Rahul targets PM again over Rafale deal; dubs speech in LS as “campaign speech”

Congress president Rahul Gandhi wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of protecting those behind alleged corruption in the Rafale deal and said he needs...

PM attacks Congress on multiple fronts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wednesday made a blistering attack on the Congress in Parliament on multiple fronts. The offensive against the main opposition party and...

Seeking ToT for Rafale would not have been cost effective:Govt

The government today said that it did not seek transfer of technology (ToT) or license manufacturing while inking a deal to procure 36 Rafale...

Apple iPhone prices up from today: Here’s the new price list

The price of iPhones in India has gone up after the government raised customs duty on imported smartphones to 20% in order to push local manufacturing....

Chidambaram should not be taken seriously: Nadda

P Chidambaram should not be taken seriously, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Friday,after the Congress leader termed the Budget announcement on...

Scheme without money is like flying kite without string: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at the Centre's new healthcare scheme, saying a scheme without money was like "flying a...

Railway employees union unhappy with Budget

A top railway workers' union official, who also represents central government employees, today wrote to Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Piyush Goyal expressing disappointment...
Sensex crashes over 800 points, Nifty below 10,800 post Budget 2018

Sensex crashes over 800 points, Nifty below 10,800 post Budget 2018

The benchmark BSE Sensex depreciated by 839.91 points to 35,066.75 at market close, while the broader NSE Nifty 50 plunged to 10,760.60 by 256.30...

Relief to MSMEs would benefit ecosystem: Retail industry

The retail industry has welcomed the budget, saying the government's move to cut corporate tax for MSMEs will benefit the ecosystem, boost the rural...

Tech experts laud Budget focus on AI, blockchain

The government's focus on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will help India leapfrog in these futuristic areas and further fuel the growth...

Budget gets 8/10 marks, rural focus timely: Chandrasekaran

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran today welcomed the government's timely and appropriate focus on rural India in the Budget for 2018-19, while giving...

Investment advisers to attract huge fine for violations

Investment advisers and research analysts are set to face huge penalties of up to Rs 1 crore for violation of Sebi norms, according to...

Imported luxury cars to be costlier by up to Rs 10 lakh

Prices of luxury cars, including those of Audi and Mercedes, are likely to rise by up to Rs 10 lakh with the government today...

India Inc: Budget populist, Poll-oriented, but will boost growth

Terming the Budget proposals as "populist and election-oriented", India Inc has said the finance minister's initiatives will give a further fillip to growth, especially...

Banks to get Rs 5 lakh Cr leeway via recap plan

Public sector banks (PSBs) will get an additional leeway of Rs 5 lakh crore because of the government's Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation plan...

BJP govt implementing social justice: Modi on Budget

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described "social justice" as his government's key motto, saying initiatives announced in the Union Budget showed it did not...

Realty players welcome affordable housing fund

The real estate industry has welcomed the move to promote affordable housing and setting up a separate fund under the National Housing Bank to...

Govt to set up mechanism to buy solar power from people

Government' assurance to set up a mechanism to buy surplus solar power from commoners enthused all but the industry expressed concerns over proposed 70...

PAN mandatory for entities in transaction over Rs 2.5 lakh

Seeking to widen the tax base, the Budget for 2018-19 today provided for making PAN mandatory for any entity entering into a financial transaction...

Govt mulls Aadhaar like unique identity for biz: FM

The government will evolve a scheme to provide a unique identity to every enterprise in India on the lines of Aadhaar, Finance Minister Arun...

Rail stocks derail, slip up to 5 pc

Rail stocks today fell by up to 5 per cent after the Budget announcement for the sector failed to enthuse investor sentiment. ...

Ease of Doing Biz: Budget outlines 372-point plan for states

To further improve ease of doing business, the government has identified 372 action points for states which they would carry out in a "mission...

Govt allocates Rs 10,000 cr to boost telecom infra

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced Rs 10,000-crore outlay for the 2018-19 fiscal on expansion of telecom infrastructure under various government projects in the...

LCD/LED TV to be dearer as govt hikes customs duty on panels

LCD/LED TV sets will become costlier as the government today proposed to double the customs duty on imported panels to 15 per cent from...

Air pollution rings a bell in Budget, FM vows special scheme

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said a special scheme will be executed with Delhi government and adjoining states to address the rising air pollution...

Food processing stocks rally as govt doubles allocation

Shares of food processing firms surged by up to 14 per cent today after the Budget proposed doubling the allocation for the sector to...

Budget focused on ‘Bharat’ to create jobs: India Inc

India Inc today said the 'Bharat' oriented Budget with a thrust on improving the rural economy will create jobs, encourage entrepreneurship and sets the...
Govt to soon announce steps to tackle NPAs of MSMEs: Jaitley

Govt to soon announce steps to tackle NPAs of MSMEs: Jaitley

The government will soon announce measures to effectively tackle the non-performing assets and stressed accounts of micro, small and medium enterprises, a move which...
Ease of Doing Biz: Budget outlines 372-point plan for states

Ease of Doing Biz: Budget outlines 372-point plan for states

Ease of Doing Biz: Budget outlines 372-point plan for states: The government has identified 372 action points for states which they would carry out...

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