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Since 1st March, 1999
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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