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  • Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces new tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh Feb 01, 2018 10:00 PM IST

    Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces new tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh

    In his budget address, FM Arun Jaitley said the government was developing connectivity infrastructure in border areas to secure India's defence.

  • Rs 2.95 lakh crore allocated for defence budget Feb 01, 2018 09:57 PM IST

    Rs 2.95 lakh crore allocated for defence budget

    In his budget address, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government will develop two defence industrial production corridors and bring out an industry-friendly military production policy to promote the domestic defence industry.

  • Budget 2018 gets 8/10 marks, rural focus timely: Tata Sons Chief Chandrasekaran Feb 01, 2018 09:56 PM IST

    Budget 2018 gets 8/10 marks, rural focus timely: Tata Sons Chief Chandrasekaran

    "The key highlight of this budget is that it reflects a timely and appropriate focus on rural India," Chandrasekaran said in a statement.

  • Budget 2018: Tech experts laud Budget focus on AI, blockchain Feb 01, 2018 09:53 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Tech experts laud Budget focus on AI, blockchain

    As part of Budget 2018-19 proposals, the government will initiate a national programme, under NITI Aayog, to direct its efforts in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), including research and development of its applications.

  • Budget 2018: Trade unions slam Budget for neglecting labour woes Feb 01, 2018 09:52 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Trade unions slam Budget for neglecting labour woes

    Disappointed over the Budget, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has decided to hold countrywide demonstrations tomorrow.

  • Budget 2018: Textile industry welcomes fund allocation for textile sector Feb 01, 2018 09:50 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Textile industry welcomes fund allocation for textile sector

    Tirupur Exporters Association president Raja M Shanmugham welcomed the announcement of allocation of Rs 7,148 crore for Textile Sector

  • Govt setting up model skill centres in every district: FM Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 09:42 PM IST

    Govt setting up model skill centres in every district: FM Arun Jaitley

    The government is setting up a model aspirational skill centre in every district of the country under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra Programme, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Watch: Did Budget 2018 deliver upon expectations? Feb 01, 2018 09:37 PM IST

    Watch: Did Budget 2018 deliver upon expectations?

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the fifth Budget of the ruling government and brought an end to all ancipations that built before the budget.

  • Watch: Startups share views on Budget 2018 Feb 01, 2018 09:32 PM IST

    Watch: Startups share views on Budget 2018

    Startup experts decode Budget 2018 in this panel discussion.

  • Govt to amend Finance Act to levy CTT on options trading Feb 01, 2018 09:29 PM IST

    Govt to amend Finance Act to levy CTT on options trading

    The government today proposed to amend the Finance Act 2013 to levy commodities transaction tax (CTT) on options trading from April 1, 2018.

  • Watch: What does Budget 2018 mean for the common man's wallet? Feb 01, 2018 09:28 PM IST

    Watch: What does Budget 2018 mean for the common man's wallet?

    The Union Budget 2018 was presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on February 1.

  • Achieved new feats in highways; to complete 9,000km in FY18: FM Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 09:25 PM IST

    Achieved new feats in highways; to complete 9,000km in FY18: FM Arun Jaitley

    Tabling the government's last full budget ahead of 2019 general elections, FM Arun Jaitley also said the ambitious Bharatmala project was going to be milestone for connectivity in the country.

  • India Inc: Budget populist,poll-oriented, but will boost growth Feb 01, 2018 09:25 PM IST

    India Inc: Budget populist,poll-oriented, but will boost growth

    Terming the Budget proposals as "populist and election-oriented", India Inc has said the finance minister's initiatives will give a further fillip to growth, especially in the hinterlands.

  • India not going to be competitive; US, UK cut corporate taxes this yr: Adi Godrej Feb 01, 2018 09:20 PM IST

    India not going to be competitive; US, UK cut corporate taxes this yr: Adi Godrej

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Adi Godrej, Chairman of Godrej Group & Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Aarin Capital gave their take on Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget.

  • Unprecedented Budget, makes India and BJP proud: LK Advani Feb 01, 2018 09:20 PM IST

    Unprecedented Budget, makes India and BJP proud: LK Advani

    The Budget, LK Advani said, had made India proud.

  • Budget 2018: Banks left with only small gifts from FM Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 09:16 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Banks left with only small gifts from FM Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley said government will soon announce measures for effectively addressing non-performing assets and stressed accounts of MSMEs.

  • Aviation sector welcomes emphasis on airport infrastructure Feb 01, 2018 09:12 PM IST

    Aviation sector welcomes emphasis on airport infrastructure

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet too lauded the emphasis on airport expansion.

  • Government's promise to hike MSP another 'jumla': Yogendra Yadav Feb 01, 2018 09:10 PM IST

    Government's promise to hike MSP another 'jumla': Yogendra Yadav

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier today had announced to fix support price of Kharif crops like paddy at least 50 percent higher than the cost of production.

  • Telecom sector to create 4 lakh new jobs in 5 years: Manoj Sinha Feb 01, 2018 09:06 PM IST

    Telecom sector to create 4 lakh new jobs in 5 years: Manoj Sinha

    The government has completed phase 1 of Bharat Net project under which it is providing high-speed broadband connectivity to 1 lakh gram panchayats.

  • WHO welcomes announcement of govt-funded healthcare programme Feb 01, 2018 09:05 PM IST

    WHO welcomes announcement of govt-funded healthcare programme

    Regional Director of World Health Organization's South- East Asia Region Poonam Khetrapal Singh commended the new schemes and initiatives planned to "holistically" address problems confronting the health sector.

  • Budget 2018: Easing pressure on banks, FM directs companies to bond market Feb 01, 2018 09:02 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Easing pressure on banks, FM directs companies to bond market

    SEBI has already started work on the front and has set up a separate department to roll out this measure, which was part of the 2016 HR Khan committee report, on the fast track.

  • Standard deduction benefit to be a few hundred rupees only Feb 01, 2018 08:59 PM IST

    Standard deduction benefit to be a few hundred rupees only

    While there is no change in the rate of tax for individuals -- whether male/female resident, senior citizen or super senior citizen -- the rate of education cess, which is levied on tax payable, has been increased from 3 percent to 4 percent.

  • Budget 2018: The political verdict Feb 01, 2018 08:56 PM IST

    Budget 2018: The political verdict

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Yogendra Yadav, Founder, Avik Saha, Leader and Kiran Vissa, Leader of Swaraj India rated the Union Budget and discussed whether Budget 2018 delivered on the promises it made.

  • Budget 2018: Lower subsidy to weaken fertiliser frims' liquidity, says ICRA Feb 01, 2018 08:53 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Lower subsidy to weaken fertiliser frims' liquidity, says ICRA

  • India Inc deciphers Budget 2018 Feb 01, 2018 08:53 PM IST

    India Inc deciphers Budget 2018

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan, Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra & Mahindra, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson & MD of Biocon, Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman of Feedback Infra, Arvind Panagariya, Former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Ajay Singh, CMD of SpiceJet, Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman of Max Financial Services, and Ashok Wadhwa, Group CEO of Ambit gave their take on Arun Jaitley's Union Budget and their outlook on the road ahead.

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