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Pranab worried over high food prices


Worried over rising prices, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the government has to tackle the supply side constraints, a major reason for double digit food inflation.

"I am worr

Blasts have strengthened our resolve to fight terror: Pranab


Asserting that the Mumbai serial blasts have strengthened India's resolve to root out subversive activities, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the terrorists would be mistaken i

Manual on budget unveiled to bring transparency

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday unveiled a manual on general provisions and procedures of the annual budget-making exercise, and hoped it would help bring greater transparency and better un

Government to carry out caste census next year

Bowing to demands by several political parties, government on Thursday decided to carry out a caste census next year. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, decided to ca

Swiss pact on illicit wealth for prospective information: Pranab

Government on Tuesday said the pact with Switzerland to get details on illicit wealth stashed in Swiss banks would be applicable only for prospective information and not for incidents of the past.


Opposition slams UPA on Pranab supporting Mamata

The CPI-M supported by BJP and other opposition parties on Monday slammed the UPA in Rajya Sabha over the finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee's remark that he found "nothing wrong" in Ms Mamata Bane

Mamata's statement on Azad's killing justified: Pranab

Trinamool Congress chief, Ms Mamata Banerjee, facing flak from the Opposition for her statement on the killing of Maoist leader Cherakuri Rajkumar alias Azad, on Sunday received support from the Union

Commemorative coin on Mother Teresa released

The Government on Saturday released a five-rupee commemorative coin on Mother Teresa to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend who made serving the poor her mission in life. The finance m

Matter over salary hike resolved: Sharad Yadav

The government on Saturday assured agitating MPs that their concerns on salary hike would be addressed, NDA convenor, Mr Sharad Yadav, said in the Lok Sabha, a day after several opposition parties con

Government promises action on SC judgement on Imam salaries

Government on Saturday said it would take appropriate action to implement Supreme Court's observations regarding payment of salaries to Imams (clerics) of government-aided mosques.

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