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Budget 2015: Jaitley avoids Big Bang to present budget of promise, inclusion

BT Online Bureau,Aditi Pai     February 28, 2015

Highlight149: It's for everybody & for everybody's benefit: Piyush Goyal.......#
Highlight148: Budget caters to needs and aspirations of the working class: JP Nadda#

Highlight147: No special status for Bihar and West Bengal: Arun Jaitley#

Highlight146: Burden on poor has also increased: Anand Sharma on Budget 2015#

Highlight145: Middle class has got lot of benefits: Jaitley#

Highlight144: I have laid down a future roadmap: Jaitley#

Highlight143: If development happens in a nation, it affects all sectors: Jaitley#

Highlight142: We are trying to exhort the middle class to save: Jaitley#

Highlight141: Committed to one-rank-one-pension: Jaitley#

Highlight140: Wanted taxpayer to have more money: Jaitley#

Highlight139: Jaitley says those who evade law, we have a tough message for them#

Highlight138: Constrained by resource decline: Jaitley#

Highlight137: We faced challenging circumstances: Jaitley#

Highlight136: Jaitley explains Union Budget proposals#

Highlight135: Sensex rises 141.38 points to close at 29,361.50#

Highlight134: Important to first discuss the challenges faced by this Budget: Rajiv Pratap Rudy#

Highlight133: A budget which transforms people's future: Piyush Goyal#

Highlight132: A very comprehensive, competent & good budget: Yashwant Sinha#

Highlight131: Budget 2015 empowers entire India: Chanda Kochhar#

Highlight130: Budget 2015 has disappointed people of Uttar Pradesh: Mulayam Yadav#

Highlight129: Amit Shah: Budget 2015 will provide social security#

Highlight128: Ahmed Patel: Hype had created hope but outcome is disappointing#

Highlight127: Budget 2015 neglects Kerala: Kerala Finance minister KM Mani#

Highlight126: This year is mine and I have to be transparent: Jaitley#

Highlight125: Budget 2015 is high in intent, low on delivery: Manish Tewari#

Highlight124: Budget 2015 is very professional: Harsh Vardhan#

Highlight123: It's a mix budget: Deepender Hooda on Budget 2015#

Highlight122: Ambika Soni: BJP govt continues to please & work for benefit of businessmen#

Highlight121: It is a positive, constructive and a practical budget: Jitendra Singh#

Highlight120: Budget 2015 is worth appreciation: Rajnath Singh#

Highlight119: Samajwadi Party protest against Budget 2015 in Kanpur#

Highlight118: Very innovative and very inspiring Budget. People will be very happy: Venkaiah Naidu#

Highlight117: ITC shares slump over 7 per cent after excise duty hike#

Highlight116: Chips to be cheaper, aerated drinks to be dearer#

Highlight115: Mayawati attacks Modi governmet, says it's not practical#

Highlight114: Manohar Parrikar gives 9.5/10 points to Jaitley for Budget#

Highlight113: Jaitley's budget is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic & prudent: PM#

Highlight112: Modi congratulates Arun Jaitley for doing an excellent job#

Highlight111: Modi describes Jaitley's budget as India's Amrut Mahotsav#

Highlight110: A pragmatic budget: Smriti Irani#

Highlight109: A very balanced budget: Siddharth Birla, FICCI#

Highlight108: Jaitley's budget is a disappointment: Ashwini Kumar#

Highlight107: Cigarettes, pan masala costly; footwear cheaper#

Highlight106: Nifty losers - BHEL loses 2.6%, Tata Power down 2.2%, NTPC loses 2.2%#

Highlight105: Contribution to pension and NPS raised to Rs 1.5 lakh#

Highlight104: Direct tax proposals will lead to loss of Rs 8,315 cr; Indirect proposal will yield Rs 23,383 cr#

Highlight103: Service tax up from 12.36% to 14%#

Highlight102: No service tax on Yoga classes#

Highlight101: Online excise and service tax registrations in 2 working days#

Highlight100: 100% tax deduction for contribution to Swachh Bharat Fund#

Highlight99: Additional deduction of NPS contribution: Rs 50,000#

Highlight98: Transport allowance doubled to Rs 1,600 per month#

Highlight97: Rs 9,000 cr from additional 2% surcharge the super-rich#

Highlight96: PAN number quoting made compulsory for transactions for more than 1 Lakh#

Highlight95: Service tax hiked to 14%#

Highlight94: 100% tax exemption in CSR activities for Clean Ganga Fund and Swachh Bharat Kosh#

Highlight93: Increase exemption on health insurance premium to Rs 25,000 from current Rs 15,000#

Highlight92: Service Tax Rate increased from 12.36% to 14%#

Highlight91: 300% penalty on concealing income#

Highlight90: Will ensure no one escapes the super rich surcharge: Jaitley#

Highlight89: Additional surcharge of 2% on individual income of over Rs 1 crore#

Highlight88: Wealth tax abolished, to be replaced#

Highlight87: Taxes on Technical Services to be reduced to 10% from 25%#

Highlight86: Govt to reduce custom duty on 22 items#

Highlight85: Rigorous imprisonment of 10 years under Black Money Law#

Highlight84: GAAR to be deferred by two years: Jaitley#

Highlight83: Budget estimates of expenditure:17 .77 lakh cr, of which Non Plan is 13.12 lakh cr, and Plan is 4.65 lakh cr#

Highlight82: Black money: new structure including efiling, tracking down is our abiding committment#

Highlight81: Benami Property Transaction Bill will help tackle black money transactions in real estate soon#

