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Widest deficit since reforms began     Relief to local firms: Duties stay stable     Higher MAT may derail infra projects     Forces nudged to shop more     Higher NREGS wages may hurt farm sector    
Pranab gambles with big stimulus
I rise to present the Budget for 2009-10 read
Fiscal deficit at record 6.8%, in borrow-and-spend Budget. Dual GST from April 2010; Natural gas gets tax break, bonanza for RIL; Petrol, Diesel pricing review; New pension schemes to be tax-free; Direct tax code in next 45 days 
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'The market expected too much'
The Market finds its own deficit
Mukherjee a free man now
Rich get richer, rest get consolation
FBT is off, it's back to perquisites tax
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Budget failed to show any fiscal prudence: experts
Economists and experts today said the Union Budget  presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday has not shown any fiscal prudence.Read
Counter-productive stimulus?t
Suman Bery: A Budget for consumptiont
Akash Prakash: A disappointmentt
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Economic Survey
Economy is sound, let's push reforms, says Economic Survey
Painting a picture of a resilient economy, the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2008-09, tabled in Parliament on Thursday by FM Pranab Mukherjee, said India could grow up to 7.75% in 2009-10, up from 6.7% in 2008-09. Read
Eco survey prescribes tax cuts as part of another stimulus
Economic Survey sets Rs 25,000 cr/yr target from PSU disinvestment
Average IPO size up, total number down: Survey
Delink licence from spectrum, auction 3G: Survey
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Rail Budget
'Presenting the Railway Budget for 2009-10 in the Parliament today'
Mamata Banerjee announced that there will be no increase in passenger fare and freight tariff. She said that the budget will have approach for ‘inclusive growth’ and expansion of rail network to take development to every corner of the country. Read
Double-decker trains on select inter-city routes
Railways plans to invest Rs 40,745 cr this fiscal
Railways earns from freight; spends little on development
PM hails Mamata, says budget will make train journey enjoyable
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Which is the best feature?
FBT scrapped
CTT scrapped
Major push for infrastructure
Which is the worst feature?
MAT raised from 10% to 15%
Exemptions have increased
Gift tax norms tightened
Budget Hightlights
Corporate tax rate unchanged
Fringe Benefit Tax abolished
Minimum Alternate Tax hiked to 15% from 10%
IT exemption limit raised for personal for tax payers
Fiscal deficit up from 2.7% to 6.8% of GDP
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Jaswant Singh presented only one full budget - in 2003. He introduced two changes.
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Run-up to the Budget
Pranab may give more tax saving incentives in Budget
Tax payers may get more sops in the Union Budget for investment in housing and infrastructure schemes and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee may tomorrow make popular proposals to hearten the investors and industry. Read
A common man's Budget wish list
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Web Excl: Budget Expectations - Goods and Service Tax
Web Excl - Dividend distribution tax: An anomaly unresolved
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