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UPA Budget a "betrayal" with poor states like Bihar: Nitish

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:16

With no mention of the special category status for the state in the interim budget on Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar described it as a "story of failure" of UPA government and "betrayal" with poor and backward states like Bihar.

Budget 2014: Key Highlights

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 18:41

Presenting the Interim Budget 2014 in Parliament, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday slashed excise duty on cars and two-wheelers, capital goods and a variety of consumer items like TV and refrigerators to boost demand and manufacturing.

Budget 2014 analysis: `Hard working` FM tries interim fixes to fix UPA`s image

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 16:44

Even before P Chidambaram had walked into the Lok Sabha, the Finance Ministry had given clear indications that tax slabs will not be changed and that there was likely to be only minor tinkering with excise duties.

Chidambaram’s Interim Budget an exercise in self congratulation

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:57

P Chidambaram did whatever he could to pat himself and his government in his interim budget.

Vote on account: All you need to know

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 16:29

Technically, a sanction of Parliament for withdrawal of money from the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the government`s expenses is known as a Vote-on-account.

Finance minister seen walking budget tightrope

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:19

P. Chidambaram will be walking a tightrope when he presents an interim budget for the coming fiscal year on Monday.

Vote on account: All you need to know

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:25

A sanction of Parliament for withdrawal of money from the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the government`s expenses is known as a Vote-on-account.

Union Budget: Do you know the significance of 'halwa'?

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 16:26

The significance of the sweet dish is that after it is served a large number of officials and support staff who are directly associated with the Budget making and printing process are required to stay in the ministry, cut off from their families.

Centre has damaged its fiscal credibility: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:50

Jayalalithaa alleged that the central government has damaged its fiscal credibility by reducing the amount allocated in the union budget.

India eyes $15 billion rollover of subsidy costs into next budget

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:55

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is finding it harder and harder to meet the government`s budget promises and may sweep as much as USD15 billion in subsidy costs into next year`s accounts to ensure he hits fiscal targets ahead of national elections, ministry officials say.

FinMin starts preparations for next Budget

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 20:00

The Finance Ministry has started preparations for Budget 2014-15 by asking different central ministries and departments to come out with their estimates of receipts as well as expenditure for the next financial year.

Indian economy unlikely to grow at 6.5% in FY14: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 16:55

The government has projected economic growth of about 6.5 percent for 2013-14 in the Budget.