Budget 2018 and BJP govt's Bamboo Mission: Outlay of Rs 1,290 cr is admirable, but industry skeptical of results
Lack of clarity about the manner of disbursal of the Rs 1,290 crore outlay announced in the Budget 2018 is making bamboo farmers and other players skeptical about the revival of the sector that has been long ignored
Where the Budget has been a drag is the slip in fiscal deficit, the tax on long-term gain and the raising of import duties on a slew of products.
Disappointed with BJP over the lack of allocation of funds to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget 2018-19, TDP has called for an emergency meeting on Sunday.
India Inc has said the finance minister's initiatives will give a further fillip to growth, especially in the hinterland.
The focus on the rural sector in Budget 2018-19 was a clear indication that the BJP-led government was alarmed by the Gujarat poll result, said Shiv Sena.
The Budget has come in as a big disappointment for the common man who had pinned high hopes on it
The Budget for FY19 definitely does not smell like a pre-election policy document and instead reveals a commitment to being on the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) track.
All medical expenses reimbursed or paid by the employer on behalf of the employee is taxable
With the expenditure trends in the current and next fiscal biased towards revenue expenditure, it seems the government is going back to the old ways.
Arun Jaitley's Union Budget 2018 is high on rhetoric, low on meeting expectations and incremental in nature
Jaitley chose to ignore uncomfortable economic facts which even his government's Economic Survey acknowledged, but, reiterated those facts which support his rhetoric.
Budget 2018: Not possible to double farmers' income by 2022 unless agriculture growth is 12%, says Manmohan Singh
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said it is not possible to double farmers' income by 2022 until the agricultural growth is 12 percent.
Sonia Gandhi convenes Opposition meet, calls for joint strategy on national issues 'inside and outside Parliament'
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday called for Opposition unity on issues of national importance both inside and outside Parliament as she chaired a meeting of leaders of 17 non-NDA parties.
Mamata Banerjee calls Budget 2018 'hopeless, negative, super flop', says 'anti-people' BJP unfit for governance
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed the Union Budget presented on Thursday as "negative and a super flop show" and said the "anti-people" BJP government is not fit for governance.
The ruling BJP in Gujarat has hailed the Union Budget as "inclusive and pro-development" while the Congress has termed it "disappointing". The Opposition party claimed the budget has failed to offer any solace to common people who are being "crushed" under inflation.
Tejashwi Yadav says nothing in Budget 2018 for Bihar, blames Nitish Kumar for Centre's 'stepmotherly treatment'
The RJD on Thursday alleged that there was "nothing" for Bihar in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and squarely blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the alleged "stepmotherly treatment" meted out by the Centre.
The country's premier investigation agency CBI has been allocated Rs 698.38 crore in the Budget for 2018-19, a marginal increase of 2.79 percent compared to the ongoing fiscal.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram calls Budget 2018 'a big letdown', says Arun Jaitley failed fiscal consolidation test
Terming Budget 2018-19 "defeatist" and a "big letdown", the Congress on Thursday said the government has "thrown in the towel" and conceded that it has failed to address key issues in the economy.
While unveiling the Budget proposals for 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also proposed to introduce 10 percent tax on long-term capital gains from stock markets, exceeding Rs 1 lakh.
Captains of the industry in the financial capital aren't particularly enthused by the Budget proposals and also raised concerns over the fiscal math.
Budget 2018 updates: Amit Shah says Narendra Modi govt's Budget in spirit of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday which may see new rural schemes and stepping up of funding towards existing programmes.