BUDGET

  • Breaking Toons: Union Budget 2015 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    Cartoonist Neelabh takes on the first full-year Budget of the NDA government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday in Parliament. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Corporate tax to be cut by 5 per cent in 4 years; no change for individuals 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a 5 per cent reduction in corporate tax over next four years, abolished wealth tax and replaced it with an additional 2 per cent surcharge on super-rich individuals, while increasing service tax that will result in higher cost of variety of...
  • Union Budget proposes schemes to widen social security net 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In order to ensure social security and promote public health, the government on Saturday proposed a slew of schemes like Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna, ATAL Pension Yojana and tax incentives for National Pension System. "A large proportion of India's population is without insurance of any kind - health,...
  • New budget growth oriented, but short of big reforms: US media 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Washington Describing the first full-fledged annual budget of the new Indian government as growth oriented, the American media on Saturday said the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will boost investment and focus on infrastructure. The budget promises to boost growth with a major increase in public spending on infrastructure...
  • Watch: India Inc rates the Union Budget 2015 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    A panel of experts from top industries and corporate sector rate the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government which was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday. ...
  • Over 2 per cent cut in education budget; new IITs, IIMs to be set up 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The education sector saw over a two per cent cut in the outlay announced in the Union Budget on Saturday, even as the government proposed to set up new IITs and IIMs in some states. The slash in the education sector as compared to the revised allocation in 2014-15...
  • Individuals get more tax benefits; but to pay more on services 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Giving with one hand and taking with the other, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday hiked tax deduction limit for individuals to Rs 4.44 lakh, but slapped an extra surcharge on super-rich and raised service tax rate. The individual taxpayers would get additional deductions of up to Rs 74,600...
  • Watch: Experts rate the Union Budget 2015 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    A panel of experts rate the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government which was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday. ...
  • Arun Jaitley's Budget aims growth first, gives big bang reforms a miss, fiscal deficit cut to wait 6 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work. In his first full-year budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory in May 2014,...
  • Union Budget thrust on 'housing for all' by 2022 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called for building six crore 'pucca' houses for poor in the country by 2022, and doled out Rs 22,407 crore for housing and urban development sector for this fiscal year. Listing out many visions to be achieved by the year 2022, which...
  • From expectations, to disappointment, to a bunch of jokes: Twitter reacts to the Union Budget 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    The Union Budget is always a big deal on Twitter. Everyone has their opinions. And everyone thinks those opinions are stupid. And a price hike on some random thing is usually fodder for jokes for the week to come. ...
  • Amrut Mahotsav will be a true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters, says Jaitley 7 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Adding futuristic approach to the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the year 2022 will be the Amrut Mahotsav, the 75th year, of India's independence. "This will be our true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters," he said. The government is planning to complete 2...
  • Arun Jaitley proposes gold monetisation through deposit accounts in Union Budget 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In its first full budget proposed, the Narendra Modi government introduced gold deposit accounts to utilise the 20,000 tonnes available within the country and launched a sovereign gold bond. However, the government kept the import duty at the record 10 per cent in a setback for jewellers. India is...
  • Fuel hiked: Piyush Goyal says government has no role in petrol pricing 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    Hours Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday, the fuel prices were hiked. The petrol prices were hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre while diesel by Rs 3.09 per litre. Reacting on the fuel prices, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said the government has no...
  • This budget is more about employment and poverty, says Prakash Javadekar 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that this budget is more about employment and poverty. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday present the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament. ...
  • Unoin Budget 2015: Finance Minister done a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Exclusive: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya explains the implementation of Union Budget 2015 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya talks about the implementation of the full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • FM Arun Jaitley explains the Union Budget 2015 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Hours after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, he explained his Union Budget to DD News. ...
  • Efforts on to connect more Arunachal Pradesh towns by rail route 9 hours 12 minutes ago

    Itanagar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link. Balipara-Bhalukpong railway track is completed and awaiting trial run in April, Railways General Manager RK Singh...
  • Union Budget brings lottery sellers under service tax ambit 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The lottery tickets may get expensive as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget on Saturday proposed to remove service tax exemption given to the sellers and distributors of such items. The Union Budget for 2015-16, presented by Jaitley in the Parliament on Saturday,...
  • Budget & You: How will this budget impact your life? 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday present the Modi government full budget in Parliament. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and answers their queries with a panel of experts. ...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet slogan 'Make in India' got a prominent place in Union Budget 2015. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley referred to 'Make in India' scheme 10 times during his Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday. He said the Make in India programme is aimed at...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • Congress rates Modi government's full-fledged budget, says it's a huge disappointment 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that this budget is a huge disappointment. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nath said, "This budget is great disappointment because it does not stimulate the...
  • Watch: Political battle over the Modi government's full-fledged budget 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. ...
  • Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre, diesel by Rs 3.09 with effect from Saturday midnight 10 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hours after the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden full year budget on Saturday the fuel prices are hiked. Prices of the transport fuels were last revised upwards on February 16 by less than a rupee per litre each. "Since the above price revision, there has been further...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Union Budget: Government cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Water Resources Ministry has witnessed a substantial slash in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga was accorded a good hike. The Ministry, which is also implementing another key government project of interlinking rivers, has been...
  • Watch: How this budget has impacted you? 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Service tax increased 14 per cent from existing 12.36 per cent 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eating out in restaurants, staying in hotels and other such activities will get costlier as the Union Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, proposes to increase the present rate of service tax and education taxes from the existing 12.36 per cent to...