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People wanted scam, corruption to end: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday took a dig at the previous United Progressive Alliance government during his budget speech, saying that people wanted "scam, scandal and corruption raj to end" and the Narendra Modi government has lived up to their trust.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00:05 PM

AAP government attacks union budget
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The AAP government in Delhi Saturday criticised the union budget for keeping stagnant the non-plan grant for the capital - an amount not hiked for 14 long years.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:42:16 PM

Mamata not even a member when I floated Trinamool: Mukul
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Refusing to read much into his sacking as the party's national general secretary, sidelined Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy Saturday took a veiled dig at party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she was not even a party member when he initiated the process for the Trinamool's formation.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:40:04 PM

Agitated Ghaziabad lawyers close government treasury
Ghaziabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Lawyers under the leadership of bar association president Ram Autar Gupta staged a dharna and shouted slogans against the state government at the collectorate Saturday. This led to the closure of the government treasury.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:36:17 PM

India's defence spend hiked 7 percent to Rs.246,727 crore
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's defence spend was Saturday hiked a modest 7.74 percent to Rs.246,727 crore ($40 billion), with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declaring that "defence of every inch of our land is above everything else".

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:34:03 PM

Budget has good intentions, lacks roadmap: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, an eminent economist, Saturday criticised the union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it has good intentions but no adequate roadmap.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:32:16 PM

Manjhi launches front to 'expose' Nitish
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) Nearly a week after he was forced to quit as Bihar's chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday launched a new political front to "expose the real face" of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:32:15 PM

13 percent hike in budget allocation for higher education
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Giving a boost to higher learning and with the promise of providing one major central institute in each state, India Saturday earmarked Rs.26,855 crore for higher education, an increase of over 13 percent over last year.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:28:04 PM

Minor changes in budget for culture ministry
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) There was a meagre 0.46 percent increase in the budgetary allocation for the ministry of culture for 2015-2016 as compared to last year.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:26:17 PM

Mufti to be sworn in as Kashmir CM Sunday, Modi to attend
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:24:05 PM

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