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Farmers need long-term relief: Mayawati
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's massive loan waiver plan has failed to impress Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who said the move would not provide any long-term relief to the poverty-ridden farmers.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:52:06 PM

Loan waiver to benefit half a million Chhattisgarh farmers
Raipur, March 1 (IANS) About half a million small farmers of Chattisgarh are expected to benefit from loan waiver for the farming community in the 2008-09 budget.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:18:14 PM

Big Karnataka farmers call loan waiver discriminatory
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) Farmers in Karnataka Saturday termed the union government's decision to waive loans of small and marginal farmers as 'discriminatory'.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:02:26 PM

Bundelkhand farmers remain sceptical about loan waiver beenfits
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Farmers from Uttar Pradesh's poverty-ridden Bundelkhand region are not much enthused by the Rs.600 billion farm loan waiver announced by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the annual budget as they doubt its benefits will ever reach them.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:48:37 PM

Budget a recipe for disaster: Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday termed the union budget 2008-09 as 'a recipe for long-term economic disaster'.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:47:35 PM

Pay Commission report may reverse credit rating: S&P
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Standard and Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) warned Saturday that India's credit rating, currently at BBB-/Stable/A-3, may be revised lower after the Sixth Pay Commission's report.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 3:44:44 PM

Courier company fined for poor service
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A courier company has been fined Rs.150,000 for poor service after it lost a package containing share certificates of a consumer in Kerala.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 3:43:03 PM

Swaminathan hopes budget marks 'end of farmer suicides'
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Eminent farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan has called the 2008-09 budget 'forward looking' and hoped that the Rs.600 billion loan waiver would 'mark the beginning of the end of the era of farmer suicides'.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 3:26:43 PM

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance to sponsor more sports events
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance company will venture into more sports-related activities, possibly sponsoring the 2011 cricket World Cup to be co-hosted by India, after investing well over $117 million in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).

Saturday, March 01, 2008 2:18:32 PM

Markets gain despite Friday's drop on account of budget (Weekly Review)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Indian equities market ended the last week of February on a firm note even though the national budget unveiled Friday disappointed several investors and led to an intra-day fall of 1.4 percent for a key index.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 1:59:04 PM

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