27 Feb '11, 9pm

India's embattled government in tightrope budget act: NEW DELHI: India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee faces...

India's embattled government in tightrope budget act: NEW DELHI: India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee faces...

NEW DELHI: India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee faces a tightrope walk on Monday in presenting the nation's budget as he seeks to tame rampant inflation, sustain high growth and rein in the deficit. Mukherjee, 76, known as a canny tactician, is unveiling the budget as the left-leaning Congress government has been under fierce public and opposition attack over corruption scandals and runaway food prices. He will have his eyes on a slew of looming state elections and is likely to opt for a "common man" budget for the fiscal year starting April 1 - laden with food, fertiliser and fuel subsidies, analysts said. "We anticipate a sizeable boost to welfare spending, designed to protect the incomes of the poorest," said Credit Suisse economist Robert Prior-Wandesforde. Some 40 percent of the 1.2 billion population in Asia's third-largest economy live on less than $2 a day. Th...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_bu...

Tweets

India's embattled government to unveil budget: NEW DELHI: India's embattled Congress-led government will seek th...

India's embattled government to unveil budget: ...

channelnewsasia.com 27 Feb '11, 5am

NEW DELHI: India's embattled Congress-led government will seek this week to defuse the anger of inflation-hit voters with ...

India pledges action over horse farmer with US$...

straitstimes.com 05 Mar '11, 2pm

NEW DELHI - INDIA'S finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday 'appropriate action' would be taken against a horse...

Dark days for India's telecom sector

Dark days for India's telecom sector

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 4am

NEW DELHI: Telecom shares have taken a beating on the Indian market, with stocks of four leading telcos down by between fo...

China and India to rank as the world's most inf...

channelnewsasia.com 03 Mar '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE : Most people in the world believe that China will be the world's most influential economy in ten years, except ...

George Yeo to visit India: SINGAPORE: Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo will make a two-day visit to New Delhi...

George Yeo to visit India: SINGAPORE: Foreign A...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Feb '11, 12pm

SINGAPORE: Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo will make a two-day visit to New Delhi, India from 20-21 February to partic...

Palin to pay rare foreign trip to India: WASHINGTON: US conservative champion Sarah Palin, who

Palin to pay rare foreign trip to India: WASHIN...

channelnewsasia.com 24 Feb '11, 3am

WASHINGTON: US conservative champion Sarah Palin, who has faced charges of a lack of foreign policy experience as she cons...

Indian government hit by another scandal

Indian government hit by another scandal

channelnewsasia.com 06 Mar '11, 10am

NEW DELHI : India's government has been hit by another scandal. The Supreme Court has quashed the appointment of the top c...

Budget goodies unveiled by Finance Minister Tha...

temasekreview.com 20 Feb '11, 2pm

Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced on Friday that Singaporeans will receive a total of S$6.6 billion of ben...

Head of Indian state firm held in graft probe: NEW DELHI : The head of India's state-run National Aluminium Co w...

Head of Indian state firm held in graft probe: ...

channelnewsasia.com 27 Feb '11, 12am

NEW DELHI : The head of India's state-run National Aluminium Co was in custody Saturday on bribery charges, after a court ...

[TR] Singapore government to help singles find ...

temasekreview.com 21 Feb '11, 7am

If you go around the heartlands, shopping centres and even Orchard Road, you do see happy smiling families (all races) wal...

Mobile phones shake up India.

todayonline.com 16 Feb '11, 11pm

Indians are discovering you can have a lot of fun with a mobile phone but it can also get you into a lot of trouble. In In...