Budget

  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? 18-02-2014 09:20 PM

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • Can Chidambaram's last budget speech revive the UPA's fortune? 17-02-2014 10:22 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Chidambaram delivered the speech amidst sloganeering by Congress MPs from Seemandhra and also provided service tax exemption for storage and warehousing...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-02-2014 10:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Budget 2014: What is the state of the economy the UPA leaves behind? 17-02-2014 09:17 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar debates this budget with Union Minister Kapil Sibal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Politics behind the Interim Budget 2014 17-02-2014 07:30 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Duty relief helpful if it works for a long time: FICCI 17-02-2014 06:13 PM

    FICCI president Sidharth Birla said that the government has given some duty relief but we have to see the duration of it. But if it works for a long time, it will be very helpful. The auto-mobile industry was in a bad state and he has tried to help it...
  • Growth rate could to go up to 5 per cent in current fiscal year: FM 17-02-2014 05:02 PM

    Rejecting allegations of policy paralysis in UPA's tenure, Finance Minsiter P Chidambaram said that there has been an unparallaled growth under UPA I and II. In the interim budget presented on Monday, he kept the fiscal deficit below the redline at 4.6 per cent and expressed hope that the GDP...
  • 'One rank one pension' advocated by BJP: Jaswant Singh 17-02-2014 02:49 PM

    Former Finance Minister Jaswant Singh reacted to P Chidambaram's decision to implement 'one rank one pension' for military personnel saying that even if the Congress was taking credit for the same now, it was advocated by the BJP government. ...
  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget 17-02-2014 01:19 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget on Monday highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance Minister tinkered with excise...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Will Telangana protests disrupt Chidambaram's Budget speech? 17-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Telangana protests have been rocking the Parliament ever since the second phase of Winter Session began. It needs to be seen if the Finance Minister's Budget speech would be disrupted over Telangana on Monday. ...
  • Politics could hinder India's fund flows: Shankar Sharma 17-02-2014 10:13 AM

    As Finance Minister P Chidamabaram is all set to present interim budget in Parliament on Monday, Shankar Sharma, vice-chairman and joint managing director of First Global, has said, "Politics could be a hindrance to India's fund flow." ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: RCB bags Yuvraj for 14 cr in day one IPL auction 12-02-2014 08:37 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. ...
  • A Billion Vote: Has Modi re-written rules of political campaigning? 12-02-2014 07:49 PM

    Spinning a campaign over a Congress jibe, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reaches out to people via video conferencing. While addressing his supporters at NaMo tea stalls at his office in Gandhinagar he said, "Bad governance is like diabetes. Once it strikes a lot of there illnesses follow." ...
  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? 10-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. Growth in 2012-13 slipped to a decade-low of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (April-September)...
  • Hike in LPG cap a misdirected subsidy: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan 30-01-2014 09:49 PM

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the misdirected subsidies...
  • Will Cabinet raise LPG cylinder cap to 12 today? 30-01-2014 01:20 PM

    The Cabinet will meet on Thursday to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12, according to sources. This comes after Congress Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the LPG subsidy from nine to 12 cylinders on January 17. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament stalemate 12-05-2013 12:45 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha talks about Parliament stalemate, Karnataka polls result and much more. ...
  • Restaurants bandh: More than 20,000 eateries shut across Mumbai 29-04-2013 05:32 PM

    Hotels and restaurants across the country are on a one-day token strike to protest against what they call excessive taxation announced in the Union Budget. ...
  • Troubles mount for UPA as Budget Session resumes 22-04-2013 11:56 PM

    As Budget Session resumed on Monday, the UPA government once again came under attack by the Opposition. While former telecom minister A Raja accused the PMO of being in the know of 2G decisions, the growing instances of rape in the capital also pushed the Centre on the backfoot. The...
  • 2G, coal, rape: Is the government concerned? 22-04-2013 11:30 PM

    Parliament reconvened on Monday for the second half of the Budget Session. The Opposition did all it could to corner the government on a host of issues. The UPA will hope to maneuver with allies to get its way. ...
  • Ready to discuss every issue in Parliament: PMO 22-04-2013 09:45 AM

    The Budget Session of Parliament resumes on Monday. Despite the fact that Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday sent out a strong message against MPs disrupting Parliament, the scene is unlikely to be any different. ...
  • 2G scam: BJP to raise JPC report in Parliament 20-04-2013 07:53 PM

    At the NDA meeting on Saturday, senior leaders slammed the JPC report on the 2G scam, asking why A Raja was not permitted to depose. The JPC report will be raised by the BJP in Parliament next week. ...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Cyrus takes on Union Budget 2013-14 03-03-2013 05:17 PM

    Cyrus also talks to women panel chief to get her reaction on the 'gender budget' presented by Chidambaram. ...
  • US: Americans will be hard hit from forced spending cuts 03-03-2013 09:35 AM

    US President Barack Obama signed the spending cuts order on Saturday. ...
  • Overdrive: Impact of Budget 2013 on auto enthusiasts 02-03-2013 11:16 PM

    The episode also features a review of the Hyosung Aquila Pro. ...
  • Markets give a thumbs down to Budget 2013-14 01-03-2013 10:15 AM

    Investors sentiments were spooked because rules were tighten for those based in Mauritius. ...
  • Budget and Bollywood: 'Taxing' times ahead for stars 01-03-2013 09:11 AM

    It's that time of the year when the government hikes the taxes and we tax the stars. We're calling the shots on the cuts and increases in B-town's accounts and taking charge of its purse-strings. ...