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'
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
Currently, 15 percent tax is levied on capital gains made on sale of shares within a year of purchase.
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.
The government-insurance partnership will drive the crop and health insurance schemes announced.
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'
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
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.
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
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
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
Chidambaram says the urban middle class should be educated to understand that farmers need to be paid more.
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
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
The Budget expectations on indirect tax front were already low-spirited, given the little room to tweak indirect taxes.
The indirect tax proposals made during the 2018 Budget are largely focused on incentivising ‘Make in India’ by making imports comparatively disadvantageous
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
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
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