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Budget 2018

Budget 2018: An election Budget with an unkind cut to equity investors

Published on 08-Feb-2018
For the salaried class which thought that the government would try to woo them with tax sops, the Budget was a major let down. Image for representation

Budget 2018 was widely expected to be a populist one, as it was the last full Budget of the...

An election centric Budget landing the heaviest blow to equity investors

Published on 08-Feb-2018
 The big talk point of this Budget was the announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme, which is expected to insure 100 million financially weak families.

Let's set the record straight. Almost everybody expected Budget 2018 to be a 'populist' one...

Treading along the 'dangerous' path

Published on 03-Feb-2018
For FY18, total revised estimates for expenditure are pegged at Rs 21.57 lakh crore (net of GST compensation transfers to the States) as against the Budget Estimates of Rs 21.47 lakh crore, breaching the fiscal deficit target by 30 basis points (bps). The new target for the fiscal deficit is stipulated at 3.5%, as against Budget estimate of 3.2%. Moreover, for FY19, there is a mere consolidation of 20 bps.

For FY18, total revised estimates for expenditure are pegged at Rs 21.57 lakh crore...

Govt to roll out health cover scheme from next fiscal: Arun Jaitley

Published on 02-Feb-2018
The NHPS will provide medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor families, according to Jaitley. Representative image.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the world's biggest health cover...

Fiscal discipline has taken a backseat in budget: US economist

Published on 02-Feb-2018

Fiscal discipline has taken a backseat in the latest annual...

Expert view: A Budget that offers something for everyone

Published on 01-Feb-2018

The finance minister has announced a wide-ranging and forward-looking Budget for FY19, which could enable sustainable...

Rs 1 lakh cr to boost research at premier institutes

Published on 01-Feb-2018

A total of Rs 1 lakh crore will be invested in the next four years for research and the creation of related infrastructure "in premier...

Cut in spending on VVIP security; MHA allocation at Rs 1.06 lakh cr

Published on 01-Feb-2018
However, a small cut has been effected in spending on the Special Protection Group (SPG), which guards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PMs, Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. pti file photo

The allocation for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) crossed the Rs one lakh crore mark in the budget...

Budget is defeatist, a big letdown: Congress

Published on 01-Feb-2018
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram. PTI file photo

Terming Budget 2018-19 "defeatist" and a "big letdown", the Congress today said the government...

Govt's fixed-term employment for all sectors irks trade unions

Published on 01-Feb-2018
 In other news on the labour front, Jaitley said the government will contribute 12% of the wages of the new employees in the EPF for all the sectors for next three years. file photo for representation purpose only

The government on Thursday announced extending fixed-term contract jobs to all sectors in the union budget

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Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

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A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

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Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Director and screenwriter Emily Atef and actors Marie Baumer, Birgit Minichmayr...

Director and screenwriter Emily Atef and actors Marie Baumer, Birgit Minichmayr...

Devotees celebrate ahead of Holi festival in Raman Reti near Mathura...

Devotees celebrate ahead of Holi festival in Raman Reti near Mathura...

Bronze medalist in the women's 4 x 5km relay cross-country skiing the team from Russia...

Bronze medalist in the women's 4 x 5km relay cross-country skiing the team from Russia...

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his son Hadrien, 3, feeds an elephant during...

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his son Hadrien, 3, feeds an elephant during...

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Bollywood actress and dancer Smilie Suri during the Pole Dance practice...

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A child plays with soap bubbles at the Surajkund Mela in...

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