Full Coverage - 2012-13 Union Budget
Cash-strapped Railways had effected passenger fare hike across the board by 21% on Jan 22.
Thursday , 21 February '13The focus of the Rail Budget this year is on providing more amenities to passengers.
Monday , 19 March '12...makes a strong case for his Budget proposal to amend the Income Tax Act.
Saturday , 17 March '12Key raw materials cement and steel to cost more; service tax hiked by 2 per cent.
Saturday , 17 March '12Budget achieve fiscal consolidation without expenditure control but via the taxman’s knock.
Saturday , 17 March '12After Assembly rout, Finance Minister seeks to reach out to the middle class
Saturday , 17 March '12Fiscal deficit touches 5.9% of GDP in 2011-12 on the back of increasing subsidies, oil price volatility and lower than expected revenue
Saturday , 17 March '12Government needs to manage debt well, if investments have to expand
Saturday , 17 March '12FRBM amendments propose flexibility in creating cushion for unforeseen contingencies
Saturday , 17 March '12The step will benefit 12 crore farmer families, while reducing expenditure on subsidies by curtailing misuse of fertilisers.
Saturday , 17 March '12Inflation to moderate and stabilise; help growth rebound
Saturday , 17 March '12Proposals aim to woo private investment in agriculture sector
Saturday , 17 March '12Fiscal consolidation calls for efforts both to raise the tax-GDP ratio and to lower the expenditure.
Saturday , 17 March '12Six life-saving drugs get full exemption from excise duty, big chunk for NHRM
Saturday , 17 March '12The education sector has attracted a near 19 per cent hike in its budgetary allocation, and it is schools and flagship projects that continue to retain top focus
Saturday , 17 March '12Proposal to allow foreign carriers to invest up to 49% in domestic carriers under Cabinet consideration
Saturday , 17 March '12The Budget also announced two more handloom clusters in Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, along with a powerloom mega cluster in Maharashtra with an allocation of Rs 70 crore.
Saturday , 17 March '12There is more to cheer for those who earn more. Individuals with an annual income of Rs 10 lakh or more will end up saving a neat Rs 22,660. Those who earn up to Rs 8 lakh will save just Rs 2,060. No additional sops for senior citizens and women this time around
Saturday , 17 March '1212% excise duty on small cars, 22-24% on vehicles with bigger engine & length
Saturday , 17 March '12Securities transaction tax reduced by 20 per cent, from 0.125 per cent to 0.1 per cent, on cash delivery transactions