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Budget Session Live: President Calls for Debate on Simultaneous Polls

News18.com | January 31, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee addressing a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.

A pre-budget economic survey was also tabled during the session. On February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget – his fourth budget and perhaps the most challenging one that may look to soften blow of currency ban with tax and other sops as he seeks to revive growth.

Today a new tradition will begin; Budget will be presented earlier and will incorporate Rail Budget, said PM Narendra Modi.

Stay tuned for more live updates:

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Left-wing extremism has been contained; security situation in Northeast has also improved significantly: President Pranab Mukherjee

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J&K affected by terrorism sponsored and supported from across the border says President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 12:03 pm (IST)

Govt has simplified procedures, repealed obsolete laws and eliminated scope for corruption: President Pranab

Jan 31, 2017 12:03 pm (IST)
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India has been facing grave challenge of terrorism, threat to global community: President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:59 am (IST)

Govt has simplified procedures, repealed obsolete laws and eliminated scope for corruption, Says President

Jan 31, 2017 11:58 am (IST)
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India gave a befitting reply to repeated incursions by conducting successful surgical strikes: President

Jan 31, 2017 11:56 am (IST)

My Govt is thankful to the GST council for working to resolve the outstanding issues: President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:55 am (IST)

My Govt welcomes constructive debate on simultaneous conduct of elections to Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies: President

Jan 31, 2017 11:55 am (IST)

India launched 8 operational missions covering meteorological, navigation, earth observation & communication satellites: President Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:54 am (IST)
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The National Civil Aviation Policy, will give a major boost to air connectivity in the smaller cities and towns: President Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:54 am (IST)
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To combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency, terror financing, govt decided to demonetise old currency notes: President 

Jan 31, 2017 11:53 am (IST)

BHIM App is a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar. Payments apps usher in a technological revolution in India: President Pranab Mukherjee 

Jan 31, 2017 11:51 am (IST)

Our Defence forces successfully conducted surgical strike to prevent infiltration by terrorists: President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:51 am (IST)

To combat black money, corruption, counterfeit  currency, terror financing, govt decided to demonetise old currency notes: Prez

Jan 31, 2017 11:50 am (IST)
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Jan Dhan has prevented leakages and saved 36,000 crores: President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:49 am (IST)

Four decade old demand of OROP has been fulfilled: President Pranab Mukherjee

Jan 31, 2017 11:45 am (IST)

All the schemes of my government are for the poor, deprived and underprivileged, says President

Jan 31, 2017 11:45 am (IST)

By year end, all the meter gauge tracks in the North East will be converted into broad gauge lines: Prez.

Jan 31, 2017 11:45 am (IST)

By year end, all the meter gauge tracks in the North East will be converted into broad gauge lines: President

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