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NEW DELHI

Seeking to improve the ease of doing business, the government on Wednesday abolished FIPB and decided that foreign investment proposals requiring government approval would be cleared by the ministries concerned.

NEW DELHI

Jaitley Wednesday reduced the income tax for small companies with annual turnover of up to Rs 50 crore to 25 per cent with a view to making MSME companies more viable and encouraging firms to migrate to company format.

NEW DELHI

To boost slowdown-hit real estate sector, the government Wednesday announced infrastructure status to affordable housing to encourage investment in this segment and offered tax sops for developers sitting on completed unsold inventories.

NEW DELHI

Giving a boost to clean energy programme, Jaitley Wednesday proposed massive cuts in excise and customs duties on materials used in solar and wind plants, and also announced the second phase of solar park development for 20 GW capacity.

NEW DELHI

The overall defence budget saw an increase of a marginal 6.2 per cent for the next fiscal at Rs 2.74 lakh crore from the current Rs 2.58 lakh crore, with the capital outlay to cover the modernisation programmes getting a hike of 10.05 per cent.

NEW DELHI

In a move to push digital payments, the government removed all duties on devices used in the process of cashless transactions like point of sales machines, finger print readers etc.

NEW DELHI

Smokers and tobacco consumers will have to pay more for their indulgence as Jaitley continued with the crackdown on cigarettes, bidis and tobacco products by increasing taxes in the Budget 2017-18.

NEW DELHI

Terming as unprecedented the provision of Rs 1.31 lakh crore for railways' capital expenditure, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Wednesday said the budget is growth oriented.

Mumbai

Hailing the government's decision to grant infrastructure status to affordable housing segment, experts believe it will provide ample push for the sector as developers will now be able to get access to preferential and lower borrowing rates from banks.

Mumbai

The rupee continued its relentless rally against the US dollar to end at 1-1/2 month high of 67.47 on the back of frantic dollar unwinding by banks and exporters amid hopes of Fed hike delay.

Mumbai

Gold prices zoomed past the Rs 29,000-level by surging Rs 50 per 10 grams at the bullion market Wednesday on increased buying by jewellers to meet the ongoing wedding season demand.

NEW DELHI

Shares of PSU banks Wednesday rose by as much as 5.7 per cent after the government announced infusion of Rs 10,000 crore in public sector lenders in the next fiscal.

NEW DELHI

A day after the Economic Survey rang alarm bells on India's "soon-to-recede demographic dividend", finance minister Arun Jaitley today turned towards the youth seeking to 'energise' them through education, skills and jobs, earmarking as much as Rs 6,200 crore under tw

NEW DELHI

The National Green Tribunal today asked all the state governments and animal rights body People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to bring samples of glass-coated cotton thread, known as 'manja', for flying kites to show if it poses a danger to humans, animals a

NEW DELHI

To ensure availability of specialist doctors at the secondary and tertiary levels, the Centre today announced the creation of additional 5,000 post- graduate (PG) seats every year even as it increased the budget allocation for the health sector by almost 28 per cent.

NEW DELHI

The slashing of cash limit for political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000, proposed in the Budget, will open up "a plethora of ways" in which unaccounted money would come into play, CPI(M) said today and demanded a complete ban on corporate funding of parties.

Mumbai

Stating that the Centre's note ban decision "pick-pocketed" the common man while big defaulters remained unaffected, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today sought to the know the need for a Budget every year "when the previous promises are not fulfilled".

NEW DELHI

Giving a major thrust to rural India in the Union Budget, the government today announced bringing one crore households out of poverty and making 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by 2019, besides allocating highest ever funds to rural job scheme MGNRGEA.

Antony flays RML authorities
Report by: 
Agencies

Former Union minister and IUML leader E Ahamed, who was widely considered as India's 'unofficial ambassador' to Gulf countries, passed away early today but a row broke out over the presentation of the Union Budget in Parliament in the light of the death of the sitting MP.

Ahmedabad

The mortal remains of two soldiers, who died in an avalanche in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated today with full state honours at their native villages in Gujarat's Panchmahals and Bhavnagar districts.

Surajkund (Har)

The Haryana government will prepare a special plan for the expansion of the popular Surajkund International Crafts fair, which began here today.

KANPUR

At least 7 labourers were killed and a dozen others were injured after an under-construction building collapsed today in Kanpur's Jajmau. Kanpur Police DIG Rajesh Modak told PTI that number of dead and injured may rise.

Chandigarh

The ongoing Jat quota agitation in Haryana today entered its fourth day and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, officials said here, even as AIJASS national president Yashpal Malik addressed the protesters at several locations.

NEW DELHI

Union minister Vijay Goel today launched his 'Delhi Bachao' campaign along with activists of NGOs and resident welfare association members, protesting the "pathetic" condition of the city under the alleged "misgovernance" of the AAP government.

Kottayam (Ker)

In a shocking incident, a girl studying in a medical institution near here today suffered serious burn injuries after a youth set her and himself on fire for allegedly spurning his love.

Rampur (UP)

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath today alleged the state government did not allow his chopper to land here for an election rally, a charge denied by the district administration.

NEW DELHI

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has told National Green Tribunal that it has repeatedly asked the Delhi Government to expedite and submit the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) but nothing has been done.

Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was today rocked by unprecedented violent protests during which furniture was damaged and mikes were uprooted by opposition members who demanded that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti clarify her stand on her remarks on Article 370, forcing the

NEW DELHI

Former chief of AAP's JJ Cell Umesh Verma today joined the BJP along with his supporters, in a boost to the saffron party's focus on unauthorised colonies and slums in the city under the leadership of its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari.

Tribals seek resignation of Zeliang
Report by: 
Agencies

Two persons were killed while several others suffered injured in clashes between the police and a mob as groups of people rampaged government properties since last night in Dimapur and Longleng districts, even as polling to some Urban Local Bodies in Nagaland were held today.

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