Budget 2015

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Budget proposal to cut royalty is unlikley to benefit the economy
Politics

Budget proposal to cut royalty is unlikley to benefit the economy

Jaitley has gone back to square one by reverting back to the old rate

After 50% fund cut, Maneka Gandhi to ask Jaitley for more money for women & children
Politics

After 50% fund cut, Maneka Gandhi to ask Jaitley for more money for women & children

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said in Lok Sabha that there has been a 50 percent cut in the budget for Integrated Child Development Services ICDS) and other areas of her Ministry in the 2015-16 budget.

 Congress leads Opposition charge against Union Budget in Rajya Sabha
Economy

Congress leads Opposition charge against Union Budget in Rajya Sabha

Congress leader and former Union minister Anand Sharma said the credit for devolution of more funds to the states should go to the UPA regime as it had set up the 14th Finance Commission.

FM's steps will make NPS attractive; ball in pension fund authority's court now
Business

FM's steps will make NPS attractive; ball in pension fund authority's court now

While life insurance may not be strictly necessary for those who are not going to leave behind dependants, pension is a must for the non-propertied class

From bubbly actress to a debutant producer: Anushka Sharma talks about Bollywood biases
Entertainment

From bubbly actress to a debutant producer: Anushka Sharma talks about Bollywood biases

Sharma isn’t just breaking the mould by wearing the producer cap at the peak of her career. She’s among the new heroines of Bollywood who aren’t nervous about talking money and demanding more.

Here's one budget proposal that may bring back Vodafone-like horrors for foreign cos
Business

Here's one budget proposal that may bring back Vodafone-like horrors for foreign cos

Jaitley was applauded for deferring to the Bombay High Court verdict in another Vodafone case; he would now be pilloried for locking with foreign companies again

Jaitley isn’t getting it; recovery is a mirage as long as banks remain fence-sitters
Business

Jaitley isn’t getting it; recovery is a mirage as long as banks remain fence-sitters

The budget was a golden chance for Jaitley to keep the economic revival story intact by refuelling the banks. By choosing not to do this, Jaitley seems to be forgetting that someone needs to really fund the India growth story

Farm lending in India is a puzzle; FM must solve it before giving targets for banks
Business

Farm lending in India is a puzzle; FM must solve it before giving targets for banks

The only option is to plug the leakages in the credit disbursal system to ensure that the loans reach the intended beneficiary

Nothing but grandstanding: Budget proposals on gold unlikely to help govt
Business

Nothing but grandstanding: Budget proposals on gold unlikely to help govt

Minting gold coin is one Make in India initiative Modi could have avoided

Blame the Budget: Apple iPhone 6 price increase in India; now starting at Rs 56,000
News & Analysis

Blame the Budget: Apple iPhone 6 price increase in India; now starting at Rs 56,000

Tech giant Apple has reportedly decided to increase the maximum retail price of the entire iPhone range in India.

Budget 2015 takes baby steps to put an end to Vodafone-like tax controversies
Business

Budget 2015 takes baby steps to put an end to Vodafone-like tax controversies

India, among many things, gained global attention on the high profile Vodafone tax issue on indirect transfer of capital asset situated in India.

Govt launches public contest on suggestions for PMO mobile app
News & Analysis

Govt launches public contest on suggestions for PMO mobile app

The government today launched a contest for taking suggestions from the public to develop a mobile application for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The application, which will be developed in association with Google, is likely to be out in two months.

For middle-class to benefit, infra bonds should be tax deductible, not tax-free
Business

For middle-class to benefit, infra bonds should be tax deductible, not tax-free

Jaitley has given the benefits on a platter to the money bags while thumbing his nose at the middle class

Five reasons why RBI surprised markets with a rate cut
Business

Five reasons why RBI surprised markets with a rate cut

Encouraged by softening inflation and the fiscal consolidation roadmap laid down by the government, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan today slashed key policy (repo) rate by 0.25 percent to 7.5 percent, the second such surprise rate cut outside regular policy review in less than two months.

RBI concern is valid: State-run cos will have to borrow heavily to meet FM's capex target
Business

RBI concern is valid: State-run cos will have to borrow heavily to meet FM's capex target

The govenrment is dependent on public sector companies to revive economy but their borrowing is likely to increase debt in the economy

Credit for Raghuram Rajan's rate cut goes to Jaitley and his Budget
Business

Credit for Raghuram Rajan's rate cut goes to Jaitley and his Budget

The task of regaining the lost momentum in the economy is with the government, not with the central bank

Sorry Mr Jaitley, your Budget 2015 has left the IT industry in the lurch
Business

Sorry Mr Jaitley, your Budget 2015 has left the IT industry in the lurch

Arun Jaitley came up with some concrete announcements this time, but still left many unanswered questions. For instance, there was no clarity on the Budget 2014’s key announcements such as Rs 10,000 crore startup fund and smart cities.

Sensex crosses 30,000, Nifty at life high as markets cheer RBI rate cut
Business

Sensex crosses 30,000, Nifty at life high as markets cheer RBI rate cut

The Nifty was also a life time high as markets cheered the RBI's decision to cut monetary rates, a decision that it sees as a boost for industrial growth.

Budget 2015: Rs 1,000 cr fund is a confidence booster but start-ups fear red tapism
Business

Budget 2015: Rs 1,000 cr fund is a confidence booster but start-ups fear red tapism

The government’s much touted Make in India programme, the National Skills Mission would all get a shot in the arm with the government declaring its intent for the startup sector in the budget.

Core sector grows just 1.8% but Jaitley should not bank on RBI rate cut for growth
Business

Core sector grows just 1.8% but Jaitley should not bank on RBI rate cut for growth

A growth revival is possible only if the Narendra Modi government walks the talk. The solution is not another RBI rate cut