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Govt to borrow Rs 3.49 lakh cr in first half of 2013-14

The gross market borrowing through issue of dated securities in 2013-14 has been pegged at Rs 5.79 lakh crore.

FinMin to decide on tax benefits for CSR after Budget: Pilot

Against the backdrop of the government making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending mandatory in the proposed new Companies Act, various firms are pitching for tax benefits on such expenditure.

FinMin asks banks to review non-core operations

"We also want banks to look at their non-core area operation. Some of the banks have gone into non-core areas," a senior Finance Ministry official said.

Rs 1.33 lakh crore tax non-recoverable: Fin Min to Par panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has expressed surprise that out of a total demand of Rs 2,48,927 crore as direct tax arrear, Rs 1,33,665 crore is not "realisable".