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Updated: Feb 28, 2015 07:33 PM
States to be equal partners in economic growth; move to making India cashless society; social sector programmes to continue. Some of the challenges mentioned by the Finance Minister are: poor agricultural income, decline in manufacturing ; and the need fo
Updated: Feb 28, 2015 11:45 PM
States to be equal partners in economic growth; move to making India cashless society; social sector programmes to continue. 12.33 p.m.: The Finance Minister tables the Union Budget, Statement of Receipts and Expenditure and the Finance Bill in Parliame
Updated: Feb 28, 2015 07:11 PM
During his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said an individual tax payer can claim tax benefits for up to Rs. 4,44,200 in addition to the tax exemption. Here is how you get there: Deductions under 80C Rs. 1,50,000 Deductions und
Updated: Feb 28, 2015 05:17 PM
Smoking and consumption of other tobacco items is set to become more expensive, while increase in service tax rate would make costlier a whole lot of other things including air travel, eating out and paying bills. Those which will turn cheaper include
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In 100 days, 12.5 crore families had been given bank accounts and brought into the financial mainstream. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Jan Dhan Yojana could be more than just a successful financial inclusion scheme and could be a pl
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Devolution to States is budgeted for Rs. 5,23,958 crore. Following the 14th Finance Commission award, the devolution to States is budgeted for Rs. 5,23,958 crore. Overall transfers to States are estimated at Rs. 9,19,842 crore. In what came as a surpr
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Service tax has been increased to 14 per cent and telecom companies are likely to pass on the burden to subscribers Telephone bills are set to pinch more as telecom companies are likely to pass on to subscribers the burden of the higher service tax of 1
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To promote domestic electronics manufacturing, the government on Saturday removed 4 per cent special additional duty on PC parts and imposed education cess on import of such products, but computer makers lamented absence of any incentive for export of &#8
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This change will take effect from April 1, 2015. The budget has proposed to withdraw service tax exemption presently available to select services in the mutual fund industry.This can affect small investors who prefer the mutual fund route. The service t
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 28, 2015 07:22 AM
Kane Williamson clubbed a six from the first ball of the 24th over in an unbeaten innings of 45 which hoisted New Zealand to a one-wicket win over Australia in a breathless preliminary skirmish Saturday between the Cricket World Cup co-hosts. New Zealan
Feb 27, 2015 12:00 PM
UAE unlikely to pose much of a threat, but will be determined to battle on against ‘big brother’ Being a cricketing nation only 20 One-Day Internationals old, India’s next opponent in the World Cup is unlikely to pose much of a threat.
Feb 28, 2015 02:38 AM
With an average of 105 from two innings at the World Cup, Shikhar Dhawan knows that runs are no longer the rare commodity they were a month ago. There’s a good chance that when he faces the UAE here on Saturday, he will build on those numbers. &#822
Feb 28, 2015 02:34 AM
M.S. Dhoni can crack a joke with a straight face even before one realises it, as one photo journalist learnt on Friday. With the net fencing quite close to the bench where Dhoni was padding up, a senior photographer said, “Mahi, you are not the sa
Feb 28, 2015 02:32 AM
Rain dampens Australia’s mood but it has a game plan for marauding McCullum One of the World Cup’s biggest games pits high-flying New Zealand against four-time champion Australia at Eden Park here on Saturday in a match that could well be a
Feb 28, 2015 10:12 PM
A.B. de Villiers is one of the most-intimidating cricketers in the world. South Africa need to capitalise on that and use it to their advantage. The man himself is naturally modest, humble, so the idea of ‘imposing’ himself and his r
Feb 28, 2015 10:06 PM
India may not have been strained in its defeat of the UAE, a match that lasted only 50.2 overs, but M.S. Dhoni was pleased that his side had recorded a third straight World Cup win with the minimum of fuss.“You have to respect the opposition. Let&#82
Feb 28, 2015 10:01 PM
Lop-sided matches can sometimes take away the charm of the competition. United Arab Emirates (UAE) did promise in its first two fixtures, but may not have imagined such a rapid decline when pitted against a strong team like India. I did not expect an upset
Feb 28, 2015 01:04 PM
Kane Williamson clubbed a six from the first ball of the 24th over in an unbeaten innings of 45 which hoisted New Zealand to a one-wicket win over Australia in a breathless preliminary skirmish Saturday between the Cricket World Cup co-hosts. New Zealand
Feb 28, 2015 12:51 PM
United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat first against defending champion India on Saturday in the Cricket World Cup Pool B match at the WACA. India is on a roll following wins over Pakistan and South Africa, while United Arab Emirates goes in
Budget 2015
Feb 28, 2015 11:49 PM
Neither an increase in the minimum taxable limit nor reduction in personal tax rates The Narendra Modi government’s first full-year budget was a disappointment for the salaried middle-class individual with neither an increase in the minimum taxabl
Feb 28, 2015 11:42 PM
Hurt by a Rs. 100 per tonne excise duty hike in the budget on top of an increase in rail freight, cement makers are likely to increase retail prices by Rs.15-20 per bag soon. “The excise duty hike of Rs. 100 per tonne is set to raise our manufactu
Feb 28, 2015 11:36 PM
In the speech, the word ‘poor’ occurred 15 times, ‘corporate’ 13 times, ‘poverty’ nine, ‘industry’ five, ‘rich’ twice, ‘wealthy’ once and ‘middle class’ six times Union
Feb 28, 2015 11:35 PM
