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Government mandate only for interim budget: Ahluwalia
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Reacting to criticisms over lack of measures in the interim budget presented Monday, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said in an election year, an incumbent government had the mandate only to present a vote on account.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:35:31 PM

Interim budget failed to address meltdown issues: Bengal minister
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The interim budget presented by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee did not address the problem of rising unemployment in the country due to global economic crisis, West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta said here Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:15:56 PM

Oman carrier takes two Jet Airways planes on wet lease
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Jet Airways has entered into agreements with Oman Air for leasing out, on a wet lease basis, of two A-330-200 aircraft for a period of six months each, with effect from May, the company announced Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:14:15 PM

Increase in defence allocation marginal: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Security experts have viewed as marginal the 34 percent hike in the defence allocation in the interim budget for 2009-10 presented in the Lok Sabha Monday, pointing to the armed forces returning Rs.7,000 crore from what had been earmarked for arms purchases during the fiscal ending Mar 31.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:08:42 PM

Government has failed to address economic concerns: CPI-M
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has failed to address the 'serious concerns' of the fast deteriorating economic situation in the country under the impact of the global economic crisis, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:06:35 PM

Realty sector disappointed with 'lacklustre' interim budget
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Indian realty sector, which is reeling under a severe fund crunch, Monday expressed disappointment over the 'lacklustre' interim budget for 2009-10 and said the government has done nothing to provide relief to the industry.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:04:39 PM

Nasscom seeks expedited spending of funds on IT projects
Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Monday urged the government to expedite spending of allocated funds on IT projects to stimulate the domestic market.

Monday, February 16, 2009 6:41:36 PM

High global oil prices bring unexpected bonanza for exchequer
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) High global oil prices, that saw a barrel of crude sell for nearly $150 per barrel at one point last year, has secured unexpected bonanza to the government in the form of royalty and profit petroleum, budget papers showed Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 6:28:44 PM

Budget ignores common people: Mayawati
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday said the interim budget has completely ignored the interests of the common man and benefited the industrialists.

Monday, February 16, 2009 6:21:42 PM

Post-Mumbai 'threshold', defence outlay hiked 34 percent
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Maintaining a 'threshold has been crossed' with the Mumbai terror attacks, the Indian government hiked the allocation for defence by 34 percent to Rs.141,703 crore (Rs.1.417 trillion) in the interim budget for 2009-10 that External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented in the Lok Sabha Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 6:03:19 PM

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