Monday, June 15, 2009

Union budget to be presented July 6

The union budget for 2009-10 would be presented on July 6 and the railway budget three days earlier on July 3. The dates were decided early Monday before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's departure for the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, an official said.

The official decision would be announced later in the day, a senior official in the railways ministry told IANS.

"The date was decided early Monday morning before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to leave for Yekaterinburg to attend the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summits," the official said.

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