France faced increasing pressure to modify its deficit-hit budget for 2015 on Monday, but Paris remained steadfast that it deserved "respect" and refused calls by Brussels to further rein back spending.
Bulgaria`s parliament adopted on Tuesday a last-minute budget revision, raising the country`s deficit target and debt ceiling in a bid to buttress it against fiscal troubles until snap elections on October 5.
Odisha government on Saturday asked district collectors to take actions against the traders found guilty in hoarding and selling potato and onions at high price under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, official sources said.
UnionParliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday assured that the government is inclined to discuss all issues of national importance during the forthcoming Budget Session, and sought the opposition`s help to maintain dignity of the house.
After the drubbing in the recent general elections, Akhilesh Yadav proposed no new taxes in the budget for this year, but made no allocation for his pet schemes such as free laptops for students and allowances for the unemployed.