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  • Union Budget 2015: Corporate tax to be cut by 5 per cent in 4 years; no change for individuals 7 hours 5 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...
  • Watch: Experts rate the Union Budget 2015 7 hours 53 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 8 hours 13 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,...
  • Exclusive: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya explains the implementation of Union Budget 2015 10 hours 43 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 10 hours 52 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. ...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times 11 hours 7 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...
  • Watch: How this budget has impacted you? 12 hours 27 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: FM Arun Jaitley allocates over Rs 34,699 crore for MNREGA 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday allocated Rs 34,699 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, saying that the BJP government was committed to supporting employment through the rural job programme. "Our government is committed to supporting employment through MGNREGA. I have made an initial allocation...
  • The Budget touched upon a large number of challenging areas: CMD Biocon 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    "The Union Budget 2015 touched upon a large number of challenging areas. It also met a large number of expectations," said Kiran M Shaw, CMD Biocon. ...
  • How a tax payer can save Rs 4.44 lakh 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday extended benefits to middle class tax payers which would result in saving of Rs 4.42 lakh. The increase in limit of deduction in health insurance premium, Pension Fund, New Pension Scheme,...
  • Explainer: What the Budget means for you 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    There has been no change in individual tax rates or slabs while corporate tax rate will be cut from 30% to 25% over the next four years. While delivering his first full Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said individual tax payer will benefit to the...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers 15 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • Union Budget 2015: What is cheaper and what is dearer 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. The government is planning to introduce...
  • Budget disappointing, lacks clear roadmap: Manmohan Singh 15 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the budget reflected lot of "good intentions" of the NDA government but it lacked any clear roadmap to achieve the goals. Describing the budget as disappointing, Singh, who is credited with ushering in economic reforms as Finance Minister in the Narasimha...
  • Mimimum government and maximum governance to improve ease of business: Jaitely 15 hours 19 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget on Saturday focussed on the need of ease of doing business and highlighted the government's policy of 'Mimimum government and maximum governance'. Reducing the number of levies, Jaitley subsumed the Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Education Cess leviable on excisable goods in...
  • Jaitley gets full marks for Union Budget 2015, says his family 15 hours 58 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been awarded full marks for Union Budget 2015 by his family. "Social security and Mudra Bank are the highlights for me," said Jaitley's niece. ...
  • Full text of Arun Jaitley's Finance Budget 2015-16 speech 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Thursday 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. But he pushed back by a year his...
  • Watch: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget 2015 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a Budget 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. Jaitley said it was time for a "quantum leap" on reforms and that incremental change...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget goes for growth, focuses on social security, delays fiscal cuts 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a budget 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. Jaitley, delivering his first full-year budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory...
  • PM Modi appreciates Jaitley's Budget, calls it progressive, positive and practical 17 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget calling it investment-friendly which removes all doubts on tax issues and assures investors that India has a stable and predictable tax system. He also congratulated Jaitley for doing an excellent job in respecting aspirations of the states...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cuts corporate tax rate, keeps individual tax rates unchanged 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There has been no change in individual tax rates or slabs while corporate tax rate will be cut from 30% to 25% over the next four years. While delivering his first full Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said individual tax payer will benefit...
  • Northeast region to get a new film production centre: Arun Jaitley 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A centre for film production will be set up in the northeast region of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday. "A centre for film production would be set up in the northeast," he said, presenting the union budget in parliament. The government has laid special emphasis on developing...
  • Jaitley woos middle class, poor, announces schemes for social security in Budget 2015-16 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Wooing middle class, poor people, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a host of schemes in the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government and said the government will work towards creating universal social security system for all Indians, especially the poor. "Allocation of Rs 30,851 crore...
  • Credibility of Indian economy re-established under NDA government, claims Jaitley in Budget 2015-16 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday claimed that the credibility of Indian economy has been re-established while presenting the first full Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Taking a dig at the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, Jaitley said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance inherited...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana, transparent coal auction, Swachh Bharat major achievements of NDA government: Arun Jaitley 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While presenting the first full-fledged Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed three major achievements of his government. Backing his Prime Minister's pet projects, Jaitley listed Jan Dhan Yojana and Swachh Bharat along with transparent auction of coal blocks as the major achievements. Under...
  • Watch: The great Indian Budget story 20 hours 6 minutes ago

    All eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first full Budget. Will Modi's 'Make In India' dream become a reality is the big question. People from different walks of life eagerly wait to see what the new Budget has in store for them. ...
  • Union Budget 2015 live: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says no change in individual tax rates, will cut corporate tax rate 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the first full year Budget of the NDA government led by PM Modi on Saturday said Indian economy's credibility has been restored....
  • Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended Budget session: Shashi Tharoor 22 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress vice president would return from his break with an agenda for change. "Very seriously, it would be good if Rahul Gandhi had attended...
  • Test for reform zeal of Modi government in make-or-break Budget today, tax sops likely 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics faces a major test on Saturday when the first full Budget will be unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Reaping the benefits of low global prices for oil, India's main import, Modi's government sees itself in a sweet spot with...
  • The 2015 budget will be most important for NDA government: Experts Yesterday

    The maiden full year Union Budget of NDA government will be most important for the Modi government in many aspects. The experts feel the budget will be more pro-development. ...