GOVERNMENT

  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO 33 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...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists 2 hours 9 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....
  • Mufti Sayeed - A suave politician 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    Jammu: A man of perseverance and great survivor, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has an astute political sense honed by decades of experience in Kashmir politics that has stood him in good stead in crafting a delicate alliance with BJP to return as Chief Minister for the second time. Sayeed (79), who...
  • Top NRI industrialists say budget lays road map for growth 4 hours 15 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 4 hours 55 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 5 hours 1 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 5 hours 9 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. ...
  • Government targets to collect Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend next fiscal 11 hours 16 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 12 hours 12 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 13 hours 0 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 13 hours 49 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Budget & You: How will this budget impact your life? Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    "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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    "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 Yesterday

    "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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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. ...