BUDGET

  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price 10 hours 34 minutes ago

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: The new badshah of budget phones Yesterday

    One recurring problem with most budget phones is that they also look and feel like budget phones. This is where the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 stands out - the device doesn't reflect its price tag (Rs 6,999). The reason why Xiaomi might have been able to afford this premium feel...
  • Celkon Millennia Q450 with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 4,799 in India 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Indian mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles has launched its latest Millennia Q450 Android smartphone priced at Rs 4,799. The Millennia Q450 is a dual-SIM model that sports 4.5-inch display and runs on 1.3GHz quad core processor. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone includes 4GB ROM and has 4GB internal memory which is...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi 6 days ago

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • AAP government presents vote-on-account, full budget to take 1 month 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Tuesday presented a vote-on-account in the Delhi assembly for the next three months and announced plan to spend a total of Rs 37,750 crore in 2015-16. Presenting the vote-on-account, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government will come out with a...
  • Goa government to present Budget on March 25 March 23, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will present his first ever budget on the floor of the House on March 25. The Business Advisory Committee report, which was tabled on the floor of the House today, says that the annual financial statement for the year 2015-16 would be presented on March...
  • 53 per cent Indians to increase travel budget in 2015: Survey March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: A large number of Indians have travel plans for this year, with a majority of them indicating that they may increase their spending, says a survey. "More than half (53 per cent) the Indians will increase their travel budget in 2015. Of those planning to increase their travel spend, 52...
  • Land Bill is close to Congress: Jairam Ramesh March 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Land Acquisition Bill and Budget Session. ...
  • No disconnect between RBI and government, says Arun Jaitley March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Scotching murmurs of differences between the government and the Reserve Bank of India over regulation of money market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there is no 'disconnect' between the two and hoped banks would follow the central bank in reducing interest rates. Jaitley, who addressed the RBI...
  • No intention to take away significant power from RBI: Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will not take away any 'significant' power of the RBI and a clarification on the central bank's role in the regulation of bond market will be provided in April, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. In his first full year Budget, Jaitley had...
  • Parliament passes Coal bill on Friday March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides legal framework for auction of coal blocks was passed by Parliament on Friday, replacing an ordinance that was to expire on April 5. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 was approved by Rajya Sabha after several amendments moved...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Mines and Minerals Bill, will be sent to Lok Sabha March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the last day of the first leg of Parliament session, the government successfully got the Mines and Minerals Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Rejecting the demand of the Opposition parties, Rajya Sabha refused to allow the motion to send the Mines Bill to the select...
  • Modi government keeps open option of extending Budget session for a week March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday kept open the option of extending Parliament session for a week if the bills on coal and mines and mineral are not decided by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress apparently trying to stonewall the measures. The contentious land bill, which was...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • PM Modi to meet BJP MPs on April 19, ahead of second part of Budget session March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all Bharatiya Janata Party MPs on April 19, a day before the second part of the Budget session begins. The Prime Minister has already asked BJP MPs to visit their constituency and take the feedback on various government policies. The MPs will be directed...
  • CCPA to decide whether or not to extend Budget session of Parliament March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: With the government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March. Sources...
  • Witty comments by BJP leader during Budget debate sends Lok Sabha into fits of laughter March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP member Hukum Deo Narayan Yadav was at his wittiest best in Lok Sabha as he spoke on General Budget, taking pot shots at Opposition and sending the entire House into peals of laughter. Speaking in his rustic style, Yadav mixed attack on Congress with lighter narratives while...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations - Coal...
  • Woman MPs demand apology over sexist remarks but Sharad Yadav defiant March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Sexist comments made by Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav last week created uproar in Parliament with women MPs demanding an apology from him. A defiant Yadav, however, refused to apologise claiming that he never disrespected women. "I want to say that in India, women with dark complexion...
  • Rajya Sabha to sit beyond 7 PM from Monday March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha will sit for late hours in last week of the first half of the budget session from Monday to clear the pending legislative and other businesses. The Business Advisory Committee of the House that met on Thursday decided that the House will sit beyond 7 pm from...
  • Dose Left's protest in Kerala Assembly shame Indian democracy? March 13, 2015

    High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. CNN-IBN Executive Editor Zakka Jacob debates the issue with CPI(M) MB Rajesh...
  • Kerala: CPM to appeal to Governor against Budget tabled by Mani March 13, 2015

    CPM leader MA Baby said the party will appeal to the Kerala Governor against the Budget tabled by Finance Minister KM Mani. Baby said, "What happened in the Budget was shameful. It happened because KM Mani is pushing the Budget. We will not accept this Budget. We will appeal to...
  • Government embarrassed in Lok Sabha, opposition forces deferment of Budget debate March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Friday suffered yet another embarrassment in Parliament with a united opposition forcing deferment of discussion on Budget in Lok Sabha till Monday over the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The House was to take up the discussion at noon according to...
  • Unruly scenes witnessed in Kerala Assembly as KM Mani tables state Budget, LDF supporter dies of heart attack March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Kerala Assembly as state Finance Minister KM Mani tabled the state Budget amid high protests on Friday. One LDF supporter died of heart attack during police crackdown on protesters in front of the Assembly. Ruling United Democratic Front and Opposition Left Democratic Front MLAs...
  • High drama in Kerala Assembly ahead of state Budget, 70 UDF MLAs holed up for last 20 hours March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. Opposition leaders have rushed to the well of the House and are...
  • Lok Sabha passes Rail Budget, Centre pitches for a massive hike in investment March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rail Budget for 2015-16 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu making a strong pitch for a massive hike in investment for the Railways. Announcing several schemes to make the Railways stronger technologically, financially and commercially, he...