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
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.
The Opposition parties stood united in their criticism of the Union budget presented in the Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union budget on Friday in Parliament laying out the roadmap for growth to a $5 trillion economy.
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.
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
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).
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.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented her maiden budget for the financial year 2019-20 in the Parliament.
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.
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.
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%.
Model sites will be built by the government to encourage the arrival of tourists in the country.
Banks have recovered Rs 4 lakh crore due to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and other means effected in the past four years.
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.
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.
The move will bring India in the league of developed nations like the US, the UK, Singapore and Canada who already have SSE.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Narendra Modi government keeps "Gaon, Garib and Kisan" at the centre.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.