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Obama looking forward to meet Modi in Sept: US official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:21

President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting PM Narendra Modi in September, a senior US official said on Thursday.

Nothing specific for NE in budget, says Meghalaya CM

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:09

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.

Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:17

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:12

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Hindujas hail Indian budget as "progressive"

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 20:43

Hailing the Indian budget as "progressive", Britain`s richest persons, the Hinduja brothers on Thursday said that it has set direction for a "very positive long-term agenda".

Budget lacks focus in crucial areas: Naveen Patnaik

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 20:37

Slamming the union budget, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said it lacked focus in areas like agriculture, irrigation and the social sector.

Union Budget `disappointing`, people`s hopes dashed: Maha govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 20:33

Maharashtra govt termed the Union Budget as "disappointing" and said it has dashed the "hopes" of the common man from the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre.

Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:02

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said while presenting the Union Budget 2014-15 that his government was aiming for a sustained growth rate of 4 percent in agriculture.

Over 200 polytechnics in the offing: Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:28

The central government is planning to open over 200 polytechnics across India in the next three years, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said.

Consult state before Bengal Guv appointment: LF, TMC, Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:53

The Left Front, Congress and the ruling Trinamool Congress joined hands in demanding that the state government be consulted by the Centre over the appointment of the next Governor in West Bengal.

Kamla Beniwal sworn-in as new Mizoram Goveror

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:50

Dr Kamla Beniwal was on Wednesday sworn-in as the 12th Governor of Mizoram, hours after her predecessor Vakkom B Purushothaman left the state.

Ganga rejuvenation plan to commercially exploit river: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:43

Environmental scientists associated with the Ganga Rejuvenation Programme have claimed that the Union Government`s proposal to build barrages, dams on the river is going to effect aquatic life.