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Budget Buzz Latest: Best Jokes, Memes, Tweets and More | July 5, 2019, 2:20 PM IST
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The day of the Budget is finally upon us, with all of India eagerly awaiting to hear from the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about how the country will be spending its money for the next year. While many hopes and aspirations are pinned Modi 2.0's maiden budget, it is also a test for the re-elected government itself to prove its commitment to the welfare schemes and reforms that it had promised during election campaigning.

If these heavy words are giving you a headache this Friday, fear not as we bring you 'Budget Buzz' in which we try to bring you the lighter side of Budget 2019. Humorous stories from the streets of India, budget trivia, funny, real-time reactions of young and old Indians on social media and much more, it's all here on Budget Buzz!
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Jul 5, 2019 2:20 pm (IST)

The middle class after Budget 2019 offred no tax cuts 

Jul 5, 2019 1:50 pm (IST)
Budget 2019 Invokes Mahatma Gandhi with 'Gandhipedia', Netizens Remain in Doubt

In its second Union budget, the Narendra Modi-led government seems to have left no stones unturned in wooing the people of India, be it the call for women empowerment through "Nari tu Narayani" or the promise to elevate India out of its water crisis by 2024 under "Har Ghar Pani".

Jul 5, 2019 1:22 pm (IST)

Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden budget proposed a Rs 1.5 lakh income tax deduction on Electric Vehicles loans. No change was suggested on the income tax for taxpayers with an income up to Rs 5 lakh.

Jul 5, 2019 1:20 pm (IST)
'Naari Tu Narayani': Nirmala Sitharaman's Call for Higher Women Participation Gets Cheers and Brickbats

In her maiden budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman resorted to Swami Vivekananda's words to describe the role of women in Indian politics. She said, "it is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing."

Jul 5, 2019 12:28 pm (IST)

While the nation is glued to their TV screens, watching the #Budget2019 speech live, some like this adorable 'Dadi' go about their daily work despite their excitement. 

Jul 5, 2019 12:04 pm (IST)

Like Wikipedia, the governmnet is developing 'Gandhipedia', a resource for sensitising India's youth about positive Gandhian values, Sitharaman tells Parliament. 

Jul 5, 2019 11:59 am (IST)

Do you need Simran to help you understand Budget 2019? 

Jul 5, 2019 11:56 am (IST)

A filmy take on Sitharaman's 'Bahi-Khata'

Jul 5, 2019 11:50 am (IST)

Or when FM says all households will have piped water by 2024 

Jul 5, 2019 11:33 am (IST)

Beware of financial "experts" on social media this Budget Day 

Jul 5, 2019 11:27 am (IST)

Twitter gets creative as it calls for no posturing or extra 'show-off' during Budget speech

Jul 5, 2019 11:23 am (IST)

Me on Budget Day

Jul 5, 2019 11:17 am (IST)

Just a few minutes into the Finance Minister's Budget speech and the memes have already started pouring it. 

Do you relate?

Jul 5, 2019 11:08 am (IST)

A teacher's appeal to colleges and students as Fin Min's Budget 2019 speech commences.

Jul 5, 2019 11:06 am (IST)

Anand Mahindra wishes Nirmala Sitharaman luck as she starts her maiden Budget speech

Jul 5, 2019 11:02 am (IST)
Jul 5, 2019 10:48 am (IST)
Symbolism or Utility? Twitter Debates Nirmala Sitharaman's Decision to Ditch Budget Suitcase for 'Bahi-Khata'

The cloth folder is meant to symbolise a ledger or bahi-khata and the office of the Fin Min said it is closer to Indian tradition than the briefcase, which was a mark of "slavery".

Jul 5, 2019 9:28 am (IST)

Sitharaman's maiden Budget  may give relief to the common man by raising personal income tax exemption for certain categories while at the same time, upping spending on agriculture, healthcare and social sectors. 

Jul 5, 2019 9:21 am (IST)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seems to have broken from tradition on her maiden budget. On Friday, she spotted holding a red parcel-like bag with a keyhole on the emblem instead of the usual brown Budget suitcase. Papers will be presented at 11 am.

Jul 5, 2019 9:06 am (IST)

Would levying 'inheritance tax' be a good idea in India? Netizens divided.

Jul 5, 2019 8:45 am (IST)

Looks like people's expectations with Budget 2019 are really high. 

Jul 5, 2019 8:37 am (IST)

Interestingly, there are 176 references to ‘behavioural economics’, or just ‘behaviour’ in the Economic Survey 2018-19. In comparison, the word ‘money’ has been used 31 times, ‘poverty’ 41 times and ‘jobs’ 87 times.

Jul 5, 2019 8:36 am (IST)

The Economic Survey 2018-19 was released on Thursday and made several suggestions on reducing tax evasion. The document listed out methods such as linking religion to tax evasion, rewarding top taxpayers by naming roads, building and trains after them, and expediting boarding privileges at airports, fast-lane privileges on roads and toll booths, special “diplomatic” type lanes at immigration, among others. Several people have reacted with laughs to the previously unheard of suggestions.

Budget Buzz Latest: Best Jokes, Memes, Tweets and More
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