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Adopt PM's skill development policy for prison reform: MoS Ahir
New Delhi, Sep 29 : Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangram Ahir on Thursday advised jail authorities to adopt Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development programme to accelerate prison reforms, and assured to increase the police and prison modernisation budgets on the basis of need.

Will ease troubles of small schools: Sisodia
New Delhi, Sep 28 : Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday promised to create a single-window system for granting permissions required to run small-budget private schools.

Delhi approves Rs 891 cr budget for DUSIB
New Delhi, Sep 28 : The Delhi government on Wednesday approved Rs 891 crore budget for Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), a statement said.

'A Bridge Too Far': An audacious operation's astonishing story ...
On this September day, over seven decades ago, a most audacious Allied operation, intended to wrap up the Second World War by 1944 itself, ended ignominiously with shattered remnants of their elite forces withdrawing or marching into captivity. With its ambitious, over-optimistic planning but ...

Projected operating deficit of $172 million, a big dilemma for TTC ...
Toronto, Sept 23 : After Toronto Travel Commission's (TTC's) budget committee on Wednesday, Chair Josh Colle stated that there could be a fare increase, cuts to service or both as the TTC confronted a $172 million operating deficit in its budget for 2017, reported Chris Fox, CP24.com.

Budget merger aimed at privatizing railways: CPI-M
New Delhi, Sep 22 : The decision to merge the railway and general budgets was a step towards "commercialization and privatization of the Indian Railways", the CPI-M said on Thursday.

Merger of Railway Budget unilateral, against larger public interest: ...
New Delhi, Sep 22 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday said that the Narendra Modi government's decision to merge the Railway Budget with the General Budget is a decision taken unilaterally and was against the larger public interest.

Merger of railway and general budget will lead to red tapism: ...
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sept .22 (ANI): A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the merger of General and railway budgets, Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said the merger will create more bureaucratic hurdles for the rail ministry as ...

Budget amalgamation will not complete projects faster: Paswan
New Delhi [India], Sept. 21 : Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said the Union Cabinet's nod to merge the railway budget with the general budget from next year will not help in completing the pending projects faster, adding the only major change post this ...

Former Railways Ministers slam doing away with Rail Budget
New Delhi, Sep 21 : Former Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government's move to merge the Railway Budget with the General Budget, saying it will erode the Railways' importance.

'Railways to decide passenger fares, accounting with FM'
New Delhi, Sep 21 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that the government will ensure functional autonomy of the Railways and its distinct identity even after the merger of railway and general budgets.

Former Railway Minister slams doing away with railway budget
New Delhi, Sep 21 : Former Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government's move to merge the railway budget with the general budget, saying it will erode the Railways' importance.

Congress takes dig at Modi government's move on merger of budgets
New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the government for its move to merge the railway and general budgets, saying it was an attempt to divert public attention from the government move to make rail travel expensive.

Cabinet approves raising of Extra Budgetary Resources for ...
New Delhi, Sep 21 : With the aim to augment infrastructure investments, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval for raising Rs 31,300 crore this fiscal as Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR), the government said.

JD-U slams government's decision to do away with railway budget
New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday criticised the central government's move to merge the railway budget with the general budget and said it has "ruined independence of the railways".

General, Railway budgets to merge in Modi's new reforms move ...
New Delhi, Sep 21 : In a significant financial sector reform, India on Wednesday decided to bid adieu to three British-era legacies -- the 92 year-old practice of separate general and rail budgets by unifying them, ending the distinction between plan and non-plan expenditures and advancing the ...

Cabinet approves raising extra budgetary resources to augment ...
New Delhi [India], Sept.21 : The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the raising of a total of Rs. 31,300 crore in fiscal 2016-17 and to service the principal and interest against extra budgetary resources (EBR) of Rs. 16,300 crore by Government of India to augment infrastructure spending.

Railways no more a priority for Centre, says Nitish Kumar
Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept. 21 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday slammed the Centre's move of merging the Railway Budget with the Union budget and said the railways are no more a priority for the ruling dispensation, adding that this will put an end to the autonomy of railways in ...

Congress questions move for rail, general budgets merger
New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Congress on Wednesday questioned the government's move to merge the railway budget with the general budget and said that the focus instead should be on bringing about a turnaround in the railways.

Highlights of budget-related decisions of India's Cabinet
The following are the highlights and implications of the three budget-related decisions taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday:

Cabinet approves merger of rail budget with general budget
New Delhi, Sept 21 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposals of Ministry of Finance on certain budgetary reforms, including the merger of Railway budget with the General budget.

Major reform by Modi government: to merge rail, general budgets
New Delhi, Sep 21 : In a major financial sector reform, India on Wednesday decided to do away with a 92-year-old legacy of separate general and railway budgets by unifying them, a tradition that has been continuing since British colonial times.

India to merge rail, general budgets; end non-plan, plan distinction
New Delhi, Sep 21 : India on Wednesday decided to do away with a 92-year-old legacy of separate general and railway budgets, by unifying them, as well as with the distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure.

Railway Budget and Union Budget to be merged
New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, approved the merger of the Railway budget with the Union Budget, according to media reports.

Union Cabinet gives approval to merging Railway budget with Union ...
New Delhi, [India], Sept 21 : In what it can be seen as a step towards reforming the entire budgetary process, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the merger of the annual railway budget with Union budget.

Railways to raise extra capital expenditure: Prabhu
New Delhi, Sep 21 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that amalgamating the railway budget with general budget will help the Indian Railways to raise extra capital expenditure.

India to merge rail, general budgets; end non-plan, plan distinction
New Delhi, Sep 21 : India on Wednesday decided to do away with a 92-year-old legacy of separate general and railway budgets by unifying them and do away with differentiating plan and non-plan expenditure.

India to merge rail, general budgets; end non-plan, plan distinction
New Delhi, Sep 21 : India on Wednesday decided to do away with a 92-year-old legacy of a separate general and railway budget by unifying them and do away with differentiating plan and non-plan expenditure.

Cabinet may mull rail budget merger, Winter Session timing on ...
New Delhi, Sep 20 : The government's move to advance the Winter Session of Parliament to the second week of November and merger of the Railway Budget with the General Budget from next year may figure on the Cabinet agenda during its meeting on Wednesday, official sources said here.

Moody's expects India's growth to top 7.7 percent this fiscal
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Listing budget targets, private investment and bank liabilities as the main challenges for India, Moody's has projected India's gross value added (GVA) growth to rise to 7.7 percent this fiscal with mixed trend in inflation.

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