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Subsidy Bill Up Over 3% At Rs 2.4 Lakh Crore In 2017-18

Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been pegged higher by over 3 per cent to more than Rs 2.4 lakh crore for 2017-18

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Budget Is Growth Oriented, Adheres To Fiscal Prudence: Suresh Prabhu

A new era has begun by not only adhering to fiscal prudence but also bringing social equity at the same time, Prabhu said after the presentation of the General Budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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Anand Mahindra Says Budget Signals New Mindset Of Govt

Anand Mahindra welcomes the Budget proposals on cleaning-up political funding and abolition of the FIPB as "big signals" of the government's mindset illustrating its determination to shed legacy and step firmly into the future

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Cash Donation To Parties Capped At Rs 2,000, Poll Bonds Proposed

In order to cleanse the political funding system and check black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday proposed to restrict cash donations to political parties from individuals to Rs 2,000 and introduced an 'electoral bonds' scheme

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Union Budget 2017 Puts Thrust On Digital India

It is reflective of the fact that the Indian IT industry has become more mature and does not need sops to continue its growth trend

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Budget 2017-18 | Only 76 Lakh Indians Showed Income Of Over Rs 5 Lakh

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday placed before Parliament some revealing data indicating that India's direct tax collection is not commensurate with the income and consumption pattern of the economy

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Sensex Rises 1.5 Per Cent After FM Jaitley Unveils Budget For Recovery

Shares rose 1.5 per cent on Wednesday after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a budget with a range of incentives for companies and geared towards boosting infrastructure and developing the rural economy

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'Quality Education Will Energise Our Youth'

The 'E' of TEC India aims to "Energise various sections of societies especially the youth and the vulnerable and enable them to unleash their true potential"

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PM Modi Terms Budget As 'Futuristic'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the Budget as 'futuristic' with an aim on fulfilling the "dreams" of every section, including the poor, the farmers and the under-privileged while focussing on job creation, transparency, urban rejuvenation and rural development

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Healthcare Sector To Govt: Slash Those Custom Duties And Taxes

China reduced their custom charges on more than half of their imported medical devices. It's gone from 4 per cent to 3.3 per cent

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