AP CM seeks Centre's help for state; meets Amit Shah, Jaitley

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday sought the support of the Centre and BJP leadership for resolving issues which have arised after bifurcation of the state.

BJP govt cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme.

Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley

As two key reform bills on coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the party saying the politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed".

Finance Minister will be approached for more funds: Maneka Gandhi

With a cut in their allocation for 2015-16, the Ministries of Women and Child Development and Health will soon approach the Finance Ministry to enhance their annual budget.

Senior Cong leader suggests 'rest' for Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani

Indicating chinks in the Congress in Kerala over protecting Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, a senior party leader on Wednesday suggested the FM takes rest as he has gone through huge physical and mental strain in the past few months and that the Chief Minister temporarily take over the portfolio.

Disappointed by govt's steps on black money issue: Ram Jethmalani

Noted advocate Ram Jethmalani on Sunday said he was disappointed by steps taken by the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money.

Media should reflect on issues surrounding BBC documentary: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the media worldwide should reflect on issues surrounding the BBC gangrape documentary like whether a media organisation should allow its platform to be used by a rapist to justify his innocence.

UK announces new scholarship for Indian finance professionals

The United Kingdom on Friday launched a "first of its kind" scholarship programme for Indian finance professionals to study in Britain.

No proposals to increase working days to 6 per week: Govt

The government on Friday said it has no proposals to shift to six-day week working for its offices or reduce the retirement age of employees to 58 years.

Excuse me!: A spoof on FM's Union Budget 2015-2016

Excuse me!: A spoof on FM's Union Budget 2015-2016 Finance minister

Haryana govt challenges opposition to prove white paper data wrong

Haryana government on Saturday challenged the opposition parties which are raising hue and cry over the white paper on state finances, to prove that the data pertaining to state's fiscal position is incorrect.

One Rank, One Pension stuck between Services and Defence Ministry

Reinstating government's commitment on implementing the 'One Rank, One Pension' policy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the issue is pending as the method of calculating pension is stuck between the Armed Services and the Defence Ministry.

Shiv Sena lauds budget but unhappy over service tax hike

BJP ally Shiv Sena today said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday gave hope on many counts, however, it should have avoided the hike in service tax.

Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget
Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Saturday got a hike of around Rs 384 crore in the budget for 2015-16, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament here.

Budget gives India opportunity to make a mark in world: Paul

Lauding the Union Budget as "very positive" and "courageous", NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Saturday said it gives India the opportunity to make a mark in the world.

MHA gets Rs 62,124.52 cr in budget, a 10.2% jump

Home Ministry was on Saturday allocated Rs 62,124.52 crore in the Union Budget, a modest 10.2 per cent jump over the outlay in last fiscal, with special focus on safety of women, rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and internal security.

Rajnath Singh terms Budget as progressive, forward looking one

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hailed the Budget presented by his colleague Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying he has presented a "forward looking" and "progressive" one that highlights the contours of 'new India'.

Arun Jaitley's Post-Budget Press Conference

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke at a press conference post presenting the Union Budget 2015 on Saturday.

BJP ministers hail Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over Budget

Ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here Saturday, for presenting a budget which is "historic", "pragmatic" and "in the interest of people".

If Kashmir is to get AIIMS, I hope the money is pumped in to upgrade SKIMS: Omar Abdullah

Reacting to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposed medical schemes for Jammu and Kashmir in his 2015 Union Budget, former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that efforts should be made to raise the already established SKIMS to global standards.