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Updated: Mar 1, 2015 09:04 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 09:00 AM
There were some big new developments in Saturday’s budget, but the stories emerged from the Budget’s fine print, not the speech in Parliament. 1. The biggest story of this Budget is a major change in the way the Union Government spends its m
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 09:03 AM
12 legislators each from BJP and PDP to take oath With the stage set for the swearing-in of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, the focus has now shifted to who all will make it to the Council of Ministers. At the swearing-i
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
Breaking News
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Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first on Sunday in the World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe. With two losses in its opening in two matches to archrival India and West Indies, Pakistan has reached crunch time against Zi
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Expressing disappointment over absence of any relief for the salaried class in the Union budget, DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to increase the income-tax ceiling in his reply to the debate in Parliament. In a
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Budget 2015 won’t have much of an impact on the common person with disability, say experts. Apart from making some heritage sites accessible, an hike in tax exemption to the tune of Rs. 25,000 for the differently abled and their families and assistiv
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A century by Joe Root lifted England to 309 for six in its World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka, with some big hitting near the end helping to make amends for the slow progress during the middle stages of the innings. Root’s 121 came off 108 b
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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
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
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 08:35 AM
Unimpressed with hike in service tax and measures to incentivise manufacturing Industries in the State have welcomed the budget announcements, especially the proposal to implement Goods and Services Tax from next year. According to Ravi Sam, ch
Mar 1, 2015 08:27 AM
With no increase in allocation for healthcare, the Union Budget 2015 has been disappointing for many in the sector.“The allocated healthcare budget for this year is about Rs. 33,150 crore. In 2014-15, the budget was Rs. 39,238 crore, which was slashe
Mar 1, 2015 08:25 AM
City jewellers concerned as import duty on gold remains untouched at 10% Jewellers in the gold hub of Chennai have given a ‘thumbs up’ to the gold monetisation scheme announced in the Union Budget on Saturday. They are, however, disappointed
Mar 1, 2015 08:20 AM
Industry experts said there could have been clear allocations for projects instead of just tax-free bonds With respect to the transport sector, the Union Budget dealt mostly with investments in road and rail. Experts said more allocation in road and rail
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
Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday’s AGM. Nominations for the post of Board president will have to be filed before 4 p.m. on Sunday.With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, many
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
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 08:18 AM
VAT on LED lighting is 14.5 per cent, whereas the environment-damaging CFL is taxed at only five per cent The Union Budget 2015 has been a disappointment for solar retailers and consumers in the city, as no tax exemptions or reductions have been announce
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
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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