Budget

  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins on Monday 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Presentation of Budget, Telugu Desam Party government's white papers on different sectors, its proposed 'vision documents' for development and poll promises like farm loan waiver would be part of the agenda of Andhra Pradesh Assembly's Budget session which begins on Monday. This would be the first Budget session of the...
  • DTC plans budget hotels at its terminals to augment revenue 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To boost revenue generation, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to open budget hotels at two of its prominent bus terminals. In its recent board meeting, DTC has cleared proposal of a feasibility study at Nehru Place and Raja Garden bus terminals by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill 1 week ago

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • After facing flak over absence, MP Rekha finally attends Parliament August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing a lot of flak over her absence in Parliament, Rajya Sabha MP Rekha finally attended the Budget session on Tuesday. The Bollywood actress has attended a total of five sessions of Parliament since her nomination in 2012. Rekha had attended one day of the Winter Session...
  • Stop Bihar, UP migrants from settling in Delhi: BJP MP Vijay Goel July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The inflow of migrants into Delhi needs to be stopped to solve the problems of the capital, BJP leader Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha as the upper house debated the Delhi budget. "Every day more migrants come to Delhi... Most of them are from Bihar and Uttar...
  • Opposition slams Delhi budget in Lok Sabha July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition on Wednesday tore into the provisions in the budget for Delhi alleging that precious little has been done for the millions of people in the national capital in the exercise. Initiating a discussion in Lok Sabha on the 2014-15 budget for the national capital territory of Delhi, Congress...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • Arun Jaitley to address RBI board on August 9 July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the board of the Reserve Bank in the national capital on August 9 amid expectations that the central bank will complement government actions by reducing rates to boost growth. "The meeting has been scheduled for August 9 where he would be addressing...
  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on mutual fund from July 10 July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced some concessions for mutual fund industry and income tax payers, while committing to low tax regime to promote industrial activity to generate jobs and create more resources to undertake social welfare activities. Announcing the concessions in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Gujarat Government red faced over 'copy-paste' of old Budgetary material July 22, 2014

    Gandhinagar: In an embarrassing admission, the Gujarat government on Monday told the Legislative Assembly that its officials had copied some of the pages from previous budgetary material and printed them as part of the current publication and distributed the same to Members of the House. The Government was caught off-guard when...
  • Nagaland government presents deficit Budget, proposes no new tax July 22, 2014

    Kohima: Without proposing any new tax, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Tuesday presented Rs 928.86 crore deficit Budget for the fiscal 2014-15. Presenting his maiden Budget on the opening day of assembly session, Zeliang, who also holds the Finance portfolio, estimated the gross receipts at Rs 12,127.59 crore and gross...
  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Arun Jaitley July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said recapitalisation to the tune of Rs 2.4 lakh crore in public sector banks to meet Basel III norms is a 'high priority' item for the government. "We suggested proposal for recapitalising of public sector banks over the next four years...the government is...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

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  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Rs 2482 crore earmarked for education sector in Delhi budget July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To spruce up the educational infrastructure, Rs 2,482 crore was on Friday allocated to the Education sector in the Delhi budget, which is approximately 14.8% of the plan outlay of Rs 16,700 crore. Rs 350 crore was earmarked for the construction of 20 new schools in the budget...
  • Lok Sabha approves Budget 2014 July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the budget for 2014-15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last week presented its maiden Budget that sought to revive a flagging economy and mend public finances. During the debate on General Budget in the House on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his...
  • Kejriwal slams Delhi budget July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticised the Delhi budget and said the BJP has taken a "u-turn" on almost all the election promises. "BJP (had) promised 30 per cent reduction in tariff. It didn't do it. Why this u-turn? BJP has made a u-turn on almost...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • CNN-IBN the most viewed English news channel all through Budget week July 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN was the most viewed English news channel all through the week of Railway Budget and Union Budget. The Narendra Modi government presented its first Railway Budget and Union Budget on July 8 and July 10 respectively. ...
  • Rail Budget debate derailed as 'tired' RS members refuse to take part July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a peculiar scenario when none of the members was willing to initiate or participate in a debate on Rail Budget despite being listed, with some saying they were tired, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House for the day at around 5.30...
  • Rajasthan government announces road development programmes July 14, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday announced to execute a road development programme covering all the state highways, major district roads and roads leading to tourists and religious destinations. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the Budget 2014-15 speech also announced to develop six roads of 1,000 km as East-West Corridor, establishment of...
  • Budget modestly credit positive for India: Moody's July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rating agency Moody's on Monday said the budget 2014-15 has outlined steps to support faster economic growth, but absence of detailed implementation plan makes it modestly credit positive for India. "Unless the budget is followed by a more specific implementation plan, as well as additional measures to address macroeconomic...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cash-strapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH Muniyappa...
  • S&P says budget has no impact on India's sovereign ratings July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Standard & Poor's said that the budget would not have an impact on India's sovereign ratings until the agency could see how the measures will be implemented, especially regarding meeting the fiscal deficit target. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said last week that India would stick to the fiscal deficit target...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha July 14, 2014

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...