By Gargi Parsai New Delhi | Monday, Jan 22 2018 ISTReforms in the agriculture sector will be the key in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget for 2018-19 to be presented in Parliament on February 1. Marketing reforms and payment of assured minimum support price to farmers for their produce are crucial t... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 22, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTTechnology companies are expecting much from Budget 2018-2019.... read..
New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM ISTThe Congress on Monday criticised the Modi government over Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) buying the Centre's shares in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) as mere "jugglery" to show that the government has maintained the fiscal target ... read..
Ranchi | Monday, Jan 22 2018 ISTJharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das would be presenting the annual budget for the state for the fiscal 2018-19 in the assembly during the ongoing Budget Session tomorrow. January 23 happens to be the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In ... read..
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, Jan 22 2018 ISTKerala Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam omitted the portions criticizing the Centre in his customary address in the Assembly on Monday. On economic policies, Justice Sathasivam said the GST has resulted in serious abridgement of the fiscal powers of ... read..
New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 ISTThe 'Halwa Ceremony' is the event which indicates the start of the printing of the Budget documents to be presented in Parliament every year. 'Halwa', as it indicates, is a traditional sweet made in common Indian household across the country. The same sw... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTWith the Union Budget for this year to be presented in ten days, citizens as part of a survey recommended that the government's top priority be agriculture, followed by infrastructure, education, and healthcare.... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTUnion Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the upcoming budget would be historical for Railways and capital investment plans were expected to increase by three times.... read..
Mysuru | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST"Instead of an election-oriented budget, the Karnataka state government should present farmer and agriculture-oriented budget for 2018-19," State Sugarcane Growers' Association President Kuruburu Shanthakumar said on Saturday. Speaking to newsmen here, he... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTWith the Union Budget to be presented in ten days, the ASSOCHAM has recommended enhancing the outlay for the education sector, along with greater tax relief for higher education under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).... read..
WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 ISTWhite House budget director Mike Mulvaney said on Friday he expects an agreement will be reached in the next 24 hours to fund the U.S. government, which will shut down at midnight unless a deal is agreed upon. "I think there is a deal in the next 24 hours... read..
New Delhi | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 ISTThe formal printing of Union Budget documents for Financial Year 2018-19 started on Saturday with the traditional Halwa Ceremony in the North Block which houses the office of Finance Ministry. Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Finance... read..
New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 9:45:14 PM ISTFollowing the Indian tradition of having something sweet before setting out on an auspicious work, the Finance Ministry here on Saturday performed the "halwa" ceremony to mark the commencement of the printing process for the 2018-19 Budget.... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTAhead of the Budget Session of Parliament commencing on January 29, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley performed the symbolic 'Halwa Ceremony' here on Saturday.... read..
Ranchi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 ISTAmid din and bustle over the Opposition demand for removal f top government officials , the third supplementary budget for FY2017-18 of Rs 1738 Crores was today tabled in the Jharkhand Assembly. The question hour during the ongoing budget session of the ... read..
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTWith the Union Budget to be presented in ten days, dealers in gold and silver jewellery are hopeful of a much-needed tax relief.... read..
New Delhi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 ISTPresident of All India Council of Sports (AICS) V K Malhotra in a meeting held here on Friday at the capital demanded enhancement in Sports Budget from present Rs 1393.21 crore to Rs 6,500 crore. In a meeting held here under the chairmanship of Malhotra h... read..
New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 ISTThe Union Government may consider and include suitable suggestions received from states and union territories (UTs) in the formation of Budget proposals for the Financial Year 2018-19. After the Pre-Budget consultations with Finance Ministers of all stat... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday chaired the pre-budget meeting with finance ministers of all the states and Union Territories here.... read..
Chennai | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 ISTLevy of GST on the projects executed for the state government was a cause for serious concern as it amounted to fiscal transfer from the States to the centre, besides adversely affecting the financial capacity of the State, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Ministe... read..
Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTAndhra Pradesh Government has appealed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to address the concerns and the development needs of the states in the Union Budget 2018-19, in order to strengthen the spirit of co-operative federalism.... read..
Patna [Bihar] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTBihar has demanded that sufficient funds should be provided in the Union Budget as per the special package of Rs 1,65,000 for the state, declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in FY 2015-16.... read..
Ranchi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 ISTThe question hour on the second day of the budget session of the Jharkhand Assembly was washed out following the uproar of the opposition which demanded for resignation of Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma and DGP D K Pandey for being involved in various cont... read..
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTThe Indian start-up eco-system is looking forward to the union budget eagerly for addressing the tax dilemma. With high-quality entrepreneurs, good ideas and the very important funding ecosystem, start-ups have become an integral part of the India's econo... read..
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM ISTAhead of the Budget session on January 29, hardware dealers here are hopeful of a reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates, as well as a more streamlined process of filing tax returns.... read..
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM ISTThe Odisha government on Thursday asked the Centre to revise the coal royalty and also for change in the sharing pattern of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).... read..
Chennai | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 ISTLevy of GST on the projects executed for the state government was a cause for serious concern as it amounted to fiscal transfer from the States to the Centre, besides adversely affecting the financial capacity of the State, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minist... read..
Mysuru | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 ISTLeaders of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene will attend the pre-budget meeting called by the State government and give some important suggestions and place some demands, General secretary of the KRRS Badagalapura Nagendra said here on Wednesd... read..
Bhubaneswar |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM ISTOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19.... read..
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 ISTOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today submitted a Rs 6,500 crore package proposal on railways for Odisha in 2018-19 budget to the Union Railway Ministry. The package included detailed proposals for the ongoing projects, sanctioning of new lines, st... read..
Bengaluru | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 ISTKarnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who also holds the Finance portfolio, will begin a series of pre-budget consultation meetings from January 19 ahead of presenting the State budget on February 5. The Congress leader who had earlier been the Deputy C... read..
By Sushma Ramachandran New Delhi | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 ISTAs the NDA Government gears up to present its last full budget on February 1, it is bound to examine the political impact of each of its policy decision. The budget has often been described as a political document. This has never been more true than right... read..
New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM ISTWith the aim of providing better amenities, Railways will make a budget provision of Rs 3,400 crore for installing about 3,000 escalators and 1,000 lifts at all major urban and suburban stations across the country.... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 ISTApex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Centre to impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of hardwood chemical pulp and bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) to encourage domestic pulp production, provide fillip to job creation and promote ove... read..
New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM ISTIndustry chamber Assocham has urged the Centre to impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of hardwood chemical pulp and bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp to encourage domestic production.... read..
Srinagar | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 ISTExpressing satisfaction over the budget presented by the coalition government, ruling Peoples Democratic Party vice-president Mohammad Sartaj Madni said this year's budget has come as balm to all sections of society and will surely lead the state to eco... read..
Ranchi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 ISTThe Budget Session of the Jharkhand Assembly which would commence from tomorrow is all set to disruptive as the opposition parties have already chalked out their plans to corner the state government over host of issues including hunger deaths. The ses... read..