Former prime minister HD Dewe Gowda appreciated Jaitley's efforts but said the reforms will fall short of requirements.
01 Feb 2018 5:37 PM
Union Budget 2018 proposed changes in excise and custom duties on certain items which are set to get costlier.
01 Feb 2018 5:29 PM
Deduction limit for health insurance and medical expenditure has been raised from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 under Section 80D.
01 Feb 2018 5:00 PM
Salaried get back standard deduction of 40k; govt taxes long-term capital gains in equity.
01 Feb 2018 3:32 PM
In his Budget address, Finance Minister Jaitley termed infrastructure as 'growth driver' of the economy.
01 Feb 2018 3:06 PM
Jaitley proposed to launch a scheme to revitalise research-based education with Rs 1 lakh crore in the next four years.
01 Feb 2018 2:40 PM
New world-class train sets, dedicated freight corridors are coming up and electrification is being taken up as a priority task.
01 Feb 2018 2:13 PM
Fiscal deficit has a bearing on sovereign rating of the country as well as the debt market.
01 Feb 2018 1:21 PM
The finance minister said the agricultural output of the country is at a record high and wage of farmers will be doubled by 2022.
01 Feb 2018 12:37 PM
The country's merchandise shipments rose 12.36 per cent to USD 27.03 billion in December 2017.
01 Feb 2018 11:59 AM
Finance Minister said in Budget speech that India will grow 7.2-7.5 per cent in second half of current fiscal.
01 Feb 2018 11:53 AM
Sources in the know said that the main idea is to establish a direct connect with the rural populace.
01 Feb 2018 10:54 AM
Gold jewellery retailers said they prefer old tax of one per cent on ornaments instead of three per cent.
01 Feb 2018 10:23 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, 'This year’s budget will focus on strengthening rural and agricultural economy.'
01 Feb 2018 10:05 AM
Chief Economic Adviser further said the direction of the economy is very good and the economy is picking up 'robustly'.
29 Jan 2018 3:30 PM
Pitching India as an attractive investment destination, Modi said the govt is following the principle of reform, perform and transform.
23 Jan 2018 8:59 PM
Jaitley said that for the last three consecutive years, India has remained the fastest growing economy in the world.
30 Dec 2017 4:37 AM
Illnesses are a severe risk and can shave off most of the hard-earned savings in low-income communities.
18 Dec 2017 2:01 AM
It said FY19 forecast has been cut to 7.3 per cent from 7.4 per cent.
05 Dec 2017 12:54 AM
It also cut GDP growth forecast for 2018-19 fiscal year to 7.3 per cent from 7.4 per cent predicted in its Sept Global Economic Outlook.
04 Dec 2017 8:56 PM