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Income Tax

Two Income Tax regimes with and without deductions, which one is better for you? A ready reckoner

A comparative analysis between the new tax regime without exemptions and old income tax regime with exemptions and deductions
Yogi Adityanath

Opposition spread rumours that if 370 is scrapped, the country will witness heinous bloodshed, but nothing happened: Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath lashes out at the opposition for anti-CAA protests, says it is not about the amended law
Corporate Tax cuts will boost revenue generation, said N Sitharaman

Corporate tax cuts will improve revenue generation: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The provisions in the Union Budget 2020 regarding Corporate Taxes are crucial towards delivering on Narendra Modi's vision of a $5 trillion economy.
Budget NRI tax

Govt clarifies Income Tax for NRIs, says only those NRIs who are not residents of any country will be taxed in India

If any NRI is not a resident of any country in the world, he'll be deemed to be a resident of India for Income Tax
Budget 2020: Here is the list of exemptions that taxpayers will have to give up in the new optional tax regime

Budget 2020: Here is the list of exemptions that taxpayers will have to give up in the new optional tax regime

In the Budget 2020 speech, the FM announced a new optional tax regime for taxpayers of the country.
ESOPs

Budget 2020 fulfils a long-standing demand of startup community, defers tax payment on ESOPs for 5-years

Finance minister proposes to defer payment of tax on ESOPs by five years in budget 2020
Union Budget 2020 (Defence)

Budget 2020: Rs. 4,71,378 crores allocated for Defence Expenditure, a marked 9% increase from last year

Budget 2020: Defence allocations are a prominent feature of every budget.
Budget 2020-2021

SC, ST and OBC in Budget 2020: Allocation of Rs. 85000 crores for welfare of SCs, OBCs, additional Rs. 53,700 for STs

SC/ST in Budget 2020: Tribal museum to be set up in Ranchi to educate people about India's tribal history
Union Budget 2020: Finance Minister announces disinvestment of LIC, to be listed on stock exchanges

Union Budget 2020: Finance Minister announces disinvestment of LIC, to be listed on stock exchanges. Read details

In Budget 2020 speech, FM announced that the govt has proposed to sell a part of its holdings in LIC
Infrastructure gets a major boost to spur growth in a looming downturn

Union Budget 2020: Rs 100 lakh crores to be spent on Infrastructure in the next 5 years to spur growth. Read details

FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget 2020 speech announced a host of measures for Infrastructure development
Budget 2020- Direct Tax

Budget 2020: Here is all you need to know about new optional personal tax regime where the govt foregoes Rs. 40,000 crores in revenue

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a new income tax regime for the country

A Taxpayer Charter will be enshrined into the laws, harassment of taxpayers will not be tolerated: Finance Minister during budget speech

Tax harassment can’t be tolerated when we are talking about citizens and wealth creators, FM said
Union Budget 2020 (MSME)

MSME in Budget 2020: Debt Restructuring Window extended by a year, NBFCs to extend invoice financing to MSMEs

Addressing the concerns of MSME in Budget 2020 was crucial towards reviving the economy amidst a global slowdown
Health and Education in Union Budget 2020: End of TB by 2025, Jan Aushadi shops across country, NEP among slew of measures

Health and Education in Union Budget 2020: End of TB by 2025, Jan Aushadi shops across country, NEP among slew of measures

In the Budget 2020 presented today, FM Nirmala Sitharman announced a Rs 99,300 crore outlay for the education sector
Budget 2020 - Railways

Railway part of Budget 2020: Solar Panels along railway tracks and plan announced for Bengaluru Suburban Rail

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Railway announcement as a part of Budget 2020
Budget 2020 (Agriculture)

Now farmers can earn even from their barren lands: Here is Modi govt’s 16 point action plan for farmers in Budget 2020

Agriculture is one sector that always occupies a prominent space in Budget 2020. And this year was no different.
Budget 2020-2021

Aspirations of people, economy and a Kashmiri poem: Here are initial comments made by Nirmala Sitharaman during Budget 2020

The budget 2020-21 will focus on three themes: Aspirational India, Economic Development For All and A Caring Society
Budget session in the parliament to see 45 bills brought in over 31 sittings

Budget session: Govt plans to bring 45 bills in 31 sittings, Mineral laws, Insolvency Code, and MTP rights on the table

The first part will conclude on February 11 and the two houses will commence again on March 2. The recess will be used to examine the demands for grants of various ministries and departments by the respective standing committees.
Live updates: Budget 2020-2021

LIVE Updates on Union Budget 2020-21: 20% tax dropped to 10% for 5 to 7.5 lakhs, for Rs 7.5 to 10 lakhs, tax 15% instead of 20%

This Live blog will bring you all the updates from the Union Budget 2020-2021 delivered by the FM

‘Happy that both houses of parliament passed CAA to fulfil the wishes of Gandhiji’: President Kovind addressing joint session of parliament

President Ram Nath Kovind said that parliament fulfiled wishes of Mahatma Gandhi by enacting CAA
Chattisgarh pension

Congress Government in Chattisgarh cancels pension for those jailed during emergency under draconian MISA, says they were not victims

Congress-led Chattisgarh government scrapped the scheme meant to pay those who were detained during the emergency.
1615 NDFB cadre lay down arms at Guwahati after historic peace treaty

Assam: After historic peace agreement, 1,615 cadres of all four factions of NDFB lay down arms in Guwahati

1,615 cadres of all the four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) surrendered their arms at an event held at Guwahati Medical College Hospital.

Union cabinet approves changes to Abortion law, termination of pregnancy to be extended till 24 weeks

Government of India extends time limit of termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks from 20 weeks
AAP govt led by Arvind Kejriwal failed to deliver on 75% promises made: Detailed analyses of all 70 promises made in 2015

Delhi govt led by Arvind Kejriwal failed to deliver on 75% promises made: Detailed analysis of all 70 promises made in 2015

Delhi: Out of 70 promises, Kejriwal has delivered 11, while 57, are either not fulfilled or partially fulfilled
A Wishlist for Budget 2020: An opportunity to create history

A Wishlist for Budget 2020: An opportunity to create history

On 20th, Halwa Ceremony was conducted marking the start of the final leg of Budget 2020 process
CAA, NRC and Lessons for the Govt of India from the Rohingya crisis

CAA, NRC and Lessons for the Government of India from the Rohingya crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis is the largest refugee crisis in the world today and India has a lot to learn
Kamra heckles Goswami again on return flight from Lucknow, GoAir bans him until further notice

‘Comedian’ Kunal Kamra tries to heckle Arnab Goswami again on return GoAir flight, later gets banned from that airline too

Today, while returning in a GoAir flight from Lucknow to Mumbai, Kamra has reportedly repeated his behaviour. Arnab Goswami was travelling in that flight too, and Kamra heckled him again.
India summons Pakistan official

Indian summons Pakistan High Commission official, registers strong protest over abduction of Hindu woman from her wedding ceremony

India summons Pakistan's official, registered protest over the abduction of Hindu girl.

10 Chairs in Universities in the names of noteworthy women approved by MWCD, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar and M.S. Subbulakshmi among them

The initiative is called the 'Establishment of Chairs in the University in the Name of Eminent Women Administrators/Artists/Scientists/Social Reformers'.
Bodo peace accord will bring a golden future for Assam, says Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah secures peace agreement with Bodo groups amidst plans to ‘cut off Assam’ by Shaheen Bagh mastermind

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured that the agreement signed between Assam government, Centre and the Bodo representatives will herald a golden future for Assam and the Bodo people.

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