Union Budget 2018

4 secrets behind Amit Shah's long, uninterrupted maiden speech in Rajya Sabha

According to the parliamentary tradition, a member making a maiden speech is not interrupted - either by the other members or even by the presiding officer.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Image for representation. Photo: Reuters

MSP game backfires as farmer unions announce nationwide week-long protest

Farmer unions have threatened to observe a week-long nationwide protest from February 7 onwards to highlight the non-feasibility of the MSP announced in the budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Union Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Between rich and poor debate, our netas are happiest of the lot

Budget 2018 has virtually made the salaries of MPs inflation-proof under a law that will provide for "automatic revision of emoluments every five years indexed to inflation".

Budget 2018: No special package for Andhra Pradesh, TDP-BJP ties under strain

No special package for Andhra Pradesh, criticism of the TDP by BJP leaders have widened the schism between the two parties.

Budget hits Sensex hard, down over 800 points; Nifty below 10,800 mark

Equity markets on Friday tumbled and closed deep in the red -- the BSE Sensex shedding over 800 points -- following negative global cues and a disappointing announcement in the Budget.

Modicare, which plans to give health insurance to half of India, will cost Rs 10,872 crore a year: Report

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech proposed setting up the 'world's largest government-funded healthcare programme' to cover 50 crore Indians.

Union Budget 2018: Double delight for digital India

The last full budget of the NDA government has doubled the allocation for the 'Digital India'.

Budget 2018: UDAN set for take-off on Rs.1000 crore budget

In a major air travel connectivity boost, the government is planning to operationalize 56 unserved airports and 31 helipads in the country under UDAN scheme

Budget 2018: Full speed ahead, but safety first for Indian railways

FM announces Rs 1.48 lakh crore for railways, says capacity expansion and safety a priority.

Budget 2018: How will govt spend on defence? More on pensions, less on weapons

Fund allocation for the defence forces saw a meager increase. This was contrary to the expectations.

In a first, ex-IITians monitored real-time social media reactions to Budget for govt

Right when FM Arun Jaitley was presenting the Union Budget 2018 in Lok Sabha, an analytics team was gauging the impact of the Budget, each proposal and the promise in it.

Budget 2018: Jaitley's briefcase had good news for medical aspirants. Here's how

Government intends to set up 24 new government medical colleges.