Jaitley reaches Parliament; Budget on schedule PM @narendramodi arriving in Parliament House, for the #Cabinet Meeting before presentation of #Budget2017 pic.twitter.com/qplHd3xJQL— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 1, 2017 Saddened by E Ahamed ji's demise but Budget will be presented. Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit The Union Budget this year seems particularly important in the aftermath of the India’s biggest decision of 2016 – demonetisation and preceding elections in UP. A recent report by Ambit capital suggests that Union Budget is likely to be focussed primarily on reinforcing the ‘black money crackdown’ theme with a secondary focus on delivering token payments to the poor as well as income tax cuts. According to the report by the brokerage firm, the government is expected to announce an ‘anti-rich’ budget with a secondary focus on: delivering token payments to the poor; and tax cuts for the middle class.
Uttarakhand elections: Rahul Gandhi, Harish Rawat perform Ganga aarti With just two days left for the Uttarakhand assembly polls and the state Congress striving hard to woo voters in the last leg of the election campaign, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Harish Rawat took part in Ganga Aarti at Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri late night on Sunday. Rahul also held a 75-km long road show and a Nukkad Sabha in the city. A day before, tearing into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'real' motives behind demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi branded the move as a tool to waive off loans worth crores taken by some 50 rich families, instead of an initiative against black money as the Prime Minister has projected. "He claimed that black money is in Swiss bank accounts, and that he would bring the money back from Swiss banks. The Swiss government has given him the names of Swiss account holders.
Budget 2017 should focus on preventive, promotive healthcare: Mehta of PwC Emphasising that expenditure on public health in the country was quite low, Rana Mehta, partner and leader (healthcare), PwC said the government needed to focus on preventive and promotive care. Mehta also stressed on the need for a robust medical fraud detection engine as part of the insurance claims process. He was responding to questions on a Business Standard live chat on what should be expected from the coming Budget for improving health care in the country. Excerpts: How should government spending on healthcare be increased? UP: Woman who accused SP MLA of rape found dead in Sultanpur A 22-year-old woman, who had accused Samajwadi Party MLA Arun Verma of raping her along with some other youth in 2013, was found murdered near her house in Sultanpur, police said on Monday. The body of the woman, who was missing since Saturday, was found on Sunday near a primary school in Jaisinghpur, they said. An FIR has been registered in this regard. Police said the injury mark around her neck suggested that she was strangled to death. The body has been sent for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death. The woman had alleged that the local MLA, who is also the SP's Sultanpur candidate for the February 27 polls, and some others had gang raped her in September 2013.
Budget 2017 wishlist: Expectations from the real estate sector Industry size: India’s real estate market is expected to touch $180 billion by 2020Source: India Brand Equity Foundation Employment figure: The Indian real estate sector has backward and forward linkages to approximately 265 ancillary industries. It employs over 50 million people. In India, real estate is the largest employer after agriculture and is slated to grow at 30 per cent over the next decadeSource: National Skill Development Corp Brand Akhilesh Yadav and the American style of campaigning The 2014 general elections represent a watershed in the Indian electoral history in many ways. For one, it changed forever how campaigns are conducted in the country. The Lok Sabha poll campaign saw the then Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi, creating a parallel campaign machinery outside of the party to take his word to the people. His campaign to become the Prime Minister had, in fact, kicked off even before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named him its Prime Ministerial candidate. Citizens for Accountable Governance (led by political strategist Prashant Kishor) helped Modi run a political campaign that could have given any MNC giant a run for its money. Through his 360-degree campaign, Modi reached out to disparate voters using their own communication mediums.
Budget 2017 wishlist: Five expectations from the infrastructure sector The Union Budget 2017 is expected to give an impetus to infrastructure sector in order to boost industrial growth amid global slowdown and lower corporate spending at home. A Business Standard report said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might announce a third straight year of record capital spending, which could be 12-14% higher than the 2016-17 Budget Estimates of Rs 2.47 lakh crore. That would put the 2017-18 capital expenditure at nearly Rs 2.8 lakh crore. From more avenues to fund stuck projects, tax holidays to discount in lending rates, below are five things that Sandeep Upadhyay, Managing Director & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory expect from the Budget 2017. The source of financing infrastructure projects needs to be subsidised vis-a-vis funding other sectors.
Modi replies to Akhilesh's taunt, says people of UP are not fools Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's repeated assertion of 'kaam bolta hai', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday threw light on the rising crime rate in Uttar Pradesh and accused the Samajwadi Party of fooling the people. "They (Akhilesh) say 'kaam bolta hai', but several projects here are incomplete. What is speaking volumes are the instances of women harassment in the state," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing a rally here. Budget 2017: Expect an anti-rich Budget 2017; realty buyers should watch out, says Ambit Breaking News - The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented. President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha secretariat.
EC cracks whip, orders FIR against Hindi daily for running exit poll Cracking the whip, the Election Commission on Monday ordered registration of cases against the management and Editor-in-Chief of Hindi daily Dainik Jagran for publishing an exit poll on the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The EC also ordered an FIR against the management of Resource Development International (RDI) -- the company that conducted the exit poll -- for violating an EC order that bars publication/broadcast of exit polls till the voting is over in poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand. The poll panel has directed the District Election Officers of the state's districts covered under the first phase of elections on February 11 and Lucknow to immediately register cases against the managements of RDI and Dainik Jagran as well as the newspaper's Editor-in-Chief under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) read with Section 126-A and 126-B of the Representation of People Act.