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Budget 2018: It isn't really a boring affair; 'halwa', locked-in officials are part of budget rituals
Business

Budget 2018: It isn't really a boring affair; 'halwa', locked-in officials are part of budget rituals

In the run-up to budget day, there are many tradition observed by finance ministers of India. The reasons behind many longstanding traditions are not-known though

Gold bond scheme: Govt realises record Rs 919 cr in fourth tranche
Business

Gold bond scheme: Govt realises record Rs 919 cr in fourth tranche

In the Union Budget 2015-16, the SGB scheme was launched as an alternative to keeping physical gold.

Google Tax to make life more difficult for Indian startups
Startup

Google Tax to make life more difficult for Indian startups

The equalisation levy could end up making life more difficult for Indian companies, especially start ups by increasing compliance costs and throwing up new accounting hassles.

Divestment flop show: High time Jaitley stopped ‘jugaad’ and did some soul searching
Business

Divestment flop show: High time Jaitley stopped ‘jugaad’ and did some soul searching

Meeting this target is critical for Arun Jaitley to adhere to the fiscal deficit roadmap (3.5 per cent in fiscal year 2017) and a repeat of the 2016 flop show could put the deficit management under pressure

BJP asks its MPs to publicise pro-farmer aspect of Budget, highlight 'national interest' commitment
Politics

BJP asks its MPs to publicise pro-farmer aspect of Budget, highlight 'national interest' commitment

With the Budget Session scheduled to take go on a break from Thursday, top BJP authority on Tuesday asked party MPs to publicise the "pro-poor" and "pro-farmer" aspects of the budget during the break with the top leaders asserting that it has created a "sense of victory" among the masses.

Racist mindset: Arun Jaitley slams Rahul Gandhi's 'fair and lovely' remark in Lok Sabha
India

Racist mindset: Arun Jaitley slams Rahul Gandhi's 'fair and lovely' remark in Lok Sabha

Arun Jaitley said, "I have no problem with this phrase.. But this phrase is politically incorrect. It shows a racist mindset that what is not fair is not lovely."

Education on a Budget: More than fund allocation, increased attention can energise the education sector
India

Education on a Budget: More than fund allocation, increased attention can energise the education sector

If the current budget and the indications are anything to go by, we have a good chance to aim for a turnaround in the education scenario in the country.

PM Modi busy with mann ki baat instead of jan ki baat: Tharoor slams government
India

PM Modi busy with mann ki baat instead of jan ki baat: Tharoor slams government

Opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday accused the government of slashing expenditure on various social sector schemes, cutting food and fertiliser subsidies and burdening the common man through the latest budget by doing nothing to check rising prices.

Ahead of Assembly polls, Amit Shah asks MPs to take 'budget to the people'
Politics

Ahead of Assembly polls, Amit Shah asks MPs to take 'budget to the people'

Ahead of the Assembly elections in five states, the BJP has asked its MPs to play a proactive role in making people aware about the Union Budget presented in the current Parliament session.

No tax on EPF: How Narendra Modi swung into action to save his govt's image
Politics

No tax on EPF: How Narendra Modi swung into action to save his govt's image

The Narendra Modi government has bowed to public pressure and completely withdrawn its unpopular budget proposal to tax 60 percent of an individual's EPF corpus at the time of withdrawal.

Health sector has been given 'top' priority in budget: Nadda
India

Health sector has been given 'top' priority in budget: Nadda

There has been a "sizable" increase of 21 per cent in this year's budget allocation for the health sector, the government on Tuesday said.

Real Estate Bill will be a reality in this Budget session: Venkiah Naidu
Politics

Real Estate Bill will be a reality in this Budget session: Venkiah Naidu

Naidu on Monday confidently said that the Real Estate Bill will become a "reality" during the ongoing Budget session of Parliament.

For the financially literate, both EPF and NPS are actually con-jobs
Business

For the financially literate, both EPF and NPS are actually con-jobs

The money you invest in EPF actually goes into government paper, where yields are typically lower than in fixed deposits. So, it is government that benefits by getting access to your EPF money.

#BudgetImpact: Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra hike prices by up to Rs 82,906
Business

#BudgetImpact: Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra hike prices by up to Rs 82,906

Auto makers Hyundai, Mahindra and Honda today announced price hikes of up to Rs 82,906 across their entire product range on account of new levies announced in the Union Budget.

Maruti Suzuki to hike prices across the range
Auto

Maruti Suzuki to hike prices across the range

New prices will compensate the impact of infrastructure cess

Govt to notify categories of employees exempt from EPF tax
Business

Govt to notify categories of employees exempt from EPF tax

The government will notify categories of employees who will be excluded from the controversial tax proposal on provident fund withdrawals, a Finance Ministry official said today.

Budget 2016: At the time of deepening distress, govt's rural push may not be adequate
Business

Budget 2016: At the time of deepening distress, govt's rural push may not be adequate

Many of these schemes are to be financed as per the restructured formula of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes where the States would be contributing more towards implementation. Amidst the competing priorities of States, the sector may not receive adequate attention in their budgets.

#BudgetImpact: Over a dozen cos announce dividend post budget; more to follow
Business

#BudgetImpact: Over a dozen cos announce dividend post budget; more to follow

Post the Union Budget 2016-17, more than a dozen companies, including Alkem Laboratories, Cadila Healthcare and Suven Life Sciences, have announced dividends and many more are likely to follow.