Budget 2008

  • Watch: Perk tax to hit employees' pockets 23-12-2009 12:10 AM

    The Government is introducing the perk tax, which will replace FBT. ...
  • Chidambaram sets deadline for loan waiver to banks 17-06-2008 07:58 AM

    Lahore: Controversial former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar threw his hat into the ring on Friday to become Pakistan's next bowling coach. Pakistan have been hunting for a bowling coach since appointing Australian Dav Whatmore as head coach in March, with former Essex paceman Ian Pont the leading contender. Pakistan Cricket...
  • Govt hikes farm loan waiver to Rs 71,680 cr 23-05-2008 11:52 AM

    The Sri Lankan said Delhi Daredevils have been playing good cricket and they will continue in the same spirit in the coming games. ...
  • Vidarbha farmer sets himself afire 12-04-2008 08:31 AM

    Perth: He might be drawing flak for his flopshow in the ongoing Test series against Australia but veteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman has no plans of hanging up his boots just yet. Contrary to reports in India and some scathing reactions by experts and former cricketers back home, a fellow...
  • 14 farmer suicides in 3 days in Vidarbha 25-03-2008 05:52 PM

    Cuttack: West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Monday said that India would miss a finisher in skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been rested, during their five-match ODI series, starting here from Tuesday. Dhoni has remained unbeaten in the last six one-dayers against England, both at home and away. In...
  • Sonia hints at more concessions for farmers 17-03-2008 09:15 PM

    Cape Town: Australian captain Michael Clarke hit an aggressive century to cancel out some superb fast bowling by South Africa's Dale Steyn on the first day of the first Test at Newlands here on Wednesday. Clarke hit 107 not out in an Australian total of 214 for eight, while Steyn...
  • For some farmers, loan waiver is a bittersweet deal 15-03-2008 01:04 PM

    London: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt will appeal against his 30-month sentence for a spot-fixing scandal handed down by a British court on Thursday, his lawyer said. On behalf of Salman Butt, I simply want to confirm that we will be appealing the sentence and launching grounds of appeal...
  • Rahul wants land limit raised for farm loan waiver 13-03-2008 05:13 PM

    Dhaka: Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards hit half centuries to lead West Indies to 253-5 at stumps Saturday on the first day of the second and final cricket Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Edwards was unbeaten at 71 — scoring his maiden Test 50 — with Marlon Samuels...
  • Chidu pleased with himself over farmers loan waiver 13-03-2008 03:51 PM

    Kolkata: The BCCI Selection Committee put to rest all doubts surrounding Harbhajan Singh on Friday by keeping the leading Indian off-spinner out of the Test squad as well, while recalling a fit-again Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in the squad for the first of the three Tests against West Indies....
  • Chidu's waiver useless to Telangana farmers 12-03-2008 03:22 PM

    Kolkata: England will be desperate to avoid a second successive series whitewash in India, when they take on the Men in Blue in the fifth and final one-dayer at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Having come nowhere near beating the Indians in the four matches thus far, the England players...
  • Cut rates for small home loans, FM asks banks 06-03-2008 07:41 PM

    London: Former England fast bowler Graham Dilley passed away on Wednesday after a short illness. He was 52. Dilley was best known for his 117-run stand with Ian Botham that helped England with Ashes Test at Headingley in 1981. His match-winning five wicket-haul in the Ashes Test at Brisbane in...
  • Chidambaram assures Indian Inc on ECB curbs 05-03-2008 07:48 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday laughed off Shahid Afridi's remarks that Sachin Tendulkar was uncomfortable against Shoaib Akhtar's pace, a claim which the Pakistani speedster had made in his autobiography 'Controversially Yours'. Afridi is out of his mind, Ganguly quipped, reacting to the former Pakistani skipper's claim...
  • Loan waiver will not be long drawn out affair: PM 05-03-2008 05:48 PM

    Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday decided to sell tickets at a reasonably low price of Rs 500 onwards for a season ticket in India's upcoming Test match against the West Indies in November. At its working committee meeting also attended by Sourav Ganguly, it was decided...
  • IBNLive Chat: Govt likely to issue bonds to fund Rs 60,000 cr waiver 05-03-2008 04:49 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who announced his retirement from international cricket soon after the World Cup to protest the working of the Pakistan Cricket Board, says he will decide on a comeback after a month. There is a lot of pressure from fans and friends to come out...
  • NDA dumped farmers, left 60,000 cr bill: PM 05-03-2008 01:48 PM

