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Sat, Feb 03 2018. 12 58 AM IST

Modicare, MSP hike will need Rs10,000-15,000 cr each in FY19: Garg

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on the government’s revised fiscal consolidation plan

Sat, Feb 03 2018. 12 44 AM IST

We have to take a conscious call on our priorities: Hasmukh Adhia on Budget 2018

The Rs1 lakh threshold for long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax on equities is very generous, says finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Sat, Feb 03 2018. 12 35 AM IST

Modicare will need up to Rs12,000 crore for implementation, says J.P. Nadda

Financing the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme, dubbed Modicare, will not be a problem, says health minister J.P. Nadda

Sat, Feb 03 2018. 12 30 AM IST

Govt’s solar pump scheme to cost Rs1.4 trillion, says Raj Kumar Singh

The centre will provide financial assistance of Rs48,000 crore for the solar-power pump scheme announced in Budget 2018, says power minister

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 11 49 PM IST

Day after ‘populist’ budget, Sensex crashes 840 points

A sell-off in global equities also dampened sentiment; Rs4.34 trillion in notional investor wealth wiped out

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 02 57 PM IST

Kerala govt presents annual budget, focuses on fiscal discipline

Kerala’s ruling Left front government presents annual budget, calls for ‘severe fiscal discipline’ by not announcing any major fresh projects and mooting steps to increase revenue

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 12 29 PM IST

Budget 2018 predicts stable GST revenue growth

Govt’s revenue from GST projected to pick up double-digit growth momentum in FY19 and stabilize over medium term

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 11 52 AM IST

Centre, states need to work together to implement Modicare: Arun Jaitley

To effectively implement the Modicare health insurance scheme, centre and states need to cooperate under federal institutions like GST Council, says Arun Jaitley

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 11 34 AM IST

Budget 2018 focuses on rural, social spending, but fiscal slippages possible

The Union budget is focussed on rural and social sectors with the aim of increasing agricultural income and improving the quality of rural infrastructure and healthcare

Fri, Feb 02 2018. 10 50 AM IST

High government debt burden constrains India’s rating: Fitch

Fitch says public finances ‘[constrain India’s sovereign ratings, given a high general govt debt burden of around 68% of GDP and a wide fiscal balance of 6.5% of GDP if states are included

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