Budget cuts

Obama to request hike in US military budget: Officials

President Barack Obama plans to ask for an increase in military spending in a proposed budget for 2016, with a request for $585 billion that would exceed funding caps mandated by Congress, officials said Wednesday.

Jan 29, 2015, 10:00 AM IST

Congress escalates attack on govt through social media

New Delhi: Taking on government through social media, Congress has criticised it for "budget cuts" in different sectors, "dilution" of land bill and accused the NDA dispensation of doing "another U turn" on depositing cooking gas subsidy amount in consumers' bank account.

Jan 02, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

World Bank cost-cutting finance chief declines bonus

The World Bank`s finance chief said he would decline the remainder of his bonus in a move that appeared aimed at quelling discontent among staff who thought it out of line given planned layoffs and budget cuts.

Oct 08, 2014, 13:20 PM IST

Tear gas used to disperse protesters in Helsinki

Police used tear gas to calm down hundreds of demonstrators who were against the government`s budget cuts in downtown Helsinki Friday evening, Finnish media said.

Apr 26, 2014, 04:56 AM IST

US Army to cut 80,000 troops by 2017 to reduce budget

The United States Army has announced to reduce its strength by a whopping 80,000 by 2017 as part of a budget-cutting plan, making it one of the largest force reductions since World War II.

Jun 26, 2013, 11:01 AM IST

Obama urges US Congress to end `dumb` budget cuts

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on the US Congress to end the "reckless" and "dumb" budget cuts known as the sequester, and to adopt a plan of "smarter" cuts to fuel economic growth.

Apr 27, 2013, 18:11 PM IST

US budget cuts force military jets to drop air shows

Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia`s famous sweet onions isn`t safe from the federal budget battle 1,000 kilometres away.

Mar 11, 2013, 00:23 AM IST

Obama jokes about budget cuts, Biden at exclusive dinner

US President Barack Obama was in his elements over a whopping USD 85 billion forced spending cuts his administration was facing, saying, "My joke writers have been placed on furlough."

Mar 10, 2013, 15:52 PM IST

Ministries brace for budget cuts up to 24%

While some ministries are reconciled to the anticipated budgetary cut by the Finance Ministry, a few others are cribbing about it.

Feb 03, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

‘US playing up China threat to avoid budget cuts’

Chinese think tanks have rejected a
US Congressional report on the Communist nation`s weapon`s development, describing it as a trick to offset the Pentagon`s
shrinking budget.

Apr 07, 2012, 17:07 PM IST

Angry British police to seek right to strike

Britain`s Conservative-led coalition is seeking to make cuts of some 20 percent to police budgets.

Mar 23, 2012, 10:07 AM IST

Budget cuts take US military to the edge: Panetta

Leon Panetta said US President agreed with his assessment that there should be no further cuts to defence spending.

Oct 14, 2011, 11:26 AM IST

`Budget cuts will mean smaller US military`

US defence budget cuts will
require a "smaller" US ground force and "hard choices" about how to preserve American military power with less money, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Oct 12, 2011, 11:00 AM IST

BBC slashing 2,000 jobs amid budget cuts

BBC must make budget cuts of 20% following a freeze in the licence fee, which all
Britons with a television must pay.

Oct 06, 2011, 23:49 PM IST

Budget cuts to hurt Yemen`s fight against al Qaeda: US

The US Congress is struggling to cut spending, including foreign aid.

Feb 11, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

Budget cuts force CERN to shut accelerators for a year

CERN however said its flagship "Big Bang" machine will mainly be unaffected.

Sep 18, 2010, 10:03 AM IST