to be clueless and timid

February 09, 2020 9:41 am

From demonetisation to GST, from Swachh Bharat Mission to electrification of homes, from Ujjwala Yojana to UDAY, every programme has serious shortcomings. Unfortunately, the government lives in an echo chamber and hears only adulatory responses.

UNION BUDGET 2020 PHOTOS

Union Budget 2020: Key announcements by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

February 01, 2020 4:51 pm

Presenting the Budget 2020 in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala listed three core themes for the Budget — Aspirational India, Economic Development For All and A Caring Society. Stressing on doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

Union Budget 2020: Sitharaman carries 'bahi khaata' to Parliament

February 01, 2020 1:48 pm

As the Indian economy battles a sluggish growth, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday will table the second budget of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government after it returned to power last year.