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TN Budget proposes Rs 6.90 billion taxes
Surplus Meghalaya Budget tabled, more taxes slapped
Postal hikes to be reviewed, says Sinha
Maharashtra presents Rs 3.45 billion deficit Budget
Rajasthan presents a Rs 13.34 bn deficit Budget
Karnataka imposes 4% tax on software sector
Zoramthanga presents Mizoram Budget
India heading for economic debt trap: Jyotiraditya
BJP's coalition allies slam Union Budget
Common man cynical about Budget: Cong
Sinha rules out relaxation in dividend norms
FII holding in insurance capped at 26%: Sinha
PM, Sinha to discuss rollback of LPG price hike
West Bengal presents a Rs 40-mn deficit Budget
'Only PM can decide on rollback of LPG price hike'
Kerala Budget shows Rs 2.73 billion deficit
No fresh tax in HP Budget for 2002-03
Foreign banks cool to Indian welcome
Tax-free deficit Budget for Orissa
JK Budget targets Rs 87.77 bn next fiscal
Sebi cracks down on cos over dividend
PSU, bank, insurance staff to strike work on April 16
MP presents a Rs 4.98 bn deficit Budget
Govt to cut special deposit rates soon
Harsh measures in Budget were inevitable: Shettigar
India heading towards debt trap: Omkar Goswami
PF rate may drop if SDS rates are cut
Petrol price not to fluctuate on daily basis: Sinha
Budget could be simpler and transparent in 2 yrs: Sinha
Role of FCI to be reviewed: Sinha
Sinha no longer favours dream Budgets, feel-good factor
Tax rationalisation, expenditure control to continue: Sinha
'Any rollback will destroy Budget's balance'
Interest rates should be linked to inflation: Sinha
Sinha bullish on market sentiments
Large deficit hinders move to softer rates
Cut in petro price to offset Rs 40 hike in LPG: Sinha
Newspapers slam Budget as unimaginative
India's planned fiscal deficit disappointing: S&P
Budget will boost growth, says Jalan
Sinha says fiscal deficit 'unsustainable'
Screen-based trading in gilts for small investors soon: Sinha
Yashwant Sinha presents a tough budget
Highlights of Union Budget Part A
Highlights of Union Budget Part B
PM lauds Budget as 'bold'
Security surcharge will mop up resources, cut deficit: Sinha
IDBI to be corporatised this year
Govt to amend UTI Act, provide relief to MFs
Politicians, industry disappointed with Budget
Sinha keeps direct tax rates untouched, imposes 5% surcharge
Reforms cannot be held hostage to politics: Sinha
Budget provides flexibility for interest rate: Y V Reddy
Budget good and modern: Lord Paul
Budget indicates trend towards soft interest rate: SBI chief
General Budget lacks confidence: Chidambaram
Rs 141.91 bn allocated for science
Cancer drugs exempted from customs duty
States to get 7% more funds from Centre
15 per cent hike for MEA
Budget fails to cheer fund industry
Govt to shell out Rs 100 bn more on subsidies
Sinha gives special package to textile
50 more items from SSI list dereserved
Zero duty regime under IT Agreement postponed to 2005
Huge borrowing impacts rates policy: RBI
Borrowing pegged 5% higher at Rs 958.59 bn in 2002-03
Budget pegs non-plan expenditure at Rs 2968.09 bn
Special excise duty abolished on number of items
5% security surcharge on income above Rs 60,000
Key allies ask govt to reconsider LPG, Kerosene hike
Receipts pegged 12.59 pc higher at Rs 4103.09 bn
Industry terms Budget as 'unimpressive'
Cell phones exempted from countervailing duty
Several life savings drugs to get cheaper
Civil aviation sector to get a boost
Govt announces measures to strengthen housing finance
5% security surcharge on income above Rs 60,000
SEBI Act to be amended in 2002-03
Fiscal deficit projected to decline to 5.3% of GDP
Opposition slams Budget as anti-farmer, anti-poor
Sinha hikes defence Budget to Rs 650 bn
Analysts disappointed with Sinha's Budget
Govt to phase out controls on farm exports
Health clubs, beauty parlours brought under tax net
Free sale sugar quota enhanced to 90%
Govt pledges to press ahead with economic reforms
LPG price to be hiked by Rs 40; Petrol down by Re 1
Government presents reform Budget

Run-Up To The Budget
February 27, 2002
Government rules out taxation of income from agriculture
Tough measures expected in the Budget
Budget seen reformist despite poll setback Line
February 26, 2002
Special: Why some Indian states have grown faster than the others?
