NARENDRA

  • Financial package to Bengal a bunkum: Mamata Banerjee 46 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, on Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans. Close on the heels of Union...
  • 661 MPs adopted villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year with an aim of overall development of rural areas. Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are from Rajya...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • Muthoot Group welcomes Budget 2015, says government reaching out to poor 1 hour 55 minutes 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...
  • PM Modi eats lunch in Parliament canteen, pays Rs 29 for veg thaali 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ate lunch in the Parliament canteen. Sources said the PM was accompanied by two MPs from Gujarat to the canteen, which serves highly subsidised food for the MPs, journalists and Parliament staff. The sources said the PM ordered a veg...
  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...
  • PM Modi pitches for innovation in I-T sector for economic progress 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the importance of innovation in the I-T sector for national economic progress. Addressing the silver jubilee of the The National Association of Software and Services companies in the national capital, Modi said, "Connectivity is one of the factors which affects GDP. Better and faster...
  • Narendra Modi passes Budget test despite lack of reform dazzle 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India's ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check. The budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday loosened...
  • MNREGA fell prey to corruption in Gujarat when Modi was CM: Congress 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Varanasi: Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported jibe at UPA'S MNREGA scheme, saying the welfare scheme fell prey to corruption in Gujarat during his tenure as the chief minister, and the party will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha. "Will give a befitting reply...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists 18 hours 18 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....
  • Union Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit 21 hours 19 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. ...
  • Watch: Lighter side of Budget 2015 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's Sayoni Aiyar takes a look at the funny side of Union Budget 2015. ...
  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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...
  • 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: 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. ...
  • Arun Jaitley's Budget aims growth first, gives big bang reforms a miss, fiscal deficit cut to wait Yesterday

    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,...
  • 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. ...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times Yesterday

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM Arun Jaitley allocates over Rs 34,699 crore for MNREGA 2 days ago

    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 2 days 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 2 days 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,...