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Union Budget 2014-15 to be presented in Parliament today amid expectations of tax sops

Union Budget 2014-15 to be presented in Parliament today amid expectations of tax sops

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:04

Jaitley's maiden Budget is expected to be a tightrope walk of trying to meet demands for tax sops especially from the middle class and pursuing fiscal prudence to spur investment and growth.

Arun Jaitley to present maiden Union Budget amid high expectations of middle class, industry

Arun Jaitley to present maiden Union Budget amid high expectations of middle class, industry

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:49

There are high hopes that the budget for 2014-15 to be presented in Parliament may actually not tinker with the threshold limit or the other tax slabs but could provide reliefs by incentivising savings.

India's rising middle class competing with America: Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:34

As a rising middle class - from Brazil to India - competes with Americans, and as new nations embrace democracy and market economies, the US has to be ready to respond to this new world order, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Middle class a crucial factor in this elections: Book

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 13:21

The Indian middle class has emerged as an important player both in terms of its numerical size and the influence it wields and is likely to play a crucial role in the ongoing general elections, says diplomat-author Pavan K Varma.

Obama vows to strengthen middle class, fight income inequality

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 20:45

A feisty US President Barack Obama has vowed not to "sit around and twiddle my thumbs for the next 1,200 days" in the face of opposition from his Republican rivals in Congress who are blocking his efforts to improve the lives of weary Americans.

`Madhubala` makes Drashti Dhami popular

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:28

Drashti Dhami, currently seen as Madhubala in drama series ‘Madhubala- Ek Ishkq Ek Junoon’, is happy that her character in the popular show is earning her a lot of love.

'Indian consumer market likely to be world's largest by 2030'

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 12:51

India is expected to emerge as the world's largest consumer market with aggregate spending of USD 13 trillion by 2030, surpassing the likes of China and the US, says a report.

China to have 600 mn middle-class people by 2020

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 17:54

China is the world's most populous country, with a population of 1.3 billion.

Guj Cong gets over 16 lakh forms on free plots scheme

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 23:27

Gujarat Congress` poll promise of providing 100 sq yard of plots to rural poor and middle class women received a huge response.

Brazil's middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 14:15

Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now belong to the middle class, according to an official study released Thursday.

Govt punishing middle class: SAD on diesel price hike

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 00:05

Shiromani Akali Dal criticised the steep hike in the price of diesel and LPG by terming it as deliberate punishment being meted out to the citizens.

Gujarat Congress promises free plots to rural middle class

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 21:13

Gujarat Congress on Wednesday promised free 100 yards plots, to the rural middle class of the state.