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Indian rupee will have distinct identity
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian rupee will soon join a select league of global currencies by having a distinct identity to distinguish it from other similar looking currencies, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his budget speech Friday.

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:29:19 PM

Government hikes divestment targets to rake in Rs.25,000 cr
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Government earnings from selling stakes in public sector enterprises will be an estimated Rs.25,000 crore ($5 billion) during the current fiscal. The divestment is targeted to rake in Rs.40,000 crore ($8 billion) in the next fiscal.

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:29:08 PM

Reform panel for financial sector laws soon
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A financial reform commission will be set up soon to rewrite and clean up the 'old' laws of the country in this sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Friday in his budget speech.

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:23:15 PM

Budget evokes mixed reaction in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee proposing loans for farmers at two percent less than the market rate was appreciated by some in Orissa but many criticised the union budget presented by him Friday for the impending fuel price hike and for neglecting the state's backward regions.

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:15:15 PM

India raises defence allocation to Rs.147,344 crore
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's defence expenditure has been raised to Rs.147,344 crore for 2010-11, up 8.13 percent from the revised estimates of the previous fiscal, in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday.

Friday, February 26, 2010 3:08:32 PM

Gems and jewellery sector not happy with budget
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's proposal to increase customs duty on gold and silver has failed to excite the gems and jewellery sector that is concerned at not getting any interest relief.

Friday, February 26, 2010 2:50:36 PM

Fuel prices to rise after Pranab's budget
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country are set to increase with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announcing restoration of basic duty on petrol, diesel and crude petroleum and a rise of Re.1 in central excise duty.

Friday, February 26, 2010 2:33:25 PM

Opposition joins hands to slam government on budget
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The entire opposition, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Left parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), joined hands Friday to condemn the union budget as 'anti-people'.

Friday, February 26, 2010 2:21:39 PM

50 percent increase in funding for minority welfare
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government Thursday proposed a hike of 50 percent in plan allocation for the next fiscal for the welfare of minority communities in India.

Friday, February 26, 2010 2:21:29 PM

Budget highlights (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Highlights of 2010-11 budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Friday:

Friday, February 26, 2010 2:17:56 PM

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