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Budget 2019

Don’t Kill The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg: Tourism Experts To The Govt

Jul 05, 2019 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Disappointed due to non-inclusion of tourism sectors’ demands, tour operators and experts say that the government has a complete lack of understanding of the needs of a business segment that accounts for 10% of the Indian economy

Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Jul 05, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19, a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent.


Opposition Slams Budget 2019, Calls It 'Old Wine In A New Bottle'

The Opposition parties stood united in their criticism of the Union budget presented in the Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2019: A $5 Trillion Target For India

Jul 05, 2019 Alam Srinivas

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union budget on Friday in Parliament laying out the roadmap for growth to a $5 trillion economy.


Union Budget 2019 Aims To Transform India Into A Land Of Billion Entrepreneurs

One of the major problems that startups face relates to their valuations, as these companies are unlisted and at the investment stage, i.e. they gobble up cash without earning profits.

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05 July, 2019

Budget 2019 Analysis: Continuation Of Policy Initiatives On Track To Higher Growth

Lola Nayar

For the aam admi, there are no shocks in the form of any new taxes, with incentives for loans taken to purchase a low-cost dwelling and electric vehicles while for the trader class there is a new pension scheme


05 July, 2019

What's New In Union Budget 2019-20

Outlook Web Bureau

Presenting the maiden budget of Modi 2.0 government in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman, the first full-time woman Finance Minister, proposed measures to ease liquidity crisis facing shadow banking sector (NBFCs).


05 July, 2019

Union Budget 2019: Petrol, Diesel To Be Costlier; Super Rich To Be Taxed More; Sops To Housing, Startups

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Sitharaman announced a surcharge on individuals having taxable income of Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore and for those above Rs 5 crore which will hike their effective tax rate by 3 percent and 7 percent respectively.


05 July, 2019

Union Budget 2019: What Gets Cheaper And What Gets Costlier

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented her maiden budget for the financial year 2019-20 in the Parliament.


05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: Govt Proposes Steps To Remove Tax Woes Of Startups

Outlook Web Bureau

In her maiden budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted that start-ups in India are taking firm roots and their growth needs to be encouraged.


05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: Govt Proposes Reduction Of Rs 1.50 Lakh On Interest On Home Loan Up To March 2020

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also proposed that 25 per cent corporate tax will apply on companies with up to Rs 400 crore turnover; covering 99.3 pc of corporate India.


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05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: No Tax On Funds Raised By Startups And Other Key Takeaways From FM Sitharaman's Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Besides levying a TDS of 2% on cash withdrawal from banks of over Rs 1 crore per year, Sitharaman also proposed to increase customs duty on gold and other precious metals from 10% to 12.5%.


05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: Iconic Sites To Be Transformed Into World-Class Destinations To Boost Tourism

Outlook Web Bureau

Model sites will be built by the government to encourage the arrival of tourists in the country.


05 July, 2019

After Govt Announces Fund Infusion, PSU Bank Shares Jump Up To 5 Per Cent

Outlook Web Bureau

Banks have recovered Rs 4 lakh crore due to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and other means effected in the past four years.


05 July, 2019

Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Several Measures To Boost Infrastructure

Outlook Bureau

India Budget 2019: The budget speech emphasised on providing a massive push to all kinds of physical connectivity by taking forward programmes across various key sub-sectors such as roads, rail, inland waterways and air connectivity.


05 July, 2019

FM Sitharaman Proposes Exclusive TV Channel For Startups

Outlook Web Bureau

Presenting the Budget for 2019-20, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to start a television programme exclusively for startups that will be executed by startups themselves.


05 July, 2019

Union Budget 2019-20: Will SSE Drive Funding Hope For Social Entrepreneurs?

Jyotika Sood

The move will bring India in the league of developed nations like the US, the UK, Singapore and Canada who already have SSE.


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05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: Govt Proposes To Build 1.95 cr Houses Under PMAY-Gramin In 2 Years

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Narendra Modi government keeps "Gaon, Garib and Kisan" at the centre.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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