Union Budget 2010

  • The Last Word: Is TMC's opposition to Rail Budget a terrible mistake? March 14, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she is against the hike in passenger fare announced in the Railway Budget presented by her party colleague Dinesh Trivedi. ...
  • Finance Bill passed; no change in fuel levies April 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Finance Bill for 2010-11, with a special relief package for coffee growers, and tax concessions for healthcare, auto and realty sectors, but without any change in the levies on petroleum products. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee moved the bill after the fresh amendments...
  • Expert talk: what Pranab gave, took away March 7, 2010

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his Budget speech on February 26 helped the salaried middle class by giving them rebate on Income Tax. But he also announced that he is rising the prices of petrol and diesel. All About The Money, CNN-IBN’s show on personal finance, asks experts how will...
  • Manmohan explains what led to price rise in India March 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Prices situation that emerged in India was because of international commodity prices and since India is no longer a closed economy here were global recession. Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the House that his government was worried about spiralling food prices...
  • CNN-IBN: Top English news channel on Budget day March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Network18 dominated Union Budget day on February 26 for another year in a row. CNN-IBN led the way as the most watched English news channel. According to nationwide TAM ratings, CNN-IBN was the most watched English news channel on February 26. CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Aawaz were the number one...
  • Pranab gaining support on fuel price hike March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee appeared to be closer to winning key political support for his controversial hike in fuel prices despite an uproar that forced the closure of Parliament on Wednesday. Mukherjee's Budget move to raise fuel prices for the first time since July has met with anger from...
  • Fuel hike to impact food prices? Pawar has no clue March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar says he is yet to calculate the impact of the fuel price hike on food prices in the country while BJP continues its fight against price rise, insisting for a rollback. Sharad Pawar faced Opposition fire over price rise again on Wednesday as the...
  • Houses to cost more after service tax March 3, 2010

    Mumbai: Get ready to cough up more for your dream house. That's because now, home buyers will bear a 10% service tax on properties under construction. This, even before the title transfers from the developer to the consumer. Union Budget 2010 may have put more money into the hands of...
  • Refex CEO answers Budget expectations questionnaire March 2, 2010

    Refex CEO Mr. Anil Jain's answers our questionaire on his expectations from the Pranab Mukherjee's Budget 2010. 1. Do you have any expectations from Budget 2010 on environment protection? Ans: As always, any Budget presentation is viewed with optimism by our industry. The citizens of our country have great expectations from...
  • Govt firm over fuel price despite protests March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Government has decided to remain firm in the face of stiff opposition over the fuel price hike. This despite growing pressure from within the UPA as well. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh categorically rejected demands made by allies Trinamool Congress and the DMK. He ruled out taking...
  • No populism, no rollback in fuel prices: PM March 2, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday ruled out taking back the increase in petrol and diesel prices, saying the economy will able to absorb the decision without inflation. "Any increase in prices does hurt some people, but we have to take a long-term view," he told reporters accompanying him on his...
  • Government under pressure to roll back fuel price hike March 27, 2010

    Budget 2010 has left consumers with higher fuel prices. The government is under pressure the opposition as well as allies like the DMK and the Trinamool to roll back the hike. Within the Congress there is no consensus yet on the issue. ...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Cyrus and Dada, Didi's budgets April 5, 2010

    This week two budgets were tabled in the parliament - the Union budget and the Union Railway Budget. But, as usual, the Cyrus Broacha tries to take a lighter view of some serious issues in his own quintessential style. ...
  • UPA allies fume over fuel price rise March 27, 2010

    24 hours after the opposition staged an unprecedented walkout during the budget speech to protest the fuel price hike- congress allies too have upped the ante. The Trinamool Congress took out a rally in Kolkata to protest while the DMK has written to PM Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia...
  • Find out world's best 'in-between' media players February 27, 2010

    In yet another brand new colourful and exciting edition of Tech Toyz find out more about world's best in between media players. It's budget season at this time of the year and holidays around the corner. Therefore, the show tries to figure out how the budget could affect gadgets. The...
  • Budget & You: Ask your queries to experts on Budget March 3, 2010

