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Separate infra for agriculture consumers for 24x7 power supply

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:16

Aiming to replicate Gujarat's model of 24x7 power supply by segregating infrastructure for agriculture and non-agriculture consumers, the government Thursday announced Rs 500 crore support for the proposed scheme.

Govt proposes over Rs 2,000 cr for Ganga Conservation Mission

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:14

An integrated programme for the conservation of river Ganga with an outlay of Rs 2,037 crores has been proposed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget Thursday.

Govt to establish National Adaptation Fund for climate change

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:42

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced to establish a `National Adaptation Fund` for climate change.

Arun Jaitley announces to introduce e-Visa at nine airports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:33

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the facility of Electronic Travel Authorisation (e-Visa) shall be introduced in a phased manner at nine airports in India.

Modi govt earmarks funds for power, water reforms in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:31

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled its vision of transforming the national capital Delhi into a world-class city.

Roll out GST, reduce subsidies, World Bank advises India

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:00

Ahead of the Modi-government's first budget, the World Bank on Friday suggested that India should roll out GST, reduce subsidies and broaden tax base to promote growth, projecting it to be lower at 5.5 percent for 2014-15, from the earlier forecast of 5.7 percent.

Karnataka budget Friday, first after Congress` return to power

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 15:46

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will present his budget for 2013-14, 2 months after Congress returned to power, and focus is likely to be on welfare measures in view of Lok Sabha election due next year.

List of things to get costlier from today

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:54

You will wake up to see an expensive Monday, as all the announcements made in the Union Budget 2013-14 by Finance Minister P Chidambaram will come into effect.

Rajya Sabha nod to Union Budget 2013-14 sans debate

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 14:11

Faced with paucity of time, Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved Union Budget 2013-14 without debate, a development witnessed perhaps for the first time which triggered protests from Opposition members.

Noisy scenes in Kerala assembly during budget discussion

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 20:36

CPI-M led LDF opposition members today tore away the budget papers and staged a walk out in the Kerala Assembly alleging that Finance Minister K M Mani has ignored their constituencies in his proposals.

Tax-free Delhi budget in an election year

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 20:23

No new tax was levied and chilly spray, desi ghee and LED lights will be cheaper with Delhi government today proposing to reduce or eliminate VAT on them in its Rs budget.

Maharashtra budget 2013: Ciggies, liquor, cosmetics to cost more

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 19:48

With large parts of Maharashtra reeling under severe drought, the state Budget presented today proposed hike in taxes on cigarette, tobacco, liquor, cosmetics and jewellery to mop up additional resources.