BUDGET

  • AAP conducts participatory budget meetings in six constituencies 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi held public meetings in six constituencies as part of its participatory budgeting exercise, in which people demanded for civic amenities in their area. Public meetings were held at various locations of Tilak Nagar, Dwarka, Chattarpur, Karawal Nagar, Okhala and Bawana Assembly constituencies....
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML): The new Rs 12,999 phones compared 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Asus and Xiaomi on Thursday took the Indian smartphone market by storm by introducing their new phones with top-notch specs at affordable prices. While Asus launched four variants of the Zenfone 2 with the base model priced at Rs 12,999, Xiaomi debuted the Mi 4i (a new variant...
  • Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha, demands discussion on net neutrality 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In an all new avatar, an aggressive Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to take on the Narendra Modi government one more burning issue before the country. After wooing farmers and declaring the Land Acquisition Bill as anti-poor, Rahul will lend his support to net neutrality in...
  • Rahul Gandhi takes up issue of net neutrality in Lok Sabha: As it happened 5 days ago

    Lending his support to the massive campaign demanding net neutrality in India, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has demanded a discussion on the issue in the Lok Sabha. He has moved an adjournment motion seeking suspension of question hour so that a debate on the issue can be conducted. ...
  • GST Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill to be taken up before Land Bill in Parliament 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the opposition parties continue to target the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill outside Parliament, sources said that the Goods and Service Tax Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill and the Real Estate Bill will be considered before the controversial bill...
  • AAP government's initiative for public inputs in Delhi budget gets mixed response 6 days ago

    In a first of its kind, the Arvind Kejriwal government held meetings with residents in Delhi seeking suggestions on where and how to spend the money allocated for the budget. The first participatory budget exercise was held in East Delhi's Patparganj constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Though most...
  • Congress creating uproar as Rahul Gandhi is back, says Venkaiah Naidu 1 week ago

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for disrupting Parliament. The Budget session resumed on Monday and the government tabled the Land Ordinance in Lok Sabha. Naidu said, "Congress is unnecessarily disrupting Parliament. Congress is creating ruckus just because Rahul Gandhi is back." ...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj 1 week ago

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Congress, BJP spar in Lok Sabha over Giriraj Singh's remark on Sonia Gandhi's skin colour 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As expected it has been a stormy start to the second part of Parliament's Budget Session with the Congress raising a hue and cry over Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh's comments on the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin. As soon...
  • Despite appeal for co-operation, opposition parties refuse to budge on Land Bill 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are all set to up the ante against the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Ordinance in Parliament. The second phase of the Budget session is likely to be a stormy one as the government is expected to table the controversial Land Bill on...
  • Ahead of Budget session, Modi seeks cooperation from opposition parties 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Hoping to get key bills passed in the second part of the Busget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mondya appealed for cooperation from the opposition parties in Parliament. "I am sure this leg of the session will witness even higher standards of debate to fulfil people's aspirations,"...
  • Live: BJP defends Modi government, says it is wrong to say that we are pro-corporate 1 week ago

    The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. The Congress threw down the gauntlet to the Bharatiya Janata Party with...
  • Budget session resumes, government to table controversial Land Bill today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. According to the schedule of business, Minister of State for Parliamentary...
  • Congress to aggressively fight against Land Bill in Parliament, Modi hopes for a productive session 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even though the political battle over the Land Bill is expected to echo in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes that the second phase of the Budget session, which will begin on Monday, will be a productive one. Modi tweeted, "Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a...
  • AAP government kicks off 'participatory budget' exercise April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP government on Sunday kicked off its first "participatory budget" exercise amidst much fanfare and enthusiasm at a function attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his deputy Manish Sisodia's Patparganj constituency. As the ruling party sought to take the government closer to the people, the event also...
  • Public consultation for Delhi Budget to begin on Sunday April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government will start its participatory budgeting exercise on Sunday in the Patparganj Assembly constituency of East Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the event. The first round of budget consultation with public will be held in Patparganj, the Assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia....
  • 30 crore landless people to get jobs once Land Bill is passed: FM Arun Jaitley April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: About 30 crore landless people will get employment in the industrial corridors following amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. "I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless. The Land Acquisition Bill we are bringing,...
  • PM Modi launches MUDRA Bank, expected to benefit 5.77 crore micro-finance institutions in India April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched MUDRA Bank under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. This will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs and act as a regulator for 'Micro-Finance Institutions' (MFIs). "Big industrial houses provide jobs to only 1.25 crore people, while small...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • PM Modi addresses BJP's National Executive meet; defends Land Bill, backs black money probe April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, the PM asserted that his government...
  • Online train ticket bookings touch 13.45 lakh on April 1 April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A record 13.45 lakh rail tickets were booked online on the first day, Wednesday when the new rule of the railways came into force, allowing passengers to book tickets 120 days in advance rather than 60 days. Railways have extended the advance reservation period...
  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price March 31, 2015

    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 March 30, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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...