Interim Budget
India  /  Published 06.07.19

Union Budget: Divestment target set at Rs 1 lakh crore

The stake sale target of the government has been increased to Rs 1,05,000 crore for 2019-20 from Rs 90,000 crore set in the interim budget, which would help the government in meeting the fiscal defici...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.03.19

Budget sop jacks up borrowing

Gross government borrowing in the first half of 2019-20 is expected to shoot up 57 per cent compared with a year ago as the Narendra Modi-government copes with higher debt pressure even as it seeks fu...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.02.19

Why it won’t wash, Prime Minister

Wash the feet but slash the cash — that is the charge snapping at the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he self-promoted his gesture honouring five sanitation workers in Allahabad on Sunda...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.02.19

Jaitley resumes charge

Arun Jaitley on Friday resumed charge as the finance minister after a gap of over a month, which was the second break within a year that he had to take to undergo medical treatment. The President of I...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

How interim is the budget?

Sir — The interim budget presented this election year by the stand-in finance minister, Piyush Goyal, is cleverly crafted. It seeks to lure all sections of Indian society, especially the middle clas...
By The Telegraph in

Business  /  Published 06.02.19

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

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

In election season, mourning not a private affair

Elections are near, and trust the hard-boiled politician to drop his presence on to any available publicity plate. The Union minister for civil supplies and consumer affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan, we are ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Modi cash-for-farmers plan hits land record gaps

The Modi government’s grand announcement of Rs 6,000 a year for small and marginal farmers owning land up to 2 hectares — which many critics see as a blatant cash-for-votes overture ahead of this ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury 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


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