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  • Budget disappointing, lacks clear roadmap: Manmohan Singh 8 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the budget reflected lot of "good intentions" of the NDA government but it lacked any clear roadmap to achieve the goals. Describing the budget as disappointing, Singh, who is credited with ushering in economic reforms as Finance Minister in the Narasimha...
  • Full text of Arun Jaitley's Finance Budget 2015-16 speech 9 hours 40 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Thursday aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. But he pushed back by a year his...
  • Credibility of Indian economy re-established under NDA government, claims Jaitley in Budget 2015-16 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday claimed that the credibility of Indian economy has been re-established while presenting the first full Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Taking a dig at the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, Jaitley said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance inherited...
  • Union Budget 2015 live: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says no change in individual tax rates, will cut corporate tax rate 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the first full year Budget of the NDA government led by PM Modi on Saturday said Indian economy's credibility has been restored....
  • Test for reform zeal of Modi government in make-or-break Budget today, tax sops likely 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics faces a major test on Saturday when the first full Budget will be unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Reaping the benefits of low global prices for oil, India's main import, Modi's government sees itself in a sweet spot with...
  • The 2015 budget will be most important for NDA government: Experts 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    The maiden full year Union Budget of NDA government will be most important for the Modi government in many aspects. The experts feel the budget will be more pro-development. ...
  • NDA government's religion is 'India First', Tricolour guides us, fight against terror and poverty: Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • Railway Budget 2015 live: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities 2 days ago

    Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled his first Budget on Thursday, did not increase passenger fare and put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness....
  • Government to bring Coal, Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After introducing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Government looks set to bring the Coal and Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha that will replace the ordinances brought by it in this regard earlier. Sources said government has taken a decision to bring the new Insurance Bill in Lok Sabha next...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: The main points of debate and controversy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: It has been a stormy start to Parliament Budget session as the united opposition has vociferously taken on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill 3 days ago

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • Centre tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha amidst opposition uproar 4 days ago

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's allies like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • NDA government is behaving like a property dealer for industrialists, says Kejriwal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday hit hard at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and accused it of behaving like a "property dealer for the industrialists". He also sang paeans about anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and invited him to...
  • Modi tells MPs to defend all ordinances, not be affected by Opposition's remarks 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the National Democratic Alliance on the front foot in Parliament and has directed all the MPs to aggressively defend all the ordinances as united opposition is all set to corner the government on a number of issues. The government is putting all...
  • Rail Budget: Six ministers in six years, will Suresh Prabhu compensate for wasted years and opportunities? 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways may have failed to achieve growth and speed up work in the last 6 years, but it has achieved one thing. India has seen six Railways ministers in the last six years. The relative stability at the Ministry of Railways came under serious threat after...
  • Facts and fiction of Land Acquisition Ordinance, as narrated by BJP 4 days ago

    After a high level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Monday night, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Parliament. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare in his protest against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 4 days ago

    Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government...
  • Congress-led opposition slams Modi-government's land ordinance 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Opposition parties led by the Congress on Monday slammed the government over the ordinance amending the land acquisition act, calling the move "anti-farmer" and "anti-people". "Our conscience is clear. The land acquisition act was passed after one of the longest discussions. We are shocked that there was a need...
  • Flashback: Key features of the last five Union Budgets 5 days ago

    Riding high on the development agenda, Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed the Lok Sabha elections with a thunderous applause in May 2014. Nine months later, in its first full-fledged Union budget, it is time for the Modi government to put into action the tall promises made during elections. ...
  • Budget Session: PM Modi appeals to MPs for a constructive debate 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to the members of Parliament for a constructive debate during the Budget Session. Talking to mediapersons just ahead of the session, Modi said, "Today the Budget Session begins. There should be constructive debate on every issue in this complete session." He said the...
  • Budget session to begin today with no headway over key bills, Modi seeks support from Opposition 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In spite of the massive numerical superiority in Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance government is set to face a stormy Budget session which will commence on Monday as it is expected to introduce some key legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assurance that issues...
  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule 1 week ago

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Congress protests over land ordinance to regain lost base: BJP February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Thursday attacked Congress over its protest on the land acquisition ordinance issue, saying the rival party's stir was politically-motivated to regain its sliding base after successive electoral defeats. The BJP said the opposition party is frustrated over its electoral losses and is now trying to raise...
  • NDA hits out at Nitish, Congress says Manjhi quit at BJP panicked February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: NDA on Friday accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of "sacrificing" a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP's "panic" behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its "conspiracy" in Bihar elections. "Nitish Kumar will have to...
  • Black money is cancer; government committed to bring it back: Subramanian Swamy February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming black money as cancer for society, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the NDA government was committed to bring back to the country the illegally stashed money abroad. "The pace (to bring back black money) is slow. In my opinion, I am not happy with that. But...
  • Modi government plans to put Cabinet notes on Kindle to maintain secrecy, Congress questions move February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday came down heavily on reported plans of the BJP-led government to put all Cabinet notes on Kindle devices to stop leakage of information, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even trust his own ministers. "PMO, it appears, has passed a 'no-confidence vote' in...
  • Vaiko lauds AAP for victory in Delhi, demands stepping down of NDA government February 10, 2015

    Chennai: With AAP heading for a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, MDMK founder Vaiko on Tuesday lauded the Arvind Kejriwal-founded party for 'sweeping away' BJP and demanded that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should step down. "People have staged a silent democratic revolution. They have taught a lesson...
  • Efforts on to simplify minority schemes implementation: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said efforts were on to simplify the implementation process of various minority-related schemes announced by the previous UPA government. Naqvi also said that he has asked all state governments to ensure full and judicious use of...