COMMON MAN

  • Immortalising R K Laxman: Neelabh Banerjee January 31, 2015

    From the surge of emotion and empathy at the passing of RK Laxman, one thing is clear: The Common Man is a national asset worthy of being immortalised. But who will do it is the question to which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis provided a part answer when he announced his...
  • Watch: Did you know that RK Laxman drew all the cartoons for Guru Dutt in 'Mr and Mrs 55'? January 28, 2015

    Cartoonist RK Laxman, whose 'You Said It' cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned India's powerful for half a century, died on Monday aged 93. Watch this video where you can see that the hand that drew the cartoons in 'Mr and Mrs 55', belonged to Laxman. ...
  • My father was a very informal man, says RK Laxman's son January 28, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman's son Srinivas Laxman on Tuesday said that his father was very informal man and was very open with them. Laxman, creator of the iconic 'Common Man', died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Remembering RK Laxman and his 'Common Man' January 27, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman accorded state funeral, tributes pour in January 27, 2015

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, will be cremated in Pune on Tuesday. The Maharashtra government has announced that Laxman will be accorded a state funeral. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 26, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Being RK Laxman: Legendary cartoonist, creator of 'Common Man', passes away January 26, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital on Monday evening after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. ...
  • Budget doesn't reflect common man's aspirations: Opposition July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Thursday criticised the union budget, saying it did not reflect the aspirations of the common man. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget on Thursday. "The budget does not reflect the aspiration of the common man. Most of the announcements are ministry programmes, which the finance...
  • States get more control over Central money February 18, 2014

    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 the...
  • After Rahul's appeal, Centre accepts 'One Rank One Pension' scheme February 17, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    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 201314. The budgetary support will help Delhi Metro in expansion of its network and increasing its rolling stock. The government...
  • Chidambaram's 10point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10point 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 201415 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 February 17, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    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...
  • Education sector gets about 9 per cent hike February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The education sector has got about nine per cent hike in the Interim Budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who also proposed a moratorium on repayment of education loans, benefiting nine lakh students. The minister proposed a plan outlay of Rs 67,398 crore for the sector,...
  • Cars, twowheelers, soaps set to be cheaper February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to lighten the burden on the middle class by lowering excise duty on cars, SUVs and twowheelers and proposed no increase in taxes on other products. "To give relief to the automobile industry which is...
  • Interim Budget: Government plans to boost PSU banks, may provide Rs 11,200 crore February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday proposed to infuse Rs 11,200 crore in public sector banks to enhance their capital in the next financial year. "In 201415, I propose to provide Rs 11,200 crore for capital infusion in public sector banks. They have opened 5,207 branches so far, against...
  • Highlights of interim Budget 20142015 February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget short of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Salman, Daisy talk share their experience in 'Jai Ho' January 24, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, actors Salman Khan and Daisy Shah talk about their experience in the movie Jai Ho. Salman also spoke about the country's common man. Directed by Salman's brother Sohail, the film that focuses on corruption. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is like a new shirt, he is yet to go through the wash: Manoj Kumar January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, who played powerful roles as the quintessential common man, says the Aam Aadmi government has to fulfill its promises as the youth have a lot of expectation from them. The 76yearold actor says he is happy to see an awakening in people, especially the youth. "The...
  • WB: Varun Gandhi hits out at Left and TMC, says they have dissapointed common man September 30, 2013

    Intending to fight all 42 seats in West Bengal in next year's Lok Sabha election, BJP on Sunday discussed its poll strategy on the last day of its twoday state executive committee meeting in Kolkata. Hoping to put up a good show in the elections, party general secretary Varun Gandhi released...
  • Veteran actor Arjun now dons the director's hat March 1, 2013

    Veteran actor Arjun, who returned to the big screens after a long time, in 'Kadal' and 'Vanayudham', will now be donning the director's hat. He made his directorial debut with 'Sevagan' in 1992, and directed a total of 9 movies so far, including 'Madrasi' in 2006 and now he will...
  • Diesel hike impact: How it will hit your life January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has finally taken the first step towards deregulation of diesel prices. A 45 paise increase per month would mean Rs 10 hike every year. A 45 paise hike in diesel prices might seem small but even this small quantum is expected to make life costlier for...
  • SC slams govt for not controlling prices of essential drugs October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the government for being 'noncommittal' on including essential drugs within the ambit of its price control measures. According to the apex court, the government has not taken any steps in checking the pricing of drugs in the country. Earlier, the court had...
  • PM does not have time to hear public problems: Nitish September 25, 2012

    Patna: Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for notifying 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he has 'neither time nor interest to hear the grievances of the people'. "The PM is not bothered about the problems of the people and so he is...
  • Give patient hearing to people: Pranab to police September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A patient hearing to the grievances of the common man and an honest effort to help him should be the mantra for police, President Pranab Mukherjee told a gathering of top police officers of the country in New Delhi. The President, while addressing the police Director Generals and...
  • 'Petrol price cut to provide relief to common man' June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday expressed hope that the cut of Rs 2.02 per litre in petrol price will provide relief to common man even as UPA ally Trinamool Congress and Opposition BJP rejected the partial rollback of the steep hike in fuel price. However, speaking on the condition...
  • Common man's concerns missing from Budget: Modi March 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Terming the Union Budget as "directionless", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there was no relief in it for the common man. "The Budget reflects the Congressled UPA Government's political instability, as well its inability to fight burning issues like corruption, inflation and unemployment. It shows absence...
  • Aamir: Govt should focus on education in budget March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan today said the Union Government should focus on education and nutrition in the budget. "The budget should focus more on children, on their nutrition and education. It is important that they (children) get good education," Aamir told reporters here today. The Union budget would be presented...
  • Income Tax: Businesses fear more taxes in Budget 2012 March 14, 2012

    India's businesses, already facing high interest rates and a global economic slowdown, worry that the finance ministry will ask them to shoulder a bigger tax burden in the budget set for release on Friday to trim the fiscal deficit. After a drubbing in recent state elections, the government has little...