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Union Budget


Trimming expectations

March 03, 2020 12:18 pm

Achieving the revised revenue target appears difficult. The government needs to make more realistic projections.

The Urdu Press: AAP ka Delhi

February 13, 2020 11:49 pm

The editorial in Inquilab cites these results as important because they indicate that voters rejected emotional slogans, appeal to identities including caste and religion, and fake nationalism.

Budget and Dairy Sector: Doubling of milk processing capacity no panacea

February 13, 2020 12:23 am

The focus should be on reducing cost and making the Indian farmer a globally competitive producer

Nirmala Sitharaman pays back Chidambaram in avocado coin as Congress, BJP spar over Budget

February 12, 2020 12:55 am

Nirmala Sitharaman returned former Finance minister P Chidambaram’s “avocado” jibe with her own version of “classes and masses”.

‘Govt performing better on all parameters compared to UPA’

February 11, 2020 2:32 am

The Indian economy, it said, is on course to become a $5 trillion economy.

The government has made its move with the budget. Citizens must reciprocate

February 11, 2020 9:53 am

Trust is a “game” played by multiple parties. As the government has made the first positive move, citizens should now respond positively and thereby build on these gains.

The same old

February 10, 2020 9:12 am

Union budget has been a lost opportunity for government — it failed to lay out a reform path on farm subsidies.

‘Union Budget not favourable for promotion of electric vehicles’

February 09, 2020 3:32 am

The Budget is not quite favourable for us. While the government is pushing manufacturing of EVs in India within set guidelines and urging everyone to go eco-friendly, a huge amount of taxes is being slapped on the import of batteries and other important components needed to assemble an EV," says Srinivas Reddy, director of a Pune-based start-up.

Rationalisation in tax rates is the surest remedy for revenue enhancement

February 08, 2020 12:06 pm

Forecast of most experts was that the bold corporate tax cut of September 2019 would lead to a decline in tax collections, would not help economic growth. The opposite seems to have happened.

Explained: The rising defence pension bill

February 06, 2020 8:47 am

The budget allocation has grown 10½ times in 10½ years, exceeding the Defence Ministry’s total capital expenditure. A look at why the pension bill keeps rising, and the challenges this poses.


Budget 2016-17: What's become cheap, what's become costly

March 01, 2016 1:08 pm

Here is a complete list of items that will turn costly and items that will turn cheap as a result of the Union Budget 2016-17 tabled on Monday by FM Arun Jaitley.

Budget 2014-15: The build-up

June 26, 2014 3:34 pm

The Narendra Modi led-NDA government is likely to table the Union Budget in July.


Explained: Here's how the Modi govt budgeted for elections

June 22, 2020 6:03 pm

Budget 2019: Indian Express Rural Affairs Editor Harish Damodaran and Consulting Editor Shaji Vikraman take a deep dive and explain fine prints of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha today.

Budget 2019: India shouldn't take protectionist steps like raising customs duties

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that she hopes that India won't raise customs duties in the Vote on Account on February 1 since it would mean taking a more protectionist stance.

To boost Make in India, Budget 2019 shouldn't raise customs duties

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that measures other than customs duties should be used to provide a boost to the Make in India campaign.

Budget 2019 may not make many changes to customs duties

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Description:Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that not many changes are expected to be announced in customs duties since it is a Vote on Account.

Petrol price reduced, diesel hiked

March 01, 2016 3:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): The government on Monday lowered the price of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre while the price of diesel was raised by Rs 1.47 per litre. The revised prices will take effect from the midnight of February 29 and March 1. The revision in fuel prices comes on a day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 56.61/litre while diesel will be available at Rs. 46.43/litre. People across the nation welcomed the reduction of petrol price, and hoped for further reduction in fuel price.