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    More the merrier in silly season

    In many countries of the West, there exists a ‘silly season’, the time most natives pack their bags and go off on their sacrosanct summer holidays. It is also a time, Parliament goes into recess and there is a break from politics. In official India, holidays are regarded as avoidable luxuries, best reserved for inescapable family obligations. However, there is an undeclared silly season that coincides with the high summer, the school

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    Need to give land-based subsidy to farmers

    The Government has enhanced the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops in keeping with the commitment made in the Budget to increase the incomes of the farmers. It is estimated that this will lead to an increase in inflation of about 0.2 per cent and to a reduction in GDP of about 0.3 percent. These costs must be borne by the country in the interest of our farmers and our food

  • Open rift breaks out between Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah over budget

    Bengaluru: The month-long marriage of compulsion and compromise between the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka seems to heading for troubled times and a possible divorce. At the heart of the matter is a clash between Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his predecessor Siddaramaiah over budget presentation. While Siddaramaiah wanted an interim budget so that his promises made in the previous budget could be implemented, HDK wants to present a

  • Tripura government presents Rs 16,387 cr tax-free budget for 2018-19

    Agartala (Tripura): Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for the financial year 2018-19. Tabling the budget on the first day of the assembly session on Tuesday, Dev Varma, who holds the Finance portfolio, said that there is no deficit in the budget.

  • Wheat futures remain weak on higher supply 

    New Delhi: Wheat prices drifted down by 0.96 per cent to Rs 1,645 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators engaged in reducing exposure amid sufficient stocks at spot markets on higher supplies.

  • Indore: IMC budget focuses on clean, safe Indore

    Indore: Mayor Malini Gaud on Wednesday presented Rs 4824.74-crore deficit budget for 2018-19 while laying emphasis on clean, smart, green and safe Indore. In her fourth budget, Mayor projected an expenditure of Rs 4824.73 crore against an estimated income of Rs 4765.53 crore for 2018-19. With five percent allocation for reserve fund, the total budget deficit stands at Rs 92.38 crore.

  • Ujjain: UMC passes budget amid uproar

    Ujjain: Budget session of Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) was held on Wednesday. Even before the beginning of the session, Congress leaders and corporators created huge ruckus and demanded compensation for those affected by road widening.

  • Bhopal: BDA to spend Rs 355 cr on projects in next fiscal

    Bhopal: Bhopal development authority (BDA) has announced its budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, on Wednesday. According to BDA, it will spend Rs 355 crore in the next fiscal for the projects. The various projects which the authority will undertake in the year include houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS), where affordable houses will be provided under the Atal Ashray Yojana.

  • Bhopal: Many projects incomplete as BMC reeling under huge debt

    Bhopal: On one hand the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to present its upcoming budget, and on the other hand the projects promised in the last budget are yet to be either completed or waiting for initiation. The BMC has even failed to pay the contractors who are handling the projects which have led to a halt of the projects which were included in the last budget while the new budget

  • Delhi Budget 2018-19: AAP government presents Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19

    New Delhi: The AAP government today presented its Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19 in the Assembly, which laid emphasis on environment, health, education and water. Presenting the budget Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the budget follows “trickle up” economics aiming to benefit poor and middle class people in Delhi.

  • Bhopal: I’m unable to take possession of my land, says BJP MLA

    Bhopal: I am still not able to take possession of land, which I had purchased two years back, said BJP MLA R D Prajapati while participating in the budget debate of revenue department in state assembly on Friday.

  • Ujjain: Congress targets BJP over Kshipra allocation in budget

    Ujjain: Congress party has come down heavily on the budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, passed by the members of the mayor-in-council recently. They criticized the BJP, for approving a Rs 2 crore budget for cleansing of the river Kshipra, once again.

  • Bhopal: Every cremation ground to have hand pumps: PHED Minister

    Bhopal: Hand pumps will be installed at every cremation ground in the state, said public health engineering department minister Kusum Mehdele in her statement on department budget demand in the assembly on Thursday.

  • Maharashtra Budget: Rs 3,871 crore supplementary demands tabled

    Mumbai, Maharashtra Government today tabled supplementary demands of Rs 3,871 crore in the State Legislature, on the opening day of the budget session. While Rs 1,229 crore have been allocated for payment of interest on market loans taken by the state government, Rs 965 crore will be used as repayment to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).