Daily Archive: February 1, 2018

#Delhi: People staged a protest outside Jeewan Jyoti School in Khajuri Khas where a 14-year-old student was found unconscious. He was later declared brought dead by the hospital. Case registered.

: People staged a protest outside Jeewan Jyoti School in Khajuri Khas where a 14-year-old student was found unconscious. He was later declared brought dead by the hospital. Case registered.

Delhi’s Patiala House Court released nine persons who were arrested with demonetised currency notes in connection with Terror Funding case.

Delhi’s Patiala House Court released nine persons who were arrested with demonetised currency notes in connection with Terror Funding case. Earlier today NIA moved an application in the court saying the 9 people are not linked with conspiracy in terror funding case.

Karni Sena celebrates after #RajasthanByPolls results. Rajput Karni Sena, says ‘This is not the victory of a party, it is the victoty of our Sangharsh Samiti.

Karni Sena celebrates after results. Rajput Karni Sena, says ‘This is not the victory of a party, it is the victoty of our Sangharsh Samiti. Public supported our Sangharsh & voted against BJP. If BJP follows the same trend, the results will remain the same’

budget quote by Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University

Union Budget announcement by the Finance Minister, enclosed is a reactive quote on behalf of Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University around the education sector.

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“It is heartening to see that in the Union Budget 2018, the Finance Minister has allocated Rs. 1 lakh crore till 2022 to push research in technical and medical education under the Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE). In addition, the initiative to provide for an integrated B.Ed. program is a much-needed step towards training of our teachers. While technology is recognized to be the biggest driver in the education sector, technology alone will not enable, since it functions in our social system, and there are serious social challenges that the country still needs to address. I was also looking for specific incentives to enhance private and philanthropic participation and industry-academia collaboration in the sector, given that India spends only 0.7% of its GDP on research. A strong governmental push in the form of an innovation policy will help. The ‘PM research fellows’ need not be restricted to only elite public-funded institutions — one needs to create an entire ecosystem of excellence in the country, and not just a few islands of merit”, said Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.

In Budget 2018, Health Care For 10 Crore Families, Farmers Gain Too: 10 Facts

New Delhi:

As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rolled out a Budget focused on farmers and the rural poor today, while boosting jobs and private investment, he has pegged the fiscal deficit target for next year at 3.3 per cent, higher than the earlier 3 per cent goal. Presenting its last full-year budget before the 2019 general elections and ahead of eight state elections this year, the government has made a slew of farm-focused announcements, raising the minimum support price to 1.5 times the production cost for Kharif crops, a key demand of distressed farmers. Mr Jaitley also announced what he called the world’s largest government-funded healthcare scheme to cover 10 crore poor families.

Here is your 10-point cheat sheet to Budget 2018:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was seen thumping his table as Mr Jaitley spoke in Parliament, later congratulated the finance minister saying today’s budget "is farmer friendly, common citizen friendly, business environment friendly and development friendly. It will add to the ease of living."
  2. Mr Jaitley said in his budget speech that the flagship National Health Protection Scheme announced today will cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country, or about 50 crore beneficiaries, with a cover of 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
  3. He has also announced that eight crore free gas connections will be given to poor women.
  4. Mr Jaitley has made no changes in income tax slabs for individuals this year. But all salaried people will get a standard deduction of Rs 40,000 on their income in lieu of medical and transport reimbursements.The finance minister increased cess on personal income tax and corporation tax to 4 per cent from present 3 per cent. "Step by step, in every budget, I have been putting surplus money in the hands of the middle-class taxpayer," Mr Jaitley said at a press conference.
  5. He announced a new 10% long-term capital gains tax on gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh from investment in equities and equity mutual funds.
  6. In a key announcement, Mr Jaitley said that the government will contribute 12% in the Employee’s Provident Fund for three years for new employees.
  7. Corporate tax rate for companies with up to Rs 250 crore turnover has been reduced to 25% from 30%, Mr Jaitley announced.
  8. The budget speech was watched closely for how the government balanced its need to reach out to voters ahead of eight state elections this year and the national election next year, with keeping investors’ confidence by being seen to contain the fiscal deficit and also increasing spending in key areas of a slowing economy.
  9. Mr Jaitley said the Narendra Modi government has been consistently focused on fiscal prudence. The revised fiscal deficit target for this year ending March is 3.5% of the GDP, he said, wider than the previous 3.2 per cent target.
  10. Stock markets, which were up this morning, plunged into the red as Mr Jaitley announced a higher fiscal deficit target for next year and the new capital gains tax. They have now recovered.

UP: Man strangulates his daughter to death

Bulandshahr, Feb 1  A nine-year-old girl was allegedly strangulated to death by his father in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district, police said today.

The incident took place yesterday at a village in Debai when Pradip (45), who is said to be an alcoholic, cut the girl’s vein and strangulated her, they said.

“The accused has been booked for murder,” Circle officer DP Tyagi said, adding that Pradip also allegedly cut the vein of his 12-year-old son

According to the officer, the matter came to light after Pradip’s neighbour found his daughter dead and son bleeding profusely at his house.

The boy has been admitted to a district hospital, the officer informed.

A case has been registered and police said they are investigating the matter for further details.

Source: PTI

There a lot of schemes in the budget for the farmers, the poor, dalits and tribals. The budget is in the spirit of #SabkaSaathSabkaVikas: Amit Shah #UnionBudget2018

There a lot of schemes in the budget for the farmers, the poor, dalits and tribals. The budget is in the spirit of : Amit Shah