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Cut tax to make diesel cheaper, say Delhi dealers


May 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) Thursday urged the Delhi government to reduce value added tax (VAT) on diesel to 8.8 percent, from the present ... Read more...

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Why Congress has to get along with SP now (News Analysis)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The outcome of the Uttar Pradesh elections is likely to push the Congress into having a better equation with the triumphant Samajwadi Party (SP) ... Read more...

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Black money issue to be raised in parliament: Rajnath Singh


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The politically hot issue of black money stashed in banks overseas is likely to be raised once again in the forthcoming budget session of Parliament, ... Read more...

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Diesel cars guzzling 40 percent of segment’s fuel: CSE


January 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Trashing industry contention that diesel use by cars is very low, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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Highlights of the third quarter review of monetary policy


January 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the third quarter review of the monetary policy unveiled by the Reserve Bank of India Tuesday:-- Cash reserve ratio lowered ... Read more...

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Rs.200 bn plan to connect all panchayats: Pilot


January 19th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The government is planning to spend Rs.200 billion on a scheme to connect all the panchayats in the country, Minister of State for Communications and IT ... Read more...

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Spain’s PM-elect vows to slash deficit, boost pensions


December 20th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy Monday unveiled the general policies of his government, including reducing the public deficit by 16.5 billion euros ($21.4 billion) in 2012 ... Read more...

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Dhaka stock market investors protest


May 26th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) Dhaka's share market investors have begun protests following a repeated free fall in prices in the last five months.The investors have taken to the streets ... Read more...

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50 percent seats for women in Maharashtra local government bodies


March 9th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) In a significant move, the Maharashtra cabinet Wednesday approved hiking reservation from 33 percent to 50 percent for women in all local self-government bodies."This is a ... Read more...

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NC to move resolution for solution of Kashmir issue


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir will move a resolution in the forthcoming budget session of the state assembly seeking the resolution of the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Congress leaders suggest ways to check price rise to Pranab (lead)


February 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday held consultations with senior Congress leaders regarding the forthcoming budget during which several party members gave their suggestions on the ways ... Read more...

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Mukherjee holds pre-budget discussions with Congress leaders


February 15th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday held consultations with senior Congress leaders here and sought their suggestions for the forthcoming budget. He also discussed the strategy for ... Read more...

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Top Congress leaders discuss budget session amid JPC indications


February 14th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Top Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday, held talks on the forthcoming budget session of parliament amid indications that ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses coming budget session


February 11th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan and discussed with her the forthcoming budget session of parliament and other issues. Officials said ... Read more...

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CPI-M seeks report on welfare steps for minorities


February 11th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday asked the central government to table in parliament the action taken report (ATR) on the Ranganath Mishra Commission's recommendations for ... Read more...

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Finance Commission report to be presented in Budget session


February 11th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday has decided to place the 13th Finance Commission report before the Parliament in the forthcoming budget sessions.The report is an outline of ... Read more...

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Bihar to have law to monitor coaching institutes


February 11th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 11 (IANS) After violent protests by students here against fleecing by coaching institutes, the state government has decided to make a new law to monitor and regulate the functioning of ... Read more...

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Rahul’s Mumbai train trip spurs MPs into action


February 10th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's high-profile journeys by two local trains last week - that prompted him to express dismay over the poor travel conditions - may portend ... Read more...

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Price rise on mind, PM and Sonia attend CWC meeting


February 5th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC), including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, met here Friday amid concerns over the ... Read more...

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CWC meeting Friday to focus on price rise


February 4th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet here Friday amid concern in the party over price rice and efforts by the opposition to pin the government ... Read more...

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Company law to be amended in budget session


January 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government plans to introduce a bill to amend the Companies Act in the budget session of parliament to enable convergence of Indian accounting standards with the ... Read more...

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Recession-hit Gujarat auto part makers hope for budget concessions


July 4th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), July 4 (ANI): Auto part makers in Rajkot are hoping for concessions in excise duties and taxes in the coming budget.The city, which has with over 5,000 small and ... Read more...

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PM confident of 8-9 per cent growth


June 9th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed confidence that the country can achieve eight to nine per cent growth rate in the coming two to three ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to begin pre-budget talks from today


June 1st, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will begin pre-budget consultations with different groups from today.Mukherjee will hold consultations with trade and industry bodies like the FICCI, the CII, ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to begin pre-budget talks from Monday


May 31st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will begin pre-budget consultations with different groups from Monday.Mukherjee will hold consultations with trade and industry bodies like the FICCI, the CII, ... Read more...

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Government to push for reform, present Union Budget within 45 days: Pranab


May 27th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the government will push for economic reform and is required to present the Union Budget within 45 days of coming ... Read more...

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Budget tops Mukherjee’s agenda at meeting with aides (Lead)


May 25th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday formally assumed charge of his portfolio and "immediately" convened a meeting with officials to discuss budget issues, which a ministry official ... Read more...

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Five ministers take charge, map out priorities (Afternoon Lead)


May 25th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's new coalition government got down to business Monday with five of six key cabinet ministers formally assuming charge and holding meetings with senior officials. It was ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee assumes charge as Finance Minister


May 25th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI); Pranab Mukherjee on Monday assumed his charge as the new Finance Minister.Mukherjee was welcomed by the Finance Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Expenditure Secretary, Disinvestment Secretary, CEA, Chairman, ... Read more...

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Mukherjee begins work on budget


May 25th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee formally assumed charge of his portfolio - an office he returns to after a quarter of a century - Monday and immediately ... Read more...

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Mulayam releases Samajwadi Party manifesto, promises to remove farmers plights


April 11th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr. 11 (ANI): Releasing the Samajwadi Party's manifesto in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Saturday, party chief and former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised to improve the plight of ... Read more...

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Windfall tax not applicable to private players: finance ministry (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


January 12th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The ministry of finance Monday clarified that there was never any proposal to apply windfall tax to private oil producers in the country.Special secretary of the ministry ... Read more...

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Windfall tax not applicable to private players: petroleum ministry


January 12th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The ministry of petroleum and natural gas Monday clarified that there was never any proposal to apply windfall tax to private oil producers in the country.Special secretary ... Read more...

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Pak EC postpones by-polls by 2 months, draws flak from ruling parties


May 6th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 6 (ANI): On the request of the NWFP government, Pakistans Election Commission (EC) has postponed the by-elections scheduled for June 18 by two months. Now the by-polls will be ... Read more...

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Pak bye-elections postponed to August 18


May 5th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday postponed bye-elections to August 18 for security reasons. A press release issued by the ECP said that the holding of ... Read more...

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