    Sydney: Eighteen-year-old pace sensation Patrick Cummins is the youngest player in the ongoing Champions League T20 event in India and after a handful of first-class appearances he is in Australia's squads for shorter versions to tour South Africa. The New South Wales (NSW) speedster says it is all happening faster...
  • Chidambaram wants more loan rate cuts 05-03-2008 12:16 PM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a hectic international schedule for next summer for World No.1 Test team England who play with the West Indies, Australia and South Africa six Tests, 13 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and four Twenty20 Internationals in 2012. England kick off the international...
  • Farm sector hurting overall growth: Chidambaram 05-03-2008 11:10 AM

    India's legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev feels that players also need to unwind themselves and BCCI is to be blamed for India's poor run. ...
  • Chat Now: With Amitabh Singh, Tax Expert, E&Y 05-03-2008 10:42 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal is viewing next year's Test series against England as a contest between himself and Graeme Swann to decide who is the world's best off-spinner. The 33-year-old Ajmal, Pakistan's leading bowler in all forms of the game recently, said he was preparing a surprise delivery for the...
  • Consumer goods sector unhappy with Budget 04-03-2008 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Injuries and bad form are likely to cause a major reshuffle in the Indian squad that will be picked later on Thursday when Kris Srikkanth & Co sit down alongside captain MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher to find a combination to beat England. The big news, though,...
  • Farmers to sell village; PC's waiver no use to them 04-03-2008 08:36 PM

    Chennai innings: Over No. 20: Chennai win! It was a forgone conclusion, with six required in the last over and Bravo and Morkel didn't disappoint the Chennai fans and and won the game with two balls to spare. 19th over: Chennai well on their way to winning the match as...
  • Budget reax: India doesn't need a tax-and-spend Government 04-03-2008 03:01 PM

    Hyderabad: After slumping to their second defeat in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his side played well in patches but praised opposition batsman Callum Ferguson and Daniel Christian for their match-winning efforts. Ferguson scored an unbeaten 40-ball 70-run knock and together...
  • Farmers give thumbs down to FM's loan waiver | QOTD 04-03-2008 12:53 PM

    Chennai: The crowd may not be on their side but Cape Cobras' pace bowler Vernon Philander is not losing his sleep over that and feels home support would not make much of a difference when they take on Chennai Super Kings in a Champions League Twenty20 match here on Wednesday....
  • Budget on the roll, will Cong go for the polls? 04-03-2008 08:49 AM

    Melbourne: Bowling coach Troy Cooley was appointed interim head coach on Tuesday for Australia's tour of South Africa next month. Tim Nielsen quit last week after Australia's 1-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka, leaving little time for a permanent head coach to be recruited. Cricket Australia said in a...
  • Vidarbha farmers not pleased with FM's budget 03-03-2008 09:18 PM

    Chennai: Mumbai Indians upstaged defending champions Chennai Super Kings despite missing some key players in their Champions League Twenty20 opener and stand-in skipper Harbhajan Singh felt his side's cause was helped by the inspiring presence of injured regular captain Sachin Tendulkar in the dressing room. It is nice to have...
  • We're tired of waiting; go for polls, Bajaj tells PC 03-03-2008 08:17 PM

    Indore: The newly appointed BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale on Saturday said that cricketers' fitness is a global issue and not restricted to Indian players. It is the players who should decide whether to play or skip a game (if they are not fit enough), Jagdale told reporters at the Press...
  • Personal Finance: Demystifying Budget 2008 03-03-2008 04:26 PM

    Mumbai: IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan says he has no clue about the allegations levelled against him by retired Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who has claimed that he should never have listened to the Bollywood star while joining the Indian Premier League. Shoaib, in his autobiography...
  • Maya slams Budget, says Govt trying to woo farmers 03-03-2008 04:09 PM

    Mumbai: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram ridiculed Shoaib Akhtar and his controversial autobiography, which has made several tall claims, saying that the pacer was a problem when he was an active player and remains just that even in retirement. Akram pooh-poohed Shoaib's claims of making Sachin Tendulkar uncomfortable with his...
  • Disappointing Budget for telecom industry 03-03-2008 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels disappointed that someone as talented as Mohammed Amir has lost his way due to the spot-fixing controversy. Amir, along with fellow teammates Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif, were found guilty of spot-fixing during a Test match against England at the Lord's...
  • FM's green budget cheers enviornmentalists 02-03-2008 09:49 PM

    Former Indian cricketers Ajit Wadekar and Chandu Borde look back on Tiger Pataudi's playing days. ...