Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicUnion Budget 2018

Topic: Union Budget 2018

MPs’ salary increase: Here’s what our lawmakers’ new pay package looks like

The Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances approved the parliamentary affairs ministry’s proposals, doubling MPs’ basic salary from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. New...

Modicare is not a jumla. There are too many ‘buts’ though

The concern with the health protection scheme is whether the insurance companies would make it worthwhile for hospitals to extend services easily.

Long-term capital gains tax makes a comeback

LTCG reintroduced after 14 years; govt also imposes 10% tax on dividend distributed by equity mutual funds.

The Modi govt never understood the problems of Indian farmers. Budget 2018 proves it

Arun Jaitley seemed to make a grand declaration as if he was fulfilling a manifesto promise. But he just shifted the goal posts with Budget 2018.

Happy that budget has taken our concerns into account: RSS affiliates

Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh call this budget as the first that truly addresses the concerns of ‘70 per cent India’s population’.

The biggest numbers from Modi government’s last full budget are mixed

The govt has been struggling with managing its spending following the rollout of the GST last year as well as the impact of demonetisation.

Full text of the Union Budget 2018

Here's the full text of the Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley gives no new ideas on reforming higher education in Budget 2018

More higher education institutions a positive, one new medical college for every three parliamentary constituencies will ease shortage of professionals.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.