Tutorial: Budget Basics: Balancing the books
Information Technology: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Steel: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Fertilizers: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Telecommunications: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Tyres: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Automobiles: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Cement: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Paper: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Pharmaceuticals: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis
Sugar: The Rediff-Dun & Bradstreet Budget Analysis Line
February 25, 2002
Rail Budget to announce new superfast trains
Interview: 'Steps needed to check expenditure'
Tighter disclosure norms likely
Liquor sector wants more duties on imports
'Rationalise domestic tax regime for alcoholic beverage'
Subsidies on LPG, kerosene need to be addressed
Sops required for textile exports
Steel seeks dumping protection
Tourism, housing key to higher economic growth: CII
Railways close to revenue goals
Govt pledges to accelerate economic reforms
Sugar sector controls to be ended shortly
Rupee at new low of 48.84/$ as poll results weigh
State polls cast doubt on economic reforms Line
February 23, 2002
Special: 'Nehruvian economics prevented India's growth'
Jana Shatabdi superfast trains to be launched
Govt has few answers for revenue shortfall
Budget likely to give a push to pension reforms
Finance ministry in last ditch efforts to boost tax collections
There will always be adequate forex: Jalan
Ficci projects GDP growth rate at 5.4%
Railways' version of golden quadrilateral project
RBI to decide on bank rate after Budget Line
February 22, 2002
Cabinet okays amendment to Industrial Disputes Act
Duty cuts to boost consumer durables market
Pharma industry seeks sops for research
Higher disposable income to lift FMCG
Software services sector caught in procedural bottlenecks
Laws need overhaul to fight counterfeiting: Jaitley Line
February 21, 2002
Direct Tax collection touch Rs 473 bn
Tax-free, Rs 857 mn deficit budget for Andhra Pradesh
'It will be a reform-oriented Budget'
ED to intensify check on terrorist funding
Budget set to boost defence spending
New company to take over IDBI assets, liabilities
Pension liability set to add to Sinha's woes Line
February 20, 2002
Foreign liquor firms push for duty cut
Govt to set up ARC to combat bank NPAs
Funds eye Indian state firms as reform hopes build
Budget seen advancing farm sector reforms
Status quo likely on corporate tax rate
What to expect from Budget 2002-03
Defence requirements to be met in Budget: Sinha
Fare hikes likely in Rail Budget
Defence requirements to be met in Budget: Sinha
Traders see little change in vegoil duties Line
February 19, 2002
PMO moots 26% FDI in print media, except dailies
Budget to weave a strategy for economic revival
Industrialists demand drastic cut in indirect taxes
States likely to get 41% of gross budgetary support
Nitish hints at 'difficult' Railway Budget
Rate on small savings seen lowered in Budget
Core sector may see 35-60% hike in Central aid
Petrochem waits for duty cuts
Cement needs sops for housing, roads
Telecom equipment costs must be lowered Line
February 18, 2002
Gas prices must not be hiked: Mrs Sinha
Sinha struggles to devise Budget for growth
Textile industry moots excise duty rationalisation
Finance minister consistent in missing tax targets
Rlys may increase plan support to leverage Concor
Govt unlikely to alter gold import duty in Budget Line
February 16, 2002
Capital gains tax likely to be waived for all exchanges Line
February 15, 2002
Govt to allow tax benefits for donations to political parties
Sinha to target Rs 280-billion tax receipts hike
Govt's new strategy to woo investors
Net direct tax mop-up at 55.4% of target Line
February 14, 2002
Nalco overseas float planned prior to selloff
Food companies set to get tax breaks
Monopoly in manufacturing okay after divestment: DoD
DoD trying to sweeten hotels' selloff
Taxing conveyance perks: Govt reworks modalities
Senior citizens need more tax rebates: Helpage India
