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Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Spend more on education, hygiene, woman safety, say social sector experts

Sitharaman, in her opening remarks, said that the present government is committed to improve the educational standards, skilling the youth, enhancing job opportunities, reducing disease burden, empowering women and improving human development in order to have an inclusive development.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

Budget 2019: Realty sector wants industry status, more bank funds, ITC benefit in GST

From April this year, the government has withdrawn the ITC benefits, but reduced GST rate to 1 per cent from 8 per cent for affordable housing.

Jun 14, 2019, 11:49 AM IST

FM holds pre- Budget consultation representatives of Infra sector

The main areas of discussion during the meeting included issues relating to bringing in more capital to the infrastructure sector such as highways, railways, telecom and automobiles, including incentives for electric vehicles as well as for the renewable energy sector, a finance ministry statement said.

Jun 14, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Ficci for increasing FDI cap in insurance to 74%

The body also said that there is a need to improve investor confidence about the surrounding ecosystem in the country to attract more FDI inflows.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

CAIT for lowering GST rates on auto parts, aluminium utensils

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also suggested reviewing items placed under different tax slabs under GST as many of the products are overlapping.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:23 PM IST

Union Budget 2019: FM may announce big tax relief on home insurance

Sources further said that relief may be given in income tax to home buyers who take housing insurance. Such rebate or concession may be given to those in the affordable housing sector.

Jun 13, 2019, 16:29 PM IST

FM Sitharaman holds pre-Budget consultations with financial, capital market sector

Nirmala Sitharaman will present the first Budget of the Modi 2.0 government on July 5.

Jun 13, 2019, 13:32 PM IST

Bring down corporate tax, simplify taxation, revive infra investment: Industry to FM

In the meeting, CII President Vikram Kirloskar suggested bringing down the dividend distribution tax to 10 per cent from the present 20 per cent, saying it should also be not taxed at the hands of the investor.

Jun 12, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Increase investment in farm sector, enhance mkt access: Agri experts to FM

Sitharaman, who will be presenting the 2019-20 Budget on July 5, assured them that farm sector issues, employment generation, and poverty alleviation are high on the agenda of the government.

Jun 11, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Sitharaman appreciates suggestions on budget, says officials will collate them

Sitharaman, who is the first full-time woman finance minister, will be presenting the budget for 2019-20 on July 5.

Jun 07, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman expresses gratitude on ideas shared on Union Budget 2019

The finance minister said that she is grateful for every thought/idea that is being shared by scholars, economists and enthusiasts through various platforms.

Jun 06, 2019, 09:08 AM IST

Govt may announce infusion of Rs 4,000 cr in PSU non-life firms in Budget

The capital infusion will help them improve their financial health to an extent that the proposed merger of the general insurance firms could take place, sources said.

Jun 05, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Union Budget 2019 likely to be presented in 1st week of July; prime focus on agri sector

The key focus during this Budget will also be to set the tone of the economy and work towards sectors like real-estate, infra, and construction sector which can speed up employement generation.

May 30, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Interim Budget 2019-20, Finance Bill without debate; adjourns sine die

Rajya Sabha passed the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address and the Appropriation Bill without debate.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:00 PM IST

Rs 93,847.64 crore allocated for Education sector in Interim Budget 2019

Rs 37,461.01 crore has been allocated for higher education, Rs 56,386.63 crore has been earmarked for school education.

Feb 04, 2019, 11:21 AM IST

Rs 6,000 support for farmers announced in Budget 'insulting and humiliating': Shatrughan

In a series of tweets, the actor-turned-politician said that he was in agreement with former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's view that it was an "account for votes and not a vote on account".

Feb 04, 2019, 07:18 AM IST

Arun Jaitley indicates won't be back in India to reply to Budget debate

Neither he nor the government has commented on the nature of his illness but reports suggest he was suffering from soft tissue cancer and had to be operated upon. 

Feb 03, 2019, 13:32 PM IST

Interim Budget 2019: Govt reduces allocation for Startup India, adds more in Make in India kitty

The allocation for Startup India programme has been slashed to Rs 25 crore for 2019-20 from the revised estimate of Rs 28 crore in 2018-19.

Feb 03, 2019, 10:40 AM IST

Kavi Yudh: Special poetic war on Budget 2019

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Feb 02, 2019, 20:40 PM IST

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Feb 02, 2019, 09:46 AM IST