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Thursday , February 28 , 2013
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Finance Minister P Chidambaram with Ministers of State NN Meena, SS Palanimanickam and his team at his office before leaving for Parliament House to present the Annual Budget 2013-14, in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo

Peanuts for I-T payers at lower level, surcharge on super-rich

Updated: 28 February 2013, Thursday, 15.15 hrs (IST)
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday offered minor sops to income tax payers but slapped a 10 per cent surcharge on 'super-rich' individuals and corporates, levied an inheritance tax and raised duties on mobile phones, cigarettes and luxury vehicles ......   | Read..

No change in income tax slabs

Updated: 28 February 2013, Thursday, 13.30 hrs (IST)

No choice but to rationalise expenditure, says Chidambaram

Updated: 28 February 2013, Thursday, 13.15 hrs (IST)

LF back in Tripura, Congress in Meghalaya and NPF in Nagaland

Updated: 28 February 2013, Thursday, 15.30 hrs (IST)
The Left Front retained its bastion Tripura while the ruling Naga People's Front in Nagaland and Congress in Meghalaya are set to return to power in the states where counting of votes was taken up on Thursday....   | Read..

WB by-poll: TMC wins English Bazar seat, Congress retains Rejinagar and loses Nalhati

Updated: 28 February 2013, Thursday, 16.05 hrs (IST)
The Trinamool Congress, the Congress, and the Left Front shared honours in the crucial by-election to three Assembly constituencies in West Bengal held on February 24, 20...   | Read..


A pre-dawn fire in a market complex near Sealdah station killed at least 19 people who were sleeping inside and set in motion a cycle of events sickeningly familiar ...   | Read..

Inside ‘legal’ shell, a lethal illegal floor

The “basement plus G+4” building at 35 APC Road is “legal” in the books of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) but nothing about it seems so....   | Read..

Effigywallahs, keep matches dry

He came despite the effigywallahs. There were enough of them at a time, especially in this city, for him to ponder cheeky profit — craft miniature effigies, trade them ...   | Read..

Poll verdict in 3 states today

Will the Reds retain their last remaining bastion in the country? Can Neiphiu Rio perform the hattrick? Can the new kid on the block, the National People’s Party, d...   | Read..

CBI raids house of JMM MLA

CBI searched JMM MLA Simon Marandi’s house in Dhurwa today and is believed to have stumbled upon two diaries, property papers and details of two bank accounts....   | Read..

Vigilance bureau not vigilant enough

Crime-busters or file-pushers? Jharkhand vigilance bureau, in its internal report, has admitted that deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) are too few in number, with s...   | Read..
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