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  • Budget 2018: Great news on the farm front – if ground realities permit Feb 01, 2018 06:42 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Great news on the farm front – if ground realities permit

    The need to boost agriculture is understandable. After all, this is the sector that has been languishing for long.

  • Budget 2018: Subsidy bill on food, fertiliser, oil up 15% at Rs 2.6 lakh cr Feb 01, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Subsidy bill on food, fertiliser, oil up 15% at Rs 2.6 lakh cr

    Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been pegged higher by 15 per cent to Rs 2.64 lakh crore for the 2018-19 fiscal.

  • Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces Rs 595 crore outlay to push digital transactions Feb 01, 2018 06:21 PM IST

    Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces Rs 595 crore outlay to push digital transactions

    The BHIM app, which was launched by the government in December 2016 has recorded around over 2.2 crore downloads so far

  • Nitish applauds Union Budget 2018 on agri and health counts Feb 01, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Nitish applauds Union Budget 2018 on agri and health counts

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today lauded the Union Budget, saying it contained appreciable initiatives for the agriculture and health sectors.

  • Budget 2018: Govt lowers market borrowing to Rs 4.07 lakh cr for FY19 Feb 01, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Govt lowers market borrowing to Rs 4.07 lakh cr for FY19

    The government will borrow Rs 4.07 lakh crore from the market in 2018-19, around Rs 73,000 crore lower than the current fiscal.

  • Budget 2018: Want to create value for CPSEs, says DIPAM Secy Feb 01, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Want to create value for CPSEs, says DIPAM Secy

    Nearly 24 CPSEs are up for strategic divestment and all are progressing well, said DIPAM Secretary Neeraj Kumar Gupta.

  • Budget 2018: MSMEs get tax boost, credit allocation of Rs 3,794 crore Feb 01, 2018 06:13 PM IST

    Budget 2018: MSMEs get tax boost, credit allocation of Rs 3,794 crore

    Jaitley proposed lowering corporate tax to 25% for businesses with turnover of up to Rs 250 crore, and a target to lend Rs 3 lakh crore by next year under MUDRA.

  • FM presented a balanced & positive Budget 2018: Tata Steel Feb 01, 2018 06:12 PM IST

    FM presented a balanced & positive Budget 2018: Tata Steel

    “The FM has presented a Budget which is both balanced and positive. Focus on rural infrastructure, agricultural output and farmer income will help reduce the agrarian distress and boost the rural economy," says T V Narendran , CEO & MD Tata Steel India Limited.

  • Chouhan hails Union Budget 2018; Congress dubs it as 'misleading' Feb 01, 2018 06:05 PM IST

    Chouhan hails Union Budget 2018; Congress dubs it as 'misleading'

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the Union budget would provide a boost to the farmers' income.

  • Budget a big boost to health insurance: Industry Feb 01, 2018 06:04 PM IST

    Budget a big boost to health insurance: Industry

    Extending the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJY) and the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) is a positive move to bring more people into the insurance ambit, they said.

  • India on course for 8% plus growth, says Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 06:02 PM IST

    India on course for 8% plus growth, says Arun Jaitley

    The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of 6.3 per cent in the July-September quarter of the current fiscal signalled turnaround of the economy, Jaitley said while presenting the Union Budget 2018-19 in the Lok Sabha.

  • Budget 2018 well balanced, benefits to senior citizens a welcome move: Kotak Mahindra Bank Feb 01, 2018 06:01 PM IST

    Budget 2018 well balanced, benefits to senior citizens a welcome move: Kotak Mahindra Bank

    "Overall, it was a balanced Budget with focused allocation given to priority segments that are needed to lay the foundation for India’s long term sustainable growth, with only a marginal slippage on the fiscal deficit," says Shanti Ekambaram, President – Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

  • EPF contributions of women employees cut to 8% for first 3 years Feb 01, 2018 06:01 PM IST

    EPF contributions of women employees cut to 8% for first 3 years

    Besides, it also proposed to extend the facility of payment of 12 per cent employers' contribution by government towards social security schemes run by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for new employees for first three years of their employment to all sectors.

  • Budget 2018: Civil aviation ministry gets Rs 6,602 cr allocation Feb 01, 2018 05:55 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Civil aviation ministry gets Rs 6,602 cr allocation

    Civil aviation ministry will receive an increased budgetary allocation of Rs 6,602.86 crore in the next financial year, with a significant chunk kept aside for purchase of "two new aircraft" to be used for VVIP flights.

