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A 'deal' expected to revive the UPA in Bihar
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28.The Lok Jan Shakti Party president, Ram Vilas Paswan's letter to the Bihar Governor, Buta Singh, today may have created the impression that the efforts to form a new government have got stuck but sections of the United ...

Budget takes care of CMP and growth: Manmohan
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said the budget proposals had achieved the twin objectives of fulfilling the promises made to the people in the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) while simultaneously improving ...

Actual expenditure fell short of expectation: Left
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The Left parties today welcomed the shift in the Union budget towards emphasising employment generation, development of infrastructure especially in rural areas and investment in social sectors but said the actual expenditure ...

Bihar, Jharkhand crises overshadow budget
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Election — that great leveller in a democracy — cast its shadow on the presentation of the budget by the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today. Bihar and Jharkhand seemed uppermost in the minds of the key ...

It was Amartya Sen this time
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28.Nine months into the harsh realities of running the Finance Ministry appears to have taken its toll on P. Chidambaram for, unlike last year, he was today neither poetic nor sentimental while presenting Budget 2005-06. The ...

Roll back tax on cash withdrawals: Opposition
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Opposition parties, and even some of those who are technically supporting the United Progressive Alliance, were one in demanding a rollback of the proposed 0.1 per cent tax on more than Rs. 10,000 in cash withdrawals from ...

BJP-JD(U) to stake claim in Jharkhand
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal (United) alliance is getting ready to formally stake its claim to form the Government in Jharkhand when its leaders meet the Governor, Syed Sibte Razi, tomorrow ...

New tax treatment of savings
CHENNAI, FEB. 28.One of the most noticeable features of the budget has been the rationalisation of the tax treatment of savings. Currently, under various sections of the Income Tax Act, individual tax payers get varying benefits linked to the ...

File affidavits, Court asks Goa parties
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The Supreme Court today asked the parties in the dispute relating to the dismissal of the Manohar Parrikar Government in Goa to file affidavits on the decision of the Speaker, Vishwanath Satarkar, on the petition seeking the ...

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