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Business, Economy, 01 Feb 2019

Budget 2019: Goyal lambasts opposition, highlights NDA's achievements in last 5 yrs

Government successfully reduced inflation rate to 4.5 per cent from 10 per cent.

01 Feb 2019 6:27 PM

Budget 2019: MEA gets an allocation of Rs 16,061 crores

The total aid to countries stands at Rs 6,447 crores - up from last year's budget of Rs 5,545 crores.

01 Feb 2019 4:44 PM

Farmers, middle class-friendly Budget to boost economic growth: India Inc

Farmers and workers in unorganised sector leading to more disposable income in their hands, India Inc.

01 Feb 2019 4:39 PM

Govt expects Rs 28,000 cr interim dividend from RBI: DEA Secy Garg

The decision with regard to interim dividend will be taken in the next board meeting.

01 Feb 2019 4:16 PM

Budget 2019: Goyal proposes Pension schemes for unorganised sector

At least 10 crore labourers and workers in the unorganised sector will avail the benefit, says Goyal.

01 Feb 2019 4:07 PM


For every rupee in govt kitty, 70 paise comes from direct, indirect taxes

The collection from GST has been pegged at 21 paise as a percentage of every rupee earned.

01 Feb 2019 3:51 PM

Budget 2019: GST exemption doubled from Rs 20 to 40 lakhs for small traders

GST rate has been continuously reduced, providing relief of about Rs 80,000 crore annually to consumers.

01 Feb 2019 2:59 PM

Budget 2019: Full text of finance minister Piyush Goyal’s speech in Parliament

Union finance minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

01 Feb 2019 2:47 PM

India to become USD 5 trillion economy in 5 yrs, USD 10 trillion in 8 yrs: Goyal

India is the fastest-growing major economy in the world and that the GDP growth in the past 5 years.

01 Feb 2019 2:39 PM

Poll Budget 2019: Tax relief for middle class, dole to small farmers

‘India is solidly back on track and marching towards growth and prosperity.’

01 Feb 2019 2:24 PM


Inflation hidden, unfair tax on poor; govt broke the back of high prices: FM

The average rate of inflation during 2009-2014 was a back-breaking 10.1 per cent, Goyal said.

01 Feb 2019 2:17 PM

Budget 2019: 15.56 lakh loans sanctioned under Mudra scheme, says Goyal

More than 70 per cent of Mudra yojna beneficiaries were women, said Interim Finance Minister, P.Goyal.

01 Feb 2019 2:12 PM

Budget 2019: Direct tax collection goes to Rs 12 lakh crore from Rs 6.38 lakh crore

Presenting the Budget for 2019-20, Finance Minister Goyal said that nearly 99.54 per cent returns have been accepted without any scrutiny.

01 Feb 2019 1:54 PM

Budget 2019: Railways gets Rs 1.58 lakh cr, highest ever for national transporter

No railway fare hike was announced in the Railway Budget for 2019.

01 Feb 2019 1:53 PM

Budget 2019: Direct tax collection shoots up to Rs 12L cr from Rs 6.38 lakh cr

GST collections in January 2019 has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore.

01 Feb 2019 1:43 PM


Defence budget will be increased to over Rs 3 lakh crore says Piyush Goyal

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced an increase in defence budget.

01 Feb 2019 1:34 PM

Budget 2019: FM Piyush Goyal says no tax on income up to Rs 5 lakh

Around 3 crore middle-class taxpayers will get tax exemption due to this measure.

01 Feb 2019 1:29 PM

Goyal announces 2 pc interest subvention for farmers hit by natural calamities

Government has fixed MSP for 22 notified crops at 50 per cent higher than cost of production.

01 Feb 2019 12:50 PM

FM announces pension for informal workers, hikes tax-free gratuity to Rs 30 Lakh

The scheme will provide assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000, with contribution of 100 rupees per month.

01 Feb 2019 12:41 PM

10 lakh patients treated under Ayushman Bharat scheme says Piyush Goyal

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

01 Feb 2019 12:39 PM