Middle class not thrilled, but optimistic: Post-Budget survey
  • Middle class not thrilled, but optimistic: Post-Budget survey(08:38)
    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) While being hailed as pro-farmer, the Union Budget 2020 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday has failed to capture the imagination of the middle class, findings of the IANS-CVoter post-budget poll indicate.
Majority gives thumbs up to budget proposal on income tax slabs
FM's budget proposals get highest-ever rating since 2013
  • FM's budget proposals get highest-ever rating since 2013(08:38)
    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's marathon Budget 2020 speech that ran into two hours and 40 minutes with proposals covering all sectors of the economy seems to have gone down well with people, with majority of them giving it the highest approval rating in the last eight years.
Anti-middle class, won't create jobs: Post-Budget verdict
43% respondents feel inflation won't ease after Budget
  • 43% respondents feel inflation won't ease after Budget(08:30)
    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Union Budget failed to soothe the growing unease among the general public due to rising prices as the IANS-CVoter survey showed that over 43 per cent of the respondents saying that prices won't fall after the Budget.
People feel Budget won't boost employment, but hail social schemes
Setting up hospitals, medical colleges on PPP model welcomed
  • Setting up hospitals, medical colleges on PPP model welcomed(08:26)
    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) With the announcement of establishment of hospitals as well as medical colleges in every district through public-private partnership model in the Union Budget 2020, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, the government has played the right chord with net approval of 75.1 per cent people for the decision, the IANS-CVoter survey report findings said.
Budget proposals to enhance transport gets thumbs-up
  • Budget proposals to enhance transport gets thumbs-up(08:26)
    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Union Budget 2020-21's proposals to enhance transportation modes in the country via construction of new airports and more operation of private trains have got a thumbs-up, a survey report showed.
PM-Kisan may see 20 per cent cut in budgetary allocation
Officer stays back in North Block for Budget, ignores personal loss
DBS Bank's Radhika Rao expects govt to miss fiscal deficit target by 30 bps
  • DBS Bank's Radhika Rao expects govt to miss fiscal deficit target by 30 bps(21:46)
    By Ravi Dutta Mishra
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Central government may miss the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent for FY20 by 30 basis points when the numbers are announced as part of Budget proposals on Saturday, Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS Bank, said in an interview with IANS on Thursday.
The Monetization Accusation
  • The Monetization Accusation(17:55)
    By Suyash Choudhary
    The run up to the Union Budget has been understandably laden with a wide variety of analysis and speculation with respect to the likely path of the fiscal deficit. This has been an exceptionally challenging year for government finances where slippages from the stated fiscal targets (and subsequent glide path) are almost a given.
Most OK with Rs 20K monthly pay, want tax free income of Rs 4.3 lakh
48% find commoner's life 'deteriorated' in last 1 year
  • 48% find commoner's life 'deteriorated' in last 1 year(14:03)
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) With just two days left for the Budget day amid high expectations that the Narendra Modi government could come up with measures to beat the ongoing slowdown, which seems to have crippled the economy, 48.4 per cent people surveyed by CVoter expressed that the overall quality of life of common man "deteriorated" in last one year.
Stagnant income has turned mood negative
  • Stagnant income has turned mood negative(14:00)
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led government has enjoyed popularity riding on emotional issues, but the mood is fast turning negative with many people finding their income stagnated over the last one year.
66% Indians find it tough to manage their daily expenses
  • 66% Indians find it tough to manage their daily expenses(14:00)
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The common man is now feeling the heat of price rise and overall economic slowdown as an IANS-CVoter survey shows that 65.8 per cent respondents are saying they are currently facing difficulty in managing their daily expenses.
72% Indians feel inflation rose under Modi
  • 72% Indians feel inflation rose under Modi(14:00)
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Ahead of the Union Budget, a new survey shows growing unease among the general public due to rising prices of everyday items under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Looking at Budget 2020 as an enabler (Guest Column)
Slowdown dents govt's image as prudent economic manager
  • Slowdown dents govt's image as prudent economic manager(14:00)
    New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) High inflation, along with concerns over the general economic slowdown as well as low job creation, seems to have dented the Central government's image as a prudent economic manager, a survey report showed.