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Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended budget session: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress Vice President would return from his break with an agenda for change.

DNA: Speculations rife about Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s sudden decision to take leave of absence has set off speculations all across the country.

MP presents revenue surplus budget, for lower VAT on 40 items

Presenting a revenue surplus budget of Rs 5,587 crore for Madhya Pradesh, state Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya Wednesday proposed reduction of VAT on 40 items saying MP is financially healthy and competent to repay loan and interests.

Puducherry Assembly Budget Session from March 11

The Budget Session of the Puducherry Assembly would begin from March 11 with the customary address by Lt Governor Lt General (retired) A K Singh.

Congress leader says Rahul Gandhi holidaying in Uttarakhand; his office denies
Congress leader says Rahul Gandhi holidaying in Uttarakhand; his office denies

Amid sharp criticism of Rahul Gandhi for going on 'sabbatical' ahead of the key Budget Session of Parliament, a Congress leader has claimed that the party vice president is camping in Uttarakhand.

Rajasthan budget session to begin on Wednesday

The budget session of Rajasthan Assembly is beginning on Wednesday with opposition Congress all prepared to raise issues of educational criteria in Panchayati Raj polls, hike in power tariff, fuel prices, and withdrawal of subsidy on LPG cylinder.

Maharashtra Assembly session from March 9; Budget on March 18

The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature will start here from March 9 and the state Budget will be tabled on March 18, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat said here on Tuesday.

Joint Session of Parliament not ruled out post-Budget session

With numbers heavily stacked against it the Rajya Sabha, the government does not rule out the possibility of convening a joint session of Parliament after the budget sitting if its attempts to get through with the ordinances fails.

Govt to push for full statehood for Delhi: LG

The government will "dismantle" the barrier that has come up between the "elected and the electors" and will push for full statehood for Delhi, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said on Tuesday.

Rahul sabbatical: Timing could have been better, says Digvijay

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has found fault with the "timing" of Rahul Gandhi's sabbatical but defended his decision to take time out to reflect in the wake of a string of electoral reverses suffered by the party.

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President flags off Budget Session, says inclusive growth top priority of NDA government
President flags off Budget Session, says inclusive growth top priority of NDA government

Describing the fundamental tenet of the fundamental tenet of the Narendra Modi-led government as "sabka saath, sabka vikaas" (all together for all-round development) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the latest estimates of India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth makes it the fastest growing large economy in the world, where inflation has fallen to a record low.

Farmers' unions to protest outside Parliament against land ordinance

Several farmer unions from across the country will launch an indefinite agitation against the government's land ordinance outside Parliament House on Tuesday, which will see participation of social activists Anna Hazare and Medha Patkar.

Congress to play constructive role in Budget Session: Singhvi

The Congress party on Monday said that it would play a `constructive` role in the Budget Session of the Parliament.

Land acquisition ordinance: Anna Hazare's protest to inflate PM Modi's troubles?-Part 2

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a two-day protest against Modi government's controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Monday, the day when Budget Session of the Parliament also commenced. Will it increase the troubles of Modi govt?

Land acquisition ordinance: Anna Hazare's protest to inflate PM Modi's troubles?

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a two-day protest against Modi government's controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Monday, the day when Budget Session of the Parliament also commenced. Will it increase the troubles of Modi govt?

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Budget Session: BJP takes dig at Cong over Rahul Gandhi's absence

The absence of AICC vice- president Rahul Gandhi on the first day of the Budget session on Monday invited criticism from BJP which took a dig at Congress saying that it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha due its leaders skipping the Parliament in the last one decade.

Anna Hazare protests against land ordinance at Delhi's Jantar Mantar

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a two-day protest against Modi government's controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Monday - the day when Budget Session of the Parliament also commenced.