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John McCain supports Paul Ryan


August 13th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A lot is now going on in the world of politics and surprises keep on revealing out day by day. It was recently reported that Arizona ... Read more...

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Political murders have come down in West Bengal: Mamata


June 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Claiming that political murders have come down in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lambasted the opposition Left Front for ruining the ... Read more...

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Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day ... Read more...

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Tax on gold amounts to taxing culture: Congress MP


April 4th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's move to tax gold has come in for criticism from Goa's Congress MP Shantaram Naik, who has said that a tax ... Read more...

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Antony shielding the corrupt: BJP


March 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Criticising Defence Minister A.K. Antony for not taking action on Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's complaint on Tatra army truck contracts, the ... Read more...

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Pranab urges jewellers to call off shutdown


March 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged jewellers to call off their strike as he is reconsidering the matter of imposing excise duty on unbranded ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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JD-U suggests chief ministers’ meet to rationalise central schemes


March 27th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United Tuesday called for a meeting of chief ministers to rationalise the central schemes as allies of the government and opposition parties ... Read more...

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Sensex rises 204 points on short covering, tax clarity (Roundup)


March 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday closed 204 points higher on short covering before the month's contract expiry and after reports that the ... Read more...

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State to sell ‘Maharashtra Tourism’ brand aggressively


March 26th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The ruling Democratic Front government plans to sell 'Maharashtra Tourism' as a brand by executing several major tourism projects costing Rs.228 crore, Deputy Chief Minister and ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks out allies, opposition for economy


March 24th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday the government needs to take some difficult decisions such as capping subsidies and controlling expenditure to bring down ... Read more...

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Congress joins Left to slam Bengal budget


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Congress, a constituent of the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Friday joined the opposition Left Front to criticise the state's budget proposals for 2012-13."The ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator slams his own party’s government


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh Friday faced flak when its own legislator slammed it for promoting illegal mining and corruption.Speaking ... Read more...

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Rs.5,500-crore for Bangalore infrastructure in state budget


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Karnataka budget proposes to spend a whopping Rs.5,500 crore in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) for addressing the infrastructure woes of India's tech hub, including its ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to spend more on health


March 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has given priority to health by increasing its budget by 25 percent in the next fiscal as compared to the previous year, an official ... Read more...

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In stormy times, opposition, SP slam budget (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Budget for 2012-13 was Friday roundly criticised by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Left, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ... Read more...

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Budget has welcome and avoidable features: Karunanidhi


March 16th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday described the budget as a mix of welcome and avoidable features, adding that its efficacy in improving the living standards ... Read more...

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IT industry terms budget pragmatic, growth-oriented


March 16th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) The buoyant Indian IT industry Friday termed the union budget 2012-13 as pragmatic and growth-oriented but expressed disappointment over it not exempting Special Economic Zone ... Read more...

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Budget fails to impress markets, Sensex tanks 210 points (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget proposals Friday failed to enthuse investors and a benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed nearly 210 points lower.The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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Experts say excise duty hike was expected


March 16th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed a two percentage point hike in peak excise duty from 10 percent to 12 percent. Market analysts said ... Read more...

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Gains and losses from Budget 2012-13


March 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Here is what you gain and what you lose on account of the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday:Gains:- Minimum exemption limit for income tax raised to ... Read more...

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Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2 lakh (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Giving some relief to individual taxpayers, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs.2 lakh from Rs.1.8 ... Read more...

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Mamata gets Left support on rail fare rollback (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee Thursday received support from an unexpected quarter when Left leader Gurudas Dasgupta said she had "every right" to demand ... Read more...

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Left supports Mamata on fare hike rollback


March 15th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee Thursday received support from an unexpected quarter when Left leader Gurudas Dasgupta told the Lok Sabha she had "every ... Read more...

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Himachal again ignored in rail budget: Prem Dhumal


March 14th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday described the railway budget for 2012-13 as "disappointing", saying the state had again been ignored."Inspite of the strategic ... Read more...

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India’s rail budget raises fares, focuses on safety (Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With minor-to-moderate fare hikes, 96 new passenger trains and focus on safety, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tabled his ministry's budget for 2012-13 Wednesday, promising ... Read more...

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Pentagon braces for budget cuts


February 11th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US Defence Department is bracing for budget cuts set to be announced next week, Xinhua reported.Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday the defence budget ... Read more...

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Work on long-delayed Palakkad coach factory to start Oct 22


September 19th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The long-delayed Palakkad Coach factory, cleared by the rail ministry a few years ago, is finally going to materialise with the foundation stone to be laid ... Read more...

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India allows foreigners to invest in domestic mutual funds


August 9th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed foreign investors to participate in local mutual funds, allowing them to invest up to $10 billion and expanding the capital flow channels into ... Read more...

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AIADMK to explain budget proposals through public meets


August 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the ruling AIADMK would hold public meetings in all the 234 assembly constituencies, highlighting the features of the ... Read more...

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Bengal government presents vote-on-account for two months


June 24th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday presented a vote-on-account of Rs.11,165 crore for two months -- August and September - of the current fiscal.Presenting the vote-on-account in ... Read more...

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Congress slams Karnataka for passing budget without debate


June 7th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 7 (IANS) Karnataka's opposition Congress party Tuesday condemned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for passing the state's budget for fiscal 2011-12 and transacting business without debate ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers doing away with all subsidies


April 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan's finance ministry has proposed the withdrawal of all subsidies from the next fiscal year due to the prevailing economic situation, a media report said Wednesday.Dawn ... Read more...

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Corporate India lets hair down watching Mohali semifinal


March 30th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) For once they shed their board room mannerisms and dark suits to erupt in boisterous cheers when Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag hit boundaries ... Read more...

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