India to raise health spending by 11 pc; less than requested

India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 pc in the annual budget, after rejecting Nadda’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control.

Jaitley holds pre-Budget meet with state finance ministers

Jan 18 2018

Arun Jaitley held pre-Budget consultations with his state counterparts during which they offered suggestions on various fiscal policy and budgetary measures.

Retailers seek industry status, GST simplification in Budget

Jan 18 2018

Retailers have asked the govt to simplify GST system and grant industry status to the sector for easier access to finance and attract more investments.

Assocham seeks higher outlay for education in Budget

Jan 17 2018

Assocham has sought enhanced outlay for education in the upcoming Budget and pitched for exempting higher education from GST.

Budget 2018:Opportunity to fulfil housing expectations of million

ANKUR DHAWAN | Jan 17 2018

The government should introduce a separate tax benefit for pre-EMI interest during the construction period.

India gives Asian Financial Forum a miss, for Davos

Jan 16 2018

India is missing at the AFF event, ostensibly because its ministers and officials have opted for the WEF at Davos in Switzerland later this month, an official said.

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