Star News rolls out budget programmes

MUMBAI: Ahead of the Union budget session, Star News has lined up a bouquet of budget programmes. Star News brings forth a Budget Special -- Ab Nahin To Kab, which includes a slew of new programmes to cover the intricacies of the budget and also to offer the viewer most valuable insights.

o Ho Sakta Hai: The special segment will air in Desh Videsh from 20 to 26 February. The show will have the economist - Ila Patnaik, Economics Editor, Indian Express along with industry leaders, opinion makers and with inputs from the common man; this programme will suggest ideas, which if executed, will change the face of the nation.

o Dal Chahta Hai: From 20 to 24 February Dal Chahta Hai will expose the politics behind the budget and the decision making process. How political parties attempt to influence economic decision, will be brought to the forefront in this programme. This special will air as a segment in National Reporter.

o Fund Ka Funda Budget Special: This programme goes on-air from 24 February and will continue till 5 March at 1:30 pm. Through this programme various personal finance, loans, investments and mutual fund options will be explained to the aam junta in the context of the budget.

o Sapno Ki Rail: This programme will present the live telecast of the railway budget on 27 February.

o c: This programme will present the live telecast of the Union budget on 28 February.

o Kyunki Yeh Meri Jeb Hai: The programme will air from 1 to 10 February, wherein the viewers will be invited to post their suggestions through emails to or by SMSing their wish list to 7827.

An official release adds that the channel will consolidate the responses and present a compilation of the people's wishes to the finance minister prior to the budget announcement.

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