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

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:08:03 PM

Nothing for poor, common people in budget: Nitish
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said there was nothing specific for poor and common people in the budget presented by union finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:06:19 PM

Tourism ministry gets 33 percent hike in budget
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) An amount of Rs.1,573.07 crore has been earmarked for the tourism ministry for 2015-16, giving it a rise of 33 percent over last fiscal's allocation, in the union budget presented Saturday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:02:18 PM

Sunny Saturday in Delhi, rain likely Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) It was sunny Saturday in the national capital with the maximum temperature settling at 29.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above season's average. The met department has forecast a light rainfall or thunder showers in some parts of the city Sunday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00:06 PM

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

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