Budget 2014

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Angel tax row: There will be no end to tax disputes unless simpler regime is put in place
Business

Angel tax row: There will be no end to tax disputes unless simpler regime is put in place

Both the earlier and the current governments missed golden opportunities to make the tax structure simple and harassment-proof.

Full text: Budget Speech 2014
Budget

Full text: Budget Speech 2014

Here's the full text of the speech made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2014.

Budget 2015: First assess the progress of Rs 100 cr projects announced in Budget 2014
Business

Budget 2015: First assess the progress of Rs 100 cr projects announced in Budget 2014

In previous budget, a number of new projects were piloted with an allocation of Rs 100 crore. The 2015 budget needs to assess the progress of these projects and provide appropriate allocations to take them forward...

IT industry seeks clarity on Rs 10,000 cr startup fund from last Budget
Business

IT industry seeks clarity on Rs 10,000 cr startup fund from last Budget

The local IT and ITeS industry has sought more clarity on the Rs 10,000 crore startup initiative announced by the Centre in last Budget.

RBI notifies increase in PPF deposit limit to Rs 1.5 lakh/year
Corporate

RBI notifies increase in PPF deposit limit to Rs 1.5 lakh/year

The Reserve Bank today notified the increase in deposit money under Public Provident Fund (PPF) to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh earlier.

RBI sees growth rising to 5-6% in FY15: Highlights from its annual report
Economy

RBI sees growth rising to 5-6% in FY15: Highlights from its annual report

Here are the highlights from the annual report released by the central bank today.

No contradiction in being pro-business, pro-poor: Arun Jaitley's FB update
Economy

No contradiction in being pro-business, pro-poor: Arun Jaitley's FB update

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today changed the cover photo on his Facebook profile and added a new slogan saying there is no contradiction between being "pro-business and pro-poor".

Smokers pay more: ITC raises cigarette prices by up to Rs 10/ pack
Corporate

Smokers pay more: ITC raises cigarette prices by up to Rs 10/ pack

Diversified conglomerate ITC has raised the prices of select cigarette brands like Classic and Gold Flake Kings by up to Rs 10/pack

Flipkart doing an Amazon? Analysts don't think it's a good idea
Corporate

Flipkart doing an Amazon? Analysts don't think it's a good idea

From services launched in quick succession like same-day and next-day delivery to in-house products to Flipkart First-a subscription service with benefits for consumers (similar to Amazon Prime), it looks like the Indian e-commerce site has been following Amazon's trail rather too closely.

Jaitley to address RBI board: Will he outline steps taken to tackle fiscal deficit?
Politics

Jaitley to address RBI board: Will he outline steps taken to tackle fiscal deficit?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the board of the Reserve Bank here on August 9 amid expectations that the central bank will complement government actions by reducing rates to boost growth.

No retro tax on debt schemes: MFs say relief only partial, will not help industry
Economy

No retro tax on debt schemes: MFs say relief only partial, will not help industry

MFs feared the budget proposal will hurt them as majority of assets under management comes under the debt category

WTO deal: Whole world is watching, US threatens as India sticks to its concerns
Economy

WTO deal: Whole world is watching, US threatens as India sticks to its concerns

India's ultimatum has revived doubts about the future of the WTO as a negotiating body

With revival on mind, Jaitley promises simple tax regime, offers relief to debt MFs
Biztech

With revival on mind, Jaitley promises simple tax regime, offers relief to debt MFs

The finance minister said the government would focus on smoother and investor-friendly tax policy

Govt may heed MFs, amend Finance Bill to offer tax relief for debt funds
Money

Govt may heed MFs, amend Finance Bill to offer tax relief for debt funds

Sources said that the government is considering tax relief for debt-based mutual funds and redemptions in some schemes may even get tax relief.

Smart cities will be more than IT; govt working on features
Real estate

Smart cities will be more than IT; govt working on features

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2014-15 had announced developing 100 smart cities as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernising the existing mid-sized cities.<br />

ONGC's $3 billion stake sale is acid test on Modi's reforms mettle
Economy

ONGC's $3 billion stake sale is acid test on Modi's reforms mettle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will decide next month on the sale of a $3 billion stake in state oil firm Oil and Natural Gas Corp, in a major test of whether he can follow through on reforms outlined in his first budget.<br />

Parliament live: Opposition demands Vaidik's arrest over meeting with Saeed
Politics

Parliament live: Opposition demands Vaidik's arrest over meeting with Saeed

The Budget session of Parliament gets underway today. Tracking all the live updates and action from both houses of Parliament.

Money isn't enough: Jaitley's budget reveals the real problem with women safety in India
Economy

Money isn't enough: Jaitley's budget reveals the real problem with women safety in India

Just how optimistic can one be about govt's plans on women safety? A close look at the budget proposals offer little reason for optimism.

Betting on more investments: Arvind Mayaram says target of 4.1% fiscal deficit feasible
Economy

Betting on more investments: Arvind Mayaram says target of 4.1% fiscal deficit feasible

India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

How PM Modi kept his promise to the northeast in Budget 2014
India

How PM Modi kept his promise to the northeast in Budget 2014

Modi’s smart pre-poll rhetoric turned into reality in an unprecedented manner, because the region that was so far neglected and alienated, has not only been awarded with two Cabinet berths, but also an outlay of Rs 53,706 crore in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10.