Budget cut will expose children to greater vulnerability, say activists

Child rights activists Tuesday raised serious concerns about the drastic cuts in the 2015-16 Union Budget outlay for a number of critical programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, National Nutrition Mission, Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksa Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Mid-day Meal Scheme.

Badal hails Centre for NITI Aayog, raising states' share in central taxes

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said his Shiromani Akali Dal's stand on federalism was vindicated after the Centre decided to raise states' share in central taxes to 42 percent from 32 percent.

NGO cries foul over 17 pc cut in Budget for children

Children have been handed out a raw deal in the Budget with resources earmarked for them not only falling below the requirement, but even being a steep 17.12 per cent lower than the previous year, says child rights organisation CRY.

Budget 2015 Analysis: Jaitley gives growth a push, but fiscal concerns remain

The Union Budget 2015-16 has won a round of applause from all sectors and for good reasons at that. It has something for nearly everyone.

Modi budget fails to cheer scientists

The national budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been hailed as "growth oriented" by the corporate sector, but Indian scientists seem not too enthused and say the much-touted "achhe din" (good days) are yet to arrive.

PM Modi asks BJP MPs to make people aware of Union budget

 Stating that the 2015-16 Budget had something in it for every Indian, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP MPs to make people aware of its features.

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DNA special edition: Analysis of Union Budget 2015

In today's special episode of DNA, watch the full analysis of Union Budget 2015.

DNA special edition: Analysis of Union Budget 2015- Part II

In today's special episode of DNA, watch the full analysis of Union Budget 2015.

Media industry heavily taxed, was expecting relief: Dr Subhash Chandra

Media tycoon and Chairman of the Zee Group Dr Subhash Chandra felt that more could have been done for the media industry in Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2015.

Budget 2015: The 10 things that you must know
Budget 2015: The 10 things that you must know

1. There will be no change in the personal income tax slabs and rate of tax for companies in respect of income earned in the finance year 2015-16, assessable in Assessment Year 2016-17.

Budget is 'dhanwapsi' by NDA to big corporates: Congress

Dubbing the Union Budget as "pro-corporate and anti-poor," Congress on Saturday said it was a "dhanwapsi (repayment)" by the NDA to the big corporates for their support in Lok Sabha polls.

Nirbhaya fund raised to Rs 2,000 crore: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday doubled the Nirbhaya fund to Rs 2,000 crore from Rs. 1,000 crore.

Visa on arrival now for 150 countries

India will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to visitors from 150 countries -- a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Saturday.

Union Budget 2015: Defence allocation increased by 9.87%

Government on Saturday increased the defence budget by 9.87 per cent to Rs 2.46 lakh crore for the next fiscal as compared to the revised estimates of Rs 2.22 lakh crore for 2014-15 as it pushes 'Make in India' initiative to curtail over-dependence on imports.

Budget will provide social security, eliminate poverty: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday praised the budget for fiscal 2015-16, saying it would provide both social security and eliminate poverty.

Union Budget 2015-16: What's there for health sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the Union Budget 2015-16 in Parliament, and announced allocation of Rs 33,152 crore for the health sector.

Budget 'hollow and plain'; its 'dhanwapsi' programme: Opposition

Opposition on Saturday slammed as "hollow and plain" BJP's first full-year union budget, saying it lacked the vision and alleged that it was "repayment" by the BJP government to the rich and the corporates.

Government announces new IIT, IIMs

The government on Saturday announced the setting up of an IIT in Karnataka along with IIMs in Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh.

If Kashmir is to get AIIMS, I hope the money is pumped in to upgrade SKIMS: Omar Abdullah

Reacting to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposed medical schemes for Jammu and Kashmir in his 2015 Union Budget, former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that efforts should be made to raise the already established SKIMS to global standards.