BJP feels Janata Parivar merger may pose 'difficult' challenge

New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) BJP feels merger of Janata Parivar would pose a "difficult" challenge to it in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls and with stakes high, the Modi government is likely to soon announce a package for the state as promised in the General Budget.

Mamata Banerjee renews demand for waiver of interest on loans

CM Mamata Banerjee renewed her demand for a waiver of interest on West Bengal`s huge debt burden, saying that her government had not asked for anything in the railway and general budgets.

Nothing specific for NE in budget, says Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma expressed disappointment with the general budget saying there was no investment strategy to promote trade and commerce with other countries in the North East region.

Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Arun Jaitley

"Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress said as it took a dig at Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices.

Arun Jaitley agrees to integrated package for border areas in Arunachal Pradesh

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has agreed to an integrated package to usher in holistic development in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said here Wednesday.

PM Narendra Modi not to visit Japan next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s expected visit to Japan next month has been deferred till after the Budget session of Parliament ends in early August.

Budget 2014 analysis: `Hard working` FM tries interim fixes to fix UPA`s image

Even before P Chidambaram had walked into the Lok Sabha, the Finance Ministry had given clear indications that tax slabs will not be changed and that there was likely to be only minor tinkering with excise duties.

Ramesh welcomes General Budget as trend-setter

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh described as "trend-setter" the Union Budget which proposes an increase of Rs 8000 crore in the total allocation for rural development.

Oppn, Govt spar over thin attendance in Lok Sabha

The Opposition and the Government on Friday took swipes at each other over absence of ministers and members in the Lok Sabha during the debate on Budget.