Common Man

  • Budget doesn't reflect common man's aspirations: Opposition July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Thursday criticised the union budget, saying it did not reflect the aspirations of the common man. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget on Thursday. "The budget does not reflect the aspiration of the common man. Most of the announcements are ministry programmes, which the finance...
  • States get more control over Central money February 18, 2014

    New Delhi Every budget has a political objective in all democracies. Even in America, budget always eyes political gains during election years. In a country like India, where politics decides everything, budget has more to do with political compulsions and less to do with economic compulsions. As some analysts argue the...
  • After Rahul's appeal, Centre accepts 'One Rank One Pension' scheme February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Delhi Metro gets increased budgetary support February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Monday got a budgetary support of Rs 3324.35 crore for the next fiscal which was around Rs 840 crore more than what it was allocated for 201314. The budgetary support will help Delhi Metro in expansion of its network and increasing its rolling stock. The government...
  • Chidambaram's 10point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10point agenda that would help make India the third largest economy by 2043 only behind the US and China. While presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 201415 in the Lok Sabha, the finance minister said the size of Indian...
  • Budget 2014: UPA cuts excise duty, lowers prices, woos voters ahead of polls February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to woo the voters ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday unveiled the UPA government's interim budget, its last before the party goes to face the electorate. In his interim budget, the Finance Minister has reached out to specific...
  • Government to have one record for all financial assets of every person February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to simplify record keeping and ensure greater tax compliance, the government plans to introduce a single data point that will track all financial records, like investments, of an individual. This is among the five steps that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has outlined in interim Budget...
  • Education sector gets about 9 per cent hike February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The education sector has got about nine per cent hike in the Interim Budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who also proposed a moratorium on repayment of education loans, benefiting nine lakh students. The minister proposed a plan outlay of Rs 67,398 crore for the sector,...
  • Cars, twowheelers, soaps set to be cheaper February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to lighten the burden on the middle class by lowering excise duty on cars, SUVs and twowheelers and proposed no increase in taxes on other products. "To give relief to the automobile industry which is...
  • Interim Budget: Government plans to boost PSU banks, may provide Rs 11,200 crore February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday proposed to infuse Rs 11,200 crore in public sector banks to enhance their capital in the next financial year. "In 201415, I propose to provide Rs 11,200 crore for capital infusion in public sector banks. They have opened 5,207 branches so far, against...
  • Highlights of interim Budget 20142015 February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget short of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled 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,...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Salman, Daisy talk share their experience in 'Jai Ho' January 24, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, actors Salman Khan and Daisy Shah talk about their experience in the movie Jai Ho. Salman also spoke about the country's common man. Directed by Salman's brother Sohail, the film that focuses on corruption. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is like a new shirt, he is yet to go through the wash: Manoj Kumar January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, who played powerful roles as the quintessential common man, says the Aam Aadmi government has to fulfill its promises as the youth have a lot of expectation from them. The 76yearold actor says he is happy to see an awakening in people, especially the youth. "The...
  • WB: Varun Gandhi hits out at Left and TMC, says they have dissapointed common man September 30, 2013

    Intending to fight all 42 seats in West Bengal in next year's Lok Sabha election, BJP on Sunday discussed its poll strategy on the last day of its twoday state executive committee meeting in Kolkata. Hoping to put up a good show in the elections, party general secretary Varun Gandhi released...
  • Veteran actor Arjun now dons the director's hat March 1, 2013

    Veteran actor Arjun, who returned to the big screens after a long time, in 'Kadal' and 'Vanayudham', will now be donning the director's hat. He made his directorial debut with 'Sevagan' in 1992, and directed a total of 9 movies so far, including 'Madrasi' in 2006 and now he will...
  • Diesel hike impact: How it will hit your life January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has finally taken the first step towards deregulation of diesel prices. A 45 paise increase per month would mean Rs 10 hike every year. A 45 paise hike in diesel prices might seem small but even this small quantum is expected to make life costlier for...
  • SC slams govt for not controlling prices of essential drugs October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the government for being 'noncommittal' on including essential drugs within the ambit of its price control measures. According to the apex court, the government has not taken any steps in checking the pricing of drugs in the country. Earlier, the court had...
  • PM does not have time to hear public problems: Nitish September 25, 2012

