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Finance Minister Addresses Budget Allocation Criticisms

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the federal budget allocations for states amid criticisms from the opposition. Addressing concerns over perceived inequities in fund distribution, Sitharaman stated that it is impractical to mention every state individually in the budget speech. The remarks followed a presentation of Budget 2024, where several...

Jul 24 · >

Opposition MPs Stage Walkout Over Budget Controversy

A notable disruption occurred in the Rajya Sabha as opposition MPs walked out in protest against the handling of the national budget. The walkout highlights growing tensions surrounding the budgetary allocations and fiscal policies proposed by the government. This act of dissent comes amid heated debates and criticism from...

Jul 24 · >

BJP Pressures Rahul Gandhi Following SC Verdict on NEET

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has intensified its call for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to issue a public apology following a recent Supreme Court ruling concerning the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The apex court’s decision, which addressed several grievances related to the exam’s administration and implementation, has...

Jul 24 · >

Budget’s Challenge: Recovering BJP’s Lost Support

India’s Union Budget 2024 is set to address significant economic challenges as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to regain lost voter support ahead of the general elections. With the party’s standing wavering due to economic concerns, the budget will play a crucial role in shaping its electoral prospects....

Jul 24 · >

Nepal Plane Crash Claims Lives of 19 Passengers

A tragic plane crash in Nepal has resulted in the loss of at least 19 lives. The accident occurred when a small passenger aircraft, operated by Tara Air, went down shortly after takeoff from the tourist town of Pokhara. The flight, bound for Jomsom, was carrying a total of...

Jul 24 · >

Finance Minister Overhauls Tax Regime with Revised Slabs

The Finance Minister has unveiled a major overhaul of the tax system, introducing a new tax regime with updated slabs and an increased standard deduction of ₹75,000. This reform aims to simplify the tax structure and provide greater relief to individual taxpayers across various income brackets. Under the new...

Jul 23 · >

Plan to Upskill 20 Million by 2029

The government is set to launch an ambitious program aimed at skilling 20 million people over the next five years. This initiative, part of the country’s broader economic strategy, is designed to address the skills gap and boost employability among the burgeoning workforce. The program, spearheaded by the Ministry...

Jul 23 · >

Rs1.48 Lakh Crore For Employment, Education, Skilling

The 2024 Union Budget will set the path for those of the future, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday as she presented her seventh budget statement in Parliament. She highlighted nine priority areas for the Modi 3.0 government and those to follow. These nine were – productivity and resilience...

Jul 23 · >

Andhra Pradesh Also Gets Special Treatment

The Union Budget for 2024 has allocated significant funds to Andhra Pradesh, marking a pivotal moment for the state’s economic development and infrastructure projects. This financial support is expected to spur growth across various sectors, including education, healthcare, and urban infrastructure. Key highlights include a substantial increase in funds...

Jul 23 · >

Sensex and Nifty Fall After Budget Proposal Disappointment

The stock markets have faced significant declines following the unveiling of the budget proposals by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Sensex and Nifty indices plummeted as investor sentiment soured over the perceived inadequacies in the fiscal plan. The budget, delivered with high expectations for robust economic revitalization, fell short...

Jul 23 · >

Railway Budget to Unveil Vande Bharat Sleeper and Metro Trains

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to announce a significant enhancement to India’s railway infrastructure as part of the Railway Budget 2024. The introduction of the Vande Bharat sleeper train and Vande Metro marks a strategic move towards modernizing and expanding the country’s rail transport network. The Vande Bharat...

Jul 23 · >

Supreme Court Blocks UP Order on Eateries for Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court has issued a stay on a contentious directive from the Uttar Pradesh government, which required eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route to prominently display the names of their owners and employees. This order, announced earlier this month, faced significant backlash from various quarters, leading to its...

Jul 22 · >

Kamala Harris Praises Biden’s ‘Selfless’ Act

US President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign on Sunday after fellow Democrats lost faith in his mental acuity and ability to beat Donald Trump, leaving the presidential race in uncharted territory. “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President. And while it...

Jul 22 · >

Terror Attack on Army Post Thwarted in Rajouri

Terrorists launched an assault on an Army post in Gundha Khawas village, Rajouri, early Monday, sparking a fierce exchange of fire with security forces. The attempt was successfully repelled by the Army, who initiated a cordon and search operation in the area. This encounter is part of a troubling...

Jul 22 · >

Government Lifts Longstanding Ban on RSS Membership

The Indian government has formally rescinded a decades-old prohibition that prevented its employees from joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a prominent Hindu nationalist organization. This decision marks a significant policy shift, impacting the political and bureaucratic landscape in the country. The move, announced by the Ministry of Personnel,...

Jul 22 · >

Trinamool Plans Crackdown on ‘Internal Corruption’

TMC is poised for a significant organisational upheaval, with the two top leaders warning of imminent disciplinary measures against party workers and leaders who have failed to garner public support effectively Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress faces a unique internal challenge, much like its nemesis in the state — BJP...

Jul 22 · >

Karnataka Govt Eyes Longer Work Hours for IT Staff

The Karnataka government is considering a significant shift in labor regulations for IT professionals, proposing an extension of the standard working hours to exceed twelve hours a day. This potential change aims to address the growing demands and competitive pressures within the state’s booming technology sector. The initiative, under...

Jul 22 · >
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