The government announced construction of a power transmission link between Srinagar and Leh at an investment of Rs 1,840 crore.
The CPI(M) castigated the government for foregoing over Rs 5.73 lakh crore as tax revenues by granting tax concessions to the rich.
With the Budget not resorting to populism, the BJP and Samajwadi Party said there was little possibility of early Lok Sabha Elections.
A commemorative ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ has been set up with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has proposed a hike in India`s health budget by over 28 percent in 2013-14 to Rs.37,330 crore.
On the eve of the presentation of the Union Budget, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday made a strong pitch for a "significant increase" in central budgetary allocation for Delhi.
Deep in the bowels of the imposing North Block here, scores of men have been busy making `halwa` -- sweet or bitter will only be known when Finance Minister P Chidambaram unveils the Union Budget on Thursday.
The people of Bihar have pinned their hopes on Union Finance minister P Chidambaram for consideration of the demand for special status, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
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