The Telegraph
Friday , July 11 , 2014

Mamata’s gain and loss

If Mamata Banerjee goes through the budget documents Arun Jaitley tabled in Parliament today, she will feel both happy and sad....   | Read..

Roka to be taxed

The roka is now taxable....   | Read..

Easier tax treatment for FPIs

They are the key force behind taking benchmark indices to record highs and foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were a happier lot today after Union finance minister Arun J...   | Read..

Withholding tax norms relaxed

In a bid to lure more foreign investment into corporate bonds issued by a domestic entity, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today extended the five per cent withholdin...   | Read..

Pragmatic steps to move forward

The budget has made a bold attempt to reignite growth through a bottoms-up approach. ...   | Read..

Jaitley’s balancing act

The Union budget was presented today on the back of huge expectations that it could revive growth as well as contain inflation and at the same time stick to fiscal consolid...   | Read..
Arun Jaitley with Nirmala Sitharaman outside North Block; (Above) Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta and daughter Sonali. Pictures by Ramakant Kushwaha and Prem Singh

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Shove then, push now

TT compares the new finance minister’s budget with those of Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambaram ...   | Read..

Which star cast an eye

Entertainers tell what caught their attention in the budget...   | Read..

Foundation laid for real estate trusts

Finance minister Arun Jaitley today kick-started the much awaited process towards the launch of real estate investment t...   | Read..

Insurance set to get a bigger dose of FDI

The Modi-government budget proposed to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in the insurance sector to 49 per c...   | Read..

Check on expenditure on govt agenda

The Modi government has taken a stab at expenditure reforms which is slated to spiral to Rs 17,63,214 crore – an increas...   | Read..

Infra and investment all the way

This budget has clearly set the right tone for foreign investors and the infrastructure sector. The priority for the gover...   | Read..

Incentives to boost farm growth

The Narendra Modi government, which has set a target of 4 per cent growth from the farming sector, vowed to give farmers...   | Read..

Portugal rains on Jaitley’s parade

The BSE sensex ended on a lower note on Budget Day but a European factor, not Arun Jaitley, is being held responsible....   | Read..

Ambitious target set for selloffs

The bull run in the stock market, which has caught the attention of retail investors, could spell good news for the gove...   | Read..

A strong start

The finance minister presented a budget, which is in line with the BJP manifesto. ...   | Read..

Television sets to cost less

Finance minister Arun Jaitley chose to eliminate basic customs duty on LCD and LED panels below 19 inch — componen...   | Read..

Human and fiscal health pills

The following are excerpts from Part B (tax proposals) of Arun Jaitley’s budget speech....   | Read..

Intent impresses industry

India Inc lauds the focus on growth and investment to bring the economy back on track. Focus on infrastructure and tax relie...   | Read..

Jaitley made earnest attempts in a limited timeframe

Having got back from the lacklustre match between Argentina and Netherlands in the second semi-final match of the Fifa Wor...   | Read..

Road map for growth

The first budget by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government lays down the broad policy framework for the route it wishes to t...   | Read..

SUUTI sop extension

The tax break granted to the Special Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) is being extended by another five ye...   | Read..

Well done in tough times

The expectations from the Union budget were very high on the back of the significant political mandate that the government...   | Read..

Template for growth

Budget 2014-15 sets a strong and convincing template for boosting growth and generating jobs, the twin imperatives for the...   | Read..

LPG price hike signal

Domestic LPG prices could be increased in the coming months, impacting the kitchen budget, as the Modi government has cu...   | Read..

Hurrahs and a few hitches

PwC India decodes the impact of the Modi government’s maiden budget on various sectors...   | Read..

How the Gen-x rate IT

The Telegraph puts five questions to students of some of the country’s top colleges...   | Read..

Cigarettes get the stick

Cigarette sticks will turn dearer as the NDA government followed the footstep of the UPA regime in today’s budget ...   | Read..


The budget signals the government’s intention to drive reforms and swiftly put India on a higher GDP growth path. It ha...   | Read..

Measures to help key constituents

With this budget, the finance minister has set the ground for repair of the economy. Given the backdrop of a challenging ...   | Read..

Aviation players left in the lurch

Hopes of the Indian aviation industry marred by record losses on back of predatory pricing, high fuel costs, airport tax...   | Read..

Direction set, execution holds the key

The finance minister’s maiden budget is more directional in nature. Several reformist measures have been announced ...   | Read..

Retro tax misgiving stays

The budget failed to live up to the expectations of the foreign investors that the Narendra Modi-government would refrai...   | Read..

Pocket-friendly Jaitley

Sunandita Chatterjee (27) is a Calcutta-based software professional. Sunandita uses the Net extensively to buy her rai...   | Read..

My money

Small wonder...   | Read..