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UN's financial situation 'sound and positive,' top management ...
New York, May 5 : The top United Nations management official reported on Wednesday that the Organization's financial situation is "sound and positive," noting, however, that there is "some worry" regarding the areas of regular budget and reserves.

Budget woes 'costly distraction,' Ban says, urging reliable funding ...
New York, May 5 : A consequence of failing to fund the activities of the United Nations agency tasked with ensuring the wellbeing of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East would be an increased risk of extremism, more poverty, and a region even more riven by conflict, Secretary-General Ban ...

Australia to hold general elections in July
Canberra, May 4 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday confirmed that the general elections will be held on July 2, hours after the conservative coalition government presented its new budget.

Lok Sabha passes demands for grants
New Delhi, May 3 : The Lok Sabha on Tuesday completed the second phase of budgetary exercise with the house passing the necessary appropriation bill after all outstanding demands for grants for several ministries were put to the "guillotine" vote.

Nepal's Budget session begins
Kathmandu, May 3 : The budget session of the Nepal's Legislature-Parliament began Tuesday.

Nepal President to announce Oli government's policies on May 7
Kathmandu, May 2 : President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will announce the government's policies in parliament on May 7. The House will hold a pre-budget discussion on May 4, 5 and 6.

Nepal Speaker discusses commencement of budget session
Kathmandu, May 1 : Nepal Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar today met the leaders of major political parties at the Parliament to discuss the commencement of Budget Session.

Financial business main agenda in parliament next week
New Delhi, April 30 : The consideration and passing of the appropriation and finance bill in respect of the general budget for 2016-17 constitute the main agenda for the second week of the second budget session of parliament, an official statement said on Saturday,

IndiGo's Q4 net profit marginally up
Mumbai, April 29 : Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday reported a marginal rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2015-16.

Jaitley justifies levy on gold imports
New Delhi, Apr. 29 : Calling attention motion in Rajya Sabha with the government ruling out rollback of one percent excise duty on gold jewellery levied in the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that gold cannot remain out of the tax net when goods used by the common people are ...

AgustaWestland row an attempt to divert attention from Uttarakhand ...
Dehradun, Apr. 29 : Ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday alleged that the BJP-led NDA Government was highlighting the AgustaWestland chopper deal so that it does not face criticism in the ongoing Budget Session over its unwarranted move to impose President's rule in Uttarakhand.

2015-16 worst year for MGNREGA, 23 percent drop in assets created ...
After spending about Rs.3.5 lakh crore (USD51 billion) - almost equal to India's subsidy and pensions budget for 2015-16 - over 10 years on the world's largest rural jobs programme, it has provided less than half the guaranteed 100 days of employment to 50 million poor households.

IndiGo to launch 14 new flights
New Delhi, April 28 : Budget carrier IndiGo on Thursday said it will launch 14 new flights across key cities in India.

Bankruptcy code cleared by parliamentary panel: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 27 : The proposed Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code has been cleared by a joint parliamentary standing committee and is likely to be discussed in the current budget session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.

Funds for '3P India' in 2014-15 budget not utilised: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 27 : The finance ministry has said the government could not utilise the funds earmarked in the 2014-15 budget for '3P India', as the proposed entity for the public-private-partnership projects was not established during that fiscal.

Government cuts skill development budget, MPs raise eyebrows
New Delhi, April 27 : While the Narendra Modi government has emphasised on skill development programmes under the 'Skill India' mission, it has drastically cut the budget allocation, compared to the demand from the ministry responsible for overseeing them.

Myanmar needs to prioritise resources in Budget: World Bank
Nay Pyi Taw, April 27 : Myanmar needs to enhance the quality and efficiency of public spending for education and healthcare, prioritising resources in the Union Budget that are critical to improve living standards and incomes of the people, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

Cycle, horse the new modes of transport to India's 'temple of ...
New Delhi, Apr. 27 : Mike Sasso, the author of Being Human, has aptly said, "Originality is the best form of rebellion." The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government's odd-even proposal has brought new flavour to the ongoing second part of the budget session of Parliament with several BJP lawmakers ...

Second phase of Odisha budget session starts on stormy note
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The second phase of the Odisha assembly's budget session started on a stormy note on Tuesday as opposition members disrupted proceedings, gathering before the speaker's podium to seek a discussion on the chit fund scam.

Nepal's Budget Session to begin on May 3
Kathmandu, Apr.26 : The Council of Ministers has recommended Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to begin Budget Session of the Parliament from May 3.

U'khand issue: RS set to witness Congress, BJP spar
New Delhi, Apr. 26 : The Rajya Sabha is all set to witness stormy proceedings on the second day of the second part of the Budget Session on Tuesday, as the Congress is geared up to corner the government on the Uttarakhand President's rule issue.

Second phase of Odisha budget session to begin today
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Apr.26 : The second and last phase of the budget session of the Odisha Assembly will begin today. The session is scheduled to continue till May20.

Odd-even hits MPs, rocks parliament
New Delhi, April 25 : The odd-even traffic scheme hit lawmakers and also rocked parliament on Monday, the first day of budget session part II, with some forgetful members violating the scheme while some MPs car-pooled to arrive at Parliament House. One MP cycled it, while AIMIM leader Asaduddin ...

MPs violate odd-even scheme, some set example
New Delhi, April 25 : The odd-even scheme on Monday saw some forgetful MPs violating the traffic restriction scheme, while some other lawmakers car-pooled to reach Parliament House. One MP cycled while another walked the distance on the first day of the second half of the Budget session.

Congress targets BJP in Parliament over President's Rule in ...
New Delhi, Apr 25 : The second half of the budget session in Parliament began on a stormy note over the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand with the Congress accusing the Centre of murdering the Constitution while other Opposition parties also closed ranks to target the BJP-led NDA.

Modi appeals to lawmakers ahead of budget session second half
New Delhi, Apr 25 : As the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament begins on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all lawmakers to make it productive and discuss issues openly in democratic spirit.

ASUS launches budget smartphone at Rs.5,299 in India
New Delhi, April 25 : Taiwanese smartphone and notebook maker ASUS on Monday launched a Rs.5,299 3G-enabled budget smartphone with 4.5-inch display in India.

Trinity Pictures to penetrate Indian market via franchise-based ...
Chennai, April 25 : Trinity Pictures, which recently announced its first slate of movies for the year, is keen to penetrate the Indian market via franchise-based films across multiple genres, big budgets and languages.

Odd-Even II: Delhi Govt. to run shuttle service to ferry MPs to ...
New Delhi, Apr.25 : With the second half of the Budget session of Parliament beginning today, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai has said that they would run a shuttle service dedicated to MPs while appealing to them to follow the Odd-Even rule.

Govt. committed to bring back Mallya: Naidu
New Delhi, Apr.25 : Ahead of the second part of the Budget Session, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government is serious about bringing back Vijay Mallya, who has fled the nation with over Rs. 9000 crores of unpaid debt and urged the liquor baron to return to ...

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