Budget 2011

  • Govt may remove excise duty on branded clothes 30-03-2011 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The government is considering to roll back 10 per cent excise duty on branded garments, due to large scale protest by industry bodies in many parts of the country, including West Bengal, which goes to polls next month. "The excise duty on readymade garments is being opposed heavily,...
  • Axe healthcare tax: Indian medical fraternity 09-03-2011 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Ever since the govt announced a new service tax on healthcare services this union budget, pressure has been growing to announce a roll-back. Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty launched a nation-wide appeal - calling this a misery tax. Dr Devi Shetty, Cardiologist and Chairman, Narayana Hrudaylaya said,...
  • Should the Government withdraw the service tax on healthcare?

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Union Budget for 2011-12 proposed to impose a service tax of five per cent on all services, including diagnostic...
  • Pranab may roll back service tax on healthcare 07-03-2011 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Service tax on healthcare, introduced in the Union Budget 2011-12, is likely to be rolled back. Finance Ministry sources have told Network18 that the five per cent tax is likely to go. The rollback could be announced by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on March 22, during his...
  • CNN-IBN top English News Channel on Budget Day 07-03-2011 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN is the No.1 English News Channel on the Union Budget Day. As per the Mid Week data released by TAM for Wk 10, CNN-IBN leads across Audience Groups, across All 6 Metros on the Union Budget Day. The audience groups include CS 4+, CS 15+, CS AB...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on the Budget 2011 06-03-2011 02:47 PM

    On 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha brings you the funny side of the top news of the week. ...
  • Overdrive: the Geneva motor show, the Budget 2011 06-03-2011 02:07 PM

    This week, 'Overdrive' takes you to the Geneva motor show and also discusses the automobile market post the Budget 2011. ...
  • CNN-IBN top English news channel on Rail Budget day 04-03-2011 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: On the Railway Budget Day, CNN-IBN was the No. 1 English News Channel in All India Market with a Market Share of 33 per cent, followed by Times Now with 31 per cent, NDTV 24x7 with 28 per cent, Headlines Today with 8 per cent & News X...
  • FTN: Is media coverage of the Budget too elitist? 01-03-2011 11:45 PM

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if the media coverage of the Budget is too elitist. ...
  • Rate the Budget: reactions on Budget 2011 01-03-2011 11:24 PM

    CNN-IBN's Edtor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai discusses the pros and cons of Budget 2011 with a panel of experts. ...
  • Crude price may add to inflation: Pranab 01-03-2011 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Grappling with a high rate of price rice, the government today expressed concern that increasing prices of crude and other commodities in global markets could add to inflationary pressure in the country. "The possibility of the global commodity inflation adding to domestic inflationary pressures cannot be ruled out,"...
  • Is media coverage of Budget too elitist?

    Tonight at 10 Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if the media coverage of Budget is too elitist. ...
  • Budget of Hope: is this a budget for the aam aadmi? 28-02-2011 10:57 PM

    On Budget of Hope, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, if this is a budget for the aam aadmi. ...
  • Has the FM delivered on Budget 2011? 28-02-2011 10:37 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai asks a panel of experts if Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has delivered on Budget 2011. ...
  • Budget of Hope: is Budget 2011 a financial fudge? 28-02-2011 10:29 PM

    On Budget of Hope, Rajdeep Sardesai asks experts, if the Budget 2011 is a financial fudge. ...
  • Face The Budget: Experts' take on Budget 2011 28-02-2011 10:06 PM

    Karan Thapar discusses Budget 2011, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, with Kapil Sibal, Arun Jaitley and Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • Budget: tax down; airfare, lab tests costly 28-02-2011 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: A play-safe budget on Monday raised the income tax exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh, leaving at least an extra Rs 2,000 in the hands of tax paying men across the board and made air travel, hotel accommodation and drinking in AC restaurants costlier....
  • Mobile phones to cost more from April 1 28-02-2011 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile handset prices will become more expensive as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced one percent hike in the Central Excise duty for 130 items, including phones. Come April 1 and central excise duty on mobile phones will be raised from the current 4 per cent to...
  • Reform-oriented agenda governs budget: PM 28-02-2011 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the Union Budget was aimed at fiscal consolidation and moderation of taxes to match the challenges the economy faces and signalled that his government was reform-oriented. "This budget meets all the challenges that our economy and our polity faces in the...
  • Budget disappoints retail sector again 28-02-2011 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: India's retail sector that has been anticipating some good news on allowing FDI in the multi-brand segment is left disappointed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who made no mention of it in his Budget speech. "The budget looks like a 'khatta' budget. Although it has a lot of...
  • Union Budget 2011 spares the axe 28-02-2011 05:38 PM

    By R Jagannathan, Editor-in-chief, Web 18 business portals The Union Budget for 2011-12 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Parliament on Monday is widely seen as taxpayer- and market-friendly. While it provides tax relief to individual taxpayers and corporate assessees, it has also sought to avoid any across-the-board increases...
  • Pranab admits Budget could have been better 28-02-2011 05:32 PM

    Amidst hopes of fixings the 3 'D's - fiscal deficit, current account deficit and government deficit, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced the Union Budget 2011-12 on Monday. In an exclusive interview with Network18 founder-promoter Raghav Bahl, Mukherjee admits that he "could have done better with the budget". A strong believer...
  • Budget 2011: A dampener for capital goods sec 28-02-2011 05:20 PM

    Capital goods industry has witnessed a dramatic slowdown in recent times due to the inability of the local manufacturers to meet the growing demand, while the Chinese equipment is relatively inexpensive and readily available. The Chinese equipment makers, much like other exporters from China, also benefit from the low interest...
  • No step to check inflation, corruption: Left 28-02-2011 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday accused the Government of not taking any step to check high prices, poverty, unemployment or corruption, saying the budget was aimed at burdening the poor and subsidising the rich. The CPI(M) said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee promised to bring in or amend seven...
  • People will enjoy this Budget: Jahangir Aziz 28-02-2011 05:07 PM

    JP Morgan (India operations) Chief Economist Jahangir Aziz said he is happy to see old reforms back on the agenda. ...
  • Budget 2011 is devoid of reforms: Yashwant Sinha 28-02-2011 04:52 PM

    The BJP slammed the Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying it does not provide any solution to inflation. ...
  • India Inc gives thumbs-up to Budget 2011 28-02-2011 04:14 PM

    CII President says the Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is growth-oriented. ...
  • Budget exceeds D-Street expectations: experts 28-02-2011 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the Budget 2011-2012 as "progressive" and "balanced", stock market experts said it had positive surprises like encouraging FII inflow, a roadmap for reforms and checking fiscal deficit, all of which have perked up investor mood. The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex, which had plummeted by 13.69 per...
  • Nothing cheering for IT sector: Budget 2011 28-02-2011 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: The 2011-12 Budget has failed to bring cheer to the Indian IT sector as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee did not make any major announcements to boost the segment. IT companies were batting for reduced tax rates and continuation of sops under the STPI to help the industry, which...
  • Parliamentarians react to Union Budget 2011-12 28-02-2011 03:22 PM

    CNN-IBN speaks NK Singh, Rajeev Chandrashekhar and Sachit Pilot to find out their reactions to the Budget. ...