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02 Feb, 2019 | 12.00AM IST

Budget 2019: Govt doles out sops for farmers, middle class and poor in pre-poll Budget

Goyal showered tax sops for the middle class and announced an annual income support of Rs 6,000 for small farmers as he presented a please-all Budget on Friday.

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12:00 AM

Budget 2019 is about introducing social security: Bibek Debroy

This interim budget is a continuation of what the government has been doing, including tax related administrative reforms.
Budget 2019 is about introducing social security: Bibek Debroy
11:52 PM

Budget 2019: Govt wants banks to be profitable, efficient

However, the interim finance minister has not earmarked any capital outlay for the NPA-ladent NPAs.
Budget 2019: Govt wants banks to be profitable, efficient
11:08 PM

Kerala CM terms union budget as disappointing

Pinarayi Vijayan termed the union budget 2019-20 as "disappointing" and criticised the Centre for not providing enough funds for the flood-hit state.
Kerala CM terms union budget as disappointing
10:29 PM

Indeed a budget for the people, of the people

- Suresh Prabhu

10:27 PM

Delhi Metro given grant of over Rs 400 crore in Union Budget

According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation sources, the grant has been given for work on Nodia and Ghaziabad sections of the network.
Delhi Metro given grant of over Rs 400 crore in Union Budget
10:22 PM

Income tax rebate a logical extension of steps taken by govt since 2014

- Arun Jaitley

10:10 PM

Budget proposals to help put more money into pockets of small taxpayers: ICAI

The Budget proposals on the personal taxation front would put more money in the pockets of small taxpayers and increase their purchasing power, chartered accountants' apex body ICAI said.
Budget proposals to help put more money into pockets of small taxpayers: ICAI
09:16 PM

Watch: Swaminathan Aiyar's take on Budget 2019

09:14 PM

Arun Jaitley reacts to media reports that NSSO data was leaked which stated that unemployment was at a record high.

09:09 PM

Budgets are an essential part of any parliamentary democracy so are elections: Arun Jaitley

09:01 PM

Arun Jaitley on opposition's comments to woo the voters

08:58 PM

Both centre & states must cooperate. This is a huge amount that we are doing. We are now as against the one time loan waiver of Rs 52,000 crores. This is Rs 75,000 crores in the first year itself. I'm sure it will expand in future years.

- Arun Jaitley

08:56 PM

Arun Jaitley in New York on opposition's criticism of Rs 6000/year for farmers having upto 2 hectares of land

08:47 PM

No govt had better record of fiscal prudence compared to Modi govt

- Arun Jaitley

08:43 PM

Every willing home is having electricity: Arun Jaitley

08:41 PM

Congress should not shed crocodile tears today for farmers

- Arun Jaitley

08:39 PM

Loan waivers are never a solution for farmers in the long run

- Arun Jaitley

08:36 PM

Union Minister Arun Jaitley: What did the UPA do in their 10 years in power? A one time loan waiver of 70,000 crores.

08:19 PM

What Budget 2019 means for Individual Taxpayers

08:10 PM

Disappointed with interim Union budget

- Naveen Patnaik

08:06 PM

Income tax rebate of Rs 12500 to those who earn up to Rs 5 L from April 1: CBDT

The income tax department will give a straight rebate of Rs 12,500 to people having an annual income of Rs 5 lakh from the beginning of next fiscal, thus making their tax liability zero, CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra said, explaining the proposal made in the Union Budget for 2019-20.
07:50 PM

Raising I-T exemption limit will benefit the 'great Indian Middle class'

- Arun Jaitley

07:48 PM

Budget aims to boost realty with tax exemptions for both home buyers, developers

Affordable housing is expected to receive a fillip with the finance minister’s proposed extension of the benefit of 80IBA by one more year.
Budget aims to boost realty with tax exemptions for both home buyers, developers
07:46 PM

Budget balances both 'hosh and josh' in election year: India Inc

India Inc termed the Modi government's last Budget as a balancing act of populism with a pragmatic approach in an election year, taking into consideration both "hosh and josh".
07:43 PM

What Budget 2019 says about banks, jobs creation?

07:29 PM

I welcome the decision to transfer Rs6000 directly to farmers' accounts every yr. It will strengthen economic conditions of rural areas: Bihar CM

07:27 PM

Govt expects Rs 28,000 crore interim dividend from RBI

- Subhash Chandra Garg, DEA Secretary

07:24 PM

Budget 2019: Income tax highlights

The interim budget had a lot of good news for many taxpayers. So, here is a rundown of the most important tax changes announced in the Budget.
Budget 2019: Income tax highlights
07:14 PM

Here's the math behind Union Budget

For every rupee in the government coffer, 70 paise will come from direct and indirect taxes.
Here's the math behind Union Budget
07:07 PM

Will Budget 19-20 help BJP achieve narrative shift?

The budget contains some aggressive assumptions about direct and indirect tax growth next year and has pegged disinvestment receipts at Rs 90,000 crore for 2019-20.
Will Budget 19-20 help BJP achieve narrative shift?
06:59 PM

It would've benefitted farmers more if quantum of assistance is equal or more than KALIA Scheme: Odisha CM

06:47 PM

The Modi govt must be applauded for a pro-growth and fiscally prudent budget for the financial year 2019-20 without putting the exchequer’s finances under too much pressure

- Anil Agarwal

06:42 PM

Giving farmers Rs 17 a day is their insult: Rahul Gandhi

06:23 PM

I want to know what have they done for the problems of the farmers who are in debt: Punjab CM

06:22 PM

Financial support to farmers is not “dole” but mark of respect for ‘anna daata’

- FM Piyush Goyal

06:17 PM

The only thing this government knows about jobs is ‘Pakodanomics’

- Chidambaram

06:15 PM

Decline in budget outlays for IITs, IIMs

There has been a decline in budget outlays for IITs, IIMs, IISER, and statutory and regulatory bodies such as UGC and AICTE in the interim budget for 2019-20 as compared to the allocation for 2018-19.
Decline in budget outlays for IITs, IIMs
06:15 PM

Today's budget is a gift to farmers,labourers, women & middle class of India: Maha CM

06:15 PM

Interim Budget is just a trailer: PM Modi

06:14 PM

Terming the interim budget as progressive and positive, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the government's "pathbreaking" budget provided a narrative of India's continued development growth: ANI

06:01 PM

Rs 61,398 crore allocated for health sector; Rs 6,400 crore earmarked for AB-PMJAY

The health outlay for the upcoming financial year is the highest in the last two financial years and a 16 per cent increase over the 2018-2019 allocation which was Rs 52,800 crore.
Rs 61,398 crore allocated for health sector; Rs 6,400 crore earmarked for AB-PMJAY
06:00 PM

Inflation is down to 4.5% from 10%: FM

06:00 PM

Budget proposal on fisheries to give a leg up to marine exports: Ajay Sahai, DG, FIEO

05:59 PM

Decoding Interim Budget 2019: 10 takeaways from fineprint reading

The Budget pegged the fiscal deficit for financial year ending on March 31, at 3.4 per cent.
Decoding Interim Budget 2019: 10 takeaways from fineprint reading
05:58 PM

Watch: Sops for farmers, middle class, real estate

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