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Budget 2018: Manmohan Singh suspects faulty arithmetic, says not possible to double farmers' income by 2022

Budget 2018: Manmohan Singh suspects faulty arithmetic, says not possible to double farmers' income by 2022

With some certain doubts regarding the fiscal arithmetic, the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that it is not possible for the government to double the farmers' income....

Delhi traders go on 2-day bandh to protest ongoing sealing drive

Delhi traders go on 2-day bandh to protest ongoing sealing drive

A bandh was called on Friday by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in the national capital to protest against the sealing drive by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.....

Budget 2018: Upset over funds allocation to Andhra Pradesh; CM Naidu calls meet to decide next course of action

Budget 2018: Upset over funds allocation to Andhra Pradesh; CM Naidu calls meet to decide next course of action

Upset over the Union Budget 2018-19 which was tabled by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament on February 2, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu called in for....

Budget reflects government's commitment to digitalisation: Nasscom

Budget reflects government's commitment to digitalisation: Nasscom

The Union Budget 2018-19 reflects the government's commitment to digitalisation for the country's development, IT industry's apex body Nasscom said on Thursday. "The Budget reflects the government's commitment to digitalisation....

Bitcoin plunges 20% in Japan fearing inspection

Bitcoin plunges 20% in Japan fearing inspection

The price of bitcoin dropped 20 percent in the Japanese markets after authorities on Friday inspected the headquarters of the cryptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck. They were probing the financial situation....

US dollar falls against major currencies: Report

US dollar falls against major currencies: Report

The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies as investors digested a batch of economic data. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, decreased 0.52%....

Railways to use Rs 73,000 crore on safety: Piyush Goyal

Railways to use Rs 73,000 crore on safety: Piyush Goyal

The railways will spend over Rs 73,000 crore on safety out of the Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure earmarked for it in the Union Budget, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal....

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defends Union Budget 2018; says India's GDP growth fastest in last 3 years

Budget 2018: Govt trying to shift burden on taxpayers to support education and health schemes, say experts

Following the increase in the health and education cess by 1%, many experts believe that the government is trying to shift the burden to fund its scheme on the taxpayers.....

Rahul Gandhi's jibe on Budget 2018; says thankfully, only 1 more year to go

Rahul Gandhi's jibe on Budget 2018; says thankfully, only 1 more year to go

After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the Union Budget 2018, Congress president Rahul Gandhi while taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi government once again hit out....

Budget 2018: For Ramdev it's nation-building, but Yoga Guru feels relief in Income Tax would have been better

Budget 2018: For Ramdev it's nation-building, but Yoga Guru feels relief in Income Tax would have been better

Putting his view forward after there was no change proposed in the income tax slabs after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018 in the Parliament on Thursday,....

HMD Global slashes price on Nokia 8 by Rs 7000; Nokia 5 also gets Rs 1000 off

HMD Global slashes price on Nokia 8 by Rs 7000; Nokia 5 also gets Rs 1000 off

In order to boost sales, HMD Global on Thursday reduced the price of Nokia 8 by 8,000 rupees. The phone which was earlier priced at 36,999 will now be available....

Budget 2018: No requirement of any file, documents, bills to claim Rs 40,000 standard deduction, says CBDT chief

Budget 2018: No requirement of any file, documents, bills to claim Rs 40,000 standard deduction, says CBDT chief

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has concluded Budget 2018 and as expected, the budget did not include any changes in the income tax slabs. However, the Finance Minister in his last....

Union Budget 2018: Eyeing 2019 Lok Sabha polls; Jaitley extends sops to poor, squeezes middle class

Union Budget 2018: Eyeing 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Jaitley extends sops to poor; squeezes middle class

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2018-19 budget on Thursday proposed a major health insurance scheme for the poor, a higher....

Budget 2018: Did FM Arun Jaitley meet expectations of the technology industry?

Budget 2018: Did FM Arun Jaitley meet expectations of the technology industry?

The very anticipated Union Budget 2018 has already been presented in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Focusing specifically on a pro-poor budget, it seems like, Financial Minister forgot....

Union Budget 2018: Don't kill but regulate cryptocurrencies, says Arun Jaitley

Union Budget 2018: Don't kill but regulate cryptocurrencies, says Arun Jaitley

With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announcing that virtual currencies are no legal tender and that the proliferation of its use for illegitimate financing will be curbed, industry experts urged him....

