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Highlights of Union Budget 2005-06

  • The Finance Minister's Budget Speech - Full Text New
  • Donors to The Hindu Relief Fund
  • Railway Minister Budget Speech (Full text)
  • UK: Destination for Education New
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  • From the Print Edition

    Substantial income tax relief
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. In a well-tailored but politically measured exercise, the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, on Monday not only managed to fulfil the `rural India' mission objectives enunciated in the National Common Minimum Programme but also ...

    Levy on bank withdrawal draws fire
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 28.The Opposition broke out in an uproar over the Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram's announcement today in his budget speech that withdrawal of Rs. 10,000 from a bank in a single day would be subject to a levy of 0.1 per cent ...

    ``Lack of direction''
    "What we see in the Union budget is that nation-building is being forsaken to cater to the pulls and pushes of the Irish stew coalition at the Centre. What is visible is a clear lack of direction. There is no clarity on how the nation can be ...

    Cigarettes will be costlier, tea cheaper
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 28.Branded jewellery, cigarette and other tobacco products and mosaic tiles will cost more. But unbranded imitation jewellery, tea, vanaspati, refined edible oil, match box, textiles, garments, footwear, tyres and air-conditioners ...

    Tremor in J&K
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 28.An earthquake of slight intensity was felt in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh today. The tremor, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 6.10 p.m. in Jammu and Kashmir. In Himachal Pradesh, the quake, ...

    Jamir appoints Congress MLA as pro tem Speaker
    PANAJI, FEB. 28. The Goa Governor, S.C. Jamir, late this evening appointed the Congress MLA, Francisco Sardinha, as the pro tem Speaker, after the Speaker, Vishwas Satarkar, and the Deputy Speaker, Narahari Haldankar, resigned earlier in the day ...

    Rabri quits, Paswan changes tack
    PATNA, FEB. 28. Just hours after the Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, put in her papers, the Lok Jan Shakti Party chief and Union Steel Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, initiated a move apparently seeking to pre-empt the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the ...



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