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Budget boost for digital payments sector

The government has been consistent, over the last few months, about its intention to usher India into a digitally enabled and driven economic system.

02 Feb 2017

Five special tourism zones to come up: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced that the government will establish five special tourism zones in the next financial year. "Tourism…

01 Feb 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and members of his team on the even of annual budget presentation. (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)
Minority Affairs allocation up by 9.6 percent ahead of UP polls 

In the previous year, the allocation for the Ministry has been Rs 3,827.25 crore in 2016-17. Presenting the budget on Wednesday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a hike of Rs 367.75 crores to Mi

01 Feb 2017

An employee poses with the bundles of Indian rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala. (File Photo | Reuters)
Demonetisation bold, decisive step; to boost economy: Jaitley

Terming demonetisation as "bold and decisive" measure, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it will have a multiplier effect on the economy…

01 Feb 2017

Union Budget 2017: Tax rate cut from 10 per cent to 5 per cent for Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh income slab

The Union Budget presentation began on schedule after paying tribute to Kerala MP E Ahamed, who passed away last night.

01 Feb 2017