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union budget 2018

PPF plans won’t lose protection

The ministry said this protection would continue under the new law also.

14 Feb 2018 1:09 AM

Chidambaram lives under false illusion, 'terrible doctor' for economy: Jaitley

Jaitley picked on Chidambaram for questioning the rationale of plan to lower corporate tax to 25 per cent from current 30 per cent.

10 Feb 2018 9:03 AM

Jaitley’s farm price promise in Budget ‘jumla number 1’: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh claimed that insufficient funds were allocated for health insurance scheme which will benefit private hospitals rather than public.

09 Feb 2018 10:07 AM

Yashwant Sinha slams Union Budget, says Jaitley did not apply his mind

BJP leader and former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha also criticised Jaitley for being dismayed with the role of the GST Council.

07 Feb 2018 8:37 AM

Sore NDA allies hit out at govt in show of unity

The Lower House saw two brief adjournments in the afternoon and once during Question Hour owing to the protests.

07 Feb 2018 3:04 AM


We are sensitive to special status demand by Andhra MPs: Govt

TDP MPs have were protesting in the Lok Sabha over the Union Budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra Pradesh.

06 Feb 2018 3:03 PM

'Jumlebaazi' won't work, Sachin Pilot targets BJP post-bypolls win

Pilot said that the 'so-called pro-farmer budget' reflects agrarian distress and BJP will pay a heavy price for it.

04 Feb 2018 7:44 PM

Rupee crumbles to fresh 2-week low on fiscal deficit woes

Rupee suffered an intense plunge and closed at a near two-week low of 64.06 against the US dollar.

03 Feb 2018 5:12 PM

Govt expects lower dividend proceeds from PSUs in FY19

As per Budget estimate for 2017-18, the govt expected Rs 67,529.24 crore from central PSUs.

03 Feb 2018 11:12 AM

Rs 80,000 crore divestment, 3.3 per cent deficit target achievable: UKIBC

Imposition of a 25 per cent corporate tax on MSMEs with turnover of less than Rs 250 crore is yet another step in the right direction.

02 Feb 2018 5:38 PM


Big corporates cry foul over no tax relief in budget 2018

Jaitley in budget for 2018-19 announced lowering of corporate tax rate to 25 pc for businesses with a turnover of up to Rs 250 cr.

02 Feb 2018 5:28 PM

'Cut in corporate tax to boost MSMEs growth'

On Thursday, Arun Jaitley proposed to lower corporate tax rate to 25 per cent for businesses with turnover up to Rs 250 crore.

02 Feb 2018 3:41 PM

Day after budget, Sensex crashes 800 points; Nifty slips below 10,800

NSE Nifty cracked below the 10,800-mark by tanking 256.30 points, or 2.33 per cent, to 10,760.60 at close.

02 Feb 2018 3:21 PM

Budget 2018 aims to transform farm sector in a big way: Agri Secretary

The farm credit target has been raised to Rs 11 lakh crore for 2018-19 from Rs 10 lakh crore this year.

02 Feb 2018 2:22 PM

Small taxpayer got relief in past budgets, says Jaitley

Government made taxation simple for those having income up to Rs 50 lakh.

02 Feb 2018 2:03 PM


Taimur Ali Khan is of more interest to Twitter than the Union Budget, here’s proof

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, what has your little munchkin done?

02 Feb 2018 1:46 PM

Union Budget's healthcare plan cashless, not reimbursement scheme: Jaitley

The NHPS touted as ModiCare envisaged to provide medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

02 Feb 2018 1:02 PM

Govt to roll out health cover scheme from next fiscal: Jaitley

ModiCare envisaged to provide medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

02 Feb 2018 1:01 PM

Hurt by higher fiscal deficit target in Budget 2018, Sensex tumbles 591 pts

Nifty falls below 10,900 mark to trade at 10,826.50, down 190.40 points.

02 Feb 2018 11:22 AM

Union Budget 2018 spurs inflation worries ahead of RBI policy

Govt’s decision to increase MSP guarantee to farmers, in particular, is likely to have a direct inflationary impact.

02 Feb 2018 10:53 AM