    Patna: Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for notifying 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he has 'neither time nor interest to hear the grievances of the people'. "The PM is not bothered about the problems of the people and so he is...
  • Give patient hearing to people: Pranab to police September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A patient hearing to the grievances of the common man and an honest effort to help him should be the mantra for police, President Pranab Mukherjee told a gathering of top police officers of the country in New Delhi. The President, while addressing the police Director Generals and...
  • 'Petrol price cut to provide relief to common man' June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday expressed hope that the cut of Rs 2.02 per litre in petrol price will provide relief to common man even as UPA ally Trinamool Congress and Opposition BJP rejected the partial rollback of the steep hike in fuel price. However, speaking on the condition...
  • Common man's concerns missing from Budget: Modi March 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Terming the Union Budget as "directionless", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there was no relief in it for the common man. "The Budget reflects the Congressled UPA Government's political instability, as well its inability to fight burning issues like corruption, inflation and unemployment. It shows absence...
  • Aamir: Govt should focus on education in budget March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan today said the Union Government should focus on education and nutrition in the budget. "The budget should focus more on children, on their nutrition and education. It is important that they (children) get good education," Aamir told reporters here today. The Union budget would be presented...
  • Income Tax: Businesses fear more taxes in Budget 2012 March 14, 2012

    India's businesses, already facing high interest rates and a global economic slowdown, worry that the finance ministry will ask them to shoulder a bigger tax burden in the budget set for release on Friday to trim the fiscal deficit. After a drubbing in recent state elections, the government has little...
  • Axe the Tax: CNNIBN presents tax wishlist to Pranab March 14, 2012

    CNNIBN's Axe the Tax campaign took your tax wishlist to the Finance Minister with the six taxes that you want the Government to axe. ...
  • Budget 2012: what the health sector hopes from FM March 13, 2012

    Health sector in India has seen some of the most dramatic growth stories in the past decade. Ranging from improved health care facilities to low cost treatment, the success of the health sector has been primarily driven by private enterprise. There has been a huge improvement in the R &...
  • Budget: Will education get a big push from the FM? March 13, 2012

    There are many innovative and helpful developments in the Indian education sector since the past 45 years. The government of India has been putting consistent efforts to strengthen the sector as a whole and to improve the quality by privatepublic partnerships and through ITbased education. In the union budget 20112012,...
  • Budget 2012: Dear FM, please go easy on students March 13, 2012

    Students do not have it easy as education loans do not come cheap. This year, the student community is hoping that exemptions against education loans are extended to 10 years from the current 8 years. Education qualifications to a great extent shape the careers of students. However, today coaching classes...
  • KPMG: What salaried people can expect from Budget March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Individual looks forward to Budget with just one question will it increase my 'take home pay'? Let's look at the most anticipated changes in this year's Budget which will have a direct impact on this question. Increase in slab rates The rationalisation of tax slabs in line with the...
  • CNNIBN presents Axe The Tax proposals to Pranab March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: CNNIBN presented Axe The Tax proposals to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who will present the Union Budget on March 16, on Tuesday. Axe the Tax proposals are those s taxes which the common man wants to be modified or abolished. The Axe The Tax for financial year 201213...
  • Budget: Time to take fiscally prudent decisions March 13, 2012

    As this edition of Forbes India was going to bed, India's executive setup was in intense negotiations with political decisionmakers over the contents of the government's mostawaited policy pronouncementthe Union Budget. The Planning Commission and other advisors to the government were ranged on one side, with the National Advisory Council headed...