Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, March 01, 2003

Sendwise
Front Page
News Update

News
Front Page
National
Regional:
• Southern States
International
Opinion
Business
Sport
Miscellaneous
• Cartoons

Index

IN FOCUS
Union Budget 2003 - 04
Iraq crisis
World Cup 2003
North-East/Himachal Polls

Events 2002

Features:
Life
Magazine
Literary Review
Metro Plus
Business
Open Page
Education
Book Review
SciTech
Entertainment
Young World
Quest
Folio

Stocks
Quotes
SE Diary

Advts
Classifieds
Employment
Obituary

Archives
Yesterday's Issue
Datewise



Group Sites
The Hindu
Business Line
The Sportstar
Frontline

Home

Singh presents growth-seeking budget
Fiscal dificit at 5.6 per cent of GDP in 2003-04; slippages in 2002-03; No surcharge for income below Rs. 8.5 lakhs; Standard deduction up for income below Rs. 5 lakhs; Tax relief for senior citizens; New pension plan; Central Sales Tax reduced to tw o per cent; Dividend tax on shareholders abolished; Capital gains exempt.
Thrust to farm sector, infrastructure
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04, presented in the Lok Sabha today, weaves in many a relief for individuals and provides a renewed thrust to agriculture and infrastructure. Though financial ...
RBI cuts interest rate on savings
MUMBAI, FEB. 28. The Reserve Bank today reduced interest rate on saving accounts offered by banks and repo rate by 0.5 per cent in view of the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh's budgetary announcement that small savings and PPF rate would be cut ...
A pat... and some heckling
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Always an exercise awaited with considerable anticipation, the curiosity value for the Union budget this time round was heightened by the persona of the man who was to hold centrestage for a couple of hours. The import of what ...

Read Today's supplements: | Life | Young World |

Send: Comments to: thehindu@vsnl.com
Letters to the Editor to: letters@thehindu.co.in with full postal address
9278.com

No Extra Fees!

Punjab National Bank

Crompton Greaves WCC

Year Book 2003

TSS EBook

Gandhi Essay Contest

404 eBook

World Cup 2003


Dept. of Income Tax

News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Index | Features: Life | Magazine | Literary Review | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Quest | Folio |

The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Copyright 2003, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu