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Anshuman Magazine
February 9, 2017
The Union Budget 2017 has struck a fine balance between being populist and bolstering private sector investments; with a special focus on infrastructure and affordable housing.


Research by Avneet Kaur
New Delhi, February 6, 2017
While spending prudently, Arun Jaitley has managed to ensure that the government's pet schemes don't remain underfunded.


Prosenjit Datta
Delhi, February 4, 2017
In my letter (A Lack of Data) in the Business Today pre-Budget special, I had pointed out: \"Almost all economists agree what the finance minister ought to do. He should go in for hefty tax cuts to make firms and consumers start spending again, deepen the social security net so that the poor are benefitted, and boost government spending on infrastructure to get the economy going.\"


BT Online
February 2, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget on Wednesday. While the experts were still doing analysis, Twitterati took charge and passed the verdict. Twitter users summed up their emotions during the Budget speech in just 140 characters.


PTI
February 1, 2017
Consumers will have to shell out 1-2 per cent more on mobile phones following the levy of a special additional duty (SAD) on circuit boards of mobile phones.


Sumant Banerji
New Delhi, February 1, 2017
The government on Wednesday set an ambitious target of garnering Rs 72,500 crore through the disinvestment route in 2017-18, a 60 per cent increase over the 2016-17 target of Rs 56,500 crore. This is the highest ever divestment target set by any government in India outdoing the Rs 69,500 crore of 2015-16.


PTI
New Delhi, February 1, 2017
Apollo Hospitals Group Chairman Prathap C Reddy said: \"While we were hopeful that healthcare would be accorded a national priority sector status, the structural reform in medical education, in particular the increase in number of post graduate medical seats and DNB courses is praiseworthy as it was long-awaited.\"


PTI
New Delhi, February 1, 2017
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the Union Budget as \"clueless and missionless\" and said it had no roadmap for the country or the future, from a government \"that has lost all the credibility\".


BT Online
New Delhi, February 1, 2017
After paying tribute to the parliamentarian and former Union minister E Ahamed, finance minister Arun Jaitley tables the Union Budget 2017 as scheduled. Catch all the live updates here.


BT Online
New Delhi, January 31, 2017
As the government prepares itself for February 1, the Opposition parties made it clear that they will be closely watching the Budget referring to disruptions if any major annoucement would be made related to the poll-bound states.


BT Online
New Delhi, January 31, 2017
The survey stated that even today, every Indian city faces serious challenges related to water and power supply, waste management, public transport, education, healthcare, safety, and pollution.


BT Online
New Delhi, January 31, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today presented the Economic Survey 2016-17 in the Parliament. The document suggested that as the politics, technology and economics of the country are surging ahead, this would be the right time for the laws to catch up to further enhance the integration among the states.


BT Online
New Delhi, January 31, 2017
The Government's Budget website defines the survey as \"A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, which reviews the development of the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarises the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term.\"


E Kumar Sharma
January 30, 2017
Y V Reddy, the seasoned banker and the 21st governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2003 and 2008, feels there is lot more to gold than in its colour and its attributes of providing safety, security and under difficult circumstances, even liquidity.


Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, January 30, 2017
A spate of rail accidents in recent times has forced the Central government to put passenger safety up on the priorities. For the first time, the Finance Ministry may announce a special fund of Rs 20,000 crore for rail safety in the general budget to be presented on February 1.


Reuters
January 26, 2017
Finance minister Arun jaitley is likely to borrow more than originally planned when he presents the budget on February 1, senior aides and officials said, despite counting on revenues from a national sales tax whose launch date is still unknown.


Dr. Nupur Pavan Bang
New Delhi, January 25, 2017
India has one of the lowest health expenditure ratios in the world in terms of the government spending on health as a percent of GDP. This is lower than that of the low income countries as well. India is a lower middle income country as per the World Bank classification.


Manish Sharma
January 30, 2017
The past year started off with a promise of being one the most profitable financial year for the consumer durable industry in almost four years. Implementation of the 7th pay commission, good monsoon and increase in buying power of the citizens came as a goodwill bearer for the industry which further ascended its flow into the festive season.


Rajiv Bhargava
New Delhi, January 20, 2017
While the 2016-17 budget had been termed as a 'Pay and Perks' budget, the forthcoming one needs to be an 'Arms and Weaponry' budget with a strong focus on capital acquisition to modernize Indian Armed Forces.


Reuters
New Delhi, January 20, 2017
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) calls for the delay over concerns that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could seek to influence the outcome of the polls with populist spending promises.


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