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Goa trade body demands Rs.1,000 crore grant for state


March 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) With an eye to tourism, Goa's apex trade body has demanded a special grant of Rs.1,000 crore from union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his ... Read more...

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BJP minister’s death postpones Goa budget presentation


March 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) The sudden death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Mathany Saldanha Wednesday has forced the Goa government to postpone the presentation of the budget for ... Read more...

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Karnataka economy to dip to 6.4 percent


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka's economic growth for this fiscal (2011-12) will dip 1.8 percent to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent in the previous fiscal (2010-11) owing to negative growth ... Read more...

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BJP’s southern foray: Tale of scams and compromises (News Analysis)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) maiden rule in Karnataka is set to end as a sordid tale of scandals and compromises.Two days ahead of the ... Read more...

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Pranab, Omar drop out, but Rushdie to attend India Today conclave (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A host of speakers, including Pakistan politician Imran Khan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Jammu & Kashmir ... Read more...

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Now Pranab, Omar drop out of conclave


March 17th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday cancelled their participation at the India Today Conclave that is to ... Read more...

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Finance minister invokes Hamlet


March 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee invoked Shakespeare during the budget presentation Friday to indicate the tough and perhaps thankless nature of his job."I must be ... Read more...

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Laughter in house over ‘rollback of speech’ (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Injecting a note of levity in his sombre budget presentation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha Friday during a brief disruption ... Read more...

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No problem in rollback of speech, says Pranab


March 16th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Injecting a note of levity in his sombre budget presentation, a smiling Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha Friday that he had ... Read more...

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Will carry along our allies in parliament: Narayanasamy


March 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will carry along its allies on all issues on the agenda in parliament, V. Narayanasamy, minister of state in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP’s dilemma: How to fill cabinet vacancies (Karnataka Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 19 (IANS) The unending scandals of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka are not only mauling the party's image but also creating a major headache ... Read more...

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Pranab cautious on budget delay reports


December 25th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) As speculation over the delay in the presentation of the union budget due to assembly elections in five states made the rounds, union Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Opposition continues boycott of Maharashtra assembly


March 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling and opposition legislators held a meeting with the speaker Monday morning, but it failed to break the deadlock over the Shiv ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena, BJP boycott Maharshtra assembly over suspensions


March 25th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) The state's main opposition parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, Friday boycotted the proceedings of the Maharashtra assembly to protest the suspension ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s nine BJP, Sena legislators suspended


March 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Five Shiv Sena and four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators were Thursday suspended from the Maharashtra assembly till Dec 31 for disrupting Deputy Chief Minister ... Read more...

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‘Team Budget’ happy the ordeal is over


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It started end-November, picked up steam in the first week of February and by the time the annual exercise of budget presentation ended Monday, some 200 ... Read more...

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Budget timid, heartless, lacks big ideas: BJP (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday described as "timid," "unimaginative" and "heartless" the budget for 2011-12 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying there was no ... Read more...

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Goa’s tourism, mining sectors sulk at budget proposals


February 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The union budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has come as a shock for the two industries which are considered the mainstay of the Goa's economy ... Read more...

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Balanced Budget will promote inclusive growth: Chidambaram


February 28th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has complimented Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for presenting a good and balanced budget, saying that it will promote inclusive growth."We are ... Read more...

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All quiet as Pranab presents budget


February 28th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The contrast could not have been starker. A packed Lok Sabha listened attentively as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the budget for 2011-12 Monday, quite different ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa presents surplus budget, levies fresh taxes


February 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday presented a surplus budget for fiscal 2011-12, with tax proposals to mobilise an additional Rs.1,020 crore.Presenting the budget in two parts, with ... Read more...

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Survey projects Karnataka’s growth at 8.2 percent


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka's gross state domestic product (GSDP) is estimated to grow 8.2 percent this fiscal (2010-11) as against 5.2 percent in the last fiscal (2009-10), according to the state's ... Read more...

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Power point budget presentation in Bangladesh


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith will present the annual budget through a power point presentation in parliament June 10, cutting short the traditional long speech. This is the first ... Read more...

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3G auction revenue to reduce fiscal deficit: Pranab


May 30th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Revenue generated from the auction of third generation (3G) spectrum license would help the government in reducing the fiscal deficit, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here ... Read more...

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Government not sincere in controlling food prices: BJP


March 11th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday questioned the government's sincerity in containing food inflation and said the hike in petrol and diesel prices had ... Read more...

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Over Rs.5,000-cr bonanza for Bangalore infrastructure


March 5th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) With an eye to the upcoming local body elections in the city, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday announced that Rs.5,325 crore would be spent on various infrastructure ... Read more...

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Survey projects 5.5 percent growth for Karnataka


March 4th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 4(IANS) Global recession and slowdown in the Indian economy notwithstanding, the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Karnataka is estimated to be 5.5 percent this fiscal (2009-10) as against 4.5 ... Read more...

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Attend parliament regularly: Sonia chides Congress MPs


March 4th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The opposition walkout during last week's budget presentation was against "democratic norms and traditions", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Thursday in a speech that also touched ... Read more...

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Himachal budget deferred to March 12


March 4th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has deferred presentation of the state's annual budget for 2010-11 in the assembly and will now table it March 12, ... Read more...

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Petrol, diesel prices to increase from midnight (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices will increase by six to eight percent from Friday midnight after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget restored basic duty on the fuels ... Read more...

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Budget: Congress on collision course with opposition, others


February 26th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's move to hike central duty on petrol and diesel has set the Congress-led government on a collision course with the opposition ... Read more...

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Budget of fiscal prudence and inflationary push (Comment)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran A budget of fiscal prudence, but with underlying inflationary potential. This sums up Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's federal budget for 2010-11 presented in the Lok Sabha Friday -- the ... Read more...

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Opposition joins hands to slam ‘anti-people’ budget (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties, united in slamming the government Friday over the "anti-people" union budget, especially the hike in ... Read more...

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Opposition walk-out on budget may be a first (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The opposition Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha during Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget presentation to protest some tax proposals - a development many veteran ... Read more...

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Entire Opposition stages walk out against UPA’s “inflationary” Budget


February 26th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): Having previously given the UPA government some relief on the issue of holding discussion on price rise under rule 193 without necessitating voting for the matter, the ... Read more...

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