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Budget offers some relief to individual taxpayers
Update: Friday, 16th March, at 14 :20 hrs (IST)
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday proposed a marginal increase in income tax exemption limit of Rs 20,000 while increasing the service tax and standard excise duty by two per cent across the board to net an additional Rs 41,440 crore a year.
Presenting the Union Budget for 2012-13, Mukherjee left corporate tax rate and peak customs duty unchanged while raising the import duty on gold bars and platinum and excise duty on cigarettes, bidis, pan masala and chewing tobacco were raised....  | Read.. 
 
● Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2 lakh
● Pranab calls for faster reforms, confirms fears on fiscal deficit
 
Rupee gains 11 paise against dollar in early trade
Update: Friday, 16th March, at 10 :15 hrs (IST)
The rupee appreciated by 11 paise to Rs 50.27 per US dollar in early trade today on the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased foreign capital inflows. ...  | Read.. 
 
Tendulkar keeps a straight face after historic feat
Update: Friday, 16th March, at 17 :41 hrs (IST)
Sachin Tendulkar creates history by becoming first cricketer to score 100 international centuries,on Friday...  | Read..
 
Congress reaches out to SP
Hari Sadu, the boss who got it back from the quivering subordinate who had just landed a job, will breeze through this quiz. ...  | Read.. 
 
 
Sonia writes to Mulayam
The Congress is seeking to repair ties with the Samajwadi Party and is keen to keep the railway pot simmering in order to prolong Mamata Banerjee’s public relations agon ...  | Read.. 
 
Dinesh test for Pranab
Debutant Dinesh Trivedi has suddenly made it a tough act to follow for the vastly experienced Pranab Mukherjee who presents his 2012-13 budget on Friday. ...  | Read.. 
 
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee leaves after presenting the annual Budget 2012-13 in Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)
 
 
It is a closed chapter
Sudip Bandopadhyay
on Dinesh Trivedi’s resignation row
Movies to sweeten tax blows
Deputy chief minister Hemant Soren attempted to strike a balance in his state budget today, imposin ...  | Read..
Asha fights Sadhana for garden
Asha Bhonsle once crooned Bahut Shukriya Badi Meherbaani for Sadhana as the actress and ...  | Read..
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Bihar RSS
Reality bites, Mr Minister
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North Bengal RSS
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Opinion RSS
Calling the shots
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Sports RSS
Aiming to seal the final berth
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International RSS
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