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Get Incisive Analysis of Budget 2016 with CNN-IBN and IBN7

Special Programming featuring the key opinion makers explaining every aspect of Budget 2016 and its effect on common man

Feb 24, 2016   17:58 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

As the Railway Minister and Finance Minister gear-up to present their second full budget, the country awaits eagerly for the announcements that will accelerate the economic growth that seems to have stagnated amid the global slowdown. It is evident that this Budget is bound to play a critical role in shaping the future of both - individuals and industries. To decode the Budget 2016, CNN-IBN and IBN7 will bring rolling coverage on the Rail budget on 25th Feb and Union Budget on 29th Feb under the umbrella of the special shows ‘Rail Budget’16’ on CNN-IBN & ‘Shubh Yatra’ on IBN7 for Rail Budget and ‘The Booster Budget’ on CNN-IBN & ‘Budget Waale Babu Meri Income Bada Do!’ on IBN7 for Union Budget.


The shows will be a culmination of a series of pre-Budget shows through which both the channels have been capturing the mood, expectations and suggestions of different sections of the society. The network has lined up an extensive live programming to cater to the viewers with all they need to know about the upcoming budget.


The formidable editorial teams of both the channels will be joined by some of the country’s most eminent economists and commentators, not only to decode the Union and Rail Budgets but also to analyse the state of Indian economy and the challenges that lie ahead.


On Railway Budget day, CNN-IBN panellists will include SB Ghosh Dastidar (Former Member, Railway Board), Vivian Fernandes (Journalist & Author), Raghu Dayal (Former CMD, Concor) and Akhileshwar Sahay (Former Indian Railway Accounts Service Officer) while IBN7 will host a discussion with KC Jena (Former Chairman, Railway Board), Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary, All-India Railwaymen Federation), RR Jaruhar (Former Member,  Railway Board), VK Agnihotri (Former Member, Railway Board) and Sanjeev Shivesh (Railway Expert and CEO, The Entrepreneurship School).


Furthermore, on the General Budget, the channels will have leading economists and industry leaders including CM Vasudev (Former Finance Secretary), Shaurya Doval (Executive Director, India Foundation & Managing Director, Zeus Caps), Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi (Director, BIMTECH), K Yatish Rajawat (Chief Strategy Officer, and Manoj Gaur (Managing Director, Gaursons) for IBN7 and Dr. Ila Patnaik (Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy), R Jaganathan (Economist, Journalist and Editorial Director of Swarajya), Patrick French (Author & Historian), Ashwini Kakkar (Executive Vice-Chairman, Mercury Travels), Dr. Arvind Virmani (Former Chief Economic Advisor, Govt. of India) and Vikram Mehta (Executive chairman, Brookings India & Former Chairman, Shell India) for CNN-IBN.


Don’t miss the special coverage of Rail Budget on February 25 and Union Budget on February 29,

on CNN-IBN and IBN7 9 AM onwards



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