Nitish promises 'reasonable' Railway Budget Line
February 13, 2002
Sensex seen climbing till Budget
Hardware industry bodies' Budget wishlist
Telephone may be taken out of one-by-six I-T scheme
CII urges govt to arrest growth slippage
FDI in retailing mooted, print media to be kept out Line
February 12, 2002
Govt, Suzuki start talks for Maruti divestment
The SIAM Budget 2002-03 Wish List
Govt sets ambitious selloff target for 2002-'03
SEZ hardware units may sell locally
Steel import duty may be raised
Tax domestic, foreign firms equally, say experts
Petro ministry seeks sops for old refineries
Textile firms seek tax reform Line
February 11, 2002
The Nasscom Budget 2002-03 Wish List
Tax to be imposed on insurance premium
Petrol, diesel may be cheaper from April 1: Naik
Women activists urge Sinha not to tax essential goods
Small savings rate may see 50-100 basis points cut
Railways plans formula to allocate projects among states
Bankers see move to bring down rates
Additional tax on crude oil likely Line
February 9, 2002
Petrol may be cheaper by 5.22% in April
Expenditure sanction limits may be raised Line
February 8, 2002
10% increase in defence budget likely Line
February 7, 2002
ADB seeks more fiscal reforms in Budget
Budget may cut oilseed import duty, say traders Line
February 6, 2002
Tax on perks for low-income eased
Labour, finance ministries cross swords over pension reform
Credit cards sector wants EDC duty out Line
February 5, 2002
12 items off ECA purview; sugar decontrolled
Fiscal reforms seen hard in Budget: Moody's
Fresh look at share convertibility issue likely
Be smart. Play the market before the Budget
Govt to ease restrictions on film imports
Expert panel moots 8% merit rate on textiles Line
February 2, 2002
Govt may eliminate 900 central sector schemes
Tax relief likely for contributions to catastrophe reserve Line
February 1, 2002
Budget 2002-03: What to expect
Housing may get 10-year tax holiday Line
January 31, 2002
BJP favours abolition of tax on farm inputs Line
January 30, 2002
Selective excise hike likely in Budget
Cess on liquor, cigarettes likely to create education fund
FDI caps may be breached on dividend default
Govt fixes next year's Plan size at Rs 1,600 billion
Budget unlikely to trigger bull run, feel marketmen Line
January 28, 2002
External aid may be taken off Budget
Operators chary as budget looms
Reintroduce investment allowance, cut interest rates: CEOs Line
January 23, 2002
Textile industry wants stable fiscal regime Line
January 22, 2002
Customs duty may be lowered to 20%
Budget sops may trigger off biotech revolution
Budgetary support may increase by upto 20% for 2002-03 Line
January 21, 2002
CDC asks for 100% tax exemption on consultancy exports
Service tax may go for firms with low turnover Line
January 17, 2002
Ministry seeks more funds for national highways Line
January 16, 2002
FM still has 85 promises to keep Line
January 15, 2002
Union Budget on Feb 28
Railways wants higher budgetary support
January 14, 2002
Ajit Singh to oppose any move to dismantle farm subsidies Line
January 12, 2002
Rahul Bajaj advocates a growth-oriented Budget
Film industry wants freedom from customs duty, service tax Line
January 10, 2002
Tourism sector wants equal treatment as infrastructure
Sinha to hold pre-Budget ministerial meets from Jan 11
TUs oppose labour reforms, reckless privatisation Line
January 9, 2002
Scientists seek more govt aid in agri, IT, biotech, R&D
Bankers, insurers demand tax sops as Sinha voices concern Line
January 8, 2002
Planters seek tax relief in 2002-03 Budget
Nodal body at WTO, more food subsidy to BPL demanded Line
January 5, 2002
Telecom industry moots graded service tax Line
January 4, 2002
Budget may levy extra cess on petrol, diesel
Tax sops likely for companies funding elections
War threats to be factored in the Budget: Sinha Line
January 3, 2002
Sops, hike in govt investment suggested for transport sector
January 2, 2002
Health ministry seeks hike in budget allocation Line
December 26, 2001
Sinha promises budget boost to reforms Line
December 24, 2001
FM to cut exemptions, boost rural economy Line

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