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Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Country not run by IAS, politicians must be accountable, Tamil Nadu FM says ahead of budget

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister in an exclusive interview with ThePrint says the 13 August state budget will be a vision document, different from the 'irrelevant' Union budget of the past few years.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

How Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh rescued India in 1991 and made history

The reforms were undertaken exactly 30 years ago, at a time when India was facing its worst economic crisis. Here’s a look at what led to the crisis and how India weathered it.

Centre directs ministries to restrict expenses at 20% of budget allocation in Sept quarter

However, the restrictions on expenditure would not be applicable for select ministries and depts, including health, agriculture, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals & food.

Delhi govt presents Rs 69,000 crore ‘patriotism’-themed budget for FY 2021-22

Presenting the budget, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said AAP govt has decided to celebrate India's 75th Independence Day with programmes planned for 75 weeks starting 12 March.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal during his budget speech in the assembly in Chandigarh. | Photo: Twitter/@MSBADAL

Free transport for women, higher pensions, 25% more farm allocation — Punjab’s FY22 budget

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal announces a please-all budget in the presence of CM Amarinder Singh. No new taxes.
Representational image of a Covid care facility being built at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex exhibition ground in May 2020 | File photo: Bloomberg

How BMC will make a difference to Mumbai’s healthcare with 2021 budget after surviving Covid

Mumbai civic body allocated Rs 4,728.53 crore, 12% of budget, to the health sector, with a focus on building and upgrading infrastructure such as hospitals.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur before presenting the Budget, in New Delhi on 1 February 2021 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Total allocation for health ministry up only 7%, no increase in budget for Ayushman Bharat

Allocation for health ministry stands at Rs 73,931.77 cr , up from Rs 69,000 cr last year.  AYUSH ministry budget stands at Rs 2,970 cr, up from last year’s Rs 2,122 cr.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference Monday | ANI

Don’t be too hopeful of major income tax relief in Budget as govt has fiscal constraints

Economists say other methods such as raising capital expenditure could work better to boost demand. 
File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel | Commons

Angela Merkel is losing her touch at the worst possible time

The German chancellor is within touching distance of a historic budget settlement that would underpin the recovery from Covid, but it is threatening to slip through her fingers.