Day: February 1, 2020

Shabana Azmi returns home, expresses gratitude to well-wishers

Mumbai, Feb 1: Noted actor Shabana Azmi, who was injured in an accident last month, on Saturday said that she is back home now and thanked her fans for praying for her speedy recovery. The 69-year-old actor suffered head injuries when her car met with an accident on the […]


India steps up farm support, offers tax cuts to revive faltering growth

NEW DELHI – India sought to boost growth in a federal budget on Saturday that raised spending on farms and expressways and offered cuts in personal taxes, but the measures fell short of market expectations and battered stocks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is grappling with the country’s […]

No strategic idea, anything concrete in Union Budget: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 1: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there was no strategic idea or anything concrete in the Union Budget and it described the “hollow” approach of the government that was “all talk and nothing happening”. Talking to reporters outside Parliament soon after the presentation of […]

Most disappointing budget, says Puducherry CM

Puducherry, Feb 1: Senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday dubbed the union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the most disappointing and lacking in firm measures to deal with economic slowdown. In his reaction to the budget, the Chief Minister slammed […]

Budget cuts personal income tax, raises customs duty

New Delhi, Feb 1: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced cuts in personal income tax, extended tax benefits for affordable housing and gave relief to companies on payment of dividend in the Union Budget for 2020-21 as the government looked to boost consumption to bring the economy out […]

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