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We All Are Dhritrashtra

The drama that is unfolding the in Punjab politics, the battle between heir apparent Sukhbir Singh Badal, and his cousin and Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, is indeed another modern version of Mahabharata, and the patriarch of Punjab politics is playing ... Read More »

Finance Minister outlines focus areas for 2009-10

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): In presenting the budget for 2009-10, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday outlined some focus areas.   Mukherjee pointed out that the policies in a medium term perspective would have to pay attention to the ... Read More »

Unique identity number to be rolled out in 12 to 18 months

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI):  Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will establish an online database with identity and biometric details of Indian residence and provide enrolment and verification services across ... Read More »

Expert group to advice on petroleum, diesel prices

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Government will set up an expert group to advice on a viable and sustainable system of pricing petroleum products. Presenting the budget for 2009-10, Mukherjee said, ... Read More »

No prior approval for expansion off-site ATMs

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that a sub-committee of State level Bankers Committee (SLBC) would identify and formulate an action plan for providing banking facilities in under-banked/unbanked areas in the next three years. ... Read More »

Pranab Mukherjee to present general budget today

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI):  Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the first general budget at 11am today in Lok Sabha. This is the first general budget of the UPA government after coming to power for second term. Multi-national ... Read More »

Summary of Economic Survey 2008-09

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The speed with which the Indian economy returns to the high growth path in the short term depends on the revival of the economy, particularly the US economy and the Government’s capacity to push some ... Read More »

Highlights of Economic Survey 2008-09

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Economic Survey 2008-09 to Parliament today. The highlights of the Economic Survey 2008-09 are as follows: 1. Economic growth decelerates to 6.7 per cent in 2008-09 compared to 9 ... Read More »

Budget of Maharashtra to be tabled today

Mumbai, June 4 (ANI): The budget of Maharashtra for fiscal 2009-10 will be tabled in both the houses of the State Legislature today. State Finance Minister Dilip Valse Patil will present the budget in the Assembly this afternoon. Minister of ... Read More »