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Satara jewellers shave their heads as mark of protest

Over 50 jewellers on Thursday shaved their heads as part of their ongoing protest against hike in import duty and excise duty on gold.

Sensex cold shoulders majority of UPA Budgets

The 2012-13 Budget presented by Pranab Mukherjee too witnessed Sensex dip by 1.19 percent with the stock market terming it as “no body’s” Budget.

Union Budget pro-corporate, anti-poor: CPI(M)

J&K unit of CPI(M) slammed the Union Budget as "anti-poor", and said it betrays a clear bias towards the corporate and the rich.

Haryana CM lauds `pro-people` budget

Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has hailed the Union Budget 2012-13 describing it as pro-people and progressive.

Budget 2012: ISRO get Rs 125 crore for Mars mission

ISRO`s plans for Mars exploration got a shot in the arm with the government allocating the ambitious programme Rs 125 crore in the Union Budget announced today.

General budget tolerable: Trinamool Congress

Trinamool Congress dubbed as "tolerable" the Union Budget 2012-13 and making it clear that it was "not in a confrontationist mode".

Budget 2012: Rs.200 crore for climate change research

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced Rs.200 crore for research to develop plant and seed varieties that yield more and can resist climate change.

Budget will stimulate rural sector growth: Maha CM

The Union budget would provide
stimulus to agriculture, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said.

Budget 2012: Implications for the common man

As expected, he started his Budget speech with a lot of promise but what matters is the end.

Opposition uproar over EPF interest cut

Left and BJP members along with some other opposition MPs
were on their feet as soon as Mukherjee started reading his
Budget speech.

Govt cuts Special Protection Group budget

The SPG was allocated Rs 279 crore initially by the
Finance Minister in 2011 which was later increased by over Rs
100 crore to Rs 385.95 crore.

It is a good budget, says Rahul Gandhi

Reacting to the 2012 Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi todaysaid it is a good budget.

Hope general budget doesn`t forget Bollywood: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has given blockbusters like `Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham`, `Wake Up Sid` and `Agneepath`, is hoping that the general budget Friday doesn`t forget Bollywood.

NCP can unleash second wave of economic reforms

There is an urgent need of a strong consumer protection mechanism.

Improve fiscal governance for service delivery

<b>Rajesh Tandon</b>, President, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) stresses upon the need for improved and better implementation of policies and Centrally-sponsored schemes in the Union Budget 2012.