Budget 2011

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Petrol, diesel prices may rise

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices look set to be hiked after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ignored calls for its reduction in customs and excise duty to contain the impact of spurt in global cr

Pencils, soups, jewellery take a hit!

New Delhi: Stationery items widely used by school children, text books, branded ready-made garments and jewellery, treatment in private hospitals, air travel and lawyer fees will become costlier foll

Budget: Credit target of farmers up to Rs 4.75 lakh cr

In a bonanza to the farming community, the government on Monday announced loans at interest rate of four per cent — three per cent less than market rate — for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1 lakh crore.

Budget has taken care of common man: Sibal

Welcoming the increased allocation for education as well as telecom sectors in the Budget, Union minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said the interest of the common man has been taken care of.

Prices: Pranab spares smokers, school children take a hit

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who quit smoking pipe several years ago, has spared the tobacco industry - a prime source of raising revenue for the exchequer - by not raising excise dut

Budget promises reforms, growth-focus, inflation-check

New Delhi: With a fair dose of reforms in the form of direct kerosene and fertiliser subsidies to users, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented the federal budget for 2011-12, promisin

Highlights: Simpler I-T return forms, new coins

New Delhi: In the Union Budget 2011-12, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced higher tax exemption limit of Rs 1.8 lakh for individuals and further benefits to senior citizens, addition

Petrol, diesel prices may rise after FM fails to reduce duty

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices look set to be hiked after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ignored calls for its reduction in customs and excise duty to contain the impact of spurt in global cru

Farm loans at 4 per cent; credit target raised to Rs 4,75,000 cr

In a bonanza to the farming community, the government today announced loans at interest rate of four per cent - three per cent less than market rate - for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1 lakh crore.

Pranab gives education a boost

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveiled major plans for the education sector.

Twenty-four percent increase in educational outlay; Rs.21,000 crore for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

Rs.54 crore each for

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