Bihar to keep up eco growth despite centre`s neglect: Nitish Humar

Accusing NDA government of neglecting Bihar in both general budget and Rail budget, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the state`s resolve to develop has not been dampened by the Centre`s `indifference`.

China defence spending way ahead of India; 12.5% budget hike at best modest!

In his maiden budget, Arun Jaitley raised defence allocation by 12.5 percent over the last full budget (2013-14) presented by P Chidambaram in the UPA government. However, this rise in defence expenditure is nowhere close to bridge the gap with China.

Post-Budget day: Sensex fails to hold the uptrend this year

The stock market has closed on a positive note a day after the Budget announcement nine times in the past 13 years. However, on July 11, 2014, a day after when Arun Jaitley has presented his first budget, Sensex hasn’t responded favourably to his pragmatic budget.

Budget 2014: Ajay Devgn`s reaction

Ajay Devgn, who is known to have a great equation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is disappointed with Budget 2014.

Budget has many nice words, some money but no direction: CSE

An environment think tank today said although the union budget had "many nice words and some money" but it failed to show any direction for "real change."

Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Union Budget: MGNREGS finally gets tweaked

Jaitley has set an ambitious target of overhauling the social welfare schemes.

Jaitley fulfills Modi’s wish for youth employment

Jaitely said, “India today needs a boost for job creation and the manufacturing sector needs a push in this regard.”

Union Budget: Infrastructure, Realty & Finance sectors emerge biggest winners

Zee Research Group (ZRG) has listed various companies which are the likely beneficiaries of the budgetary announcements.

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Setting aside Rs 50 crore for development of indigenous cattle breeds, an equal amount was also set aside by him to start a “Blue Revolution” in inland fisheries.

National sports academy to encourage sports

To encourage sports in India, the government will set up a National Sports Academy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

Bringing economy back on track will take some time: Rajnath Singh

Terming the condition of Indian economy as "serious", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said though the new government is working to bring the situation back on track, it will take some time to do so.

Only a strong govt can take unpopular decisions: Kiran Bedi on rail fare hike

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Friday raised the railway passenger fares by 14.2 percent in all classes and freight charge by 6.5 percent, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi applauded the move saying raising rail fare is like biting the bullet, only a strong government can take unpopular decisions.

Interim budget 2014: Health ministry gets Rs.30,145 crore

Rs.30,145 crore was allocated to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15 by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram .This move is being hailed as "positive" by the health sector.

Interim Budget UPA`s final act of misery: Narendra Modi

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday criticised Finance Minister P Chidambaram`s interim budget, terming it "extremely disappointing" and "UPA`s final act of misery after a decade of decay & policy paralysis."

P Chidambaram inherited 8.5% GDP growth rate, exits on 4.5%: Arun Jaitley

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley criticised central government`s Interim Budget and slammed Finance Minister P Chidambaram for presenting flawed budget and putting successor `in trouble`.

MPs welcomes announcement of `one rank, one pension`

Cutting across party lines, several MPs today welcomed the "one rank, one pension" announcement in the interim budget.