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Progressive budget which delivers on growth: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday hailed the Union budget as progressive and practical which delivers on job creation, equity and growth.

"Union budget 2015 is a budget with a clear vision. It is a budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and prudent," Modi tweeted.

"Budget 2015 has a distinct focus on farmers, youth, poor, neo-middle class and the aam nagrik (common man). It delivers on growth, equity and job creation," he said.


BJP ministers hail Jaitley over budget

New Delhi : Ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party were all praise for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here Saturday, for presenting a budget which is "historic", "pragmatic" and "in the interest of people".

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the union budget has given the "highest priority" to infrastructure that will boost employment in the country.

"This is the first time in the Indian history the FM (finance minister) has given highest priority to the infrastructure," Gadkari told reporters outside parliament house.


​Ban RSS, VHP, demand Maharashtra orgs

By Staff Reporter,

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): Amidst growing religious intolerance in the country and violence directed towards minorities, two lesser known organisations have demanded a ban on communal outfits, including the RSS and the VHP.

Members of Lok Vikas Party and Christian Kruti Samiti (Christian Action Committee) staged a protest shouting slogans against radical outfits that “are suppressing minorities and vandalizing churches in the country” on Tuesday.

IUML MP calls for stringent steps to bring minorities into mainstream

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New Delhi: Expressing apprehension over the delay in implementing the minority welfare schemes, MP E Ahmad from the Indian Union Muslim League has called for stringent steps to bring the minorities into the mainstream.

“The representation provided for the Muslims in development initiatives is meagre to meet their requirements. When it comes to such calculations, corporates are given top priority than the minorities. This tendency is posing threat to the social and financial balance of the country,” Ahmed said in the Lok Sabha here.

BJP hands over letter of support to Kashmir governor

Jammu: A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Friday handed over, to Jammu and Kshmir Governor N.N.Vohra, a letter conveying support to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for government formation in the state.

A BJP delegation called on Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and handed over a letter which conveys BJP's support in favour of the PDP for formation of government in the state and to invite Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to form the government, said a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan.

BJP-PDP government must work for peace, says daily

Islamabad: The new PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir must work for peace and stability in the region including peace with Pakistan, a Pakistani newspaper said Friday.

"It (however) remains to be seen how fortuitous this union will be for the people of Kashmir," the Daily Times said in an editorial.

After months of negotiations since the elections in Jammu and Kashmir produced a hung assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party have decided to form a coalition government.

My government's religion is 'India first': Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his government, which followed the religion of "India first", was working keeping in mind the thought of "development of all" with particular emphasis on the northeastern part of the country.

Replying to the discussion in the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee's address, he also said his government "corrected" the land acquisition act for the sake of farmers, and if there is anything anti-farmer in the law they are ready to change it.

Can't implement Swaminathan report: Haryana minister

Gurgaon: Haryana Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar Friday said he was not in a position to implement the National Commission on Farmers (NCF) report submitted by the noted agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan.

Dhankar, is also national president of BJP's Kisan Morcha (the farmers wing of Bharatiya Janata Party). said that he cannot help implementation of Swaminathan report as he was not a union minister.

233 foreign boats apprehended since 2011: Parrikar

New Delhi: Around 233 foreign boats and 1,686 foreign crew were apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard between 2011-15, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday.

"Instances of illegal fishing in Indian waters by foreign fishermen come to the notice of government from time to time. A total of 233 foreign boats and 1686 foreign crew were apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard during the period 2011-15," Parrikar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.


ED has not asked for a nodal agency to deal with black money: Minister

New Delhi: The government said Friday that the enforcement directorate (ED) has not pitched for a nodal coordinating agency to deal with black money cases stashed illegally aboard and at home.

Minister of State (MoS) Finance Jayant Sinha informed the Lok Sabha that the ED which is mandated with enforcing the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, has not called for a nodal agency to deal with balck money.