Finance Minister takes a dig at Chidambaram

Denying allegations of non-transparency in budgetary numbers, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Modi government’s Budget was clear and transparent , while indicating that numbers were doubtful during the UPA rule. Continue Reading

Editorial: Budget – Bouquets & Brickbats

The Union Budget tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Monday has evoked mixed response from various quarters, right from politicians to industry leaders to experts. Continue Reading

Budget: Govt may tweak customs duties on host of goods

The government may tweak customs duties in the Budget next week on several goods, including furniture raw materials, copper scrap, certain chemicals, telecom equipment and rubber products, to promote domestic manufacturing and exports, sources said. Continue Reading

Budget focus: Ticks almost all boxes says India Inc.

Keeping in mind progressive growth, the Union budget announced in the Parliament had something for all sectors to cheer about. With the government leaving many sectors untouched, the need for more action to be taken follows as a consequence. Continue Reading

Budget 2019-20: FM uses Sangam Tamil poem to explain govt stand

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  caught the attention of all the MPs when she quoted a poem in Tamil by Pisirandhaiyar while tabling the Union Budget this morning. It was a Purananuru poem of the Sangam era, where Pisirandhaiyar advises the Pandya king on levying tax. Continue Reading