Pranab Mukherjee’s Union Budget speech 2009-2010 (Full Text)

Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Budget for 2009-10. 2. Just 140 days back, I had the privilege to present the Interim Budget for 2009-10. It is a rare honour that I have been called upon to present the regular budget after the new Government assumed office.

Antony to take charge on Monday

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) A K Antony, the affable 68-year-old Keralite politician, will take charge of the Defence Ministry for the second consecutive term in the new UPA government on Monday. Antony faces major challenges in his second stint as Defence Minister such as plugging gaps in coastal, air and land security that have come under increased threat in recent times, more importantly after the chinks...

Congress, Ally Row Dents Ruling Coalition Hopes: India Votes

Ties between India’s Congress party and an ally in its governing coalition from eastern Bihar state have broken down, denting efforts to build an alliance capable of winning a majority in elections, the Indian Express reported.