MP Veerendra Kumar demands withdrawal of customs duty on newsprint

New Delhi: Independent member from Kerala MP Veerendra Kumar on Thursday demanded in Rajya Sabha that the government withdraw the customs duty of 10 per cent slapped on newsprint as it will hit the already stressed print media. Participating in the debate on the Union Budget, the independent member said this was the highest-ever custom […]

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das hails Union Budget

New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Friday hailed the Union Budget, saying it would play a constructive role in making a ‘New India’ and a ‘New Jharkhand’. “The budget covers interests of all the sections of the society, be it women empowerment or employment for the youth or self-employment, it justifies ‘saab ka saath, […]

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Congress slams budget as ‘old wine in a new bottle’

New Delhi: Describing the Union Budget as “insipid” and “old wine in a new bottle”, the Congress on Friday alleged that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman belied expectations and gave no “meaningful relief” to any section of society. The budget has been prepared without listening to the voices of either ordinary citizens or knowledgeable economists, senior […]

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Budget: Marginal increase in allocation for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing several sensitive, high-profile corruption and banking scam cases, got Rs 781.01 crore in Union Budget for 2019-20, a marginal increase of Rs 2.08 crore from last year. The agency has on its hands several extradition cases where legal battles are being fought in courts abroad, corruption […]

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