Assam not interested in availing budget benefits: Sonowal

Despite the NDA government`s largesse in the union budget towards the North East and Assam in particular, the Congress government in the state appears "uninterested" in availing the benefits, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said here on Saturday.

MP CM asks depts to make proposals for availing Budget schemes

Describing the recent Union Budget as "far-sighted" which aims to lay foundation of a strong India, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked various departments to make proposals for availing benefits of the schemes announced in the Budget.

More tax concessions when economy improves: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today promised more concessions in income tax when the economy improves.

Union Budget `directionless`, `unfeasible`: Congress

Trashing the NDA government`s budget as "directionless" and "unfeasible", Congress today slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for going "overboard on mindless populism".

US Senator hails reformist budget of Modi Govt

A top American Senator has hailed several provisions in the maiden budget of the new Indian Government saying it reflected the willingness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle some of the regulations that have stifled foreign investment in India.

Don`t see `good days` yet : Omar Abdullah on Union Budget

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said he does not see `achche din` (good times) coming to the country through the maiden Union budget of the NDA government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Budget has many nice words, some money but no direction: CSE

An environment think tank today said although the union budget had "many nice words and some money" but it failed to show any direction for "real change."

Union budget states-centric: PDP

Terming the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as states-centric and gender-friendly, Opposition PDP today welcomed the special funding for various initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hindujas hail Indian budget as "progressive"

Hailing the Indian budget as "progressive", Britain`s richest persons, the Hinduja brothers on Thursday said that it has set direction for a "very positive long-term agenda".

Budget lacks focus in crucial areas: Naveen Patnaik

Slamming the union budget, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said it lacked focus in areas like agriculture, irrigation and the social sector.

Union Budget `disappointing`, people`s hopes dashed: Maha govt

Maharashtra govt termed the Union Budget as "disappointing" and said it has dashed the "hopes" of the common man from the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre.

People disappointed with Budget, hopes for `achhe din` dashed: SP

The Samajwadi Party today said the Union Budget has "highly disappointed" the people who were expecting that the BJP-led government would usher in `achhe din`.

Cong-NCP slams budget; says Maharashtra was purposely ignored

The Congress-NCP in Maharashtra today criticised the Union Budget saying that it reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s "limited vision" besides apathy towards the state.

Rajasthan BJP hails Union Budget 2014-15

Rajasthan BJP today hailed the first budget of Narendra Modi government saying it was a balanced, development and job-oriented budget that has schemes for the welfare of the state.

Biotech clusters to be scaled up

The government Thursday announced the scaling up of biotech clusters in the country.

Union Budget 2014: Four new AIIMS to be established, says FM Arun Jaitley

The government will set up four new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

Budget to focus on putting economy back on track: Shahnawaz Hussain

The upcoming Union budget would focus on efforts to put the faltering economy back on track, senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said, accusing the previous UPA regime of derailing it.

Lok Sabha speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will Saturday meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning July 7.

Narendra Modi`s new austerity drive: No new cars for NDA ministers

In yet another move to bring in austerity within his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all the ministers to refrain from buying new cars, reports said on Thursday.

Govt appoints Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary

Days ahead of the Union Budget, the government on Saturday replaced Revenue Secretary Rajiv Takru with Shantikanta Das.