Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: budget

Rs 13,561 crore — what Modi govt got from disinvestment in 2021-22, just 8% of original target

Since 2014, shortfall in disinvestment targets was highest in 2021-22 in percentage terms, even though absolute figure peaked last year at Rs 1.72 lakh crore.

Smiling BJP MPs, Bhagwant Mann’s resignation — assembly polls set mood as Parliament resumes

As number of Covid cases has declined, both Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha have returned to normal sittings for second part of Budget session — the two Houses will now convene concurrently.

Army chief’s warning on ‘information battlefield’ must not be ignored. There’s still time

The contribution of India's National Information Board towards 'information warfare' is yet to be known. It need funds to get back on track.

‘Under estimate, over achieve’: Why Modi govt could set low tax collection target in Budget

New strategy would be a departure from earlier years (2017-18 to 2020-21), when govt kept very ambitious tax collection targets, but fell short of them by 7-8% each time.

India Inc got leeway in 2021. But 2022 an acid test for corporate governance

With strong governance standards, corporate India can hope to gain better capital flow and to also get investors’ support.

Modi govt expects better finances in second half of FY22 thanks to momentum of recovery

Despite the harsh economic impact of the pandemic, there has been a definite uptick in the tax collections, a half-yearly review by the finance ministry says.

In a first in Tamil Nadu, DMK govt presents budget exclusively for agriculture

Minister for Agriculture MRK Panneerselvam said the budget was aimed at increasing farmers' income and it allocated Rs 34,220.65 crore for agriculture and related departments.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.