Dear FM, it'll be nice to see some Budget innovations to fund capex, create demand
On a headline basis, we expect fiscal deficits of 3.7%/3.4% in FY20/21, said Chhaochharia.
What women bosses want this Budget: Menstrual hygiene awareness, opportunities for shepreneurs, hassle-free tax compliance
What women business leaders share this year's Budget wishlist.
“We are fed up of powers lecturing countries on internal affairs”: Hungarian FM
“Hungary does not interfere in internal matters of other nations. We are fed up. We are fed up of outside powers lecturing us on internal matters,” Szijjártó told ET in an exclusive interview. “Why should I even comment on internal matter of another country? It is for people of that country to decide on their future,” the minister said.
View: FM needs to restore RBI’s independence, and sternly balance her Budget
It is the central government, and its financier, the Reserve Bank of India. Sitharaman had budgeted for a generous fiscal deficit, and former RBI governor Urjit Patel had reluctantly promised to finance it.
News broadcasters meet FM Sitharaman, seek parity in GST with print media
Executive body members of the News Broadcasters Federation have met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and requested that TV news channels be treated at par with the print media industry under GST regulations.
Not possible to provide proof of religious persecution: Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam finance minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said no one can give proof of religious persecution or fear of religious persecution however a person who will apply for Citizenship under Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) must give some evidence that he was in Assam prior to 2014.
BJP plasters Delhi with 500-plus hoardings featuring PM and 'Common Person of Delhi'
While most hoardings of the BJP have only the PM's face, a new style of hoardings has also come up with "a common person of Delhi" capturing half the space along with the PM and questioning the "unfulfilled promises" of the AAP government and slamming AAP for not rolling out central schemes in Delhi.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds talks with Iranian FM Javad Zarif
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on Thursday held extensive talks on the fast-evolving situation in the Gulf region in the wake of frayed Iran-US ties over the killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani.
View: Go for growth! It's time to stop obsessing over fiscal deficit and deliver growth
Budget 2020 is not being framed in a business-as-usual scenario but at a time of sharply lower growth.
Budget 2020: FM must form panel to encourage shepreneurs, consider promoting first aid for mental health
Omnicuris boss Savitha Kuttan and Mpower's Neerja Birla are hopeful of a good year.
Maldives on same page with India on Indian Ocean stability: FM Abdullah
When asked about achievements of the Solih government over the past 14 months the Minister explained that the Maldives has reclaimed democracy, peace and happiness over the past year.
FM urged to equalise tax benefits for govt and non-govt employees in Budget 2020
The Income-tax Act, 1961 differentiates between a government employee and non-government employee. However, this should not be the case. There are numerous tax benefits available only for the government employees only.
Will urge FM to probe alleged avoidance of GST by Amazon, Flipkart: CAIT
"Amazon and Flipkart have caused huge GST and income tax revenue loss to the government and CAIT will soon meet the finance minister and urge her to institute a investigation into avoidance of GST and income tax liability on both Amazon and Flipkart," CAIT said. CAIT also said the visit of Jeff Bezos on Wednesday to India will be greeted with strong protest.
NIRDPR and UNICEF to provide communication support to national flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat
A release from NIRDPR said: "It provides Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC) to State Governments as well as to Central Government Schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Women Inc wants FM Sitharaman to increase Budget allocation for women, put 2019 reforms into action
Nahar Group's Manju Yagnik and Dr Aparajita Gogoi of C3 shared their Budget expectations for this year.
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