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South Africa to send parliamentary delegation to India


July 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) South Africa is sending a high-powered parliamentary delegation to India to strengthen relations between the two countries, it has been announced.The delegation, led by the ... Read more...

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Vodafone plea denied as Mukherjee says ‘India no tax haven’


May 8th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday declined to roll-back a change in the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to tax foreign firms for capital ... Read more...

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Mukherjee rules out roll-back of gold duty hike


March 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday ruled out any roll back of the proposed hike in duty on gold, saying precious foreign exchange was being ... Read more...

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On Vodafone ruling, father-son Bhushans don’t see eye to eye


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) On civil society issues, they are part of the same movement and platform. But on the Vodafone tax ruling, the Bhushans, Shanti and Prashant, ... Read more...

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Realty industry has little to cheer from budget (Comment)


March 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
The latest national budget has given India?s realty sector a short shrift, despite its stated objective to create conditions for growth, focusing on domestic-driven growth recovery. It has sadly ... Read more...

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Budget blues: People not impressed (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) As Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday presented the national budget for 2012-13 claiming that the economy was returning to normal, the common man didn't ... Read more...

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Budget: A manuscript of good intentions? (News Analysis)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) It has made all the right noises about the need to reform and prune subsidies, and even extends incentives to tax payers. But without ... Read more...

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Budget blues: People not impressed


March 16th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday presented the national budget for 2012-13 claiming that the economy was returning to normal, the common man ... Read more...

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Mukherjee puts money in one pocket, takes out from others (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Every tax payer in India is set to gain at least Rs.2,000 per annum, thanks to the relief proposed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. ... Read more...

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Canada backtracks on pledge to balance budget by 2014


November 9th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Nov 9 (IANS) The Canadian government will not be able to keep its election promise to balance the budget in two years, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said.Flaherty and ... Read more...

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Dhaka apparel sector seeks relief


May 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's apparel industry has sought relief from the government, citing competitors, including India, that have bagged more export orders by reducing costs."China, India, and Pakistan have ... Read more...

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Pakistan defence budget hike will inflame sentiments: daily


May 11th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The plan to hike Pakistan's defence budget to Rs.495 billion would "inflame public sentiment" following the failure of the armed forces to intercept four US helicopters ... Read more...

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Stop FDI, says Bangladesh’s garments industry


May 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's readymade garments industry, the country's highest foreign exchange earner, has demanded that the government stop all foreign direct investment (FDI) as it is "unable to ... Read more...

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FII investment cap in infrastructure raised


February 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The limit of funds to be invested by foreign investors in the Indian infrastructure sector has been raised with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee also allowing mutual ... Read more...

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Finance Minister set to present budget Feb 28


February 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to present his sixth national budget Monday, with people hoping for measures that will help them brave high prices and ... Read more...

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Mid-term poll question haunts Yeddyurappa (Letter from Bangalore)


February 20th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Every action of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa these days turns into a question that haunts him, the latest being that is he readying for ... Read more...

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No party wants strong judiciary, moans Supreme Court


February 11th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) In a dig at every political party, the Supreme Court Friday said that "no government wants judiciary to be strong", and cited the paltry allocation of 0.76 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh unveils 19-billion-dollar national budget


June 10th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 10 (DPA) Bangladesh's coalition government, led by the Awami League, Thursday unveiled a 19 billion dollar national budget that calls for higher spending on energy, infrastructure and agriculture to ... Read more...

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Thai opposition files impeachment, censure against PM


May 25th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 25 (ANI): The opposition Puea Thai Party has filed impeachment and censure motions against Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and five cabinet members. The motion to impeach the prime minister and ... Read more...

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Opposition to demand statement by PM on phone tapping


April 25th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Monday's parliament session is headed to be stormy as the opposition is planning to corner the government over allegations of telephone tapping of key political leaders ... Read more...

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Angry opposition set to derail parliament over phone taps (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Angry opposition parties have vowed to cripple parliament Monday over a report claiming the government had tapped the telephones of key political leaders, including from the ... Read more...

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Private players can also issue infrastructure bonds: Mukherjee


March 23rd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With the funds needed for India's infrastructure development pegged at $1 trillion during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said private ... Read more...

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Chile quake toll rises to 82


February 28th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) The toll in a devastating earthquake in Chile has risen to 82, officials said Sunday. A magnitude 8.8 quake struck Chile Saturday, causing widespread destruction.Most of Chile's 17 million ... Read more...

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BJP, Left slam Mamata’s budget, Congress gives thumbs up


February 24th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's rail budget Wednesday received its usual political brickbats and bouquets with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties slamming it ... Read more...

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India to grow 7.5 percent this fiscal: President


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday kicked off the budget session of parliament on a positive note, saying the country not only faced the global financial crisis with ... Read more...

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Mukherjee has room to budget for lower fiscal deficit


February 21st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Having opened the purse strings to weather the ills of global slowdown the past two years, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee appears set to re-start ... Read more...

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Food inflation may spread to other sectors, says economic panel


February 19th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19(ANI): Spiraling food inflation in the country could spread into other sectors, posing a risk to the projected growth rate of 8.2 percent in 2010-11, the Prime Minister's Economic ... Read more...

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PM’s council pushes fiscal order, pegs growth at 7.2 percent (Roundup)


February 19th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Advocating caution while withdrawing fiscal stimuli, the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Friday pegged India's growth for this fiscal at 7.2 percent, accelerating to 8.2 percent ... Read more...

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Top-level vacancies frustrating tax targets: CBDT


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) With just three weeks to go for India's national budget for next fiscal, the finance ministry has called for urgent steps to fill top-level vacancies in ... Read more...

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Grain output may have taken 14-mn tonne hit: Mukherjee


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The erratic monsoon during this year, followed by floods in some parts of the country, could have lowered India's foodgrain output by some 14-15 million tonnes, ... Read more...

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Government system failure killing mothers in Madhya Pradesh


October 28th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Oct 28 (IANS) A complaint by a patient that a doctor in a government-run hospital left her unattended in the operation theatre has turned the spotlight on the role ... Read more...

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Government likely to discontinue outcome budget


October 12th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The federal government may give up the practice of presenting an outcome budget for ministries as it has found it to be of little use with the ... Read more...

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Time not ripe to end stimulus: Manmohan Singh


September 25th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Pittsburgh, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday told the G20 summit that the time was not ripe yet to withdraw the stimulus packages that were announced to ... Read more...

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New government’s economic drive moves, but in fits and starts (100 days of UPA government - III)


August 28th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla and Sanjay Singh New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The first 100 days of the second edition of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government have had their share of hits and ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh warns of alarming situation following multiple environmental crises


August 18th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the multiple environmental crises that confront our country have created in many ways an alarming situation.Addressing at the ... Read more...

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