Finance minister did not apply his mind to budget: Sinha

Dissenting BJP leader Yashwant Sinha criticised the 2018-19 Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, saying there was no application of mind while preparing it.

Farmers' incomes declined 1.38% since 2014: Yashwant Sinha

Feb 06 2018

Criticising the recent budget announcements, Yashwant Sinha said currently there is distress in rural India with farmers' income declining by 1.38 pc in last four years.

Adhia defends LTCG tax, says market rout due to global factors

Feb 06 2018

Exemption to equities from long- term capital gains (LTCG) tax was leading to higher asset valuations and was posing a potential risk to small investors, Adhia said.

0.3% slippage in fiscal deficit statistical in character: FM

Feb 05 2018

Hopeful of buoyant revenue collection next fiscal, Jaitley said 0.3 pc fiscal slippage is statistical in character and meeting the target would be much easier in future.

'Amidst regulatory uncertainty, blockchain jobs grow in India'

Feb 05 2018

"In the six months to November 2017, the number of cryptocurrency and blockchain jobs posted on the Indeed website rose by 290 per cent."

Don't misuse I-T laws, tax rates already low: CBDT to industry

Feb 05 2018

CBDT Chief asked the industry to refrain from misusing provisions of laws, saying effective tax rate for big companies is already 26 pc on account of various exemptions.

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