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'Nirbhaya Fund' announced for safety, empowerment of women

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:45

In a tribute to the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victim, government on Thursday announced setting up 'Nirbhaya Fund' of Rs 1,000 crore for safety and empowerment of women.

Union Budget 2013-14: Dearer & Cheaper

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:31

The list of cheaper and dearer items announced in the Union Budget 2013-14 are:

Union Budget 2013-14: Full text

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:19

Union Budget 2013-14: Full text

Budget 2013: Farm credit enhanced by Rs 1.25L crore for FY'14

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:08

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday announced a sharp increase of Rs 1.25 lakh crore in agriculture credit target to Rs 7 lakh crore for next fiscal and allocated additional Rs 10,000 crore in subsidy for implementing the Food Security Bill.

Union Budget 2013: India's first all-women bank by October

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:06

The country is all set to get an all-women bank by this year with the government announcing an initial capital of Rs 1,000 crore for the purpose.

Union Budget 2013-14: Behind the veil of secrecy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 08:54

Top Finance Ministry officials every year participate in a ceremony of making a metaphorical 'halwa' just before being quarantined to give final shapes to the Budget.

Budget 2013 Highlights: Minor sops to Income Tax payers, surcharge on super rich

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 08:08

Walking a tight rope ahead of next year's General Elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday did not tinker with the Income Tax slabs or rates while presenting the Union Budget 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha.

Union Budget for 2013-14: Sweet or bitter?

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 18:36

Deep in the bowels of the imposing North Block here, scores of men have been busy making 'halwa' -- sweet or bitter will only be known when Finance Minister P Chidambaram unveils the Union Budget on Thursday.

This will be a make-or-break Budget for UPA

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 19:09

It isn't only the middle class, already far more consumerist than it ever was, which experiences this heady optimism; the feeling percolates down to the lower strata since the job prospects are higher in a thriving economy.

Budget Makers in UPA 1

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:40

People who drove the budget during P. Chidambaram’s tenure as a finance minister.

Interesting Quotes and Poetry in Budget

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:19

The report illustrates several episodes that have made budgets interesting.

Chidambaram through his budgets

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:04

Even though budget-making is a highly technical exercise, it can’t be devoid of the emotions.