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  • PM Modi pitches for innovation in I-T sector for economic progress 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the importance of innovation in the I-T sector for national economic progress. Addressing the silver jubilee of the The National Association of Software and Services companies in the national capital, Modi said, "Connectivity is one of the factors which affects GDP. Better and faster...
  • Narendra Modi passes Budget test despite lack of reform dazzle 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India's ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check. The budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday loosened...
  • MNREGA fell prey to corruption in Gujarat when Modi was CM: Congress 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    Varanasi: Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported jibe at UPA'S MNREGA scheme, saying the welfare scheme fell prey to corruption in Gujarat during his tenure as the chief minister, and the party will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha. "Will give a befitting reply...
  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Union Budget for 2015-16 has cut spending on child education, development, health and protection as compared to last year, child rights organization CRY has said. Criticising the Union Budget for 2015-16, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) has said "in absolute terms" child budget has decreased from...
  • Cash subsidy to LPG consumers has stopped leakages: PM Modi 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the landmark scheme to give LPG consumers cash subsidy instead of selling to them below market priced cooking gas has stopped leakages, saving thousands of crores of rupees. The use of technology has helped transfer of cash subsidy to the actual users...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists 15 hours 0 minutes ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday criticised Narendra Modi-led BJP government for giving benefit to a section of industrialists at the cost of ordinary people. "Nobody at the top is thinking about the people. They say one thing, do something else. They are out to please a few....
  • Top NRI industrialists say budget lays road map for growth 17 hours 6 minutes ago

    London: Leading NRI industrialists have given a thumbs up to India's 2015-16 Budget, saying it would improve investment climate and laid a clear roadmap for placing the country on a double-digit growth trajectory. The Hinduja brothers who run the multi-billion dollar global business empire covering automotive, IT, trading, oil, banking...
  • Completely wrong to call Budget pro-corporate: Centre 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rebutting criticism that proposals in the Budget for 2015-16 are pro-corporate and anti-poor, government on Sunday said the views are "completely wrong and ill founded" and not backed by any data. "They (critics) are completely wrong...it is ill founded, misguided and certainly not backed up with any data,"...
  • Low-cost housing sector flay Budget 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Budget has failed to offer any incentives to the affordable housing sector which is already facing risks in form of high costs and low margins, industry leaders said. "The Budget is disappointing. The affordable housing sector was expecting that the Narendra Modi government, like last time, would extend...
  • Union Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs one crore have emerged as the biggest beneficiaries of the new taxation proposals, if they are aged below 60 years, while the super rich above this age bracket will be hit the hardest. ...
  • PMO to seek ideas for mobile app: PM Modi 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said ideas from the public will be invited for developing a mobile app for his office (PMO) to make it mobile friendly for citizens. Speaking at a Nasscom event, Modi said the USD 146 billion Indian IT sector has changed the way the...
  • Watch: Lighter side of Budget 2015 19 hours 10 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's Sayoni Aiyar takes a look at the funny side of Union Budget 2015. ...
  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said on Sunday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is "deeply saddened...
  • In pics: Budget at a glance Yesterday

    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. Billed as a test of PM Narendra Modi's willingness to reform a $2 trillion economy with a...
  • In pics: Budget in numbers Yesterday

    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. Billed as a test of the PM's willingness to reform a $2 trillion economy with a bloated...
  • Narendra Modi regime cracks down on black money, will have one time compliance opportunity: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his first full-fledged Budget, the Narendra Modi government took the first step towards cracking down on black money. The Centre will soon introduce one time compliance opportunity, said Finance Ministry sources on Sunday. Sources said the government expected huge revenue collection...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets PDP-BJP government, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as CM Yesterday

    After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Twelve leaders each from...
  • Finance Minister fulfils 3 out of 5 demands put forth by CNN-IBN in Budget 2015 Yesterday

    The Finance Minister has fulfilled 3 out of 5 demands put forth by CNN-IBN. Transport allowance has been doubled to 1600 rupees per month and both health insurance benefits and tax exemption limit under the new pension scheme have been increased. ...
  • Gold prices to rise after Budget keeps import duty high Yesterday

    Mumbai: Gold premiums in top consumer India could jump to as much as $5 an ounce over world prices next week, from being almost at par, after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley surprised jewellers by maintaining import duty at a record level in Saturday's budget. The wedding season that extends to May...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? Yesterday

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Breaking Toons: Union Budget 2015 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Watch: India Inc rates the Union Budget 2015 Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Watch: Experts rate the Union Budget 2015 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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,...
  • Modi government has added insult to injury:Congress on petrol price hike Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday reacted sharply to the hike in petrol and diesel prices saying that government has added insult to injury to the common man by the steep post-Budget increase. "Modi government has added insult to injury by first ignoring the common man and farmer in the Union Budget...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday Yesterday

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...
  • This budget is more about employment and poverty, says Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Exclusive: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya explains the implementation of Union Budget 2015 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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. ...