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Budget 2005-06

March 19, 2005

How Budget affects oil & telecom
The fringe benefit tax maze

March 17, 2005

How Chidambaram managed the Left
Budget euphoria over in markets
FBT, withdrawal tax draw flak

March 15, 2005

LS passes Rail Budget

March 14, 2005

Banks have a four-year window
Fringe benefit tax may be lowered
Your salary hike may be cut this time

March 10, 2005

FICCI's 14-pt Budget agenda for FM
Dear FM, the arithmetic just does not gel
Getting value from gender budgeting
How will IISc spend its Rs 100 crore

March 09, 2005

No hike in ITC cigarette prices
MFs cash in on Budget sop for ELSS
Housing finance firms up the ante
Trusts can't invest in small savings

March 08, 2005

What kind of tax is cash tax?
3 things the Budget failed on
Fringe benefit tax may spare small firms

March 07, 2005

Budget makes promises, will it deliver? IIM-A
Jewellers face advertising ban
Govt keeps tabs on excise cuts
Budget opens new investment areas for MFs
Cash tax? No difference to black money
The pie gets bigger for insurers
Mutual funds boom on Budget boost

March 05, 2005

No more budget meetings! says FM
Tax on housing perks to go up

March 04, 2005

SPV for core sector soon: FM
Cash tax, FBT to stay!
Rollback likely on sunset clause
Budget spoils day traders' party

March 03, 2005

Roll back plan to end tax sops to SEZs: Nath
Fringe tax to cost India Inc Rs 430 cr: Crisil
Hyundai, Skoda to cut prices
Tax dodgers beware! FM's gunning for you
The Budget justified
Everyone will actually save tax now!
Withdrawal tax: Bank costs to go up
More ITC-type laws coming
FM urges people to spend

March 02, 2005

Wisner hails Budget as solid and sensible
Fringe tax: Travel to cost 10% more!
Budget highlights for NRIs
GDP to grow by 6.5-7.5%: Credit Suisse
Tax reforms will boost economy: FM
10 services may go out of 10% tax net
'A reform-driven, feel-good effort'
'Continuity is good but deficit bad'
The balancing act
'Level-playing field for technology'
Unmindful of the growing flab
'An excellent balancing act'
Budget provides the right pills
All about the new tax scenario!
Cash tax: Withdrawal limit to go up
'A fine balancing act'
Hardware firms gung ho
Package to make good VAT losses
Whatever happened to the prices?
Tax relief for buying ships
Firms seek hike in petrol, diesel prices
Sweeping service tax blow to doing business
FM may re-examine tax on sales promotion, publicit
Price cuts follow import duty cut
Fringe issue takes centrestage

March 01, 2005

FM may roll-back tax on cash withdrawal
Honda cuts City, Accord prices
Budget: Moody's, S&P express concern
Budget has cleaned up tax regime: FM
Duty cut to help paint sector
Telecom Plan outlay up 22%
Textile sector poised for growth
Duty cut to boost petro sector
Auto industry eyes $5 bn revenue
Outlook bright for Indian shipping
Budget gives thrust to rural electrification
NHDP-III to be launched in FY06
Budget sops to boost telecom cos
Steel demand to remain high
VAT to bring cheer to FMCG sector
'Budget neglects unorganised sector'
Corporate tax: What's the impact?
Customs duty cut on select petro products
Budget fails to cheer media cos
Future bright for cement firms
Leather, footwear to be cheaper
Corporate tax windfall for PSUs, banks
FM offers sops to pharma sector
Education, social services get more funds
Go beyond the headline tax cuts
To all, a good time
Half-truths and half-baked reforms
Positive, but could have been bolder: Nilekani
OTC derivatives: new kid on the block
Gems & jewellery brand warriors upset
Watch the fiscal deficit!
Why the Budget is very sensible
Budget: No scheme left behind
Auto majors have a reason to smile
Withdrawal tax: What it will apply to
Interview with Finance Minister P Chidambaram
Spending for aam aadmi, Bharat nirman
Budget could have been worse: Prakash Karat
A million dollar gift for investors!
Life insurance: The smiles are back!
A 3.25 upon 5 to FM: Rediff Jury
Plan to invest in gold funds? Read on

February 28, 2005

Fiscal deficit pegged @ Rs 1,51,144 cr
Defence Budget up @ Rs 83,000 cr
Graphic: Tax collection
Govt's subsidy bill up 9%
Graphics: Interest payments
Union Budget at a glance
This will be your income tax structure
Which sector gets what
Where does all the money go?
Banking sector gets major boost
Housing loan sops to go on
Fertilisers: Policy remains fluid
Used car import duty at 100%
Consumer durables boom to continue!
Union Budget at a glance
This will be your income tax structure
Which sector gets what
Where does all the money go?
Tax on tobacco? Pass it on
RBI unveils road map for foreign banks
Indian IT to boom, post-Budget
'Tax & duty cuts are welcome'
'India will be world's 2nd factory'
Mumbai to be made a financial hub
Tsunami forces 24% hike in tech budget
NRIs, rejoice! NRE interest to be tax free!
Petrol, diesel prices to go up in April
Budget: How to save income tax!
Car prices may rise: Khattar
Sensible, not sensational
Low Defence budget can hit combat power
Defence budget hiked to Rs 83,000 cr
This is not a 'Dream Budget': CII
Fewer tours for ministers now!
Tax exemption on leased aircraft till Sept 30
I would rate it 8 out of 10: Bajaj
Mobile users have cause to cheer
Budget uninspiring, says Opposition
Sugar: Govt announces sops
Imitation jewellery to be cheaper
Duty cut on hardware to boost IT
Should there be withdrawal tax?
21 more areas under service tax
4 reasons why FM deserves full marks
Customs, excise duty on oil, petro products cut
Govt's subsidy bill up 9%
Fellowship for SC, ST students: FM
Bankers slam tax on cash withdrawal
Petrol, diesel to cost more
NE region to get Rs 9,308 crore
'Tax on cash withdrawal stupid!'
Tax on withdrawals: Will it curb black money?
Perks? 30% tax on employers now!
More fund for mid-day meal plans
Subsidy on fertiliser to stay
FM scraps surcharge on tea
J & K to get Rs 4200 cr grant
Mobiles, ACs cheaper, paan masala to cost more!
Budget outstanding, says PM
FM pegs fiscal deficit @ Rs 1,51,144 cr
India Inc greets Union Budget
Millions of jobs in IT, textile by 2009
Withdrawing money from bank? Pay tax!
IIS, B'lore to get Rs 100 cr grant
New rates: Invest to save more income tax!
10% capital subsidy for the textiles
Sebi to get more teeth
Banking Act to be reformed
Rs 1200 cr for telecom sector
6 new AIIMS to be started
Highlights of Union Budget 2005-06
Chidambaram announces his 4th Budget
NDA may delay Budget
Congress to discuss Budget with UPA
Income tax: What could happen
Loaded domestic investors wait for Budget triggers
FM gets over 1000 Budget wish-lists
In last 10 yrs, Sensex rose 6 times on Budget day
Markets gear up for the Budget
The men behind the Budget


Run-up to the Budget 2005-06


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