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Forget the ritual...
After hemming and hawing all through the budget speech, the sensex finally made up its mind that its exceptionally low expectations had been adequately met and staged a relief rally. ...  | Read.. 
 
A feast for food processing
It is celebration time for the food processing industry. ...  | Read.. 
 
Cigarette firms suffer burns
A puff will cost more after the budget. ...  | Read.. 
 
Sackful of cheap credit for farmers
Finance minister P. Chidambaram today sought to give a fillip to the agricultural sector by raising the target of institutio ...  | Read.. 
 
Tale of ‘missed opportunities’
The budget nowadays is slated as a “big-time media event”. Industry chambers and mainstream media channels plan the ...  | Read.. 
 
Forget the ritual...
 
 
Impact on top 50 shares
India Inc has hailed Chidambaram’s annual financial exercise as growth-oriented. Though there are no ..  | Read.. 
What a tax relief! No change
Soon-to-be-married Uddipan Nath is 30 years old. He earns Rs 3,35,000 a year. Uddipan pays Rs 1,370 every month..  | Read.. 
 
Roads & power get a leg-up
P. Chidambaram today proposed to enhance the budgetary support for the National Highways..  | Read.. 
 
Chiefs cheer Chidambaram
Corporate honchos feel the finance minister has done a commendable job. They expect t budget measures ..  | Read.. 
 
Higher service tax nets 15 more
Finance minister P. Chidambaram today cast the service tax net high and wide, raising its rate ..  | Read.. 
 
A benefit confined to the fringe
Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar can breathe easy: their endorsement contra..  | Read.. 
 
Investors need to make minor changes
Budget 2006 is a ‘low-impact’ budget, perhaps one of the lowest impact budgets in recent y..  | Read.. 
 
Taxpayers heave a sigh of relief
For the first time in the last one decade, this year’s budget proposals have nothing particular..  | Read.. 
 
BJP finds spice only in pasta
When Palaniappan Chidambaram was addressing Parliament in his speech for the 2006-07 budget, he..  | Read.. 
 
This time the growth story
Mr finance minister, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will all say that you have done a great ..  | Read.. 
 
Thank you, for not disturbing the auto pilot
The economy has been on a high growth path for the past three years. Except for some underlying conc..  | Read.. 
 
PC’s pasta, dosa and the less palatable dishes
The following are excerpts from the finance minister's speech: I shall begin with my proposals on ..  | Read.. 
 
Mams swing to growth
They’re women of the new millennium. Most are housewives, a few are employed, but the caus..  | Read.. 
 
FII limit in corporate bonds hiked
Companies planning to tap the market with bond issues will have one more class of buyers ' foreign ..  | Read.. 
 
Triple whammy for market
The booming capital market has attracted triple whammy from the finance minister...  | Read.. 
 
Tea fund raises cup of cheer for firms
The patience and perseverance of four years have borne fruit for the tea industry with the commerce..  | Read.. 
 
Bank on fixed deposits for income-tax relief
Bank fixed deposits have finally been included in the tax-saving instruments under section 80C...  | Read.. 
 
Duty cut to keep WTO pledge
Finance minister P. Chidambaram today reduced the peak rate of customs duties on non-agricultural p..  | Read.. 
 
Synthetic textiles to become cheaper
Synthetic textiles are set to become cheaper as finance minister P. Chidambaram has lowered the exc..  | Read.. 
 
Global option for local MFs
The budget proposal to remove the 10 per cent reciprocal shareholding  | Read..
 
Economic logic of political balance
One good sign about Indian economy’s improved performance is that while there is still consider..  | Read.. 
 
Budget boost for varsity research
A bonanza that rolled out in Parliament for Calcutta University this afternoon sent ripples of ..  | Read.. 
 
Celebudget: wow & ouch
If you thought they are so famous as not to care about this annual ritual, think again ..  | Read.. 
 
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