Budget Session of Parliament from February 21

Budget Session of Parliament will begin on February 21 with President Pranab Mukherjee`s first address to the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

On possibility of further hike, Bansal says ‘wait for budget’

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday evaded a direct reply on the likelihood of further hike in train fares, saying everyone will have to wait till the budget is presented.

Assembly polls not to come in way of Union Budget:

The Election Commission today said the Assembly elections in three states announced on Friday will not have any bearing on the presentation of the Union Budget.

BJP demands separate union budget for farmers

Madhya Pradesh unit of BJP today demanded a separate union budget for farmers.

Jewellery shop owners down shutters in Pondy

All jewellery shops in Puducherry
remained closed Thursday to mark the industry`s protest against the announcement of hike in excise duty on gold in the Union Budget.

Budget 2012: A dampener for travel industry

<b>Deep Kalra </b>Founder & CEO of <b>MakeMyTrip</b> and <b>Romit Theophilus</b>, Director, Sales and Marketing, <b>German National Tourist Office</b> shared their views with <b>Reema Sharma</b> of <b>Zeebiz.com</b> on the Union Budget, its impact on the sector and overall tourism industry.

Union Budget has `dampened` economic sentiments: BJP

Opposition BJP criticized the Union Budget 2012-13 saying it has dampened economic sentiments as almost all services have been brought under tax ambit.

No lack of funds for MNREGA: Ramesh

Allocation for UPA`s ambitious MNREGA scheme may have come down in the Union Budget but there would be no lack of funds for the rural job programme.

Common man missing from Union Budget: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi criticised the Union Budget, saying there
was no relief in it for the common man.

‘Budget 2012 to impose more burden than Rail Budget`

The CPI(M) said it was a reflection on the tolerance level of Mamata Banerjee`s party as the budget proposals would impose much more burden than the Rail Budget.

`Common man will be burdened with Budget 2012`

Left parties on Friday attacked the
Union Budget, saying it will increase the financial burden on common people and lead to rise in prices.

Budget 2012: Implications for the common man

As expected, he started his Budget speech with a lot of promise but what matters is the end.

‘Budget will stimulate growth of agri, rural sector`

Union budget would provide
stimulus to agriculture and encourage rural development, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Friday.

‘Disappointing Union budget by a lame duck Centre’

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Friday expressed disappointment with the union budget saying it was presented by a lame duck government.

Left slams budget

Left parties on Friday attacked the
Union Budget, saying it will increase the financial burden on common people and lead to rise in prices.

Budget is anti-people: BJP

BJP on Friday slammed the Union Budget as "anti-people" and said it would lead to further price rise hitting the common man.

TMC threatens to oppose policies in Parliament

Trinamool Congress said it would not accept any cut in fertiliser subsidy or a rise in petroleum prices.

Congress leaders want "please all" Budget

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to present the Budget on March 16 in Parliament.

Why the Budget is under stress?

It is the revenue deficit that has created the problem for Pranab Mukherjee because nearly 86 percent of the current expenditures are on interest payments, defence and subsidies, leaving no room for manoeuvre.

JNNURM II could see a three-fold hike in budget

The second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme could see a three-fold hike in budget, Kamal Nath said on Monday.