Government has kicked out its steady 3 per cent fiscal deficit target further to 2020-21, well beyond its term.
02 Feb 2018 10:41 AM
Sinha, who was in Narsingpur to participate in a farmers' agitation, told reporters the budget had no schemes for the welfare of farmers.
02 Feb 2018 9:33 AM
The main focus of the budget was agriculture and rural sector with little for the middle class.
02 Feb 2018 8:31 AM
Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, hit out at the Central government, saying it does not care for Delhi.
02 Feb 2018 1:33 AM
He alleged the government came out only with fancy schemes during this period and did not provide employment to the country’s youths.
02 Feb 2018 1:27 AM
Emoluments of President, Vice-president and state governors to increase.
02 Feb 2018 1:26 AM
Rupee is trading at 64.02 against US dollar after govt announced long-term capital gains tax on equities.
01 Feb 2018 7:37 PM
Nitish Kumar appreciated the national health protection scheme and policies regarding education and agriculture.
01 Feb 2018 6:57 PM
'We looked at the areas that require the maximum support, and agriculture and rural sectors came foremost in our mind', Jaitley said.
01 Feb 2018 6:35 PM
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
Budget proposal to double allocation to Digital India initiative to Rs 3,073 cr is a fine booster to transform digital economy.
01 Feb 2018 5:18 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
Of the total loan accounts, 76 per cent are of women and more than 50 per cent belong to SCs, STs and OBCs.
01 Feb 2018 4:46 PM
The percentage of working women has declined from 36 per cent being employed in 2005-06 to 24 per cent of women employed in 2015-16.
01 Feb 2018 4:42 PM
The NSE Nifty saw volatility and ended at 11,016.90, down 10.80 points, or 0.10 per cent.
01 Feb 2018 4:33 PM
Jaitley said the focus of Budget is agriculture and rural economy, health, infrastructure and senior citizens.
01 Feb 2018 4:29 PM
Outlay for defence budget amounted to 12.10 per cent of the total budget of Rs 24,42,213 crore for 2018-19.
01 Feb 2018 4:18 PM
Govt earns revenue in the form of mainly licence fees and spectrum usage charges from telecom operators.
01 Feb 2018 3:36 PM
Salaried get back standard deduction of 40k; govt taxes long-term capital gains in equity.
01 Feb 2018 3:32 PM