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Budget 2013: Balanced Act?

Street opinion is that Budget seems to have balanced both populist and reformist measures.

Budget 2013: UPA's boldest direct tax drive targets the rich

Move to tax individuals with taxable income above 1 cr to collect an extra 13,300 cr,surpassing direct tax revenue gains made by Chidambaram’s previous five Budgets


Budget 2013: Rs 5,000 cr plan outlay for Air India

The total outlay for the Civil Aviation Ministry is Rs 8,865.40 crore in 2013-14.

Budget 2013: India Inc gives thumbs up

Budget has focused on human resource and rural agriculture sector.

Budget 2013 lays roadmap for investment: PM

Singh said India needs to accelerate the tempo of growth to create jobs.

Budget 2013: Oppn give a thumbs down,calls it 'jugglery'

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy termed the Union Budget as "insipid and counter productive".


Budget 2013 proposes urban housing fund,luxury homes to cost more

Budget for 2013 proposed to levy a 1% TDS on immovable properties of above Rs 50 lakh.

Budget 2013: Govt proposes compliance scheme for service tax defaulters

Defaulter may avail of the scheme on the condition that he files a truthful declaration of service tax dues.

Budget 2013: Govt pegs FY'14 subsidy bill 11% lower than current fiscal

The government's subsidy bill on food,petroleum and fertilisers is estimated at Rs 2,20,971.50 crore.

Budget 2013: Govt to reduce securities transaction tax on certain segments

In the equity futures segment,STT would be brought down to 0.01 per cent from 0.017 per cent.