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Interim Budget
Business  /  Published 05.02.19

Off-budget drill to mend gap

RollbackThe government’s move to raise more borrowings amounts to a rollback of its decision in September 2018 to cut borrowings in the second half of the year (October-March) to Rs 248,000 crore ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.02.19

Last-minute selloff rush

The success of Bharat 22 ETF and the strategic sale of Pawan Hans and Rural Electrification Corporation are likely to result in the government meeting the Rs 80,000-crore divestment target set for the...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.02.19

Deficit course

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday exuded confidence that 2018-19 will end with a fiscal deficit of 3.3 per cent of the GDP, marginally lower than the revised estimate of 3.4 ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

The defence stunt

Finance minister Piyush Goyal said in his budget speech that the defence allocation had crossed Rs 3 lakh crore for the first time, but the outlay represents a modest hike compared to last year’s al...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.02.19

Josh on display, but farmer and middle-class discontent on mind

“How’s the josh?” goes the popular line from the recent war movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues like Nirmala Sitharaman like to quote fr...
By Sourav Majumdar and Ashish Gupta in

India  /  Published 31.01.19

Interim budget on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed to the Opposition that his government will present an interim budget on Friday, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday. Azad also said the ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.01.19

Budget boost seen for farmers, infrastructure

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By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.01.19

Jaitley on medical trip, PMO eye on budget

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has left for the US for what sources described as a “regular medical check-up”.The unexpected announcement, a little over two weeks before the presentation of the Nar...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Rural jobs scheme runs short of cash

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Budget a move towards minimum income guarantee

So was the sixth and last budget of the Modi government a damp squib? Or will it be a big hit?Has it made some big changes in the amount of money that people will now have in their pockets? Will peopl...
By in New Delhi


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