Budget 2011

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Fracture keeps Rahul from Budget '11

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has suffered a fracture in his right leg that kept him away from attending the presentation of 2011-12 Union Budget in Lok Sabha yesterday.

Gandhi will take some time to re

Pranab is India Inc's Sachin: Ficci

New Delhi: India Inc today described Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as industry's Sachin Tendulkar saying the veteran leader was steering the economy 'with ease of a seasoned player' in difficult t

Poor to get subsidies in cash

New Delhi: People living below the poverty line will receive cash as subsidies and the process will start by March 2012, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in his general budget speech on Monday.

Budget leaves IT unimpressed

Hyderabad: The information technology (IT) sector is disappointed at Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's union budget for 2011-12 for not extending tax incentives and hiking the Minimum Alternate Tax

Male tax payers to save Rs 2,060/yr

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has given a saving of Rs 2,060 per annum to male income tax payers by raising the exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh.

For women, Mukherjee

So, where will Pranab get his cash from?

New Delhi: Here's a look at where Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee expects the money to come from to fund his Rs.12.58 lakh crore (Rs.12.58 trillion or $280 billion) federal budget:

Rupee Comes From

Budget: IT exemption limit raised to Rs 1.8 lakh


Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday proposed to enhance the income tax exemption limit to Rs 1.8 lakh for the next financial year, from Rs 1.6 lakh now.

No special IT benefits for women: Pranab

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today kept the income tax exemption limit unchanged for women at Rs 1.90 lakh while increasing it for men and senior citizens.

Mukherjee, in his 2011-12

Salary earners with income till Rs 5 lakh need not file returns

New Delhi: Salary earners having an income of less than Rs 5 lakhs will not have to file tax returns from this year, a finance ministry official said.

"Salaried people, may be up to Rs 5 lakh...they

'Interest subsidy on Rs.15 lakh housing loan'

In a boost to the housing sector, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said low-cost housing loans of Rs.15 lakh would be eligible to get an interest subsidy of one per cent.

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