India`s defence budget hike worrisome: Pak daily

The significant hike in India`s defence budget gives a "wrong message to its neighbours", a leading Pakistani daily said

No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption

Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government`s decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.

Budget moves from Kautilya to Shakespeare on literary quotes

When it comes to quoting from literary masterpieces in budget speeches, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today made a quantum leap.

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.

No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption

Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government`s decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.

Better health services for poor envisaged

The budget for 2012-13 Friday focused on better health services to the poor in rural as well as urban slums, increasing the outlay of NRHM.

Better health services for poor envisaged

The budget for 2012-13 Friday focused on better health services to the poor in rural as well as urban slums, increasing the outlay of NRHM.

Opposition slams Budget; `tolerable` says TMC

Trinamool Congress gave some respite to the UPA by describing as tolerable the Union Budget 2012-13.

Govt should focus on education, nutrition in budget: Aamir

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan today said the Union Government should focus on education and nutrition in the upcoming budget.

Malaika hopes budget will improve living conditions

Actress Malaika Arora Khan has high expectations from the budget to be presented in parliament Friday and hopes it will improve living conditions.

MP hikes budgetary provisions for energy, roads

Madhya Pradesh govt not only reduced the VAT on petrol, but also increased the budgetary provisions for the energy sector by 49% and roads by 35%.