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Budget does not satisfy needs of common man: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Orissa Chief minister Naveen Patnaik criticized the union budget presented Monday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha saying that it does not satisfy the needs of the common man.

Monday, July 06, 2009 7:14:13 PM

Budget evokes mixed reactions among industrialists
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Following are the reactions of the top industrialists in India to the union budget 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Monday:

Monday, July 06, 2009 7:14:03 PM

Budget anti-poor and serves Congress' interests: Raman Singh
Raipur/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday termed the union budget as 'anti-poor' and aimed to serve the Congress party's 'political interests'.

Monday, July 06, 2009 7:02:04 PM

India's budget places common man above fiscal responsibility (Commentary)
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has pleased the 'aam aadmi' (common man) but made the 'khaas aadmi' (the elite) unhappy in his 2009-10 budget proposals. Constrained by the global recession and domestic economic strains, he has provided a much awaited further stimulus to the economy by raising plan expenditure by as much as 25 per cent in real terms.

Monday, July 06, 2009 7:01:58 PM

Youngistan welcomes 'aam aadmi' focus of Indian budget
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Students and young professionals Monday hailed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's 'aam admi' focus of the union budget with many rejoicing over tax sops and interest subsidy in education loans.

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:53:15 PM

Congress says budget progressive, opposition calls it 'routine'
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The ruling Congress said Monday the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was progressive, but the opposition parties termed it as 'routine' and 'inconsequential'.

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:46:52 PM

Tourism sector gets Rs.1,070 crore
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) With a view to giving a fillip to the tourism industry, which is witnessing a downturn due to the global meltdown, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated Rs.1,070 crore to the sector in the union budget he presented in parliament Monday.

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:41:15 PM

Delhi gets over 200 percent more in budget, Dikshit happy
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday increased the annual budgetary outlay for the national capital by over 200 percent to about Rs.2,500 crore (Rs.25 billion). The city will get more funds for housing, infrastructure and basic services for the urban poor - a move Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit welcomed.

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:39:24 PM

Software sector hails tax holiday extension
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) India's software sector Monday welcomed the extension of tax holiday on export profits to 2010-11 from this fiscal, rationalisation of multiplicity of taxes on packaged software and abolition of fringe benefit tax (FBT).

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:32:46 PM

Growth, inclusion, social uplift are focus of India's budget
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Promising to reinstate India's high economic growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday presented a $204-billion annual budget with more funds for welfare schemes and infrastructure, along with a declared 'vision' to reach the fruits of progress to each of the country's 1.17 billion people.

Monday, July 06, 2009 6:30:35 PM

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