A welcome Budget for commodity market

The change There were many announcements in the Budget that were favourable for the commodity market. The Finance Minister also announced

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Service tax exemption to regulators: ‘intermediaries’ may benefit

Services provided by financial sector regulators, SEBI, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) besides Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have

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Much-awaited cheer for housing sector

Extra tax deduction for first-time home buyers, a positive           Read More

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Govt eyes re-election in its tilt to farms

Promises gas connection to below poverty line families, power and road connectivity to all villages by 2018-19           Read More

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Steel, cement to cost more

Profits will be hit by increase in taxes           Read More

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Shubhashis Gangopadhyay: Budget 2016 – Subsidising crop insurance premium not the best idea

While the objective is commendable, the solution being proposed is not sustainable in the long-run since it will encourage risk-taking

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Budget 2016: REITs & affordable homes set to fly

Proposes additional deduction of ₹50,000 under interest on loans for first-time buyers Read More

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Budget 2016: CMs’ views

NITISH KUMARBiharIt’s very difficult for me to even rank this Budget. The finance minister had been talking about development of

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Budget 2016: Service tax debate is now buried

Only distributors whose commission income crosses ₹10 lakh a year are liable Read More

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My Budget: Neil Nitin Mukesh

What is the best thing about the Budget?It is pro-poor. There is an effort to allocate more resources to deal

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Well begun, but…

Jaitley has been justifiably frugal to industry, investors and markets Read More

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Automobiles: it pays to go green

What’s changedUnlike the widely expected scrappage policy for old vehicles or steps to rationalise excise duties, what the Budget brought

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Corporate tax proposals in right direction

Removal of some exemptions can seal the leakage of benefits from the system Read More

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Big boost for electronics manufacturing

Changes proposed in the duty structure will help local manufacturers Read More

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Some positives for the IT sector

 While some specific demands from the IT/BPO sector, including request for reduction of MAT rate, have not been acceded, it

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Budget 2016: Desperation to lower fiscal deficit is evident

As against this, among non-plan expenditure, interest payment has been projected to increase from Rs 456,000 crore to Rs 492,000

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Pakistan says it needs F-16s from US for counterterror ops

The US government this month approved the sale of the aircraft, radar and electronic warfare equipment to Pakistan in a

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Budget 2016 mixed bag for IT, start-ups: Nasscom

On the Start-up India action plan the government unveiled in mid-January, it said caveats could be a dampener and more

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US ‘Super Tuesday’: What’s at stake

Here is what is at stake on “Super Tuesday,” which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders

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Choppers, aircraft to pick up air crash victims in 1 hour: IAF

Indian Air Force today said it is making provisions for helicopters and aircraft to ensure that air crash victims can

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Budget 2016: Amnesty-like scheme for domestic black money holders

The government today offered domestic holders of undisclosed income and assets a one-time compliance opportunity to escape prosecution.           Read

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Terror groups stealing sovereignty of Pakistan: John Kerry

“Groups like the Haqqani network or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad, all of these groups are literally stealing sovereignty of the nation.”

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Will reach out to Congress over GST bill: Arun Jaitley

Government will reach out to the Congress in the current session of Parliament to resolve the deadlock over the GST

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A give and take on research sops

Special regime with 10% tax on income from patents developed in India Read More

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Budget 2016-2017: Key Highlights

The most salient measures that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented in his Budget           Read More

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