Union Budget-2018

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Firstpost Editor's Picks Budget Special: Tax rebate for middle class, vision 2030 for India, focus on building welfare system; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks Budget Special: Tax rebate for middle class, vision 2030 for India, focus on building welfare system; today's must-read stories

By inserting his 2030 vision in Union Budget 2019, Narendra Modi has tried to give the impression that he is sure about the outcome of the next parliamentary polls

Farmers in Haryana's Karnal district burn stubble despite prohibitions, say they are 'helpless with no alternative'
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Farmers in Haryana's Karnal district burn stubble despite prohibitions, say they are 'helpless with no alternative'

Even after prohibition, farmers in Haryana's Karnal district burned stubble in the region. A farmer said that they are well aware of the consequences of stubble burning, but they are helpless and has no alternative.

LTCG tax: In a big relief to investors, govt extends indexation benefit to share sale in unlisted companies
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LTCG tax: In a big relief to investors, govt extends indexation benefit to share sale in unlisted companies

Currently, 15 percent tax is levied on capital gains made on sale of shares within a year of purchase.

TMC refuses to sign Opposition memorandum on finance bill; CPM calls party 'potential ally' of BJP
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TMC refuses to sign Opposition memorandum on finance bill; CPM calls party 'potential ally' of BJP

The CPM on Tuesday hit out at the TMC for not signing an Opposition memorandum that accused the government of trying to pass the Union Budget without discussions in the Lok Sabha.

Budget 2018 has taken steps in the right direction to increase penetration of insurance in India
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Budget 2018 has taken steps in the right direction to increase penetration of insurance in India

The government-insurance partnership will drive the crop and health insurance schemes announced.

UK-India Business Council perspective of Budget 2018: Nothing to fear, nothing to cheer
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UK-India Business Council perspective of Budget 2018: Nothing to fear, nothing to cheer

The ease of doing business efforts will continue apace because Modi and Jaitley are pragmatic.

TDP 'ready' to move no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi govt, but Chandrababu Naidu says it will be 'last resort'
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TDP 'ready' to move no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi govt, but Chandrababu Naidu says it will be 'last resort'

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said he is ready to move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, but said such a move will be the "last resort"

Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah’s 'pork-barrel' politics could propel him to victory if BJP doesn't inspire public
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Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah’s 'pork-barrel' politics could propel him to victory if BJP doesn't inspire public

Siddaramaiah doesn’t believe that populism should come only just before polls. In fact, he has been in election mode almost ever since he took over as chief minister in 2013.

Budget 2018: Urgent need for research, regulation and innovation in health insurance
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Budget 2018: Urgent need for research, regulation and innovation in health insurance

About 80 percent of India’s citizens have no health insurance cover as a result and our country’s health spend is just around 4 percent of GDP,

With one eye on upcoming Karnataka polls, Siddaramaiah unveils Budget with focus on agriculture, healthcare
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With one eye on upcoming Karnataka polls, Siddaramaiah unveils Budget with focus on agriculture, healthcare

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has clearly taken a leaf out of the Centre's book, even though he accused the BJP-led government of presenting a Union Budget that focused on the upcoming elections

Chandrababu Naidu slams Centre over funds for Andhra Pradesh, says people will take 'harsh decisions' if they feel cheated
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Chandrababu Naidu slams Centre over funds for Andhra Pradesh, says people will take 'harsh decisions' if they feel cheated

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said, in an indirect warning to the BJP, that people would take "harsh decisions" if they felt "cheated".

Budget and Beyond: Urban middle class should be educated to understand farmers need to be paid more, says Chidambaram
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Budget and Beyond: Urban middle class should be educated to understand farmers need to be paid more, says Chidambaram

Chidambaram says the urban middle class should be educated to understand that farmers need to be paid more.

Maharashtra Budget 2018: State’s debt increases, but so has income potential
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Maharashtra Budget 2018: State’s debt increases, but so has income potential

Share of agriculture in Maharashtra state’s GSDP saw an increase from around 7 percent in 2013 to around 12 percent last year.

RBI may cut key lending rate by 25 bps in August policy review as inflation in January peaks off: BofAML
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RBI may cut key lending rate by 25 bps in August policy review as inflation in January peaks off: BofAML

BofAML expect RBI MPC to look through the jump in inflation to 5.4 percent in April-June, as it is driven by base effects

Budget 2018: Taxes will go up due to increase in health and education cess
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Budget 2018: Taxes will go up due to increase in health and education cess

The Budget expectations on indirect tax front were already low-spirited, given the little room to tweak indirect taxes.

Budget 2018 has given a shot in the arm for Narendra Modi's Make in India program
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Budget 2018 has given a shot in the arm for Narendra Modi's Make in India program

The indirect tax proposals made during the 2018 Budget are largely focused on incentivising ‘Make in India’ by making imports comparatively disadvantageous

Budget 2018: Many concerns of corporate India remain unanswered
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Budget 2018: Many concerns of corporate India remain unanswered

corporate India had made various proposals which would give a boost to their business from a tax perspective

Rift between TDP and BJP widens: Chandrababu Naidu tells party MPs to keep up protest against Centre over Budget allocation
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Rift between TDP and BJP widens: Chandrababu Naidu tells party MPs to keep up protest against Centre over Budget allocation

Chandrababu Naidu called an emergency meeting with TDP MPs and said that "the Centre was behaving in such a way that it was making people of Andhra Pradesh feel that they were not part of the nation

Budget 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's rural package is a leg-up to the farm economy
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Budget 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's rural package is a leg-up to the farm economy

Union Budget 2018 focusses on strengthening the rural economy in all aspects including from farmers to the salaried class, cutting across the poor and middle class society