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Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

07 Feb 2018

Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

Is rebel BJP leader Yashwant Sinha testing BJP central leadership's patience? Considering his recent statements, it would seem so.

Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

06 Feb 2018

Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

In Budget 2018, the government proposed various measures for generating more employment opportunities. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said they would create as many as 75 lakh jobs.

Government mulls using Aadhaar for 'Modicare'

05 Feb 2018

Government mulls using Aadhaar for 'Modicare'

One of the biggest announcements in Budget 2018 was the National Health Protection Scheme, or 'Modicare,' the "world's largest government-funded program."

Over 14 lakh budget posts on Twitter in one week

05 Feb 2018

Over 14 lakh budget posts on Twitter in one week

Twitter India registered more than 14 lakh budget-related posts in the last one week (January 26-February 2), it recently revealed.

Government announces Modicare, but can it afford it?

03 Feb 2018

Government announces Modicare, but can it afford it?

As was largely expected, PM Modi's government announced a people-friendly budget, in a bid for getting re-elected to office in 2019.

Budget'18: Delhi Police gets allocation of over Rs. 7,000 crore

02 Feb 2018

Budget'18: Delhi Police gets allocation of over Rs. 7,000 crore

In the Union Budget 2018-19 announced on Thursday, the Delhi Police has been allocated Rs. 7,426 crore for the next fiscal year, that shows an increase of Rs. 1,048 crore over the current year.

After Budget, Sensex closes 839 points lower, Nifty cracks too

02 Feb 2018

After Budget, Sensex closes 839 points lower, Nifty cracks too

A day after Budget 2018, the markets shuddered and benchmark indices fell sharply, a consequence of the new long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax and other factors, analysts said.

#DecodingBudget: After Jaitley's budget, are you richer or poorer?

02 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: After Jaitley's budget, are you richer or poorer?

After FM Arun Jaitley's politically-charged budget, there were few happy faces. Though Modi's government might have wooed farmers, poor and senior citizens, the middle class and salaried workforce were left high and dry.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces 160-km suburban rail network for Bengaluru

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces 160-km suburban rail network for Bengaluru

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday gave nod to the long pending demand of suburban rail project in Bengaluru while announcing the Union Budget 2018.

#DecodingBudget: Air India sale, LTCG, corporate-tax, job creation and more

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Air India sale, LTCG, corporate-tax, job creation and more

Arun Jaitley presented the first post-GST Budget amid high expectations of positive changes in tax rates.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces new GOBAR Dhan scheme

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces new GOBAR Dhan scheme

While presenting the budget in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a new scheme called GOBAR Dhan for solid waste management, among other agricultural reforms.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

In one of the biggest budget announcements, FM Arun Jaitley unveiled a new National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley used "farmers" 30 times, "youth" just thrice

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley used "farmers" 30 times, "youth" just thrice

People talk more about things that matter deeply. If we were to say the same about FM Arun Jaitley's 2018 Budget speech, it might just hint at the priorities of the government.

Reactions to the Budget 2018: Who said what?

01 Feb 2018

Reactions to the Budget 2018: Who said what?

This year's budget, with its emphasis on the agriculture and health sector, has received a wide variety of reactions from corporate heads and political figures alike.

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

At 11am, India Inc tuned in to watch FM Arun Jaitley present the government's last full-fledged Budget before 2019.

#DecodingBudget: Who are the biggest winners and losers this time?

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Who are the biggest winners and losers this time?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered the crucial Budget 2018, which is the last full-fledged Budget for the incumbent Modi-led government before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

#DecodingBudget: Here's what's got costlier, and what has become cheaper

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Here's what's got costlier, and what has become cheaper

The Budget 2018 had its focus on several key aspects of the economy, but the common man was not one of them.

#DecodingBudget: Import duty on smartphones increased to 20%

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Import duty on smartphones increased to 20%

Presenting the Union Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has announced an increase in the custom duty on mobile phones from 15% to 20%.

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

01 Feb 2018

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.

#DecodingBudget: What the 2018 Budget means for you

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: What the 2018 Budget means for you

Despite excited speculation, the 2018 Budget has been a disappointment for the common man, who didn't get any major relief this time.

#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the much-awaited Budget for 2018-19. While it's largely focused on agriculture, rural development, and healthcare, Jaitley also made key announcements for Digital India, giving a push to usage and development of technology.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley's budget focuses on safety and Railways modernization

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley's budget focuses on safety and Railways modernization

After declaring that infrastructure is important for economic growth, FM Arun Jaitley made an all-time high allocation to Indian Railways.

#DecodingBudget: India gets Rs. 1,200cr healthcare coverage, 'largest govt-funded program'

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: India gets Rs. 1,200cr healthcare coverage, 'largest govt-funded program'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the 2018 Budget this morning. If the NDA doesn't return to power in 2019, this was its last full-fledged Budget.

#DecodingBudget: Before the D-day, 7 interesting facts about the budget

31 Jan 2018

#DecodingBudget: Before the D-day, 7 interesting facts about the budget

The day is finally here. NDA government will present its last full-fledged budget on 1st Feb.