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CNN-IBN and IBN7 to bring ring side view of key Budget announcements

As the Modi Government presents its first full Budget, CNN-IBN and IBN7 prepare to air more than 18 hours of live programming on each channel


With Budget 2015 just a day away, the entire nation awaits with hope. As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley prepares to present the Union Budget on February 28, nearly every economic indicator is favourable – inflation is down, so are crude oil prices, foreign exchange reserves are at a peak and foreign investors are interested again in India’s stock markets. So, what will Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team do to return India to the oath of exponential growth?

To decode this much-awaited Budget, CNN-IBN and IBN7 will bring rolling coverage on the Union Budget on February 28 under the aegis of the specially branded shows ‘The Modi Budget’ on CNN-IBN and ‘Jaitley Ki Potli’ on IBN7. These will be a culmination of a series of pre-Budget shows that both channels have been running capturing the mood, expectation and suggestions from a cross-section of individuals from corporate to entrepreneurs to students. With more than 18 hours of live programming on each channel, the network is all set to be the one stop destination for viewers to know everything about the upcoming budgets.

The editorial teams of both the channels, including Bhupendra Chaubey, Sumit Awasthi, Karma Paljor, Shereen Bhan, Sanjay Pugalia and Anubha Bhonsle will bring Budget updates, public reactions and impact assessment. They will be joined by the country’s most formidable economists and commentators, including Shaurya Doval (Head, India Foundation), Dr Ajay Dua (former Secretary, Industry & Commerce), CM Vasudev (former Finance Secretary), Dr Arvind Virmani (former Chief Economic Adviser), Swapandas Gupta (senior journalist/ columnist), Ashok Malik (senior journalist/ columnist), and Dr Shankar Aacharya (former Chief Economic Adviser) for the Union Budget 2015.

Tune in to CNN-IBN and IBN7on February 28 starting 8 am for major highlights and analysis of the Union Budget.

For further details, please contact:

Priyanka Patil Senior Account Executive, India MSLGroup 211, Ground Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, New Delhi 110020, India T: +91 011 3076 3700 ext. 3742 M: +91 95825 55815 Email:

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