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Last updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:16:18 PM

Rs.150 crore for research, innovation under Atal Innovation Mission
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday announced the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an innovation promotion platform in the NITI Aayog, with an initial fund of Rs.150 crore for research and development.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:02:19 PM

Over 80,000 secondary schools to be upgraded
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the government was committed to providing quality education and planned to upgrade over 80,000 secondary schools in the country.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:02:18 PM

We will build six crore toilets: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The central government will achieve the target of building six crore toilets across the country under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while presenting the Union Budget 2015-16 Saturday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:58:03 PM

Facilities at heritage sites to be restored: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Acknowledging the need to improve facilities at the Unesco World Heritage Sites in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday proposed to initiate the restoration process of eight sites including Leh Palace and churches and convents of Old Goa among others.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:38:03 PM

India to build five ultra mega power projects
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said his government is planning to build five new ultra mega power projects totalling 20,000 MW which will unlock investment of up to Rs.100,000 crore.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:36:16 PM

Sensex down 209 points, FMCG stocks plunge
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday traded 209 points or 0.72 percent down in late afternoon trade after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:26:15 PM

Rs.1,000 crore to be set aside for start-ups: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Aiming to support start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, the government proposes to establish a Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) mechanism for which it will set aside Rs.1,000 crore initially in the NITI Aayog.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:22:15 PM

Jaitley proposes public debt management agency
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday proposed to establish a public debt management agency (PDMA) which will help in managing both external and domestic debt.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:22:14 PM

Jaitley recites couplet on government's achievements
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Highlighting the achievements of his government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday recited a couplet in parliament that elicited loud applause from the treasury benches.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:20:05 PM

GAAR deferred for 2 years, no retrospective taxation: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In line with his promise that India will not levy any tax with retrospective effect, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday announced that the government would delay by two years the implementation of the planned General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), which will be applied prospectively from fiscal 2017-18.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:18:03 PM

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