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Gopinath says India's strict lockdown had an impact on the economy, including a very large contraction in first quarter of fiscal year

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath favours extension of pandemic support measures in Budget

Gopinath says India's strict lockdown had an impact on the economy, including a very large contraction in first quarter of fiscal year

Centre should increase healthcare budget for ramping up infrastructure to fight Covid-19, say healthcare service providers

Budget 2021: Healthcare workers request govt to raise healthcare sector spending

Centre should increase healthcare budget for ramping up infrastructure to fight Covid-19, say healthcare service providers

Economists expect global economic activity to return to normality soon and India to grow in fiscal 2021-22

Indian economy to recover stronger than before: Economists

Economists expect global economic activity to return to normality soon and India to grow in fiscal 2021-22

Budget 2021: Centre may change custom duties on host of goods

"Tweaking of duties on these goods would help promote self-reliant India campaign and boost domestic manufacturing," says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Farmers stick to core demands; say no plans to abandon march to Parliament on Budget day

Farmers stick to core demands; say no plans to abandon march to Parliament on Budget day

The protesters are no more restricted to just Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. The unions said they had mobilised some organisations in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal to intensify the agitations

Top Quotes

We are seeing clear signs of revival. But that has to sustain. We need inputs from the industry at this extraordinary time during Budget-making

Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister

India has been through ups and downs in 2020 but the country's economic recovery from the setback of Covid-19 is faster than expected and economic indicators are encouraging

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Under PM Modi, India's economy is officially in a recession for the first time ever. More importantly, 3 crore people are still looking for work under MNREGA [Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act]. Economy cannot be ordered to grow by diktats. PM needs to first understand this basic idea

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

Indian economy will bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic induced blow and prove cynics, who doubt the country's growth story, wrong by becoming a $5 trillion economy

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries

The Indian economy is undergoing a 'V-shaped recovery' and the world is watching the same in surprise

Amit Shah, Home Minister