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Budget 2018 highlights

NITI Aayog CEO hails Union Budget, call it 'transformational'

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018.

Feb 02, 2018, 00:45 AM IST

Kailash Satyarthi welcomes Union Budget, says 'we must invest in India's children'

In a statement issued, the foundation said that the Union Budget 2018 attempts to get closer to realising the dream for a Digital India by increasing digital intensity.

Feb 02, 2018, 00:31 AM IST

Budget reflects government commitment to digitalisation: Nasscom

The Union Budget 2018-19 reflects the government`s commitment to digitalisation for the country`s development, IT industry`s apex body Nasscom said on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:51 PM IST

Budget focuses on structural issues, not populism: Bibek Debroy

PM's Economic Advisory Council chairman Bibek Debroy on Thursday welcomed the announcements made in the Union Budget 2018-19.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:38 PM IST

Budgetary proposals lack roadmap for implementation: Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan

The proposals presented in the Union Budget today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lacked the roadmap for actual implementation, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:35 PM IST

Budget 2018: Rs 1,207 crore for 2018-19 sanctioned for PGIMER

The PGIMER here has been alloted Rs 1,207.78 crore in the 2018-19 Budget, a release said here.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:23 PM IST

Not possible to double farmers' income by 2022: 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 per cent.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Telangana disappointed over Union Budget

Telangana on Thursday expressed its disappointment over the meagre allocations made for the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

Union Budget 2018: Glad Centre emulated Goa's medical insurance scheme, says CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that he was glad that the state government`s universal health insurance scheme had been emulated by the Centre.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:58 PM IST

Opposition terms Budget 2018-19 'defeatist, big letdown, rhetoric'

"Defeatist", "big letdown" and "rhetoric" was how the Congress and Left parties described the Union Budget 2018-19.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:51 PM IST

Union Budget will ensure balanced growth: Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Thursday said the Union Budget gives priority to balanced development of rural and urban areas.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:47 PM IST

Education budget up by 6%, shrinks in relation to total outlay

Arun Jaitley increased the allocation for education during 2018-19 by 6.68 percent from last year to Rs 85,000 crore.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:33 PM IST

Budget allocates Rs 2,843 crore to Culture Ministry

In the 2017-18 budget, the total capex for the Culture Ministry was pegged at Rs 2,738 crore and Rs 2,666 crore was allocated.

Feb 01, 2018, 20:35 PM IST

Budget 2018: Mamata Banerjee slams Union Budget, says 'it's not people friendly'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the Union Budget 2018 saying that 'it is not a people friendly budget.

Feb 01, 2018, 19:36 PM IST

Budget 2018: Gold, silver to become expensive

The gems and jewellery industry were disappointed that there was no announcement in reduction of import duty on bullion.

Feb 01, 2018, 19:03 PM IST

Chidambaram slams Budget 2018, says 'no tax relief to average tax payer'

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday called Modi government's budget defeatist and said there was nothing in it to boost private investment.

Feb 01, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

Budget 2018: Salaried class gets standard deduction of Rs 40K. Here's what it means

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not provide any relief in the income tax rates for 2018-19. He however proposed to allow a standard deduction of Rs 40,000 in lieu of the present exemption in respect of transport allowance and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical expenses.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

Budget 2018: Here are the top 3 words used by Jaitley in his speech

In the Union Budget 2018 speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday used the term 'government' the maximal number of times. The word 'crore' was the second most used word while 'India' stood third.

Feb 01, 2018, 16:35 PM IST

Ujjwala scheme expands ambit to take 8 cr poor women for LPG

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday raised the target of beneficiaries under Ujjwala scheme to 8 crore, besides proposing lowering female employees' provident fund contribution to 8 per cent for the first three years.

Feb 01, 2018, 15:41 PM IST