05 Sep 2020
Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings
The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).
09 Feb 2020
Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod
Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.
14 Oct 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown
On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.
20 Sep 2019
Government cuts corporate tax rate to 22% for domestic companies
In a move which is expected to boost growth and provide some respite to the sluggish economy, the government has decided to slash income tax for corporates.
19 Sep 2019
Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?
On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.
18 Sep 2019
Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman
The Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes with immediate effect, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararam announced.
24 Aug 2019
Filing your Income Tax return (ITR)? Know these points
August 31, 2019 is the last date to file your Income Tax return (ITR).
02 Aug 2019
Protect your Aadhaar data: Here's how to lock/unlock Aadhaar number
In a bid to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a feature that enables users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar number.
28 Jul 2019
Income Tax: How salaried individuals can file their I-T return
August 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.
23 Jul 2019
#FinancialBytes: How to check your Income Tax refund status online
Once you are done with the filing and verification of your I-T returns, you can easily keep track of the refund status.
19 Jul 2019
#FinancialBytes: Step-by-step guide to file ITR-1
July 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.
05 Jul 2019
India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman
In her maiden budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India will become a $3 trillion economy in 2019 itself.
02 May 2019
Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag
The Opposition is not celebrating Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist as they may have to pay a political price, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.
01 Mar 2019
Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM
Few parties are helping Pakistan with their statements, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Tamil Nadu while addressing a rally.
28 Feb 2019
Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak
In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
01 Feb 2019
#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers
On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.
02 Jan 2019
Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stood up to speak on the Rafale Deal and targeted the Gandhi family.
29 Dec 2018
#PolicyExplainer: Get Rs. 2,00,000 life-insurance at Rs. 330/year with PMJJBY
Life insurance is one of the most important financial products to have. It is the best way to protect one's family and their future in case of the policyholder's untimely demise.
23 Dec 2018
#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats
In an apparent show of strength, BJP President Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan announced the seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday.
11 Dec 2018
#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet
The results of assembly elections of five states, dubbed as the big semifinal before India votes in 2019, has brought immense joy to Congress.
22 Oct 2018
Rahul Gandhi won't be projected as PM candidate: Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in an interview, said the party won't project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
04 Oct 2018
Gujarat government cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2.50/liter
The Gujarat government today announced a reduction of petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2.50 per liter.
04 Oct 2018
Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices
The Maharashtra government today announced a reduction in prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter, which will give consumers in the state a relief to the tune of Rs. 5 a liter.
18 Jan 2018
GST Council Meet: Rates on 29 goods, 53 services revised
At the 25th GST Council Meeting, convened in New Delhi, the highest decision-making authority on Goods and Services Tax (GST) has revised the tax rates on as many as 29 items and 53 services.
18 Oct 2017
Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST
The revision of tax rates under the GST could make eating out cheaper: effective tax rates in AC restaurants came down from 20.1% to 18%.
23 Aug 2017
Defamation case: HC notice to Kejriwal on 'false affidavit'
Delhi HC has asked Arvind Kejriwal to explain why he allegedly filed a false affidavit in a defamation case by Arun Jaitley.
05 Aug 2017
Bharat 22 ETF gets created for government's disinvestment program
Calling it the most significant announcement made this year on the stake divestment program of the NDA government, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the center has now created a new ETF named Bharat 22.
26 Jul 2017
Jethmalani resigns as Kejriwal's advocate, seeks Rs. 2 crore dues
Ram Jethmalani finally called it quits as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's legal counsel in the civil and criminal defamation cases filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against him.
30 Jun 2017
Central Hall to welcome GST with a starry event
The Centre is getting ready to welcome GST with a 'gong' and the biggest names will bear attendance to the event.
03 Jun 2017
GST roll out to commence from 1st July 2017
In the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting held today, all pending rules including tax provisions and returns were cleared prompting all states within the country to agree that GST roll out would commence from 1st July 2017.
31 May 2017
How is a Re 1 note different from other currencies?
After a hiatus of 22 years, Re 1 note will resurface in a brand new avatar.
24 May 2017
What to expect from Sachin, A Billion dreams?
Sachin Tendulkar's biopic "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" is set to release this Friday.
07 Feb 2017
Government e-marketplace soon to be mandatory for all departments
The Indian government is all set to mandate all its departments to procure goods and services through its e-marketplace.
05 Dec 2016
Govt depts cash payments capped at Rs.5000
The Finance Ministry directed all government departments to limit cash payments to Rs.5000 and use digital payment systems for vendors and contractors for anything over Rs.5000.
01 Dec 2016
PM Modi aims to transform India to a digital marketplace
Reports stated that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to transform all government purchases to an online marketplace in a bid to help the country move to a cashless economy.
26 Sep 2016
Congress CMs push for 18% GST
The Congress high command has ordered all Congress Chief Ministers to push for an 18% cap on GST rates in the upcoming meeting of the GST council on 17 October.
23 Sep 2016
Centre, States agree upon April 1 deadline for GST
The Centre as well as states agreed to complete deliberations in the GST council so that the GST can be rolled out on 1 April, 2017.
17 Sep 2016
President constitutes GST council
The Centre has notified the GST council which will now decide the tax limit, exemptions and geographical application limits.
08 Sep 2016
Jaitley: Apr 1 deadline for GST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has stated that 1 April 2017 would be the stiff deadline for the government to roll out the GST bill.
02 Sep 2016
Odisha 16th state to ratify GST, bill awaits Presidential nod
Odisha became the 16th state to pass the Constitutional Amendment which allows for the passage of the Goods and Services Tax, leaving it up to Presidential approval to come into force.