Free Press Journal
  • National rural broadband mission to get Rs.500 cr

    New Delhi:  The government proposes to allocate Rs.500 crore for the National Rural Internet and Technology Mission, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

  • Scheme for welfare of girl child

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday announced the ‘Beti padhao, beti badhao’ scheme and allocated Rs.100 crore for the welfare of the girl child.

  • Backward regions fund to be restructured

    New Delhi: Government to restructure Backward Regions Grant Fund to fill the critical gap in capacity building in identified backward districts, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday.

  • Budget 2015

    Highlights of full Budget for 2014-15

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Highlights of the full Budget for 2014-15 (Apr-Mar), presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha today:

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday for the day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made his budget speech.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Retro tax amendment to be undertaken with extreme caution

    New Delhi: Assuring investors that retrospective amendments to tax laws will be undertaken with extreme caution, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said all fresh cases arising out of the 2012 amendment of I-T Act will be looked into by a high level CBDT committee.

  • Arun Jaitley

    PSU banks to raise Rs 2.40 lakh crore capital by 2018

    New Delhi:  Proposing to provide greater autonomy to public sector banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said these lenders would require Rs 2.40 lakh crore capital by 2018 to meet global Basel III norms.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley announces new schemes for disabled

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced schemes for disabled people and said 15 new Brail presses will be set up.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley’s budget targets 7-8 percent growth in three years

    New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley began presenting the first national budget for self and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government Thursday expressing concerns over economic slowdown while promising steps to ensure a course correction with bold measures.

  • Highlights of full Budget for 2014-15

    New Delhi/ Mumbai :- Highlights of the full Budget for 2014-15 (Apr-Mar), presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha today:
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    * To hike FDI in defence to 49%
    * NDA policy to encourage FDI in selective sectors
    * Domestic defence mfg sector at nascent stage
    * FDI in selected sectors to help larger interest of country
    * Plan to enlarge scope of income tax settlement commission
    * To provide certainty in tax laws
    * Propose changes

  • Budget 2014: Highlights

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government unveiled what it called a budget for growth on Thursday, vowing to curb borrowing after the Asian giant’s longest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century.

  • Arun Jaitley, Delhi Budget

    Kisan TV to provide real time information on agriculture

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that a kisan (farmer) TV would be launched in 2014 to provide real time information on various issues related to farming and agriculture.

  • Luiz Felipe Scolari

    ‘Nobody will die’ says defiant Scolari

    Teresõpolis (Brazil):  Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari defended his record on Wednesday as the football-mad nation struggled to absorb the World Cup debacle against Germany.