    Union Budget 2010 will be presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on February 26, 2010. People are curious about the changes in the Budget policy and benefits they would get from the Budget....
  • Trinamool, DMK ask for rollback; FM adamant February 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Not just the Opposition, ally Mamata Banerjee is upset as well. The Trinamool Congress chief has stormed off to Kolkata where her party will protest against the fuel hike Saturday afternoon. Mamata, has joined hands with the Opposition against the increase in petrol prices. She is said to be...
  • Budget: a mixed bag with tax sops, fuel price hike February 27, 2010

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Union Budget 2010-11, presented on Friday, is in many ways like him - pragmatic, not flashy, diligent but not inspirational. The Budget is a mixed bag. While it has been good for the social sector and provides considerable relief to personnel income tax payers, the bad news...
  • Mamata upset with service tax on Railways, protests March 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is among the MPs who are upset with Pranab Mukherjee's Union Budget. The reason for Mamata being upset is that the Railways will no longer be exempted from service tax for transportation of goods, which means her please all Budget may not go according...
  • Face The Budget: The politics of Budget February 27, 2010

    A special programme on The Union Budget 2010. ...
  • Budget & You: Experts analyse Budget 2010 March 3, 2010

    Experts answer questions raised by taxpayers on the Union Budget. ...
  • Budget gives middle class a reason to smile February 26, 2010

    It seems CNN-IBN's campaign Axe The tax has succeeded in giving middle class families a reason to smile. The Finance Minister has given additional tax exemptions on savings. Few days back, our citizen journalist Abhishek Jain had appealed to the Finance Minister for a hike in savings exemptions beyond Rs...
  • Of everything else, budget unites Opposition February 26, 2010

    And for the first time ever, the opposition walked out when the budget speech was being delivered. The government is concerned as the instances of the entire opposition ganging up against it are in the rise. It was a rare show of unity among all shades of Opposition and the...
  • Drought-hit farmers get additional time to repay loans February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday doled out sops to farmers, providing them six more months to repay existing loans and bringing down the effective interest rate of loans to five per cent. "In view of the recent drought in some states and the severe floods in some...
  • 10 pc growth for 10 years must for India: Pranab February 27, 2010

    The Budget has been hailed by almost all quarters as positive and more importantly, 'balanced'. In his exclusive interview with Network18's Raghav Bahl, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said fiscal policies and developmental allocations went hand in hand. However, he said the time had indeed come 'for India to think big...
  • Lalu's Budget ire: Pranab, Mamta failed people February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: "Dada and Didi have failed the people." This was how RJD chief Lalu Prasad vented his ire against the general and railway budgets in his inimitable style. "Dada and Didi have failed the people. Both are concerned only about West Bengal. The county had seen Didi a few days...
  • Affordable housing projects get more money February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee extended a low interest housing loan scheme and increased the outlay on homes for the urban poor in the 2010-11 budget he presented on Friday. "I had announced a scheme of one percent interest subvention on housing loans up to Rs 10 lakh where the...
  • FM addressed issues of fiscal consolidation: Future Generali February 26, 2010

    Post the budget announcement Mr. Deepak Sood, CEO & MD, Future Generali India life insurance Co Ltd said "The Finance Minister has addressed the two most crucial issues of economic growth & fiscal consolidation. To support economic growth, he has significantly enhanced allocation for infrastructure, road, transport, power, education, agriculture...
  • Budget is good for the domestic economy: Apollo Munich February 26, 2010

    Reaction of Shobana Kamineni on the Union Budget 2010. "I think this budget is good for the domestic economy. The government seems to be doing its bit towards economic recovery. The decision to broaden the tax exemption limits and to provide increased level of tax exemption under section 80C is welcome...
  • Budget reaction by Sahara Prime City Limited February 26, 2010

    Post-budget reaction for Mr. Sushanto Roy, CEO, Sahara Prime City Limited. "I congratulate the Hon'ble Finance Minster for a very realistic budget. This budget goes on to prove present Government's pragmatic approach instead of a populist one. The Hon'ble Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has chosen a very balanced approach in...