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  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bhaichung Bhutia

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best captain India have had: Bhaichung Bhutia

    Kolkata: Terming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the best captain India have ever produced, former national football team skipper Bhaichung Bhutia today said the wicketkeeper-batsman has it in him to help the country defend the cricket World Cup title in Australia. “Dhoni is definitely the best captain India have ever had. I think he’s going to win the World Cup this time as
    well,” an overwhelmed Bhutia said here on the sidelines of a promotional event.

  • Govt to encourage corporatisation of public sector ports

    New Delhi: Pitching for corporatisation of state-run ports in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government will encourage them to become companies under the current legislation.

  • Skilling Rural Youth Gets Rs 1,500 Crore Boost

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the creation of a separate ministry for skill development of rural youth and allocated Rs 1,543 crore for the year 2015-16.

  • Jaitley Slashes Education, Health Spending

    While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power promising to increase spending on health and education, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has actually reduced the proposed spending on both these crucial sectors for the financial year 2015-16.

  • stats make india

    Pushing For Make in India

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has outlined policy measures for the “Make in India” plan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while presenting the budget for financial year 2015-16.

  • India targets 1,75,000 mw green power by 2022: Budget

     New Delhi: Emphasising the need to generate more  electricity from clean energy sources, the government announced a massive renewable power production target of 1,75,000 mw in the next seven years.

  • tax liability

    Individual tax payers to benefit, no change in tax rate

    New Delhi: Not changing the income tax rates or increasing the exemption limits for individuals, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed increasing the range of tax deductible investments/spend, IANS reports.

  • Tax deduction limit up Rs 50K for investment in pension fund

    New Delhi: In order to promote social security conditions in the country, government today raised the tax incentive limit for investment in pension fund by Rs 50,000, taking it to Rs 1.5 lakh. The limit on deduction on account of contribution to a Pension Fund and the New Pension Scheme is proposed to be increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Budget 2015-16 presented

  • Madonna

    Madonna wants to be a comedian if her music career stalls

    London : Madonna has revealed that she wants to be a comedian in future if her music career falls off on its back. The ‘Like A Virgin’ singer said on Ross’s ITV chat show that she wanted to try her hands on ‘sit-down’ comedy, in which she will share her funny experiences and stories with a drink or two on her table, the Mirror reported. The 56-year-old songstress also added that bad timings prevented

  • Narendra Modi

    Progressive budget which delivers on growth: Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Union budget as progressive and practical which delivers on job creation, equity and growth. “Union budget 2015 is a budget with a clear vision. It is a budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and prudent,” Modi tweeted.

  • BUDGET 2015: A feared law deferred for 2 years

    New Delhi: In line with his promise that India will not levy any tax with retrospective effect, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the government would delay by two years the implementation of the planned General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), which will be applied prospectively from fiscal 2017-18.

  • Budget 2015: General Reaction

    Good, forward-looking budget. GST, curbing black money and pension for all are excellent initiatives

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Neither 17-year-old, nor 17 stars: Shah Rukh Khan clears the air

    Mumbai : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is perplexed about why number 17 is being associated with him lately.  He took to micro-blogging site Twitter to refute rumours that he plays a 17-year-old boy in “Fan” and that in Rohit Shetty’s directorial, which stars him in the lead role, there’s an ensemble of 17 actors.  Hence, the perplexed “Bollywood Badshah” had to clear the air through social media.  “And the number 17 where

  • Top 10 New Schemes Explained

    The 2015 Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saw the introduction of new schemes across multiple sectors.

  • A Steady Budget From Modi/Jaitley Combine

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented a steady budget for financial year 2015-16, and projected a fiscal deficit of 3.9% for the financial year 2015-16. While revenue receipts for the government are likely to increase only marginally to Rs 11,41,575 crore from Rs 11,26,294 crore in 2014-15, total expenditure is likely to go up 5.7% to Rs 17,77,477 crore from Rs 16,81,158 crore.

  • Is Urban India Being Cheated of Cheap Power?

    One of the first steps of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has been to slash electricity tariffs for domestic users consuming less than 400 units a month. Some characterize the move as a handout.

  • India vs uae

    India bowl out UAE for 102

    Perth: India bowled out the the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a paltry total of 102 in 31.3 overs in a World Cup Pool B match being played at the WACA here Saturday. Opting to bat, the UAE kept losing wickets at regular intervals as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 4/25 from his 10 overs.

  • Budget 2015

    ‘Budget has not been presented with an eye on share market’

    New Delhi: Commenting on proposals of Union Budget 2015-16, CA Sanjay Dongre and CA CV Deodhar said the budget is pragmatic and has not been presented with an eye on share market. It will benefit poor, senior citizen, students, farmers and under privileged class. In this budget, the thrust is on infrastructure, housing for poor, agriculture and boosting domestic investment. The introduction of GST will benefit corporate and consumers alike. By allocating