While many were expecting populist budget in the run up to polls, announcements like income support for farmers, pension for informal workers and tax rebates for the middle class managed to generate some euphoria.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two important roads, having a total length of 34 kilometres and built at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore, in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Monday one waterway and two national highways in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
The disinvestment department will soon come out with guidelines for sale of 'enemy shares' after consulting enforcement agencies of the revenue department, which have experience in auctioning confiscated properties.
The Union Cabinet approved the mechanism and procedure for sale of over 6.5 crore "Enemy Shares" lying unutilised since 1968.
Hybrid aeroboats that can run on water, marshy land, snow or ice could soon be roped in for inland water transport at Agra, upcoming Kumbha fair at Allahabad and other places, official sources said.
In a bid to actualise the dream of a "nirmal" and "aviral" Ganga, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is looking to complete about 200 projects for ghats and crematoria by March 2019.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said the ongoing project to develop Buddhist circuit in the country will be completed by 2020.
Disgruntled BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh said that more public representatives from the ruling party will come out and express "displeasure" on the "deteriorating situation" in Maharashtra once the state government announces a cabinet expansion.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday expressed confidence that the state will soon get clearance from the Central Water Commission for the proposed Rs 5,912-crore Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river.