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  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said on Sunday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is "deeply saddened...
  • In pics: Budget at a glance 4 hours 10 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 PM Narendra Modi's willingness to reform a $2 trillion economy with a...
  • In pics: Budget in numbers 4 hours 50 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 5 hours 38 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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets PDP-BJP government, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as CM 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Twelve leaders each from...
  • Finance Minister fulfils 3 out of 5 demands put forth by CNN-IBN in Budget 2015 6 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. ...
  • Gold prices to rise after Budget keeps import duty high 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Gold premiums in top consumer India could jump to as much as $5 an ounce over world prices next week, from being almost at par, after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley surprised jewellers by maintaining import duty at a record level in Saturday's budget. The wedding season that extends to May...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Breaking Toons: Union Budget 2015 17 hours 33 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. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Corporate tax to be cut by 5 per cent in 4 years; no change for individuals 17 hours 59 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 18 hours 12 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 18 hours 47 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. ...
  • Arun Jaitley's Budget aims growth first, gives big bang reforms a miss, fiscal deficit cut to wait 19 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. In his first full-year budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory in May 2014,...
  • Modi government has added insult to injury:Congress on petrol price hike 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday reacted sharply to the hike in petrol and diesel prices saying that government has added insult to injury to the common man by the steep post-Budget increase. "Modi government has added insult to injury by first ignoring the common man and farmer in the Union Budget...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday 20 hours 42 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...
  • This budget is more about employment and poverty, says Prakash Javadekar 21 hours 3 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 21 hours 36 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 21 hours 46 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? 21 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. ...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet slogan 'Make in India' got a prominent place in Union Budget 2015. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley referred to 'Make in India' scheme 10 times during his Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday. He said the Make in India programme is aimed at...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 22 hours 26 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 22 hours 54 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. ...
  • Union Budget: Government cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most 23 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Water Resources Ministry has witnessed a substantial slash in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga was accorded a good hike. The Ministry, which is also implementing another key government project of interlinking rivers, has been...
  • Watch: How this budget has impacted you? 23 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. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM Arun Jaitley allocates over Rs 34,699 crore for MNREGA Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday allocated Rs 34,699 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, saying that the BJP government was committed to supporting employment through the rural job programme. "Our government is committed to supporting employment through MGNREGA. I have made an initial allocation...
  • 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. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...