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Cong ridicules BJP for criticising Prez`s address

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 22:59

Ridiculing BJP for its criticism of President`s address to Parliament, Congress Thursday wondered the Opp party "must be sleeping" when a "very optimistic picture" of the country`s socio-economic realities was being presented.

Left boycotts President`s address to Parliament

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:14

Members of Left parties on Thursday boycotted President Pranab Mukherjee`s address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament.

Slogan shouting during President`s Address to Parliament

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:52

DMK and AIADMK MPs on Thursday shouted slogans over Sri Lankan Tamil issue during the maiden Address of President Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday.

Difficult times; govt trying to revive growth: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:24

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over persisting difficult economic conditions.

I-T liability comes down, eating out and travelling go up

Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 13:20

With some of the key budgetary proposals coming into effect from today, the tax payers will save some money on account of lower income tax liability, but will have to pay dearly towards essential services like telephone calls, beauty parlour visits and insurance payments.

No 'dramatic announcements' in Budget due to political constraints: Pranab

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 21:48

After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he had refrained from any "dramatic announcement" in the budget because of political constraints.

Govt looking at passage of 4 economic bills in budget session

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 18:41

The government will try to legislate at least 3-4 economic bills in the ongoing session, pushing forward the financial sector reforms, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

Pressure tactics won't work: FM to bullion dealers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 19:09

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday bluntly told bullion dealers, who have gone on strike against the levies on gold, that their pressure tactics "will simply not work".

Interest rates expected to come down in coming months: Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 19:04

The government is expecting lower interest rates in the coming months as it looks at policy reversal by the Reserve Bank in the wake of moderation in inflation.

Making efforts to reduce time lag in approval process: FM

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 16:45

Seeking to assuage concerns over inordinate delays in giving approval to mega projects, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the government is making efforts to reduce the time lag in clearing the proposals.

Industry awaits new policy on urea

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 11:54

The fertiliser industry is keenly awaiting the new policy on urea, which will help in reducing the dependence on imports.

Govt will address oil price rise issue: Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 00:50

Worried over the rising price of crude oil, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the government can address the issue even outside the Budgetary route if the upward trend continues.