No more Railway Budget! Niti Aayog panel terms it as 'failed' exercise

No more Railway Budget! Niti Aayog panel terms it as 'failed' exercise

The committee had said that the separate railway budget should be phased out progressively and merged with the General Budget.

From black money to inflation to GDP target - Watch Congress MP Shashi Tharoor take on govt in Parliament

Opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday accused the government of slashing expenditure on various social sector schemes, cutting food and fertiliser subsidies and burdening the common man through the latest budget by doing nothing to check rising prices.

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi exhorts students to be positive; Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand guest speakers

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi exhorts students to be positive; Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand guest speakers

Alluding to the presentation of the 2016-17 general budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday observed that he too was to appear for an exam.

FM Jaitley gears up for 'make or break' Budget

FM Jaitley gears up for 'make or break' Budget

The government has been praised for efforts to slash red tape, but pundits say it needs to do more to make India an easy place to do business.

Budget Session of Parliament: 5 biz takeaways from Prez Pranab Mukherjee's address

Budget Session of Parliament: 5 biz takeaways from Prez Pranab Mukherjee's address

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that the government's initiatives in the last couple of months have shown positive results for the country's business corridors.

Budget Session to commence on February 23

The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23.

Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and Economic survey on February 26. Union Budget for 2016-17 will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 29.

Before next year's Budget, NDA ministers to seek feedback at grassroots level

Before next year's Budget, NDA ministers to seek feedback at grassroots level

To learn about the "problems and expectations" of the people at the grassroots level, Union ministers will be fanning out across the interiors of the country.

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.

LS completes budgetary exercise without debate

The passage of the General and Railway budgets was rushed through as the guillotine had to applied to meet the constitutional requirements.

Budget 2013 Highlights: Minor sops to Income Tax payers, surcharge on super rich

Walking a tight rope ahead of next year's General Elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday did not tinker with the Income Tax slabs or rates while presenting the Union Budget 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha.

This will be a make-or-break Budget for UPA

It isn't only the middle class, already far more consumerist than it ever was, which experiences this heady optimism; the feeling percolates down to the lower strata since the job prospects are higher in a thriving economy.

Chidambaram through his budgets

Even though budget-making is a highly technical exercise, it can’t be devoid of the emotions.

Incentives to boost corporate bond market likely in Budget

Aiming to strengthen the corporate bond market in the country, Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to announce some incentives for these instruments in the upcoming budget.

Budget 2013: Cement makers demand reduction in excise duty

Cement manufacturers' Association (CMA) on Wednesday demanded excise duty reduction on the building material to 6-8 percent from the existing 12 percent in the ensuing Budget.