Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: videograb)

Modi’s government faces a major test today that could wreck the leader's promises of ‘Acche Din’

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha and other officials giving final touch to the budget in New Delh

"Let us stop unnecessary expenditure so that money can reach the poor," said Narendra Modi (Image credit: AP)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley gives the final touches to the annual Budget in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraces PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI

Blogger Avijit Roy’s wife Rafida Ahmed Banna is carried on a stretcher at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday. — AFP

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