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High govt debt burden constrains India's rating: Fitch

Government has kicked out its steady 3 per cent fiscal deficit target further to 2020-21, well beyond its term.

02 Feb 2018 10:41 AM

Yashwant Sinha terms Union Budget ‘jugglery of numbers’

Sinha, who was in Narsingpur to participate in a farmers' agitation, told reporters the budget had no schemes for the welfare of farmers.

02 Feb 2018 9:33 AM

Fiscal arithmetic ‘faulty’, ‘reform budget’ much misused word: Manmohan

The main focus of the budget was agriculture and rural sector with little for the middle class.

02 Feb 2018 8:31 AM

Budget has nothing for middle-class, traders: Arvind Kejriwal

Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, hit out at the Central government, saying it does not care for Delhi.

02 Feb 2018 1:33 AM

Thankfully, NDA has just one more year, says Rahul Gandhi

He alleged the government came out only with fancy schemes during this period and did not provide employment to the country’s youths.

02 Feb 2018 1:27 AM


Budget 2018: Salary hikes bring cheer

Emoluments of President, Vice-president and state governors to increase.

02 Feb 2018 1:26 AM

Rupee crumbles 44 paise on LTCG tax, fiscal deficit woes

Rupee is trading at 64.02 against US dollar after govt announced long-term capital gains tax on equities.

01 Feb 2018 7:37 PM

'Sabka saath sabka vikaas', BJP, allies laud Union Budget 2018-19

Nitish Kumar appreciated the national health protection scheme and policies regarding education and agriculture.

01 Feb 2018 6:57 PM

Putting surplus money in hands of middle-class taxpayer every Budget: Jaitley

'We looked at the areas that require the maximum support, and agriculture and rural sectors came foremost in our mind', Jaitley said.

01 Feb 2018 6:35 PM

Budget 2018: Jaitley failed, consequences will follow, warns Chidambaram

Former prime minister HD Dewe Gowda appreciated Jaitley's efforts but said the reforms will fall short of requirements.

01 Feb 2018 5:37 PM


Union Budget 2018: Laptops, mobile sets cigarette get costlier; full list here

Union Budget 2018 proposed changes in excise and custom duties on certain items which are set to get costlier.

01 Feb 2018 5:29 PM

Digital focus can help create jobs, better rural lives: Industry

Budget proposal to double allocation to Digital India initiative to Rs 3,073 cr is a fine booster to transform digital economy.

01 Feb 2018 5:18 PM

Union Budget: Govt exempts Rs 50k interest income for senior citizens

Deduction limit for health insurance and medical expenditure has been raised from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 under Section 80D.

01 Feb 2018 5:00 PM

Jaitley raises MUDRA lending target to Rs 4 lakh crore for FY'19

Of the total loan accounts, 76 per cent are of women and more than 50 per cent belong to SCs, STs and OBCs.

01 Feb 2018 4:46 PM

Budget 2018: Free LPG to 8 cr poor women under Ujjwala scheme

The percentage of working women has declined from 36 per cent being employed in 2005-06 to 24 per cent of women employed in 2015-16.

01 Feb 2018 4:42 PM


Budget belies market hopes, Sensex ends in red

The NSE Nifty saw volatility and ended at 11,016.90, down 10.80 points, or 0.10 per cent.

01 Feb 2018 4:33 PM

Twitter reacts to Union Budget 2018

Jaitley said the focus of Budget is agriculture and rural economy, health, infrastructure and senior citizens.

01 Feb 2018 4:29 PM

Rs 2.95 lakh crore allocated for defence budget for 2018-19

Outlay for defence budget amounted to 12.10 per cent of the total budget of Rs 24,42,213 crore for 2018-19.

01 Feb 2018 4:18 PM

Govt expects Rs 48,661.42 crore from telecom sector in FY19

Govt earns revenue in the form of mainly licence fees and spectrum usage charges from telecom operators.

01 Feb 2018 3:36 PM

Budget has free healthcare for 10 cr poor, sops for farmers; Modi calls it 'development-friendly'

Salaried get back standard deduction of 40k; govt taxes long-term capital gains in equity.

01 Feb 2018 3:32 PM