The return of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister of Bihar — set to go to the polls later this year — and his efforts to form an informal “eastern front” against the Centre received a political response in the budget presented by Finance
Sport
Feb 28, 2015 11:16 PM
Ashwin helps himself to a first four-for; fifty for Rohit It lasted all of four hours, India strolling to a victory as untroubled as any it will ever register in the World Cup. In a contest that at no point resembled one, UAE puffed and panted en route t
Feb 28, 2015 10:42 PM
With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, one from the trio of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Shivlal Yadav and Sanjay Patel is expected to become president. It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday&#
Feb 28, 2015 10:25 PM
Vinay Kumar named Man-of-the-match Karnataka kept its expected tryst with another Ranji Trophy final. On the penultimate day of the semifinal, the defending champion needed just 70 minutes to grab Mumbai’s remaining three wickets and with Abhishek
Feb 28, 2015 10:24 PM
Swapnil Gugale and Chirag Khurana stitched together a prodigious 270-run partnership for the second wicket to bring Maharashtra in sight of the summit of the mammoth total posted by Tamil Nadu. The fourth day of the Ranji Trophy semifinal here at the Eden
Feb 28, 2015 10:20 PM
Australia captain Michael Clarke has disputed claims he made a tactical blunder in his use of bowlers. Australia was fighting its way back into the match, defending 151, and Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets in five balls when Clarke removed him fr
Opinion
Feb 28, 2015 01:19 AM
Interview with social activist Medha Patkar on why she opposes the Land Bill proposed by the Centre Social activist Medha Patkar has been in the forefront of the struggle for the rights and rehabilitation of project-displaced populations for over two dec
Feb 28, 2015 01:06 AM
As there is a downswing in bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, this is an opportunity for Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar to reshape the dialogue process After taking over as Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar’s trip to Islamabad in early
Feb 28, 2015 12:57 AM
Australia has embarked on a “whole of government” diplomatic and ministerial lobbying campaign to correct “misinformation” and prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being placed on the UNESCO world heritage committee’s “in
Business
Feb 28, 2015 11:36 PM
The budget has a proposed a series of initiatives to move India from a pension-less society to a pension society. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has shown lots of concern for the common man. The budget has a proposed a series of initiatives to move India
Feb 28, 2015 11:32 PM
Corporates get direct benefit; poor and middle class could be collateral beneficiaries “Change, growth, jobs and…upliftment of the poor,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, were the objectives of the government, while concluding his b
Feb 28, 2015 11:31 PM
The nomenclature outlined by Mr. Jaitley in his speech is expected to gel well with the Swadeshi, Sanskritic ideals of the BJP. Presenting his first full budget on Saturday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attempted to highlight schemes and policies
Feb 28, 2015 11:30 PM
‘It carries forward more aggressively the neo-liberal economic agenda of the earlier UPA government’ Opposition parties were almost uniformly critical of the Union Budget, attacking it for being “pro-rich” and “pro-corporat
Feb 28, 2015 06:19 PM
Accusing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of pleasing just the corporates and the income tax payers, his predecessor in the UPA regime P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Modi government’s first full budget has failed the fiscal test, the test of equity
Features
Feb 28, 2015 04:19 PM
The Saran-Bharathwaj combo has often struck gold at the box office. Can they rework the magic? In the fickle world of films, it’s almost impossible to have two people collaborate for as long as director Saran and composer Bharathwaj have. Five year
Feb 28, 2015 03:24 PM
The Sound of Music completes 50 years this March. A look at its phenomenal success. More years ago than I like admitting to, I heard a yodel. It came off the big screen, framed by the majesty of the Austrian Alps and orchestrated by the chatter of a zill
Feb 28, 2015 04:46 PM
You played Sadhu Agashe, a tough, fit cop in Ab Tak Chhappan. What about in Ab Tak Chhappan 2? Did you need to work on your physique for this film too?I didn’t. Sadhu Agashe needed to look plump and haggard in this film. He is now 60 — as old ...
Feb 28, 2015 08:52 PM
He is a diploma holder in mechanical engineering and has worked as mechanical maintenance supervisor at Prasad Film Laboratories Ever since 27-year-old S. Nagarajan, a member of the Tamil Nadu Special Police of Youth Brigade, was deployed at th
Feb 28, 2015 08:51 PM
R. PREETHI has enlisted students as spokespersons for her campaign, She has separate boxes for animals and humans tucked away safely in the luggage compartment of her bike. They contain first-aid kits. A student of Madras School of Social Work, R. Preeth
Slideshows
Feb 28, 2015 07:07 PM
It took just 2 minutes and 45 seconds to bring the donor heart from Begumpet airport to Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad. With precise coordination, the traffic authorities and police made sure that the ambulance had a freeway by creating a Green Corridor o
Feb 28, 2015 03:51 PM
Dream come true for 38 children as they get to fly over Vijayapura Fastening his seatbelt and gazing through the window, 12-year-old Eshwar Hugar found it difficult to believe his eyes. “This is something that I never even imagined; I never though
Feb 28, 2015 01:28 PM
The Karnataka team is jubilant after winning the Ranji Trophy semifinals cricket match against Mumbai at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Tjhey won by 112 runs.
Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
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