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Reforms in agriculture sector will be key in budget

By Gargi Parsai New Delhi | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Reforms 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..
 

Tech sector expects support from Budget 2018-19

New Delhi [India] | January 22, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Technology companies are expecting much from Budget 2018-2019.... read..
 

HPCL disinvestment a 'jugglery' of BJP government before Budget, says Congress

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST
The 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..
 

CM to present annual budget for 2018-19 tomorrow

Ranchi | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Jharkhand 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..
 

'Guv avoids criticism of Centre' in his budget speech

Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Kerala 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..
 

'Halwa Ceremony' of Budget which makes 120 FinMin officials captive for 11 days

New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 IST
The '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..
 

Citizens for agriculture-oriented Union Budget

New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
With 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..
 

This budget will be historical for Railways: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Union 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..
 

Plea for farmer-friendly budget from the Karnataka government

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..
 

Budget 2018: ASSOCHAM seeks higher outlay for education

New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
With 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..
 

White House budget director Mulvaney expects funding deal within 24 hours

WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
White 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..
 

Budget documents printing starts with 'Halwa Ceremony'

New Delhi | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
The 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..
 

Jaitley offers pre-Budget 'halwa' to Finance Ministry officials

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 9:45:14 PM IST
Following 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..
 

Jaitley performs 'Halwa' ceremony ahead of Budget Session

New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament commencing on January 29, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley performed the symbolic 'Halwa Ceremony' here on Saturday.... read..
 

Q hour washed out, Govt tables 3rd supplementary budget for worth Rs 1738 cr

Ranchi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Amid 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..
 

Gold retailers hopeful of tax relief ahead of Budget

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
With the Union Budget to be presented in ten days, dealers in gold and silver jewellery are hopeful of a much-needed tax relief.... read..
 

Malhotra demands enhancement in Sports Budget from Rs 1393.21 cr to Rs 6,500 cr

New Delhi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
President 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..
 

Govt may include States FMs suggestions in Budget proposals: Jaitley

New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The 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..
 

FM Jaitley chairs pre-budget meeting in Delhi

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday chaired the pre-budget meeting with finance ministers of all the states and Union Territories here.... read..
 

Finalise AIIMS location and announce in budget : TN urges Centre

Chennai | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Levy 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..
 

Andhra Govt. appeals Jaitley to address concerns of state in Union Budget

Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Andhra 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..
 

Budget 2018: Bihar demands funds allocation

Patna [Bihar] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Bihar 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..
 

Budget Session: Question Hour washed out over uproar by opposition

Ranchi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The 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..
 

Start-ups for tax relief on angel investments in Budget 2018-19

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The 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..
 

Budget 2018: Hardware dealers suggest simplification of filing GST returns

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead 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..
 

Odisha government seeks revision of coal royalty in Union Budget

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The 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..
 

Finalise AIIMS location and announce in budget : Paneerselvam urges Centre

Chennai | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Levy 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..
 

KRRS, Hasiru Sene leaders to attend meeting to discuss budget

Mysuru | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Leaders 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..
 

Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget

Bhubaneswar |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Odisha 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..
 

Naveen demands Rs 6,500 crore for Odisha in Railway budget

Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Odisha 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..
 

CM to begin pre-budget consultation meetings from Jan 19

Bengaluru | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Karnataka 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..
 

Budget likely to be people-centric with business friendly reforms

By Sushma Ramachandran New Delhi | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
As 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..
 

Railway budget to provide for installation of escalators and lifts at all major stations (Special to IANS)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
With 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..
 

Budget 2018-19: ASSOCHAM seeks 10pc customs duty on pulp imports

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Apex 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..
 

Assocham seeks 10% customs duty on pulp imports in Budget

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Industry 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..
 

Ruling PDP VP Madni lauds Drabu for presenting satisfactory Budget

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Expressing 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..
 

Budget Session of Jharkhand Assembly from tomorrow all set to be disruptive

Ranchi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
The 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..
 
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