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Karnataka budget Friday, first after Congress` return to power

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 15:46

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will present his budget for 2013-14, 2 months after Congress returned to power, and focus is likely to be on welfare measures in view of Lok Sabha election due next year.

List of things to get costlier from today

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:54

You will wake up to see an expensive Monday, as all the announcements made in the Union Budget 2013-14 by Finance Minister P Chidambaram will come into effect.

Rajya Sabha nod to Union Budget 2013-14 sans debate

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 14:11

Faced with paucity of time, Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved Union Budget 2013-14 without debate, a development witnessed perhaps for the first time which triggered protests from Opposition members.

Delhi Budget 2013: Dikshit's budget focuses on social sector projects

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 17:06

Presenting the 15th consecutive budget of her government, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday put focus on social sector projects in an election year when her party will approach voters for a record fourth term in the capital.

Punjab Budget 2013: Soft drinks, cigarettes to cost more

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 14:31

Soft drinks and cigarettes will cost more in Punjab effective April 1, with the state government hiking the Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Rs 460.21 crore deficit budget presented in the state assembly here on Wednesday.

Delhi Budget 2013: No new tax proposed in an election year

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 13:26

No new tax was levied and chilly spray, desi ghee and LED lights will be cheaper with Delhi government on Wednesday proposing to reduce or eliminate VAT on them in its budget which focussed on social sector in an election year as Congress seeks a record 4th term in power.

Gold sale in Gulf to rise on limit revision for NRIs: Report

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 12:41

As part of the Budget proposal last week, it was announced that male passengers can carry gold worth Rs 50,000, and female passengers Rs 1 lakh compared to the earlier limit of Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.

Budget 2013: Chat online with Chidambaram on Google+

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 10:33

This is for the first time that any Union Cabinet Minister is using this medium to interact with the citizens and to respond to their questions about the Union Budget.

All-women bank to start operations from November: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 15:22

India's first all-women bank will start operations from November this year through six branches spread across the length and breadth of the country, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Sunday.

Chandigarh Shatabdi to have first Anubhuti coach

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 10:55

Chandigarh Shatabdi will be the first train to have "Anubhuti" coaches, the special AC luxury class proposed in this year's rail budget, providing higher travel comfort to passengers.

Bank for women mere 'tokenism' sans social change: J S Verma

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 18:28

The former chief justice had led the three-member panel that looked into laws on crimes against women in the aftermath of the December 16 Delhi gangrape incident which had sparked massive protests.

It is a very responsible Budget: Lord Paul

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 21:00

"It has to be accepted that the Finance Minister has done a good job to keep confidence of everybody in the Indian economy and also tried to deal with budget deficit and still make efforts to increase growth rate," Paul, Chairman of the Caparo Group, said.