Digital Edition – 19 March

  • AIADMK releases its Election Manifesto. Announces monthly aid of Rs 1500/- to BPL families

  • DMK President MK Stalin releases the party’s Manifesto for the forthcoming elections

  • DMK Manifesto: Relief from NEET, waiver of all Student loans, Interest free loans upto Rs 50,000/ for women entreprenuers

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Digital Edition – Feb 13

  • We are convinced that India is spending very little money on education. We will increase the allocation to education to 6%:
    Rahul Gandhi interacting with students at Stella Maris college.

  • Congress will pass the Women’s Reservation Bill reserving 33% of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislatures in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha : Rahul Gandhi

  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi to address a public gathering in Nagercoil today

  • Rafale: Centre mentions the matter before the Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi seeking permission to file an affidavit in the case. Court grants permission. The hearing in the review petition will continue on March 14 : @barandbench

  • Ministry of civil aviation clarifies Boeing 737Max operations will stop from and to all Indian airports

  • TN Govt transfers Pollachi women sexual abuse case to CBI 

Digital Edition – 12 Feb

  • On the anniversary of Gandhi Ji’s historic Dandi March, the Congress Working Committee in Ahmedabad, resolved to defeat the RSS/ BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger & divisiveness. No sacrifice is too great in this endeavour; no effort too little; this battle will be won: Rahul Gandhi

    Greetings to all. Today we announced our list of 2019 Lok Sabha candidates for Bengal & some other States. I am all the more happy & proud because 41% of our candidates (17/42 seats) are women. Trinamool’s list speaks for itself: Mamata Banerjee

Headlines

  • GST collected in the month of January has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore

  • President Kovind addresses the joint session of Parliament

  • Parliament Budget Session to have a total of 10 sittings spread over a period of 14 days

Headlines

  • This is not just an Interim Budget, this is a vehicle for the developmental transformation of the nation: FM Piyush Goyal

  • Benefits under Sec 80(i)BA being extended for one more year, for all housing projects approved till end of 2019-2020

  • Benefit of rollover of capital tax gains to be increased from investment in one residential house to that in two residential houses, for a taxpayer having capital gains up to 2 crore rupees; can be exercised once in a lifetime

  • Individual taxpayers with annual income up to 5 lakh rupees to get full tax rebate

  • Amendments proposed to ensure streamlined system for levy of stamp duties, to be imposed and collected at one place, seamlessly: FM Piyush Goyal

  • Expenditure to rise by 13% from RE 2018-19 to BE 2019-20, Capital expenditure – 3.36,292 lakh crore :  FM Piyush Goyal

  • FM announces fiscal deficit as a proportion of GDP – 3.4% for the coming year, considering need for income support for farmers

  • GST registered MSME units to get 2% interest subvention on loan of 1 crore : FM Piyush Goyal

  • Businesses with less than Rs. 5 crore annual turnover, comprising over 90% of GST payers, will be allowed to file quarterly returns: FM Piyush Goyal

  • Within almost two years, almost all assessment and verification of IT returns will be done electronically by an anonymized tax system without any intervention by tax officials: Piyush Goyal

  • 99.54% returns have been accepted without any scrutiny:
    FM Piyush Goyal

  • Single window clearance for filmmaking to be made available to Indian filmmakers, anit-camcording provision to be introduced to Cinematography Act to combat film privacy: Piyush Goyal

  • @CSCegov_ CSCs are creating digital infra in villages, to convert them into digital villages: FM Piyush Goyal

  • Defence budget enhanced beyond 3 lakh crore rupees.

  • 9 nine priority areas identified; National Artificial Intelligence Portal to be developed soon

  • Mega Pension Yojana, namely Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan, to provide assured monthly pension of 3000 rupees per month, with contribution of 100 rupees per month, for workers in unorganized sector after 60 years of age.

  • Gratuity limit increased from 10 lakh to 30 lakh rupees:
    FM Piyush Goyal

  • 2% interest subvention to farmers pursuing animal husbandry and fisheries : Piyush Goyal

  • Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, 6000 rupees per year for each farmer, in three installments, to be transferred directly to farmers’ bank accounts, for farmers with less than 2 hectares land holding: FM Piyush Goyal

  • To provide assured income support for small and marginal farmers, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi has been approved : Piyush Goyal

  • For welfare of farmers and for doubling their income, historic decision taken to increase MSP by 1.5 times the production cost for all 22 crops: Piyush Goyal

  • As I had warned, Government misses Fiscal Deficit target for 2018-19: P Chidambaram

  • Fiscal deficit has been brought down to 3.4% in the revised estimate of 2018-19 : FM Piyush Goyal

  • Fiscal deficit is likely to be 2.5% in 2019-20: FM Piyush Goyal

  • We have prepared the foundation for sustainable progress and prosperity for our people; we are moving towards realizing the dream of NewIndia by 2022: FM Piyush Goyal

  • FM Piyush Goyal begins Budget2019 speech; Opening remark ‘India back on track’

  • Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presents Interim Budget 

  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament, Cabinet meeting ahead of presentation of Budget2019 to start shortly

  • Finance Minister Piyush Goyal calls on PresidentKovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting the Union Budget