Wednesday 22 August 2018 ,
Wednesday 22 August 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Actress Nawshaba gets bail
  • No doubt BNP, Khaleda, Tarique involved in Aug 21 grenade attack: PM
  • 10 quota-reform leaders, activists freed from jail
  • Spped of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh: Suu Kyi
  • Rainfall may increase in next 72hrs
1 February, 2018 03:03:54 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 1 February, 2018 05:31:06 PM
Print

India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

Independent Online/AP
India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

 India's finance minister has announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from free cooking gas to a health plan for the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has also announced a sharp increase in agricultural exports to help increase prices for farmers. Exports of agricultural products have long been restricted by regulations. The government will also help in building more than 5 million affordable houses for the poor in the next financial year.

This is the last budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which will seek a second five-year tenure in May 2019 national elections. The new government will determine the full-year budget for 2019-20.

NS
 

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
TIB has expressed concerns over a new act that restricts ACC powers in arresting govt officials. Do you support the anti-graft watchdog?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 94.3%
No 5.0%
No Comment 0.6%
Video
More World News Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting