Budget

  • Cost of BJP's advertisements more than Jharkand budget, alleges Hemant Soren 09-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday claimed that the amount spent by BJP on media advertisements was more than that of the state's annual budget. "The BJP has spent over Rs 25,000 crore on its media advertisement while Jharkhand's annual budget is around Rs 15,000 crore,"...
  • Datsun Go to be launched in India on March 19 17-03-2014 11:05 AM

    One of the most eagerly awaited hatches, the Datsun GO will be launched in India on March 19 in New Delhi. The Indian launch will mark the brand's return to the world stage after decades. We have driven the Datsun GO and the entry-level hatchback justifies all the hype surrounding...
  • Karbonn, Lava to launch Windows Phone smartphones in few months 17-03-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset players Lava and Karbonn will launch Windows-based smartphones in the coming few months. Karbonn's Windows phones will be in the price range of Rs 6,000-12,000. Lava's price starts with Rs 6,500. "We will come out with four devices with Windows-based operating system by the end of...
  • Renault to launch sub-Rs 4 lakh car in India in 2015 16-03-2014 01:07 PM

    Kolkata: Renault India said it was aiming to double its marketshare to 5 per cent over the next three to four years, riding its sub-Rs 4 lakh car. "Our current marketshare is 2.6 per cent and in the mid-term (3-4 years) we aim to double the marketshare," Renault country CEO...
  • China increases Defence budget by 12.2 per cent 05-03-2014 07:03 AM

    Beijing: China plans to raise its defence budget from USD 117.7 billion to about USD 132 billion in 2014, making a 12.2 per cent increase. Last year, China had raised its defence budget by 10.7 per cent to 720.2 billion yuan (USD 117.7 billion). It had also hiked its internal...
  • Motorola Moto G review: An optimal blend of performance and price 27-02-2014 07:35 AM

    In June 2012, Motorola had drastically trimmed down its India operations and later shut down its India website. But the lure of the Indian market couldn't keep Motorola away for long and they are back with a bang with the budget Moto G.Earlier this month Motorola began selling the phone...
  • Nokia X, X+, XL: Nokia launches its first Android-based budget phones 24-02-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia introduced a new family of smartphones, the Nokia X series of phones. The first three phones in the family - the Nokia X, X+ and XL - run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is based on Google's Android. The phones under the Nokia X...
  • Parliament passes Interim Budget 2014-15 21-02-2014 06:36 PM

    Parliament on Friday passed the Interim Budget for the financial year 2014-15 with Rajya Sabha returning it after brief discussion. The Budget and related appropriation bills were passed by the Lok Sabha on February 19. Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain...
  • Akhilesh Yadav presents 2014-15 Interim Budget of Rs 2.59 lakh crore 21-02-2014 05:57 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday tabled an Interim Budget of Rs 2,59,848.68 crore for 2014-15 fiscal with an estimated deficit of Rs 5,181.71 crore. Presenting the Interim Budget in the House, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who also holds the finance portfolio, said against the estimated expenditure of Rs 2,59,848.68...
  • Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad presents 2014-15 state Budget amid din 21-02-2014 05:05 PM

    Jharkhand Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Friday presented a budget of Rs 50,387.70 crore for FY 2014-15. The non-plan expenditure is estimated at Rs 23,632.73 crore and the plan expenditure at Rs 26,754.97 crore. The Minister, however, projected a fiscal deficit of Rs 4,913.70 crore, an estimated 2.30 per...
  • Ashamed at the way business transacted in Parliament: Chidambaram 21-02-2014 03:41 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How credible is the governments claim that it has reduced the fiscal deficit to 4.6 per cent of GDP. That is one of the key issues I should explore today with the finance minister P Chidambaram. Karan Thapar: Twenty four hours after...
  • Rajasthan industry welcomes state's interim budget 20-02-2014 09:18 PM

    Trade and industry bodies om Thursday welcomed the interim budget of Rajasthan, saying that thegovernment has focused on fiscal consolidation. "The focus of the chief minister to keep fiscal eficitbelow 3 per cent, checking the fiscal deficit at 2.86 per centfor the current fiscal year is really commendable," Ratnesh PKashyap,...
  • Supplementary budget tabled in Jharkhand Assembly 20-02-2014 03:56 PM

    The Jharkhand government on Thursday tabled the supplementary budget amounting to about Rs 1,448 crore in the Assembly. Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh placed the third supplementary budget amid din in the House. The departments getting major share of the supplementary budget is Rs 350 crore for road construction, Rs...
  • LIVE: Vasundhara Raje presents interim budget in Assembly 20-02-2014 11:58 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is finance minister too, will present on Thursday in the state legislative assembly an interim budget (vote on account) for a quarter of the fiscal year 2014-15. The house which was in recess since February 6 would reassemble tomorrow at 11 am, Chief Whip...
  • RLD MLAs go shirtless in Assembly, ask government to clear cane farmers' dues 20-02-2014 08:39 AM

    Uttar Pradesh assembly session on Thursday began on a stormy note as legislators raised anti-government slogans and two of them took off their shirts protesting over various issues. The bedlam started as soon as Governor BL Joshi began his address to the joint sitting of the two houses of the...
  • BJP to boycott Governor's address as Assembly session begins 19-02-2014 01:31 PM

    The 10-day session of the Uttar Pradesh state legislature will begin on Wednesday with the address of Governor BL Joshi to the joint sitting of both the state legislative assembly and the state council. While the session has been called to pass the interim budget for the next three months,...
  • Rs 1000 cr more for Nirbhaya fund, but existing funds not utilised yet 19-02-2014 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday promised additional Rs 1,000 crore for the Nirbhaya fund in the interim Budget 2014. But members of the Nirbhaya task force allege that the existing funds are not being utilised at all. They say nothing has been done to empower women's safety...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? 18-02-2014 09:20 PM

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • Budget 'BlackBerry Z3' images leaked; likely to debut at MWC 2014 18-02-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: Days before the Foxconn-built budget BlackBerry 10 phone makes its debut at MWC 2014, the phone has been leaked in images. Code-named "Jakarta' and is speculated to be named BlackBerry Z3, the smartphone apparently will be a touch-only handset. The phone is expected to be priced around $150....
  • Chidambaram hits out at critics, says have pulled back economy 18-02-2014 12:47 PM

    Hitting out at critics of UPA's management of economy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the government has "pulled back" the economy from a difficult situation and put it back on a high growth path. Rejecting description of his interim Budget as populist, he said over the last couple...
  • States get more control over Central money 18-02-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi Every budget has a political objective in all democracies. Even in America, budget always eyes political gains during election years. In a country like India, where politics decides everything, budget has more to do with political compulsions and less to do with economic compulsions. As some analysts argue...
  • After Rahul's appeal, Centre accepts 'One Rank One Pension' scheme 17-02-2014 11:47 PM

    New Delhi: An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will...
  • Delhi Metro gets increased budgetary support 17-02-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Monday got a budgetary support of Rs 3324.35 crore for the next fiscal which was around Rs 840 crore more than what it was allocated for 2013-14. The budgetary support will help Delhi Metro in expansion of its network and increasing its rolling stock. The...
  • Can Chidambaram's last budget speech revive the UPA's fortune? 17-02-2014 10:22 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Chidambaram delivered the speech amidst sloganeering by Congress MPs from Seemandhra and also provided service tax exemption for storage and warehousing...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-02-2014 10:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Budget 2014: What is the state of the economy the UPA leaves behind? 17-02-2014 09:17 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar debates this budget with Union Minister Kapil Sibal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • Chidambaram's 10-point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy 17-02-2014 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10-point agenda that would help make India the third largest economy by 2043 only behind the US and China. While presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha, the finance minister said the size of Indian...
  • Budget 2014: UPA cuts excise duty, lowers prices, woos voters ahead of polls 17-02-2014 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: In a move to woo the voters ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday unveiled the UPA government's interim budget, its last before the party goes to face the electorate. In his interim budget, the Finance Minister has reached out to specific...
  • Government to have one record for all financial assets of every person 17-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: In a move to simplify record keeping and ensure greater tax compliance, the government plans to introduce a single data point that will track all financial records, like investments, of an individual. This is among the five steps that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has outlined in interim Budget...