• Shiromani Akali Dal
    Mar 16, 2012 17:32 IST

    Budget is disappointing: Shiromani Akali Dal

    Budget 2012-13 was "disappointing" and had nothing for women, who comprise half the population, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur said Friday.

  • Dinesh Trivedi
    Mar 16, 2012 12:00 IST

    Trivedi attends Union Cabinet meeting

    Amid the uncertainty over his continuation, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi today attended the meeting of the Union Cabinet.

  •  Manmohan Singh
    Mar 16, 2012 13:35 IST

    'Budget aims at faster, inclusive growth'

    Finance minister has been able to address the twin tasks of checking inflation and accelarating growth, Manmohan Singh's office said, quoting him, on the microblogging site Twitter.

  • Union finance
    Mar 16, 2012 13:46 IST

    Oppn thumbs down 'regressive' budget

    The entire opposition ranging from the left to the right was united in its criticism of the "anti-people" Union budget presented in Parliament by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday.

  • Advani1
    Mar 10, 2012 17:13 IST

    Black money issue to figure in budget session

    The issue of bringing back Indian black money stashed abroad is likely to figure prominently in the budget session of Parliament beginning Monday with BJP leader L K Advani today saying that the opposition was eager to know how the government had tackled the matter.

  • Money1
    Mar 15, 2012 12:27 IST

    Govt underlines need for retail, aviation FDI

    India's economic growth will gather speed over the next two years but radical policy changes including foreign investment in multi-brand retail and availability of agricultural land for industry are needed, the Economic Survey said. HT reports.

  • Dinesh Trivedi
    Mar 16, 2012 00:39 IST

    How Trivedi learnt his 'lesson'

    On March 3, at an exclusive meeting with Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Union railway minister and party member Dinesh Trivedi reportedly appraised her of the probable projects in his budget.

  • Mar 16, 2012 11:36 IST

    No problem in rollback of speech, says Pranab

    Injecting a note of levity in his sombre budget presentation, a smiling finance minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha on Friday that he had no problem in a "rollback of the speech".

  • 2
    Mar 16, 2012 18:51 IST

    Hooda hails 'pro-people' Union budget

    Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today hailed the Union budget 2012-13 presented by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament, describing it "pro-people and progressive".

  • Vodafone
    Mar 16, 2012 19:06 IST

    Govt to change tax law after Vodafone court fight

    The government said today it would change a law to allow it to tax foreign firms for acquisitions of assets in the country after it lost a $2.2-billion fight with British mobile phone giant Vodafone.

  • Mar 16, 2012 20:11 IST

    Anti-people budget, to further hit all sections, INLD

    Terming the union budget as anti-people, the Indian National Lok Dal supremo and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala today held that it would further hit all sections of the society by escalating the prices of all the essential commodities.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Mar 16, 2012 22:18 IST

    Mamata plays safe, says budget tolerable

    As the Congress puts on hold her latest demands - related to railway minister Dinesh Trivedi and his budget - Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee chose to play cool over the general budget and not test its ally's patience further.

  • General Budget
    Mar 16, 2012 22:48 IST

    Cong gives full marks to Mukherjee's performance

    "It's a good budget," said Rahul Gandhi even as the Congress commended finance minister Pranab Mukherjee for laying the foundation for future after a difficult year.

  • TV grab of finance minister Pranab Mukherjee presenting Budget 2012-13 in New Delhi.
    Mar 16, 2012 22:53 IST

    Cold response to promise of good governance, new schemes

    The cold response even to some of the populist aspects in this year's budget appears to be the result of an overall negativity that has gripped the UPA-II government.

  • Sitaram Yechury
    Mar 16, 2012 22:57 IST

    Budget a double whammy for the aam admi

    Departing from the familiar references to Kautilya's Arthasastra, the finance minister, in his budget speech, quoted from the 'immortal' Shakespeare's Hamlet "I must be cruel only to be kind". The FM did not but Shakespeare continued: "Thus bad begins ..." Sitaram Yechury writes.