  • LTCG announced in Budget 2018 likely to promote short term transactions: Ranjeet Mudholkar Feb 01, 2018 05:51 PM IST

    LTCG announced in Budget 2018 likely to promote short term transactions: Ranjeet Mudholkar

    “With continued Securities Transaction Tax (STT), the LTCG on listed equities is additional burden and would promote short term transactions, given 15 percent STCG up to one year and 10 percent LTCG beyond one year with no indexation benefits," says Ranjeet Mudholkar, Vice Chairman and CEO, Financial Planning Standard Board of India.

  • Agricultural policies in Budget 2018 to benefit farming community: Monsanto India Feb 01, 2018 05:47 PM IST

    Agricultural policies in Budget 2018 to benefit farming community: Monsanto India

    “The Union Budget 2018 has reiterated the government’s rural focus and its commitment towards India’s agriculture sector. Announcements through measures regarding farm output seem to be the key highlight," says Shilpa Divekar Nirula, CEO, Monsanto India Region.

  • Budget 2018: FM jaitley has done his bit; the market has to move on Feb 01, 2018 05:45 PM IST

    Budget 2018: FM jaitley has done his bit; the market has to move on

    The higher nominal GDP growth itself gives leeway to the government to project an ‘optically’ lower deficit, as the market looks at it as a percentage of GDP.

  • It's a no-event Budget even for start-ups, says Moneycontrol panel Feb 01, 2018 05:43 PM IST

    It's a no-event Budget even for start-ups, says Moneycontrol panel

    In a panel discussion with Moneycontrol’s Harsimran Julka, Shailesh Vikram Singh, Executive Director, Seedfund and founder Gomassive Fund, Kunal Khattar, founding partner of advantEdge Partners, Ishan Singh, Founder & CEO of RevStart, Amarinder Dhaliwal, Chief Product Officer of IndiaMART gave their take on Arun Jaitely's Union Budget and its impact on start-ups.

  • Budget 2018: A smart and balanced budget by Arun Jaitley; 10 stocks to buy post Budget Feb 01, 2018 05:42 PM IST

    Budget 2018: A smart and balanced budget by Arun Jaitley; 10 stocks to buy post Budget

    Kotak Securities' Kamlesh Rao picks 10 stocks to invest into post the union Budget

  • Budget 2018: Govt has focused on good governance & good economics, says Piyush Goyal Feb 01, 2018 05:34 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Govt has focused on good governance & good economics, says Piyush Goyal

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Ashpreet Sethi, Piyush Goyal, Railways Minister gave his take on Arun Jaitley's Union Budget and the outlook on the road ahead.

  • Budget 2018: No separate allocation for UIDAI this year from FM Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 05:34 PM IST

    Budget 2018: No separate allocation for UIDAI this year from FM Arun Jaitley

    This is a contrast from last year, when the government allocated Rs 900 crore for the UIDAI

  • Macro economic assumptions seem realistic, deviation from fiscal glide path a risk in Budget 2018: HDFC Bank Feb 01, 2018 05:31 PM IST

    Macro economic assumptions seem realistic, deviation from fiscal glide path a risk in Budget 2018: HDFC Bank

    "Deterioration in quality of spending (increase in revenue/capex ratio) remains a concern. Deviation from the fiscal glide path is a risk and could trigger bond yields/interest rates spiral," says Abheek Barua, Chief Economist at HDFC Bank.

  • Budget 2018 anti-poor, pro-capitalists: Mayawati Feb 01, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Budget 2018 anti-poor, pro-capitalists: Mayawati

    BSP supremo Mayawati has dubbed the Union Budget presented in Parliament today as anti-poor and pro-capitalists.

  • Budget 2018: Digital focus can help create jobs, better rural lives, say industry experts Feb 01, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Digital focus can help create jobs, better rural lives, say industry experts

    Industry experts have lauded the budget proposal to boost technological advancements through digital initiatives saying this can be the biggest driver for job creation, to improve the quality of education, healthcare and rural progress.

  • Budget 2018 proposals to help boost growth to 8%: Nitin Gadkari Feb 01, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    Budget 2018 proposals to help boost growth to 8%: Nitin Gadkari

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road and Transport gave his take on Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget and the outlook on the road ahead.

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