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These iPhone models have become expensive in India

02 Mar 2020

These iPhone models have become expensive in India

Apple has increased the prices of some iPhone models in India so as to offset the increase in basic customs duty announced in the Union Budget 2020.

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

19 Feb 2020

Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

United States President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25, indicated the much-talked-about trade deal will not be signed.

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

08 Feb 2020

On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

US President Donald Trump is taking a leaf from his 'friend' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book.

Old vs new tax regime: Which one is better?

01 Feb 2020

Old vs new tax regime: Which one is better?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

01 Feb 2020

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget at a time when the Indian economy is struggling, raising concerns among world bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Budget 2020: Government to sell LIC holdings through IPO

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Government to sell LIC holdings through IPO

Announcing the Union Budget 2020-21 on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Life Insurance Corporation of India will now be listed on stock exchanges.

Union Budget 2020: New I-T Regime lowers tax, removes exemptions

01 Feb 2020

Union Budget 2020: New I-T Regime lowers tax, removes exemptions

In a major development, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced a new simplified tax regime, which is available for those willing to opt out of exemptions and deductions.

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

01 Feb 2020

Union Budget 2020: Marriageable age for women to be revisited

In what shows the government's intent towards improving the lives of women, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wants to revise the marriageable age of women, which is set at 18 currently.

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

As she rose to present her second Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the budget for the financial year of 2020-21 revolves around three themes: Aspirational India, Economic development for All, and building a Caring society.

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

31 Jan 2020

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

For 2020-21, Economic Survey pegs India's growth at 6-6.5%

31 Jan 2020

For 2020-21, Economic Survey pegs India's growth at 6-6.5%

A day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget, the Economic Survey was tabled in the Parliament today.

Banks go on a strike: Which services would be affected?

31 Jan 2020

Banks go on a strike: Which services would be affected?

Across India, banking services are expected to be impacted greatly this weekend as bank unions go on strike from today (January 31, 2020).

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

31 Jan 2020

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

Will prices of onion, tomato, potato go down? It's unlikely

30 Jan 2020

Will prices of onion, tomato, potato go down? It's unlikely

Onion, tomato, and potato are the most prominent vegetables used across India, but a hike in their prices negatively affected household budgets.

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

30 Jan 2020

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

In a couple of days from now (February 1 to be exact), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget.

Indian billionaires hold more wealth than full-year Budget, finds report

20 Jan 2020

Indian billionaires hold more wealth than full-year Budget, finds report

In a glaring reminder of income inequality, a new study has found that the total wealth of India's 63 billionaires exceeds the Union Budget of India for the fiscal year 2018-19.

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

17 Jan 2020

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

With the economy in crisis, all eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

Bank unions announce nationwide strike on Jan 31, Feb 1

15 Jan 2020

Bank unions announce nationwide strike on Jan 31, Feb 1

Bank employee unions on Wednesday announced a two-day nationwide strike starting January 31.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

13 Oct 2019

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.

Manmohan Singh blames Modi's 'all-round mismanagement' for economic slowdown

01 Sep 2019

Manmohan Singh blames Modi's 'all-round mismanagement' for economic slowdown

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government on Sunday amid the ongoing economic slowdown.

Filing your Income Tax return (ITR)? Know these points

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).

Name mismatch in Aadhaar and PAN? Here's how to rectify

18 Jul 2019

Name mismatch in Aadhaar and PAN? Here's how to rectify

If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar latest by August 31, it might get deactivated.

#FinancialBytes: Now, use Aadhaar instead of PAN for these transactions

17 Jul 2019

#FinancialBytes: Now, use Aadhaar instead of PAN for these transactions

Earlier this month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her and the new Central government's first budget.

PAN not linked with Aadhaar? It will soon get deactivated

12 Jul 2019

PAN not linked with Aadhaar? It will soon get deactivated

If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, it might get deactivated soon.

Now, get an e-PAN within 10 minutes: Here's how

10 Jul 2019

Now, get an e-PAN within 10 minutes: Here's how

In a bid to make it easier and faster to get new Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, the Income Tax department has come up with a plan, under which e-PAN (electronic PAN) cards shall be allotted to applicants instantly, ie. within 10 minutes.

Sensex plunges over 900 points, Nifty slips below 11,600 points

08 Jul 2019

Sensex plunges over 900 points, Nifty slips below 11,600 points

Benchmark equity indexes S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 continued to decline for a second consecutive session on Monday. Sensex lost over 900 points in late afternoon trade, while the broader Nifty tanked by over 245 points.

Who's Lord Basaveshwara, quoted by Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget speech

05 Jul 2019

Who's Lord Basaveshwara, quoted by Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget speech

As she presented her maiden Union Budget on Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman drew upon wisdom from India's past, quoting Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and even the ancient philosopher Chanakya.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

Explained: How 'One Nation, One Grid' will change power sector

05 Jul 2019

Explained: How 'One Nation, One Grid' will change power sector

Among a slew of announcements which Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made in her first federal budget, the one which got maximum attention was 'One Nation, One Grid'.

Union Budget 2019: What does it mean for common man?

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: What does it mean for common man?

Riding on an epic mandate, the Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, revealed its budget for 2019-20 on Friday. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget and her speech went on for more than two hours.

Union Budget 2019: Sitharaman announces reforms for industries, start-ups

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: Sitharaman announces reforms for industries, start-ups

Thanking all taxpayers in her first budget speech on Friday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said direct tax collection went up by over 78% from 2014 to 2019.

India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

Union Budget 2019: 7 announcements which Nirmala Sitharaman could make

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: 7 announcements which Nirmala Sitharaman could make

India's first full-time female finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, will present the Union Budget in a short while from now.

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

05 Jul 2019

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first Economic Survey, which shapes a roadmap for how the government could bring the economy back on track.

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

04 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present her first budget on Friday, July 5.

What are ISRO's plans for the next five years

20 Jun 2019

What are ISRO's plans for the next five years

The Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO has given Indians several reasons to celebrate its existence. ISRO's intent to cement India's position in the space world is unquestionable.

PM Modi says 'budget for new India' will benefit everyone

01 Feb 2019

PM Modi says 'budget for new India' will benefit everyone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said all classes of society will benefit from the Union Budget 2019, which was presented by Piyush Goyal earlier in the day.

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

31 Jan 2019

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

The Union Budget 2019 will be presented by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, February 1.

Exactly how rich is Apple? Here are some mind-boggling facts

04 Aug 2018

Exactly how rich is Apple? Here are some mind-boggling facts

On Thursday, Apple touched a market cap of $1 trillion, a figure that many icons of capitalism had never even dreamed of touching.