UP budget session from Jun 19 likely to be stormy

The spate of rapes and political murders in Uttar Pradesh is likely to dominate the month-long budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature which begins on June 19.

US calls on European allies to raise Army budgets

Pentagon head Chuck Hagel called on the European allies to raise army budgets to modernise military capabilities.

Sops for farmers, traders in Maharashtra Budget

With an eye on assembly elections after the drubbing it got in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress-NCP state government Thursday presented a Rs 4,103.3 crore deficit Budget for 2014-15 with a slew of sops for farmers, traders and professionals.

Pakistan budget boosts military, forecasts 5.1% growth

Pakistan announced an 11 percent increase in its military budget as it grapples with an ongoing Taliban insurgency, and forecast economic growth of 5.1 percent in the next financial year.

IMF frees USD 4.6 billion in aid for Greece

The International Monetary Fund released USD 4.6 billion in aid to Greece today, after a yearlong delay to ensure Athens was meeting targets set by bailout lenders.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Pakistan defence ministry demands increase in military budget

Pakistan defence ministry has sought more allocation for its armed forces for acquisition and mobilisation of new weapon system, ahead of the next budget being announced in the first week of June.

Australia readies for end of `age of entitlement` budget

Australia`s first budget under conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott to be released Tuesday promises to end the "age of entitlement", with spending cuts and tax rises expected as the nation strives to rein in its deficit.

Goa Budget: A tough task in hand for Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to walk a tight rope while presenting the state budget on March 05 in the Assembly as the state`s finances are hit by closure of the mining industry.

Maharashtra govt tables Rs 5,417 cr deficit budget

Maharashtra Finance Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Tuesday tabled a Rs 5,417.28 crore revenue deficit interim budget for 2014-15 in the state legislative assembly.

Budget session: Opposition to corner govt, boycott CM`s tea party

The Opposition would corner the Congress-NCP government on various issues, including its decision not to prosecute Ashok Chavan in Adarsh housing society scam, during the Budget session of the Maharashtra Legislature.

No Class 8 school boys debate with Narendra Modi: P Chidambaram

"I don`t want to take the level of this debate to a Class 8 school boys` debate," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said dismissing criticism of his interim budget by Narendra Modi.

Karnataka budget, it`s sports bonanza

In a bid to encourage sportspersons to scale new heights, Karnataka Government on Friday announced an award of Rs one crore for winners of gold medal in the Olympics from the state.

Tamil Nadu Budget for 2014-15 to be presented on Feb 13

Tamil Nadu government`s budget for the year 2014-15 will be presented on February 13, 2014, Assembly Secretary A M P Jamaludeen said on Thursday.

Defence Ministry denied more funds, some projects may be affected

Some Defence Ministry projects are likely to be affected as government rejected its demand for an extra allocation of Rs 7,870 crore to pay for fuel that has gone up since the last budget, as also increased salaries.

Despite budget cut, Def Min continues with modernisation drive

Despite resistance from Defence Ministry, the government has cut more than Rs 7,800 crore from the former`s budgetary allocation for this year.

Odisha Assembly Winter Session to begin on November 28

The Winter Session of the Odisha Assembly will begin on November 28, an official said.

Pentagon to bear brunt of upcoming budget cuts

A second, deeper round of automatic US budget cuts is on its way, and it is going to hit the Pentagon hard.

China slashes national games budget by 78 per cent

China has cut down the budget for its 12th National Games by a hefty 78 per cent.

Bengal Assembly to have one-day session on July 27

A one-day session of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly would be convened on July 27 to pass the state budget, state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said in Kolkata on Wednesday.