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Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:20

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation that were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget Thursday.

Union Budget 2014-15: Bankers welcome Budget, say it ushers in growth environment

Union Budget 2014-15: Bankers welcome Budget, say it ushers in growth environment

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:35

Bankers on Thursday hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget, saying it would create an enabling environment for future growth.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt allows manufacturers to retail on e-commerce platforms

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt allows manufacturers to retail on e-commerce platforms

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:24

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said the move is not about allowing foreign retailers to sell items online, but to encourage domestic manufacturing.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt will not rely on retro tax amendment, says Jaitley

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt will not rely on retro tax amendment, says Jaitley

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:56

"Will this government rely on retrospective tax legislation. My answer is no."

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry hails infra reforms announcements in Budget

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry hails infra reforms announcements in Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:25

Earnest & Young's Tax Partner-Infrastructure Practice, Samir Kanabar said Budget 2014 has showered much awaited reforms in infrastructure sector.

Budget has many nice words, some money but no direction: CSE

Budget has many nice words, some money but no direction: CSE

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:24

An environment think tank today said although the union budget had "many nice words and some money" but it failed to show any direction for "real change."

Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:17

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt, RBI to devise modern monetary policy framework

Union Budget 2014-15: Govt, RBI to devise modern monetary policy framework

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:14

With prices staying at stubbornly high level, the government and the RBI on Thursday agreed to devise a modern monetary policy framework with clear inflation targeting.

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:12

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Union Budget 2014-15: Agri industry gives mixed reaction to Budget

Union Budget 2014-15: Agri industry gives mixed reaction to Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:05

The Budget's proposals to boost irrigation, agri-research and food processing have been received well by the industry.

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry captains hail Modi govt's first Budget

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry captains hail Modi govt's first Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:54

Industry players said it sets the tone for attaining higher growth trajectory, job creation and attracting investments for an economy grappling with multiple challenges.

Union Budget 2014-15: Proposals in infra, manufacturing to boost auto sector

Union Budget 2014-15: Proposals in infra, manufacturing to boost auto sector

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:35

Given the condition of the economy, the direction given in the budget is a positive one and the call for fiscal prudence is a welcome move.