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Draft Compensation Bill approved by GST Council: Finance Minister ...
Udaipur (Rajasthan) , Feb. 18 : While announcing the approval of the Draft Compensation Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the draft law will now be sent to the cabinet and subsequently tabled during the second budget session from April 25-May 13.

Uproar in Tripura assembly as governor refuses to read entire speech
Agartala (Tripura) , Feb.18 : The Tripura state assembly witnessed unprecedented uproarious scenes on Friday, the opening day of the month-long budget session.

Centre cuts Rs 1752 crore grant-in-aid fund to Assam in 2017-18
Guwahati, Feb 15 : While Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma sought more funds for state from the Centre, the state budget for the financial year 2017-18 showed that, Assam will get less fund from the Centre as grant-in-aid in 2017-18 compared to the current fiscal.

Govt. issues clarification on healthcare services tax in Budget
New Delhi, Feb. 13 : The Central Government has clarified that no proposal to levy a five percent tax on healthcare services has been included in the Union Budget for 2017-18.

Enough funds for road building, orders worth Rs 5 lakh crore signed: ...
New Delhi, Feb 13 : With the National Highway Authority of India having received a mandate from the Budget to raise Rs 70,000 crore through infrastructure bonds and easy availability of low cost overseas loans for the AAA rated NHAI, the government's road and highway building programme has enough ...

Enough funds for road building, orders worth Rs. five lakh crore ...
New Delhi , Feb 12 : With the National Highway Authority of India having received a mandate from the Budget to raise Rs. 70,000 crore through infrastructure bonds and easy availability of low cost overse'Ancient and Medieval India' for UPSC, State Civil Services Examinations preparation

Arun Jaitley meets Directors of RBI Central Board
By Shailesh Yadav, New Delhi , Feb. 11 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, stressed on the importance of uplifting the rural sector in India at a post-budget meeting organised here.

Enough funds for road building, orders worth Rs 5 lakh crore signed: ...
New Delhi , Feb.11 : With the National Highway Authority of India having received a mandate from the budget to raise Rs 70,000 crore through infrastructure bonds and easy availability of low cost overseas loans for the AAA rated NHAI, the government's road and highway building programme has enough ...

Bengal govt. presents state budget 2017-18, sets up funds for ...
Kolkata, Feb 10 : West Bengal Finance Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday presented state budget for 2017-18 financial year in an opposition-free session at state assembly, assuring to provide financial supports to the labours and farmers, hit by Centre's demonetisation move.

India surpasses China and Middle East in successful execution of ...
New Delhi , Feb. 10 : Project Management Institute's (PMI) latest research shows that for the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent while being completed within budget and that fewer projects are deemed failures.

Second phase of Budget Session to begin from Mar. 9
New Delhi, , Feb. 9 : The second phase of the Budget Session will begin on March 9 and will continue for over a month till April 12.

Parliament adjourned till Mar. 9
New Delhi , Feb. 9 : Both the Houses of Parliament was on Thursday adjourned till March 9, marking the end of the first half of the Budget Session.

Several new proposals eying to develop sixth scheduled areas in Assam ...
Guwahati, Feb 7 : :The Assam government decided to rename the state Planning and Development department as Departmen for Development and Transformation of Assam (DDTA).

Rs 2349.79 crore deficit budget with no tax proposals presented in ...
Guwahati, Feb 7 : Assam Finance minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday presented a Rs 2349.79 crore deficit state budget for the financial year 2017-18 in Assam assembly, which includes no tax proposals and merged plan and non-plan heads.

Rs. 10000 crore Special Banking Arrangement made in Budget 2017 to ...
New Delhi, Feb 6 : Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar addressed the media here on Monday and appraised the gathering about the achievements of Department of Chemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceuticals during the last three years.

Government may reduce surcharge levied on income group of Rs. 50lakh ...
By Shailesh Yadav, New Delhi , Feb. 6 : Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) indicated that the government may relax budget proposal of 10 percent surcharge on individuals who earn between Rs. 50lakh and Rs. one crore annually.

