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Updated: Mar 1, 2015 02:18 AM
In his first full budget since the NDA came to power last May, Arun Jaitley manages to combine the pragmatic and the political Allocating Rs. 70,000 crore for public spending on infrastructure to stimulate growth in the economy, Union Budget 2015-16 pro
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 02:20 AM
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
Mar 1, 2015 02:10 AM
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian made a case for ‘incrementalism’ as in the Gujarat model rather than big bang reforms The strategy of the Union Budget 2015 is to generate double-digit growth in the economy with Rs. 70,000 crore of p
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Higher service tax from 12.36 to 14 per cent will increase the cost of housing The budget failed to bestow infrastructure or industry status to the real estate segment or the affordable housing segment and there are only few positives from the thrust on
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High investment into infrastructure, and a clear date for GST implementation will be favourable for GDP growth: Adi Godrej Corporate India, led by Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej and Tata Consultancy Services Managing Director and CEO N Chandrasekaran,
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Lower corporate taxes and deferral of GAAR lift the Sensex up 141 points The benchmark Sensex recorded a modest gain on Saturday after witnessing highly volatile trading while the Finance Minister presented the Union budget for 2015-16 in the P
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Major thrust on launch vehicle technology projects with allocation of Rs. 2,148 crore The Union Budget has allocated Rs. 6,000 crore for the Department of Space in the Union Budget for 2015-16, with a major thrust on launch vehicle technology projects.
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It is a very dynamic and very good budget in which he has taken care of all sections of society, said Madhu Bhargava It was “full marks” for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from his elder sister Madhu Bhargava for presenting a “dynamic&#
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 10:17 PM
Starc almost puts Boult’s five-for in the shade; Williamson takes Kiwis past finish line with last man Boult Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the Worl
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 10:12 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 10:20 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
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
Feb 28, 2015 11:38 AM
Opting to bat, the United Arab Emirates were all out for 102 in 31.3 overs in their Pool B World Cup match against India at WACA, Perth. Brief scores: UAE: 102 all out in 31.3 overs (Shaiman Anwar 35, Ravichandran Ashwin 4/25). Teams: India: S D
Feb 28, 2015 07:22 AM
Australia captain Michael Clarke, returning to lead his country again after an injury layoff, had no hesitation in opting to bat after winning the toss in the World Cup match against New Zealand on Saturday. Fast bowler Pat Cummins replaced Josh Hazelwo
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 02:40 AM
The textile industry has expressed disappointment over the budget announcements as the major demands have not been met. Confederation of Indian Textile Industry Chairman Prem Malik said the allocation for the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme had been re
Mar 1, 2015 02:39 AM
Union Budget-2015-16 is a forward looking Pro-poor, Pro-agriculture and Pro-infrastructure budget. Union Budget 2015 aims at higher trajectory of growth while balancing the fiscal deficit. The primary importance has been laid to revive investment and en
Mar 1, 2015 02:38 AM
This has truly been a breakthrough budget for the private equity/venture capital industry. Tax pass-through for all category I and category II funds, and the ability to blend foreign capital in AIFs, will provide significantly greater access to fu
Mar 1, 2015 02:29 AM
The Centre propose to create a Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank, with a corpus of Rs.20,000 crore and credit guarantee corpus of Rs.3,000 crore. MUDRA Bank will refinance Micro-Finance Institutions, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jai
Sport
Mar 1, 2015 01:20 AM
Glenn Murray netted twice to fire Crystal Palace to a 3-1 win over West Ham before he ended with a red carded at Upton Park on Saturday. Alan Pardew’s side swept into a three-goal lead as Murray opened the scoring in the first half and struck agai
Mar 1, 2015 01:18 AM
Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the Barc
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
Opinion
Mar 1, 2015 02:19 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may just have managed to achieve what some of his predecessors attempted but failed. In a performance that is striking in its imaginative balance, Mr. Jaitley has deftly reconciled the interests of business and the markets on
Mar 1, 2015 12:19 AM
Budget making is a complex exercise, especially in a country like India. Therefore, the parameters to judge the annual budget are also many. For me, the arithmetic of the budget is the first. According to the statements made by the Prime Minister and the
Mar 1, 2015 12:18 AM
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the general election last year was a dream come true. It could be forgiven for thinking that the historically high growth rates of 2008-10 were a reward for A.B. Vajpayee’s sage stewardship snatched away
Business
Mar 1, 2015 02:28 AM
The budget has proposed to amend the definition of ‘time deposits’ so as to include recurring deposits within its scope for the purpose of deduction of tax under section 194A of the Act. However, the existing threshold limit of Rs. 10,000 for
Mar 1, 2015 02:27 AM
CHENNAI: The Budget proposal to treat non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) as financial institutions under the SARFAESI Act will be a big boost to the sector. A long-standing demand of the industry, this will allow NBFCs to enjoy the benefits that prese
Mar 1, 2015 02:25 AM
As has become customary, speculation and wish lists have been rife, both in the electronic and print media. It has long been my view that the FM’s job is the second most difficult one in our country, after the PM’s, given the compulsions of bal
Mar 1, 2015 02:04 AM
Analysts point out that the poorest have been excluded and the elderly have had their pension allocations cut. The BJP’s first full budget made a strong push towards expanding the social security net for vulnerable populations. However, the detail
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 ...
Mar 1, 2015 01:45 AM
Govt. has passed on 42 per cent of tax receipts to States as per Finance Commission recommendations The allocation for the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry has seen a drastic drop; primarily ow
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
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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