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Indians prefer budget travel


New Delhi: With the mercury taking an upward swing, an increasing number of Indians are looking to travel domestic places offering great experience in a limited budget, search engine Google said on T

Reforms seen on hold; politics, poor rains to blame

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold off on widely anticipated fuel subsidy and retail reforms because of renewed opposition from party colleagues and coalition allies, leaving budget targets in tatters and rattling investors.

Fiscal deficit lower at 5.7 per cent in FY'12: CGA


The government's fiscal deficit during 2011-12 worked out to be 5.7 per cent of the GDP, lower than 5.9 per cent projected in the revised estimates in the Budget.

Fiscal deficit, the difference b

No hype, BBMP prepares realistic budget for this year

If all goes well and without the intervention of corporators, the BBMP can have a realistic budget for 2012-13 and will not be burdened with spillover works like previous years.

BBMP officials have

Tips to create a household budget

In the time of crisis, when your income doesn’t grow in proportion to the expenses, it becomes imperative to tighten your purse strings to avoid getting into a debt trap. Budgeting your income also in

36,000 houses for police

Chief minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday announced construction of 36,000 houses for police, fire and rescue, and prison personnel by Tamil Nadu Policing Housing Corporation (TNPHC) under the ‘Own Your

Animal husbandry schemes to get Rs50 cr


Animal husbandry minister T.K.M. Chinnaiyya announced a series of schemes for his department at an estimated Rs50 crore which includes Rs25 crore for developing infrastructure and veterinary facilitie

State staff get 7% DA hike

The state government on Monday announced a seven per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for government staff, teachers, pensioners and family pensioners.

Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa who made th

Phone calls, eating out become expensive on higher service tax from Sunday

Telephone calls, restaurant bills and other activities will cost more with the budgetary proposal of raising service tax rate to 12 per cent coming into effect from Sunday.

In order to garner an add

District budget eyewash


The Ernakulam district panchayat presented a rather eye-washing budget for 2012-13 on Thursday, laying little thrust on problems like waste management and water supply.

The district panchayat also a

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