budget 2020

FM Nirmala Sitharaman defends fiscal deficit figures as 'absolutely realistic' in Budget 2020

On inflation management, she said except for the seasonal perishable commodities which make up for significant size in the basket, except for seasonal fluctuation, prices of most goods and also particularly food products have been kept well within the acceptable norms, "so we are hopeful".

Feb 17, 2020, 23:47 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: After CAA, BJP to reach out to masses to create awareness on 'pro-people Budget'

Facing intense criticism over the economic slowdown, the ruling BJP has directed its party leaders to reach out to masses to create awareness about the Union Budget's 'pro-people policies' announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. The order has come from BJP chief JP Nadda, who has directed all States to conduct State-level workshops to 'discuss and publicise' the Union Budget 2020. 

Feb 15, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman says economy is at robust-level, FDI in the country at all-time high

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday (February 8) said that the economy is at its "robust-level" and asserted the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country is at an all-time high, while interacting with industry traders in Chennai at an event titled `Jan Jan ka Budget`.

Feb 08, 2020, 14:21 PM IST

Life Insurance Corporation IPO will benefit retail investors, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The LIC listing is aimed at bringing much-needed revenues to the government which is facing a shortfall due to poor tax collections

Feb 07, 2020, 17:23 PM IST

Economy is ill and doctors are incompetent, says Chidambaram on Budget 2020

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday (January 3) said that Budget 2020 was one that lacked a narrative, similar to a movie which bombed after its first show.

Feb 03, 2020, 19:59 PM IST

Twitter records over 11 lakh tweets on Union Budget 2020

The hashtag #UnionBudget2020 was used by the Twitterati to react to the budget. The Finance Ministry used Twitter Polls to solicit and incorporate people`s opinions into this year`s Budget, and also facilitated a Livestream of Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman`s speech.

Feb 03, 2020, 16:40 PM IST

Abolition of Dividend Distribution Tax will benefit taxpayers, says Centre

It is to be noted that under the corporate system of taxation, a corporate entity is considered a separate legal entity and is taxed in respect of its income. The shareholders are also taxed on dividend income received by them and this tax is called Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT).

Feb 02, 2020, 17:51 PM IST

Sub-Urban Railway network will operate in four corridors in Bengaluru, says BS Yediyurappa

The suburban service will have an interface with stations of Indian Railways and Namma Metro (BMRCL) at many locations. This will facilitate the development of a multi-modal transport system for Bengaluru.

Feb 02, 2020, 17:49 PM IST

Defence Budget 2020: Balanced modernisation of three services will be my priority, says General Bipin Rawat

The Central government has allotted a total Rs 30,42,230 crore for defence which is a hike by 6 percent from the previous year's budget amounting to Rs 3.19 lakh crore. The total defence budget accounts for 15.49 per cent of the total central government expenditure for the year 2020-21. 

Feb 02, 2020, 17:22 PM IST

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired; February 02, 2020

Badhir News is a special section of Zee News for deaf people which is specially designed by keeping deaf people in mind only. This brings you the latest news updates of every afternoon.

Feb 02, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

Budget 2020: What's in it for a common man? | Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal explains

The Finance Minister covered a lot of ground in her speech. But what was in it for the common man? Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal explains himself in an exclusive interview with Zee News correspondent Rahul Sinha.

Feb 02, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Fuel prices further reduced post Budget

This is the fourth consecutive day petrol and diesel prices were cut across all major cities.

Feb 02, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

News 50: Watch top news stories of the day, Feb 02, 2020

This segment of Zee News brings the top 50 news stories of the day. Watch this video to know the latest news.

Feb 02, 2020, 09:12 AM IST

DNA : Understand your 'Budget 2020' in 2020 Style

In this Segment of DNA, understand your 'Budget 2020' in 2020 style with Sudhir Chaudhary (Editor-in-Chief, Zee News) and Anil Singhvi (Managing Editor-Zee Business)

Feb 01, 2020, 23:38 PM IST

DNA: Will this Budget be 'enough' to give a boost to become '5 Trillion Economy'?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday presented her second Union Budget that focussed towards boosting India's economic growth and maintaining the fiscal disciple. Sitharaman, 60, broke her record of a 2-hour-17- minute-long maiden Budget speech in July 2019. But will it be enough for giving a boost to the Indian economy?

Feb 01, 2020, 23:16 PM IST

Budget 2020 offers conditional income tax rate cuts, banks on rural and infra sectors

The FM announced that the proposed cut in income tax rates, which would help save about Rs 31,000 a year in tax for persons with annual income of up to Rs 17 lakh, was conditioned on current exemptions and deductions including standard deduction for Rs 50,000 as well as the waiver earned on payment of up to Rs 1.5 lakh in tuition fee of children, and contribution towards insurance premium and provident fund, being given up.

Feb 01, 2020, 23:10 PM IST

Watch: What PM Narendra Modi said after budget?

Hailing the Union Budget 2020 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Saturday (February 1), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has announced several measures to give a big boost to the economy. ''I congratulate Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team for presenting the first Budget of the decade that has vision as well as action. New reforms announced in Budget will give a push to the economy. Govt has also announced many measures in Budget to push employment in the country," the Prime Minister said.

Feb 01, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

Best Moment of Budget 2020, Nirmala Sitharaman recites Kashmiri poem in the Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Budget 2020 in Lok Sabha, on Saturday (February 1). She recited a poem by Kashmiri poet Pandit Dinanath Kaul. Sitharaman recited a few lines from the poem which was in Kashmiri, along with its English translation, emphasising on 'hamara vatan' (our motherland) with references to the spirit of Kashmir.

Feb 01, 2020, 22:28 PM IST

Union Budget 2020: PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda call it visionary; Opposition criticises, slams govt for 'all talk'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Budget for its "vision and action". Hailing the budget, the PM said it will accelerate economic growth, financially empower every citizen and strengthen the foundation of the economy in the new decade. 

Feb 01, 2020, 22:09 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News; Feb 01, 2020

This segment of DNA brings to you important stories of the day. Watch this video for more information.

Feb 01, 2020, 21:50 PM IST