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Seven new cities on Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:03

"The DMIC project has made rapid progress. Plans for seven new cities have been finalised and work on two new smart industrial cities will start during 2013-14," Chidambaram said while presenting the union budget for 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha. Additional funds may be provided if required, he added.

Vidarbha farmers ignored in Budget: VJAS

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 15:58

The CAG exposed the truth that earlier mega loan of 2008 has not reached farmers. Hence it was expected of UPA-II that it will address the issue of farm debt, poor MSP and focus on sustainable development in its last budget before the general elections, Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) President Kishor Tiwari said in a release here today.

Tax sops for leather, precious stones exports

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 15:54

"I look forward to the changes that will be made to the Foreign Trade Policy next month and I assure my support to measures that will be taken to boost exports of goods and services," he said in his Budget 2013-14 speech.

Budget proposes urban housing fund; luxury homes to cost more

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 15:45

The Budget for 2013-14 also proposed to levy a one percent TDS on immovable properties of above Rs 50 lakh.

Budget 2013: FM has chalked out path for sustainable growth, says PM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 14:09

“The FM has done a commendable job. India needs to create jobs for our vast growing labour force. To do that we need to accelerate our growth; a growth rate of 8 percent is needed to put us back on the path of fiscal consolidation,” he said.