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    Land bill on menu: Second half of budget session set to be stormy
    New Delhi, April 18 : The second half of the budget session which kicks off next week is all set to be a stormy affair with the government determined to push through the land acquisition bill and the opposition making all efforts to stall it.

    PM to meet BJP MPs on Sunday
    New Delhi, April 18 : A day before the second half of the budget session begins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday meet all members of parliament of the BJP and discuss the government schemes and policies.

    Venkaiah Naidu urges opposition to support land bill
    Hyderabad, April 17 : Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday appealed to the opposition parties to support the land acquisition bill and other important legislations to be taken up during the second half of the budget session of parliament, beginning next week.

    We accomplish more than Hollywood can in our budget: Emraan Hashmi
    By Siddharth Jha, New Delhi, April 16 : After having worked with Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanovic in the film ¬"Tigers¬", Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who is geared up for his latest Hindi sci-fi release "Mr. X", says that in a given budget, Bollywood does more than what Hollywood ...

    SpiceJet leases 3 Boeing 737s to cater to summer rush
    New Delhi, April 12 : Budget carrier SpiceJet has taken delivery of three B-737s from a Czech company on a short-term wet-lease to cater to the summer rush.

    SpiceJet's chief commercial officer steps down
    New Delhi, April 10 : Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday announced high level managerial change, as its chief commercial officer Kaneswaran Avili stepped down.

    Sonia seeks release of funds for Rae Bareli AIIMS
    Lucknow, April 10 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Health Minister J.P. Nadda seeking an early release of budgetary allocations for AIIMS in her parliamentary constituency of Rae Bareli, party leaders said on Friday.

    Thiel Fellow scoops out 25 million dollars to develop branded budget ...
    Washington, April 7 : Ritesh Agarwal, a Thiel Fellow, has reportedly raised funds worth 25 million dollars from Lightspeed, Sequoia and others, making it the largest round of funding till date for the fellowship.

    Rajya Sabha session from April 23
    New Delhi, April 7 : The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended that the next session of the Rajya Sabha begin from April 23, three days after the Lok Sabha meets for the second half of the budget session, sources said on Tuesday.

    PM Modi to launch Mudra Bank tomorrow
    New Delhi, Apr 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd. (MUDRA) - a Bank at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital on Wednesday. Earlier in his Budget Speech for Financial Year (FY) 2015-16, the Union Finance Minister Arun ...

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' crosses $400 mn overseas
    Los Angeles, April 5 : Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan-starrer erotic romance film "Fifty Shades of Grey", made on a budget of $40 million, has crossed the $400-million-mark at the foreign box office.

    Bigger star, more pressure: Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan
    Mumbai, April 5 : Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, whose "Badlapur", made a budget of Rs.25 crore, was appreciated by audience and critics alike, says the pressure to deliver increases with a big star and bigger budget.

    Brazil slashed Amazon protection budget: NGO
    Sao Paulo, April 1 : President Dilma Rousseff's administration has invested three times less than her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in efforts to slow deforestation in the Amazon, the non-governmental organization InfoAmazonia said in a report.

    Rs.4,948 crore budgetary support to oil cavern programme
    New Delhi, March 31 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved allocation of Rs.4,948 crore for gross budgetary support (GBS) to the scheme for the Indian Strategic Storage Programme for Storage of Crude Oil (ISSPSCO).

    Disappointed over higher import duty on gold, gems, jewellery ...
    Kolkata, Mar 31 : Disappointed with the budget retaining the customs duty on gold, the most important raw material for the gems and jewellery exporters, the sector which is among the largest contributors to the country's export basket is pinning its hopes on the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) to be ...

    10,000 jewellers in Bengal down shutters
    Kolkata, March 31 : Over 10,000 jewellers in West Bengal downed their shutters on Tuesday in protest against the union budget making PAN number declaration mandatory for gold purchases of Rs.1 lakh and above.

    High duty will push gold smuggling in India: Assocham
    Kolkata, March 31 : With the government retaining high customs duty on gold imports in this year's budget, industry body Assocham on Tuesday said smuggling of the yellow metal in India is likely to shoot up and introduction of mandatory PAN declaration on high-value gold purchases will dampen the ...

    Himachal assembly passes Rs.30,185-crore budget
    Shimla, March 31 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Tuesday passed the general budget for 2015-16 and the related appropriation bill, authorising the government to spend Rs.30,185.77 crore from the consolidated fund.

    'Address malnutrition, relook budget cuts in children's schemes'
    Kolkata, March 31 : The Indian chapter of a French humanitarian organisation is urging President Pranab Mukherjee and the Narendra Modi-led government to relook the budget for 2015-16 and give malnutrition the priority it deserves in the light of the drastic cuts in children's schemes and ...

    Rs.2,163 crore budget passed by Ghaziabad Development Authority
    Ghaziabad, March 30 : The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has approved a Rs.2,163 crore budget for the 2015-15 financial year, said Santosh Kumar Yadav, vice-chairman of the urban development body, on Monday.

    Films on Himachal's wildlife may hit roadblock
    By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 29 : Big budget documentaries showcasing Himachal Pradesh's prized wildlife, including the highly endangered pheasant, by Green Oscar winning filmmaker Mike Pandey may hit a roadblock.

    Odisha Planning Board met once in last 11 years
    Bhubaneswar, March 28 : The State Planning Board of Odisha has met only once in the last 11 years while no proposal for state budget preparation was approved in the meeting.

    Germanwings won't say if pilot was locked out of cockpit
    Berlin, March 26 : German budget airline Germanwings announced on Thursday morning that it could neither confirm nor deny media reports that a pilot of its A320 flight was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in southern French Alps.

    Goa budget: Petrol, beer, essential services to cost more
    Panaji, March 25 : Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday presented a surplus budget, which saw a slew of proposed taxes on petrol, liquor and an across-the-board increase in taxes for essential services.

    Every house in Goan will soon get three LED bulbs: CM
    Panaji, March 25 : Every household in Goa will soon get three LED bulbs as part of an energy saving spree, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said in his budget speech on Wednesday.

    Goa budget: Petrol, beer, essential services to cost more
    Panaji, March 25 : Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday presented a surplus budget, which saw a slew of proposed taxes on petrol, liquor and an across-the-board increase in taxes for essential services.

    Ghaziabad civic corporation passes Rs.1,054 crore budget
    Ghaziabad, March 25 : The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation passed a budget of Rs.1,054 crore for the financial year 2015-16 at its executive meeting held at the municipal office on Wednesday, an official said.

    Germanwings crash: Moroccan couple among victims
    Barcelona, March 25 : A couple from Morocco was among the victims of the air crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, a Moroccan official said. The crash involving a German budget carrier killed all the 150 people onboard.

    No new taxes in Tamil Nadu 2015-16 budget, opposition unimpressed
    Chennai, March 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday spared the common man by levying no new taxes in the state budget for 2015-16 while announcing various concessions on the value added tax (VAT). The opposition parties, however, were unimpressed.

    Germanwings crash probe begins
    Paris/Berlin, March 25 : A probe was launched Wednesday into the crash of an Airbus A320 of a German budget airline with 150 people on board in southern France while flying from Spain's Barcelona to Germany's Dusseldorf.

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