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Union Budget 2023-24: What are Unity Malls that the government wants in every state?
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Union Budget 2023-24: What are Unity Malls that the government wants in every state?

States would be encouraged to set up a ‘Unity Mall’ for the promotion of their One District, One Product (ODOP), Geographical Indication (GI) items and other handicrafts, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her Budget speech

A Budget for All: Ahead of 2024 general elections, Modi sarkar gets it right
Business

A Budget for All: Ahead of 2024 general elections, Modi sarkar gets it right

There’s something for everyone in the Union Budget 2023-24 – the poor, the tribals, and India’s women. With five big announcements on personal income tax, the ‘hard-working’ middle class has reasons to cheer. The groundwork is laid for state polls this year and the 2024 general elections

Budget 2023: Defence, Road and Railway Ministries bag highest allocations
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Budget 2023: Defence, Road and Railway Ministries bag highest allocations

As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for 2023-24 on Wednesday, MoRTH was allocated Rs 2.70 lakh crore, while Railways got the highest ever outlay at Rs 2.40 lakh crore

Defence Ministry says increased budget allocation will boost border infrastructure and connectivity
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Defence Ministry says increased budget allocation will boost border infrastructure and connectivity

Even as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a big hike of around 13% in the defence budget for the 2023-24 fiscal period, a significant amount was also devoted to infrastructure development along the northern borders with China and Pakistan

Nani Palkhivala: The man who made the Budget speech bigger than a sports event
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Nani Palkhivala: The man who made the Budget speech bigger than a sports event

Many years ago, thousands of people would throng Mumbai’s famous Brabourne Stadium to hear eminent lawyer Nani Palkhivala’s analysis of the Budget in the evening. His quick wit and ability to make dry and difficult topics like taxation and economic policy attractive to people from all classes

Union Budget 2023: How Centre seeks to empower women
Opinion

Union Budget 2023: How Centre seeks to empower women

This year’s budget has made a convincing attempt to strengthen the financial independence and to facilitate the economic empowerment of women by providing them with greater resources and access. But, how will it actually impact women, still remains to be seen

Allocation of Rs 7000 cr for eCourts project will improve justice delivery, says Rijiju
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Allocation of Rs 7000 cr for eCourts project will improve justice delivery, says Rijiju

The Minister attributed the success of eCourts Project to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud

Budget 2023: Waiver of import duty, customs on capex for manufacture of Li-ion batteries a welcome step
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Budget 2023: Waiver of import duty, customs on capex for manufacture of Li-ion batteries a welcome step

Capex-related waivers provide a long-term boon to the economy: by encouraging the establishment of new manufacturing capabilities, they have the ability to create an ecosystem that can thrive for decades and seed other manufacturing and related capabilities around it

Budget puts India on path to become world champion: India Inc
Business

Budget puts India on path to become world champion: India Inc

Industry body CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said the Budget is growth-oriented and fiscally prudent with continued focus on capex and inclusion

Union Budget 2023-24: Modi govt empowers women with new saving scheme
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Union Budget 2023-24: Modi govt empowers women with new saving scheme

She added that as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihood Mission, 81 lakh self-help groups have been established by enlisting rural communities

Budget 2023: At last, the middle class has been heard
Opinion

Budget 2023: At last, the middle class has been heard

The presumptive tax schemes’ caps too have been liberalized

Amrit Kaal: Know biggest takeaways from Budget 2023-24
Business

Amrit Kaal: Know biggest takeaways from Budget 2023-24

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made several big announcements while presenting the Budget 2023-24 on Wednesday

Budget 2023-24 is a roadmap for nation-building: ASSOCHAM
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Budget 2023-24 is a roadmap for nation-building: ASSOCHAM

ASSOCHAM said the Budget continues with a thrust on Make in India encouraging value addition through customs rationalisation while remaining committed to further improving Ease of Doing Business

Budget with vision puts India on the path to be a world champion: India Inc leaders
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Budget with vision puts India on the path to be a world champion: India Inc leaders

Business leaders who hailed the budget include Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak and RPG Enterprises chairman Harsh Goenka

Nirmala Sitharaman gives us ‘the first Budget of Amrit Kaal’: What does the term mean?
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Nirmala Sitharaman gives us ‘the first Budget of Amrit Kaal’: What does the term mean?

It is one of the buzzwords of the Union Budget 2023-2024. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned it more than once in her 87-minute speech, as she spoke about a ‘futuristic Amrit Kaal’. The Vedic-era term was first used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 75th Independence Day speech

Highest-ever capital outlay of Rs 2.40 lakh crore for railways in budget
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Highest-ever capital outlay of Rs 2.40 lakh crore for railways in budget

Budget papers showed that the net revenue expenditure of the railways is placed at Rs 2,65,000 crore in the Budget Estimate (BE) 2023-24 as against Rs 2,42,892.77 crore in Revised Estimate (RE) 2022-23

Union Budget 2023: Industrialists hail new budget
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Union Budget 2023: Industrialists hail new budget

The Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICRA Ramnath Krishnan sharing his thoughts on the budget said, 'The Union Budget has provided a much larger-than-expected boost to growth-inducing capital spending'

Budget 2023: Centre aims to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047
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Budget 2023: Centre aims to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047

The mission will create awareness among the common people with universal screening of seven crore people in the age group of 0 to 40 years in the tribal areas and counselling through collaborative efforts of central ministries and state governments

Budget 2023: Finance Minister opens up a goodie bag for all stakeholders
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Budget 2023: Finance Minister opens up a goodie bag for all stakeholders

Focus on every key stakeholder from enterprises to startups to individual taxpayers and farmers

Nirmala Sitharaman's Union Budget 2023 has 'something for everyone'
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Nirmala Sitharaman's Union Budget 2023 has 'something for everyone'

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her shortest Budget speech so far -- under 90 minutes. But the middle class is not complaining, it has got tax relief. It also focuses on infrastructure push, green economy and more