GOVERNANCE

  • Government targets to collect Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend next fiscal 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government aims to collect over Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend from public sector companies and banks in 2015-16, a 13 per cent increase over previous year. The government will collect Rs 88,781 crore on account of dividends in the current fiscal, the Budget document shows. All profit-making central...
  • In pics: Budget in numbers 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    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 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    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...
  • Finance Minister fulfils 3 out of 5 demands put forth by CNN-IBN in Budget 2015 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Breaking Toons: Union Budget 2015 14 hours 34 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. ...
  • SN Sahai appointed interim chief secretary of the Delhi 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer SN Sahai was appointed as "interim" chief secretary of the Delhi government till a regular appointment is made on Sunday. Sahai, a 1986-batch Union Territory cadre officer, took charge from D M Spolia, who retired today, official sources said. A regular appointment for the top bureaucratic post...
  • Union Budget 2015: Corporate tax to be cut by 5 per cent in 4 years; no change for individuals 15 hours 0 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: India Inc rates the Union Budget 2015 15 hours 13 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. ...
  • Watch: Experts rate the Union Budget 2015 15 hours 48 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. ...
  • This budget is more about employment and poverty, says Prakash Javadekar 18 hours 4 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. ...
  • Exclusive: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya explains the implementation of Union Budget 2015 18 hours 37 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 18 hours 47 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. ...
  • Budget & You: How will this budget impact your life? 18 hours 56 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. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 19 hours 27 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...
  • Watch: Political battle over the Modi government's full-fledged budget 19 hours 55 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. ...
  • Watch: How this budget has impacted you? 20 hours 21 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. ...
  • The Budget touched upon a large number of challenging areas: CMD Biocon 21 hours 59 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 22 hours 8 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 22 hours 20 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, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu 22 hours 47 minutes ago

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...
  • This Budget was all about words, rhetoric: Congress 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    "This Budget was all about words, rhetoric," said Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. On the other hand, Smriti Irani said that the Budget was pro-people. "Budget is not just corporate-friendly. The opposition is doing nothing but spreading misinformation," she said. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: What is cheaper and what is dearer 23 hours 0 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...
  • Jaitley gets full marks for Union Budget 2015, says his family 23 hours 52 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Northeast region to get a new film production centre: Arun Jaitley Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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. ...