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Indian women and Budget 2018

Gender Budget Statement 2018: Small step for fund allocation, giant leap for lip service

While ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ will get more money than last year, the budget for all other major schemes including Ujjwala has been reduced.
Adi Godrej talks about Budget 2018

Budget 2018 makes India uncompetitive for investments, says Adi Godrej

Arun Jaitley has re-introduced long-term capital gains tax of 10 per cent. Companies with turnover of up to Rs 50 crore have got corporate tax relief.
A groundnut farmer with his produce

Budget 2018: It’s the rural economy, stupid

With large parts of the country, including poll-bound states, gripped by a farm crisis, Modi govt’s last budget gives top priority to the rural sector.
Farmers sorting through potato crop in Uttar Pradesh

Budget 2018: What onions, tomatoes & potatoes can learn from the milk shake-up

Like milk, government wants to develop market for onions, potatoes and tomatoes, launches new scheme with a corpus of Rs 500 crore to help farmers.
The C130J aircraft (for representational purposes) | Source: Ministry of Defence

Pensions overtake modernisation, modest 7.8 % hike in defence budget

Bill for pensions zooms past Rs 1 lakh crore mark; sharp increase in fund to assist private sector
Women working in factory

Budget 2018 gives incentives to get more women in the workplace, keep them there

EPFO payment rate eased for women workers from 12 to 8 per cent; Rs 3 lakh crore allocated for loans under Mudra Scheme.
Arun Jaitley in Parliament

Full text of the Union Budget 2018

Here's the full text of the Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley.
Animal hides used by tanneries being dried on the banks of Ganga

Fact check: Arun Jaitley claims in Budget that Ganga cleanup has picked up speed. It hasn’t

ThePrint's visits to Kanpur and Varanasi showed that the Ganga is far from being cleaned, and projects under Namami Gange have been progressing sluggishly.
Budget 2018 doubles MPs’ salaries, but they’ll no longer decide on their own raises

Budget Live: Jaitley gives no income tax benefits, imposes long-term capital gains tax

Tracking the latest updates as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Modi government's last Union Budget before the next general elections.
Arun Jaitley

Budget announces Rs 1 lakh crore new funding mechanism for higher education institutes

Scraps grants-in-aid, asks higher education institutes like IITs, IIMs NITs to take soft loans and pay 25 per cent principal.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.