In his Budget address, Finance Minister Jaitley termed infrastructure as 'growth driver' of the economy.
01 Feb 2018 3:06 PM
Govt has proposed expansion of airport capacity by more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new initiative.
01 Feb 2018 2:55 PM
The budget proposes salary hike of the President to Rs 5 lakh, vice-president to Rs 4 lakh and governors of states to Rs 3.5 lakh.
01 Feb 2018 2:42 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
Bengaluru will get a corpus of Rs 17,000 crore for the local rail network. Karnataka goes to polls this year.
01 Feb 2018 2:24 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
The government currently provides 30,000 rupees towards healthcare for poor families.
01 Feb 2018 2:11 PM
MUDRA Yojana launched in April 2015 has led to a sanction of Rs 4.6 lakh crore in credit to some 10.38 lakh MUDRA loans.
01 Feb 2018 1:48 PM
The union budget for 2018 increases the customs duty levied on mobile phones from 15 per cent to 20 per cent.
01 Feb 2018 1:25 PM
Fiscal deficit has a bearing on sovereign rating of the country as well as the debt market.
01 Feb 2018 1:21 PM
RBI has not given any licence to any entity/company to operate such currencies.
01 Feb 2018 12:45 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
India's agri exports potential is as high as USD 100 billion against a current export of USD 30 billion.
01 Feb 2018 12:31 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
There were hopes ahead of Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would make the middle class happy.
01 Feb 2018 10:54 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
The 30-share BSE index, which had lost 318.23 points in the previous two sessions, recovered 171.38 points to 36,136.40.
01 Feb 2018 10:28 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