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Budget 2018: Hike in Custom Duty to Increase Luxury Car Prices

The 2018 Union Budget brings in some bad news for luxury car buyers in India, The budget draft has proposed an increase in custom duty on luxury cars and motorcycles that are not fully made in India but built by using kits manufactured outside the country and assembled here. The prices of cars that are

Health services scheme for poor a `jumla’, government fooling people: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 3, The Congress on Saturday termed the Modi government’s Budget announcement of a mega health service insurance scheme for the poor a “jumla” and said it was made without adequate funds. Talking to reporters here, Congress Communications incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala said the proposed National Health Protection Scheme was another programme of

Budget 2018: Jaitley’s ‘Modicare’ health scheme music to the ears of 50 crore Indians, but it’s too good to be real

The biggest announcement made on Thursday, in what was the Narendra Modi government’s last full Union Budget, was the new healthcare scheme announced by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley. The government promised to provide free medical care of up to Rs five lakh each to 10 crore poor families – about 50 crore beneficiaries (assuming five members per family).If successful,

Budget 2018: What worries me is that fiscal arithmetic may be faulty, says Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh in his reaction to Arun Jaitley’s budget said the fiscal arithmetic could be at fault. “I don’t think I can blame the budget for being motivated by scoring points in elections, but fiscal arithmetic is at fault,” he told The Indian Express, adding “this budget is high on projecting a

Budget 2018: Home Ministry gets Rs 93,450 cr, a 5.6% hike

Budget 2018: Home Ministry gets Rs 93,450 cr, a 5.6% hike

Budget 2018 Home Ministry gets Rs 93,450 cr, a 5.6% hike. The Home Ministry has been allocated Rs 93,450 crore in the 2018-19 Union Budget, a hike of 5.6 per cent, with most funds earmarked for police, including the Central Armed Police Forces that are responsible for internal and border security.Presenting the Budget in Parliament,

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Budget 2018: WiFi, CCTVs in all trains progressively: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Presenting the Union Budget 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Parliament that WiFi internet services and CCTVs cameras will be progressively provided in all trains. Talking about the Railways, Jaitley said the focus in the next fiscal would be on safety, maintenance of railway tracks, increase in use of technology and fog

Budget 2018: Special scheme to tackle air pollution

New Delhi [India], Feb 1 : – Delhi’s air pollution found a special mention in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s fifth budget as the minister on Thursday announced a special scheme to tackle stubble burning. Stubble burning in the adjoining states of the Delhi-NCR is one of the major contributors to the air pollution. Meanwhile, Jaitley

Budget 2018: Modi government must take steps to counter price rise of Petroleum

As the date of the presentation of union budget 2018 nears, budget expectations from Arun Jaitley has reached its pinnacle. This will be Modi government’s fifth budget and is often regarded as one of the most important budgets of its tenure. Last year, one of the most important tax reforms in the history of India