The Railway Budget will be presented on February 25 while the Union Budget will be presented on February 29. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23 that will focus largely on the financial business of the government, which will present the general budget on Feb 29. But there will be no curtailment of the session or the recess period on account of assembly elections in five states due shortly. This was decided at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The row over alleged financial bungling in the Delhi and District Cricket Association resonated in Parliament on Monday with Bharatiya Janata Party member Kirti Azad embarrassing the ruling side by demanding a time-bound Special Investigation Team probe. The Congress staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha and pressed for the resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who dismissed charges against him as 'baseless' and 'wrong'. The Congress' walkout was led by party chief Sonia ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Trinamool Congress batted for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and hit out at the government over the Central Bureau of Investigation raids on his principal secretary’s office alleging that the agency had become 'Gujarat Bureau of Investigation' under the Modi government. TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the raids had 'perturbed' them and rejected the government’s claim that the CBI was an 'independent body', claiming that the agency could ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday found himself at the centre of a raging controversy with the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party targeting him and demanding his resignation over alleged ‘gross financial irregularities’ in Delhi District Cricket Association that he headed it from 1999 to 2013. In a further escalation of the confrontation between the Congress and the government, the opposition party claimed that a committee constituted by the Delhi government has found ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
UP, Rajasthan, Odisha and Maharashtra roped in to set up special purpose vehicle; strategic partnership being used for the first timeIn a first, the Airports Authority of India has identified several airports it plans to develop through joint ventures with state governments. A special purpose vehicle will be formed to develop the airports at Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), Devgarh (Rajasthan), Jharsuguda (Odisha) and Shirdi (Maharashtra), with the respective state governments being equity partners.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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