Highlight80: Corproate Tax cut to start from next year#

Highlight79: Corporate tax to be reduced from 30% to 25%#

Highlight78: Direct Tax collection is going to be 14.49 lakh crore rupees#

Highlight77: Centres for film production in Arunachal Pradesh#

Highlight76: 2015/16 non-plan expenditure seen at about Rs 13.12 trillion#

Highlight75: 2.46 trillion rupees allocated for defence spending in 2015-16: Jaitley#

Highlight74: Sensex erases all early gains, slips into negative territory: Jaitley#

Highlight73: Rs 2.47 lakh crore for Defence in 2015-16: Jaitley#

Highlight72: 2 lakh kilometre of roads to be built: Jaitley#

Highlight71: IIMs to be set up in J&K and Andhra Pradesh#

Highlight70: Indian school of mines to be upgraded to a full IIT#

Highlight69: AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Punjab#

Highlight68: Will deepen Indian Bond Market at par with the World standards: Jaitley#

Highlight67: Rs 70 crore to alternate energy vehicles#

Highlight66: Visa on arrival scheme to be expanded to 150 countries#

Highlight65: Another Rs 1,000 crore to Nirbhaya fund#

Highlight64: Will help reduce power defict gaps: Jaitley#

Highlight63: Stress on reducing black money#

Highlight62: Will introduce Indian gold coin with Ashok Chakra#

Highlight61: Gold accounts will be allowed, will pay interest#

Highlight60: Gold monetisation scheme soon#

Highlight59: Jaitley announces direct tax regime#

Highlight58: Rs 5,000 crore to be allocated for MNREGA: Jaitley#

Highlight57: PPP model of Infrastructure to be revitalized and realigned#

Highlight56: Need to make India an investment destination#

Highlight55: Jaitley proposes Tax free Infrastructure bonds for projects in railways and roads#

Highlight54: To increase access to formal credit system#

Highlight53: BSE realty index has pared gains to 1.2 per cent#

Highlight52: Propose the 'Nayi Manzil' scheme for the youth minorities#

Highlight51: New scheme of providing physical aids for senior citizens living below poverty line#

Highlight50: Rs 330 per year premium for new life insurance scheme#

Highlight49: Atal pension scheme for poor, half of the premium from govt#

Highlight48: Accident insurance of Rs 2 lakh at Rs 12 per year#

Highlight47: Universal social security system for the underprivileged: Jaitley#

Highlight46: Mudra Bank funds to help SC/ST entreprenuers#

Highlight45: Formal credit system for entreprenuers#

Highlight44: Mudra Bank to finance micro-finance institutions#

Highlight43: Jaitley proposes to create a national agriculture market#

Highlight42: Agriculture income under stress#

Highlight41: Increasing investment in infrastructure is a challenge#

Highlight40: Electrification of remaining 20,000 villages by 2020#

Highlight39: Total transfer to the states will be 62%#

Highlight38: Increasing investment in infrastructure is a challenge#

Highlight37: 2014/15 current account deficit below 1.3 pct of GDP: Jaitley#

Highlight36: Budget aiming for double digit growth rate, achievable soon#

Highlight35: Jaitley says have to keep fiscal discipline in mind despite need for higher investment#

Highlight34: Swachh Bharat which we have introduced will rejuvenate India: Jaitley#

Highlight33: 6 crore toilets to be built: Jaitley#

Highlight32: We are a round the clock, round the year govt: Jaitley#

Highlight31: The rupee has become stronger by 6.4 %: Jaitley#

Highlight30: The latest CPI inflation is 5.1 % and whole sale price inflation is negative: Arun Jaitley#

Highlight29: Real GDP growth expected to accelerate to 7.4 per cent: Jaitley#

Highlight28: It is India's time to fly: Arun Jaitley#

Highlight27: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley begins Budget 2015 speech#

Highlight26: Naresh Agarwal: Kahin nah kahin ek RSS ki soch waala budget aayega#

Highlight25: Cabinet approves Union Budget#

Highlight24:PC Chacko: Govt can present good budget as oil prices have fallen#

Highlight23: Jay Panda: Expectations are very high from BJP govt#

Highlight22: Modi chairs Cabinet meeting on Budget#

Highlight21: Budget papers arrive in Parliament#

Highlight20: Budget should be keep in mind middle & lower middle class: A woman in Raipur#

Highlight19: Important to create job-oriented budget: Ashish Chauhan#

Highlight18: Focus needed on education, healthcare: APJ Abdul Kalam#

Highlight17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament#

Highlight16: It will be a roadmap for development: Prakash Javadekar#

Highlight15: Prayer at a Gurdwara in Lucknow ahead of the Union Budget#

Highlight14: People conduct 'hawan' ahead of the Union Budget in Kanpur#

Highlight13: FM needs to send out signal to investors: Sanjaya Baru#

Highlight12: Must empower lowest institutions of government: Mani Shankar Aiyar#

Highlight11: Budget must address Aam Aadmi's concerns: Meera Sanyal#

Highlight10: Primary goal is to increase eco freedom: Surjit S. Bhalla#

Highlight9: Cabinet to okay Budget first#

Highlight8: Jaitley meets President Pranab before Budget#

Highlight7: Sensex surges over 200 points; Nifty reclaims 8,900 mark#

Highlight6: The FM is widely expected to unveil pro-common man measures and push forward 'Make In India' campaign#

Highlight5: The Budget is likely to either see hike in tax slabs or raise investment limit in saving instruments#

Highlight4: The FM may look to raise the tax exempted investment limit in health insurance#

Highlight3: Savings in pension schemes at all three stages-entry, accrual and withdrawal are likely to be exempted#

Highlight2: The FM is likley to keep the fiscal deficit target at 3.6 per cent of GDP, down from 4.1 per cent expected this year#

Highlight1: Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present his first full-year Budget in Parliament today#

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