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.

Montek expects a "good budget" from Chidambaram

Refusing to speculate on what Finance Minister P Chidambaram would do in his forthcoming budget to boost sagging economy, Plan panel deputy chief Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said it would be a good one.

It’s time for a pragmatic Budget

It’s high time that the government made a balanced budget which is devoid of both populism and unreasonable reforms.

Budget 2013: Salaried class wants IT exemption limit raised

Over 89 percent of respondents said the slab of tax free income has not moved up in line with real inflation.

Union Budget to be presented on February 28

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will unveil the Union Budget for 2013-14 on February 28 in the Lok Sabha.

Union Budget to be presented on February 28

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will unveil the Union Budget for 2013-14 on February 28 in the Lok Sabha.

P Chidambaram — Know Your Finance Minister

The Finance Ministry under his guidance has dealt with an increasing inflation, ever-widening fiscal deficit and a groaning current account deficit.

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.