MODI GOVERNMENT

  • No rift with BJP, but Shiv Sena will oppose Land Bill, says Uddhav Thackeray 12 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government over the Land Bill, on Wednesday sought to put an end to speculation about a rift with BJP and said its stand on policy decisions should not be seen as a "revolt" against its senior alliance partner. Sena...
  • India should boost exports to China: Government 12 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian businessmen and industrialists should identify opportunities to increase their share in the world market, especially China where the economy was doing well, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman told lawmakers that as China's economy was not...
  • Is government right in banning telecast of Delhi gangrape documentary? 13 hours 44 minutes ago

    After banning the screening of Nirbhaya documentary, which features an interview of Mukesh Singh who is one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case, the Home Ministry is trying to stall the broadcasting of documentary internationally as well. ...
  • States should use additional funds for infrastructure: PM Modi 18 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested that additional funds and resources at the disposal of states should be directed primarily towards nation building, an official release said. At a meeting with 35 first-time Maharashtra MLAs, who called on him at the Parliament House, Modi highlighted the union government's...
  • Won't allow land acquisition against farmers' will: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    Mirzapur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that acquisition of farmers' land by the Centre would not be allowed at any cost. Akhilesh said that the "precious land of farmers" could not be taken without their will. "Agriculture is the main employment oriented sector in the country. Farmers...
  • Repo rate cut will boost economy, says government 23 hours 45 minutes ago

    The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday unexpectedly lowered its policy rate for the second time in 2015, backing a government that is pushing to revive economic growth as inflation cools. ...
  • Modi government to present Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will present the contentious Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday which it wants to get passed in the Budget session before April 5. The government is facing stiff resistance from opposition parties which have termed the Bill 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-poor'. If...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Rajya Sabha; opposition amendment passed Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendment moved by the opposition to the President's Address over corruption and black money was passed. The amendment was moved by CPI(M) members Sitaram Yechury and P Rajeeve and it was passed through Division of Votes after...
  • No definite date to bring back black money: Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said that it was not possible to provide a definite timeline on bringing back the black money stashed abroad. "Sustained efforts made to obtain information about Indians having black money stashed abroad have already resulted in levy of taxes and penalty and launching of prosecution...
  • Mr J goes to Islamabad Yesterday

    'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' When Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's new foreign secretary sits down to formally begin negotiations with Pakistan after a break of over six months, he will do well to remember this old proverb. The Pakistanis will be the most generous hosts he has encountered,...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday 2 days ago

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Tax evasion through foreign assets to be a criminal offence 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley categorising tax evasion in relation to holding of illegal foreign assets as a "predicate offence" under anti-money laundering laws has, for the first time, made concealment of income a criminal offence in India. At present, tax evasion is a civil offence...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways 2 days ago

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • Muthoot Group welcomes Budget 2015, says government reaching out to poor 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The corporate sector welcomed the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 28. The government has reduced the corporate tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent for four years. Welcoming the Budget, The Muthoot Group Chairman MG...
  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO 3 days 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 3 days 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....
  • Top NRI industrialists say budget lays road map for growth 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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. ...
  • In pics: Budget in numbers 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Cartoonist Neelabh takes on the first full-year Budget of the NDA government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday in Parliament. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Corporate tax to be cut by 5 per cent in 4 years; no change for individuals 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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. ...