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In the wake of a storm over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwats’s controversial remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS national prachar pramukh Manmohan Vaidya today said that Bhagwat’s comments had been “blown out
C.J.George, Managing Director, Geojit BNP Paribas has said that the budget has removed some anomalies and extended the principal of equal treatment for similar entities as far as the capital marke...
The historic Qutub Shahi tombs here will now get a face-lift. They will receive aid as part of a Central scheme announced in the Budget on Saturday. The tombs, the resting place of t...
CJ George, Managing Director, Geojit BNP Paribas, has said that the Budget has removed some anomalies and extended the principle of equal treatment for similar entities as far as the capital marke...
Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry has criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not giving funds for Kerala’s crawling public sector industrial units in the Budget today. However...
While industry associations welcomed the
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today hailed the Budget presented by his colleague Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying he has presented a “forward looking” and “progressive” one that
Banking reforms to help in the long-run  (28 February 05:48 pm) 
The change   Public sector banks were expecting large capital infusion from the Government, to help them meet Basel III requirements. Instead, the Finance Mi...
Govt pro-poor and pro-industry: Jaitley  (28 February 05:48 pm) 
Emphasising the need for a balancing act between infrastructure and welfare spending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the BJP-led government is “pro-poor and pro-industry“.The M...
The Union...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley believes vice should come at a price, as evidenced by the excise duty hikes he has imposed on cigarettes in successive Budgets. But this year, Jaitley has chosen to f...
GVK Reddy, Founder Chairman & MD of GVK Group, has described the
The Budget has delivered a mixed bag for the Indian aviation sector. Air India has been provided ₹2,500 crore as against its request for ₹ 4,277 crore. The funds have been provided despit...
Under attack over unearthing black money, government today came out with a proposal for a comprehensive law to check the menace by providing for a jail term up to 10 years for hiding foreign asset...
With the government putting strong emphasis on job creation, experts today said measures proposed in the Union Budget can help in creating millions of employment opportunities in the coming years.
The foreign ministry has seen a good hike of 19 per cent in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 as the main thrust remained towards various development assistance projects implemented...
A highly pragmatic budget, says GE CEO  (28 February 05:48 pm) 
Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE South Asia “The Finance Minister has presented a highly pragmatic
In an employee-friendly move, the government today made provident fund contribution optional for workers getting salary below a threshold. However, the employer will continue to contribut...
After being stuck in the files for several months, the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) will see some activity on the ground with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley making some initial financial...
Government today announced launching of a National Skills Mission to consolidate skill initiatives across several ministries, a move that was hailed by the industry as a welcome step to address th...
Jaitley not stifling public spending: Debopam Chaudhuri, Vice-President- Research & Chief Economist, ZyFin Research “A fair budget in our view. Indian governments have a...
To encourage offshore fund managers to relocate to India, the government today said it will modify Permanent Establishment norms to ensure that a mere presence in the country does not lead to
Given the sky-high expectations in the run-up to this Budget, the market was setting itself up for disappointment if the FM didn’t announce big tax giveaways. Jaitley’s Budget has been markedly
'Budget not up to market expectations'  (28 February 04:49 pm) 
Not a ‘super budget’, says Atul Kumar, Head-Equity Funds, Quantum AMC “There were some high expectation from
Kerala-based NBFCs appreciate getting the benefit of the SARFAESI Act in the Budget, saying that “it has been a long-pending request of the industry”. V.P. Nandakumar, Managing Director a...