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Budget 2017

Budget Commentary

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Former RBI Governor Rangarajan finds Budget 2017 a "fairly routine" one
3:36 PM
Every Indian to have a house?
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Jaitley's Budget 2017 a careful one.
3:10 PM
Budget 2017: Jaitley seeks to woo rural population
3:05 PM
Jaitley plays big brother to eliminate black money
2:56 PM
Demonetisation has changed the way of life in our country. People have started embracing cashless economy: FM Arun Jaitley
2:53 PM
#Budget2017 with Business Standard - A careful budget
2:52 PM
Modest and selective direct tax cuts show restraint, while surcharge kicking in from lower level makes income tax system more progressive. Hard to quarrel with this, but there will be disappointment because there were expectations of more substantive changes.
2:51 PM
Shocking dissonance between number of tax payers and deposits of demonetised notes. Points to massive tax evasion. Addressing it could be an important consequence of demonetisation
2:50 PM
Welcome stress on fiscal responsibility in Budget, reflected in fiscal deficit, borrowing level & revenue deficit.
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Complete rural electrification by May 2018, hike in MNREGA fund: FM Jaitley
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The first few months of GST will be experimental. Indirect tax collection will expand after that: FM Arun Jaitley tells Ashok Bhattacharya
2:35 PM
Arun Jaitley has presented a Budget that will be taken as a big relief by almost all stakeholders, writes Shyamal Majumdar
2:29 PM
Post demonetisation, I wanted to help the MSME sector. I had a promise to keep: FM Arun Jaitley tells Ashok Bhattacharya
2:25 PM
A budget to shed the "suit boot ki sarkar" image
2:15 PM
FM Arun Jaitley delivers a politically sagacious Budget
2:02 PM
Budget: Rs 10,000 crore allocated for rural broadband push in Bharat Net
1:57 PM
Budget 2017: Infrastructure status to affordable housing to boost projects
1:55 PM
This is a Budget for the future- for farmers, underprivileged, transparency, urban rejuvenation, rural development, enterprise: PM Narendra Modi on #Budget2017
1:52 PM
This Budget will help small businesses to become competitive in the global market: PM Narendra Modi on #Budget2017
1:50 PM
Overall, in terms of actual economic policy, the Budget was typically competent – but few could claim it moved as far forward as the government needed to with this Budget. Time is running out, writes Mihir Sharma
1:48 PM
The commitment to eliminate corruption and black money is reflected in the Budget: PM Narendra Modi on #Budget2017
1:43 PM
The aim of the Government is to double the income of farmers. This Budget is yet again devoted to the well-being of the villages, farmers and the poor: PM Narendra Modi on #Budget2017
1:40 PM
The merger of the Railway Budget with the general budget will give an impetus to the transport sector's growth: PM Narendra Modi on #Budget2017
1:39 PM
The FM has presented an 'Uttam' Budget, devoted to strengthening the hands of the poor: PM Narendra Modi
1:34 PM
Cash dealings above Rs 3 lakh banned from April 1: Jaitley
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