Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, also shared the full video of Railways' rendition of the song ‘Tera Time Aayega’.
Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks already. Get yours today!" tweeted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
Goyal, the saffron party's Tamil Nadu election in-charge, said the "good news" regarding alliance would be given at the right time.
The semi-high speed Train 18, which has been recently rechristened Vande Bharat Express, can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph and has travel classes like the Shatabdi trains but with better facilities.
“There is a real problem (being faced by the realty sector)," Goyal said at a Credai event here, adding that banks should take some initiatives to assess the projects and fast track them.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs here, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.
Goyal had also said that the scheme will be launched from this fiscal onwards and the first instalment of Rs 2,000 will be given by March.
The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018, seeks to put in place a mechanism by which such depositors can be compensated.
The tax proposals are aimed at helping 'poor and middle class people living on tight budget', Goyal said while moving the Finance Bill which contains tax proposals of the government.
SPMCIL, which earned a profit of Rs 630 crore last fiscal, is engaged in the production of currency and bank notes, Security Paper, postal stamps, security inks, and commemorative coins.
Asked if the Rafale issue, which the Congress has been raising consistently, alleging corruption, will impact the BJP in coming Lok Sabha polls, Goyal replied in the negative.
Piyush Goyal had said it would benefit 10 crore workers in the next five years.
Speaking at a post-budget consultation with the industry, Goyal also said rounding-off of decimals is resulting in the slippage, pointing out that the deficit will come at 3.367 percent, while the same for FY20 is 3.349 percent that gets rounded off to 3.4 percent.
The finance minister said Gujarat and Maharashtra are the two states to furnish details of the farmers who would be benefited by the proposed scheme.
The interim Budget presented last week has raised the allocation for Ayushman Bharat scheme to Rs 6,400 crore for 2019-2020.
In the interim budget, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare.
This clarification comes on the back of a media report which said the government is planning to merge PNB, OBC and Punjab & Sind Bank.
Most people gave it a thumbs up, but some are skeptical over the implementation of sops after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, in his annual budget for FY20 tabled in parliament last week, estimated to get Rs 82,911 crore rupees through dividend from banks, financial institutions and the Reserve Bank of India next financial year.
There are risks looming in the form of delayed loan recovery and power sector defaults
Everybody who heard the speech knows that towards the end Goyal talked of a poet of Maharashtrian origin who wrote in Hindi
In the interim budget 2019-20, the government announced transfer of Rs 6,000 per year to 12 crore farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare directly into their bank accounts from this year itself.
The Interim Budget has set a target of Rs 90,000 crore to be mopped up from CPSE disinvestment in 2019-20, higher than Rs 80,000 crore in the current fiscal.
Alleging that the central budget hoodwinked the people, Narayansamy said it was aimed at diverting people's attention keeping the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll in mind.