Assembly polls: Union, Rly Budget to be delayed?

Following Election Commission’s announcement of schedule for Assembly polls in five states, there is speculation that the Railway and Union Budget for the year 2012-13 may be deferred by a few days.

Munda criticises Union budget proposal

Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda claimed that there was no possibility of village economy being strengthened through the 2011-12 union budget
proposal presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Growth-oriented budget: Dikshit

Hailing the Union Budget as growth oriented, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit thanked Centre for approving the third phase expansion of the
metro network in the city and allocating Rs 1,351 crore as budgetary support for it.

Union budget fails to address concerns of common man: Naveen

Dubbing Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee`s act of raising the base rate of excise duty as a "regressive" measure, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik said this would hurt household budgets.

Budget struck balance between rural, urban India: Chavan

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan welcomed the Union Budget 2011-12 saying that it had succeeded in striking a balance between fuelling growth in rural and urban India.

Badal says Union budget anti-farmer, disappointing

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal described the Union Budget as "disappointing" and "anti-farmer" and said it provides no relief to any section of the society.

AIKS terms Union Budget as `anti-farmers`

Terming the Union Budget 2010-11 as
"anti-farmers", AIKS today demanded
immediate withdrawal of increase in customs and excise duties
on fuel, constitution of a price stabilisation fund and a slew
of other measures.

CPI-M slams PM refusal to roll back fuel price hike

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Wednesday said the government`s refusal to roll back the fuel price hike "reflects a flawed economic thinking and insensitivity to the sufferings of the people".

BJP will not accept budget: Yashwant Sinha

BJP is all set to seize Parliament
on April 21, as the UPA government has miserably failed to
control the inflation and price rise of essential commodities,
a top senior BJP leader said on Tuesday.

BJP will not accept budget: Yashwant Sinha

BJP is all set to seize Parliament
on April 21, as the UPA government has miserably failed to
control the inflation and price rise of essential commodities,
a top senior BJP leader said on Tuesday.

Budget 2010: Pranab begins stimulus rollback

The Union Budget 2010-11 proposed a sizable tax relief for individuals, but hiked the excise and MAT as part of the partial stimulus rollback.

Aiming for 9% GDP growth: Pranab

Pranab Mukherjee says budget aims to give required direction to economy and to achieve 9% GDP growth.

Pranab gets a pat on the back from the PM

PM Singh expressed hope that Budget proposals will help accelerate the growth momentum to a 9 percent level.

India Inc lauds FM for good Budget; regrets MAT hike

Indian industry on Friday welcomed the Union Budget for 2010-11 saying it was a balanced approach though it expressed disappointment over the hike in minimum alternate tax (MAT) from 15 per cent to 18 per cent.

Exemption limit on medical costs likely to go up: The Times of India

While industry is apprehensive of a possible rollback of the stimulus package, there could be some cheering news in the forthcoming Union Budget for salaried employees.

Budget likely on Saturday – Feb 27: Bansal

After a gap of more than a decade, the union Budget may be presented in the Lok Sabha on Saturday which happens to be February 27.

Union budget can be difficult, says Rabo India Fin chief

The forthcoming Union Budget would be a difficult one because the government will need to give clear guidance on fiscal sustainability, a leading banker said here.

Between the Lines of Budget 2009

How Pranab Mukherjee managed to strike a fine balance between economic compulsions and political astuteness in Union Budget 2009...