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A big idea Budget to build a New India?

July 10, 2014 20:13 IST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday doled out sops to the salaried class by raising the threshold exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and investments under 80C by Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh while seeking to revive growth, manufacturing and investor confidence.

Without tinkering with the tax rates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget provided encouraging signals for domestic and foreign investors.

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