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List of things to get costlier from today

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:54

You will wake up to see an expensive Monday, as all the announcements made in the Union Budget 2013-14 by Finance Minister P Chidambaram will come into effect.

Rajya Sabha nod to Union Budget 2013-14 sans debate

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 14:11

Faced with paucity of time, Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved Union Budget 2013-14 without debate, a development witnessed perhaps for the first time which triggered protests from Opposition members.

Gold sale in Gulf to rise on limit revision for NRIs: Report

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 12:41

As part of the Budget proposal last week, it was announced that male passengers can carry gold worth Rs 50,000, and female passengers Rs 1 lakh compared to the earlier limit of Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.

Budget 2013: Chat online with Chidambaram on Google+

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 10:33

This is for the first time that any Union Cabinet Minister is using this medium to interact with the citizens and to respond to their questions about the Union Budget.

Budget sparks confusion over treatment of some foreign funds

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 13:31

A day after worries over some budget proposals, notably on tax on capital gains made from investments routed through Mauritius and similar tax havens, doubts still remained, causing nervousness in the markets.

Budget 2013: SUVs, imported vehicles to cost more

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 12:41

Imported luxury cars will be costlier by up to Rs 15 lakh or even more, while prices of sports utility vehicles will also go up, with the Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday proposing a hike in excise and customs duties on these products.

Budget 2013: How will it affect you

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 12:04

Income Tax slabs have been left untouched this year, as these were introduced only last year.

Naveen says Union Budget not to ensure food security

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 23:35

Terming Budget as "disappointing", Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik alleged there is no significant policy intervention to revive growth in the economy.

Work on DTC in progress, Bill in Budget session: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 19:19

Finance Minister P Chidambaram Thursday said work on the Direct Tax Code (DTC) Bill, which seeks to overhaul income tax laws, is in progress and the amended Bill will be introduced in the ongoing Budget session.

Plan expenditure estimates for FY14 up 6.58% at Rs 5,55,322 cr

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:57

However, the jump in the Plan expenditure for 2013-14 is 29.4 percent when compared with the revised estimates of the same for current fiscal at Rs 4,29,187 crore.

Union Budget: India Inc gives thumbs up

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:49

India Inc Thursday gave a thumbs up to the UPA-II's last Union Budget before the general elections next year and said Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented a "bold" and "growth-oriented" Budget.

Chidambaram invokes poets, scholars in Budget speech

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:47

Unlike the Rail Budget two days ago, Chidambaram's speech in the Lok Sabha was heard with rapt attention and there were only a couple of minor disruptions.