Union Budget 2017-18 focuses on wider tax compliance, says ClearTax
New Delhi , Feb. 6 : ClearTax, an Income Tax returns e-filing and enterprise compliance service provider, has observed a trend which, if implemented well, will ultimately result in improving the economic infrastructure of the country.

Budget is progressive, pragmatic and people-oriented: Finance ...
New Delhi , Feb. 4 : The Budget 2017-18 charts a story that is consistent with the policies of government in the last couple of years, predictable in its approach and is shorn of unnecessary surprises for the industry and society, said Ashok Lavasa, Finance and Expenditure Secretary, Ministry of ...

Assam legislator broadcasts live his speech in assembly on Facebook
Guwahati, Feb 3 : : An Assam legislator on Friday invited criticism after he broadcasted live his speech on Facebook during the ongoing budget session of Assam assembly.

Each decision a reform in its own right: Jaitley on Budget-2017
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : The Budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 comes in the backdrop of few significant changes and reforms taking place in the country, including demonetisation of the high-end currency notes since November 2016 and the anticipation built around the upcoming Goods and Service Tax ...

Union Budget 2017-18 will boost Direct Selling Industry: IDSA ...
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : Indian Direct Selling Association's (IDSA) Secretary General, Amit Chadha lauded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the measures proposed in the Union Budget 2017-18 to boost the Direct Selling Industry. According to him, lowering of income tax for smaller firms and doubling the ...

Affordability and accessibility-focussed Budget for Healthcare, says ...
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : India's apex healthcare body, NATHEALTH has termed the overall Union Budget 2017-18 as progressive, with some unmet needs. NATHEALTH applauded the government's focus on elimination of chronic/communicable diseases in a time-bound manner and improvement of access to healthcare ...

Affordable housing is key to India's growth, says MD, Chintels India ...
New Delhi , Feb. 2 : After the announcement of the General Budget 2017-18, Prashant Solomon, Managing Director, Chintels India Pvt Ltd and Treasurer, CREDAI NCR said that the initiatives suggested will surely be integral to the growth of real estate in the country, as well as end its isolation.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would personally rate this budget as 7: MD, ...
New Delhi , Feb. 3 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Managing Director of RiddiSiddhi Bullion Ltd (RSBL), Prithviraj Kothari, while sharing his views on the Union Budget 2017-18, stated that it can be considered as a revolutionary budget.

LS adjourned till noon over E. Ahamed death row
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : The Lok Sabha was on Friday adjourned till noon over the Congress' assertion of insulting former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader E. Ahamed by going ahead with Union Budget presentation.

Tamil Nadu Congress attacks Budget, asks where is 'promised' AIIMS?
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), , Feb. 3 : Hitting at the General Budget which has received mixed reactions across the nation, the Congress on Friday said they were promised that AIIMS hospital will be constructed in the state but they were neglected and in turn Gujarat and Jharkhand were selected.

Chidambaram, Congress have lost their mental balance post ...
Kolkata (West Bengal) . Feb. 3 : Taking a jibe at senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's remark where he commended the Union Budget for not being 'reckless' like demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the former and the grand-old party, who use to plunder the people ...

NCP backs Chidambaram on Budget, says demonetisation 'collapsed' ...
New Delhi . Feb. 3 : The Nationalist Congress Party on Friday stood firm by the statement made by Congress leader P. Chidambaram where he commended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not making the Union Budget 'reckless' like demonetisation and added the Centre's move to ban the high-value of ...

Budget 2017 a perfect example of transforming governance, says Ness ...
New Delhi , Feb 2 : Commending Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for announcing a budget that has put the country first, and has addressed inclusive growth covering various sectors of the economy, businessman Ness Wadia applauded the minister for the much needed reforms and proposals.

Employees cherish budget as part withdrawals from NPS now 'tax-free'
New Delhi , Feb 2 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget speech on Wednesday gave employees a reason to rejoice in case they are investing in the National Pension System (NPS), to withdraw up to 25 percent of their contribution without paying any tax.