Budget 2018: Here is how political leaders reacted to Arun Jaitley’s all-friendly budget

Budget 2018: Here is how political leaders reacted to Arun Jaitley’s all-friendly budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2018-19 in Parliament on Thursday. He started his speech by praising various initiatives taken by the NDA government for the welfare....

Union Budget 2018: Industry gives thumbs up to government's push on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

Union Budget 2018: Industry gives thumbs up to government's push on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

Industry players on Thursday welcomed the government's move to double the allocation on the Digital India programme to Rs 3,073 crore -- a decision that will help research and skilling....

'Positive' budget lays foundation for 8% growth: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar 

Union Budget 2018: 'Positive' budget lays foundation for 8% growth: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar 

Terming it a "positive budget", NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said the 2018-19 Union Budget laid the foundation for achieving an 8% GDP growth rate by addressing....

Budget 2018: President, Vice President and Governors receive huge hike in salaries

Budget 2018: President, Vice President and Governors receive huge hike in salaries

The positive atmosphere that surrounded the working class of India ahead of the Union Budget 2018 turned into a frosty air after Finance Minister announced no changes in Income Tax....

Budget 2018: Did Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meet people’s expectations

Budget 2018: Did Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meet people’s expectations?

Like every Financial Year, this FY has also given many people good vibes about their expenses and changes in tax slots. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the budget for....

Budget 2018: Costlier-cheaper full list — Mobile phones costlier, footwear cheaper

Budget 2018: Costlier-cheaper full list — Mobile phones costlier, footwear cheaper

While presenting the Union budget for 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced a huge sum of the budget to be provided to different sectors of the economy. Arun Jaitley....

Budget 2018: Calculate your Income Tax here; standard deductions included

Budget 2018: Calculate your Income Tax here; standard deductions included

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the last full-year Budget before the 2019 general elections. He started his speech by highlighting the achievements of the government and the various....

Budget 2018: Share markets see red after Arun Jaitley’s speech; Sensex plunges over 300 points

Budget 2018: Share markets see red after Arun Jaitley’s speech; Sensex plunges for a while

As soon as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Budget 2018, the share market plunged down just like the hopes of the common man from the union budget. According....

Budget 2018: Mobile phones to cost more as custom duty increased from 15% to 20%

Budget 2018: Mobile phones to cost more as custom duty increased from 15% to 20%

In what can be said as not a very welcome move for the middle class or those who are not economically strong, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget....

Budget 2018: Toilet Ek Prem Katha revived; 2 crore new toilets to address open excretion issue

Budget 2018: Toilet Ek Prem Katha revived; 2 crore new toilets to address open excretion issue

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced the government will construct two crore toilets in the span of next two years, especially in the rural areas of the country while presenting....

Budget 2018 Income Tax: Middle class feels the heat as FM announces no changes in Income Tax slab

Budget 2018 Income Tax: Middle class feels the heat as FM announces no changes in Income Tax slab

While Union Budget 2018 was being announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, crores of working Indians were listening to it with much anticipation in the hope of favourable....

Budget 2018: Rs 1,48,528 crore allocated for railways’ expenditure; all trains to have Wi-Fi, CCTVs

Budget 2018: Rs 1,48,528 crore allocated for railways’ expenditure; all trains to have Wi-Fi, CCTVs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended the 92-year-old tradition of presenting the Rail Budget and the Union budget separately by including the Rail Budget in the Union Budget in the....

Budget 2018: People wearing Hawai Chappal will be able to use Hawai Jahaj, says FM Arun Jaitley

Budget 2018: People wearing Hawai Chappal will be able to use Hawai Jahaj, says FM Arun Jaitley

As the Union Budget 2018 is being presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the government on Wednesday announced while aspiring a major move to promote and develop the aviation....

Union Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces free power to 4 crore homes under Saubhagya Yojana

Union Budget 2018: FM Arun Jaitley announces free power to 4 crore homes under Saubhagya Yojana

Ahead of Union Budget 2018, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the government will provide free power connections to four crore homes in rural areas. Finance Minister has....

Union Budget 2018: It's raining sops in healthcare sector; 10 crore poor families to get Rs 5 lakh insurance

Union Budget 2018: It's raining sops in healthcare sector; 10 crore poor families to get Rs 5 lakh insurance

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a number of sops to the healthcare sector while presenting the Union Budget 2018 on Thursday morning. Not just a thrust of crores....