Highlights of Union Budget 2013-14

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12:47 PM
Budget speech ends; Markets are down, Sensex falls around 50 points.

12:46 PM
Finance minister P Chidambaram closes Budget presentation with a quote from Swami Vivekananda.

12:45 PM
Duty-free limit for gold raised to Rs 50,000 for men and Rs 1 lakh for women.

12:44 PM
6% tax hike on all mobile phones above Rs 2000.

12:42 PM
Mobile phones above Rs 2000 to cost more.

12:42 PM
Set-top box import duty hiked.

12:40 PM
Service tax to be levied on all restaurants.

12:40 PM
Cigarettes to cost more. Excise duty on cigarettes increased by 18%.

12:38 PM
SUVs to get costlier.

12:38 PM
Customs duty on SUVs raised from 75% to 100%:

12:36 PM
11 lakh beneficiaries have received benefit under Direct Benefit Transfer scheme: FM

12:33 PM
Education cess to continue at 3%: FM

12:33 PM
No change in normal rates of customs and excise duty rates: FM

12:31 PM
Donations to National Children Fund will get 100% tax exemption.

12:29 PM
Chidambaram proposes to reduce securities transaction tax (STT) on equity futures to .01% from .017%.

12:27 PM
Sensex falls around 75 points as FM raises corporate, individual taxes (surcharge).

12:25 PM
42,800 people with annual taxable income higher than Rs 1 crore to be taxed. They will have to pay a surcharge of 10% for 2013-14: FM

12:25 PM
"I believe there is a bit of Azim Premji in every taxpayer."
-Chidambaram

12:22 PM
Those with taxable income exceeding Rs 1 crore a year will have to pay a surcharge of 10% additional surcharges only for one year — 2013-14: FM

12:21 PM
But for tax payers in the bracket of Rs 2 to 5 lakh, a tax credit of Rs 2500: FM

12:19 PM
No revision in tax slabs: FM

12:17 PM
Tax administration reform commission to be set up: FM

12:16 PM
Chidambaram now comes to tax proposals.

12:13 PM
FM announces Nirbhaya fund for women. Nirbhaya was the symbolic name given by the TOI to Delhi gang-rape victim.

12:12 PM
We have a collective responsibility to ensure safety and dignity of women.

12:09 PM
Additional funds to be provided if needed for the defence sector: FM

12:08 PM
294 more cities to get privte radio FM stations.

12:08 PM
Govt to allocate 2.03 trillion rupees to defence sector in 2013/14: FM

12:06 PM
Rs 14,000 crore to be infused into public sector banks: FM

12:05 PM
All public sector bank branches will have ATM: FM

12:04 PM
On capital market: Sebi Act to be amended, says FM

12:03 PM
Budget propose to support municipalities that will convert waste into energy.

12:02 PM
Waste-to-energy projects will be financed by PPP mode: FM

12:01 PM
Govt to construct power transmission system from Srinagar to Leh at the cost of Rs 1,840 crore, Rs 226 crore provided in current Budget: FM

12:01 PM
First housing loan up to Rs 25 lakh would get additional deduction of interest of up to Rs 1 lakh in 2013-14, says FM.

12:00 PM
Watch: Rs 1 lakh additional exemption for home loans11:57 AM
Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme will be liberalised to allow first time investor to invest in mutual fund and equity

11:56 AM
Many manufacturing projects stalled due to regulatory process: FM

11:56 AM
Government has decided to constitute a regulatory authority for the road sector: FM

11:55 AM
India's first women's bank to be set up. it will be a public sector bank: FM

11:55 AM
Persons taking home loan for the first time will get additional rebate of Rs 1 lakh.

11:51 AM
Sensex is down around 100 points from its highest point of the day: Reuters

11:50 AM
Chidambaram announces rebate for new home buyers.

11:49 AM
Green revolution in east India significant. Rice output increased in Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal; Rs 1,000 crore allocated for eastern states.

11:49 AM
Rs 5,387 crore to be allocated for integrated watershed programme for farmers in 2013-14, an increase from Rs 3,050 crore in the current fiscal.

11:49 AM
Indian Institute of Biotechnology will be set up at Ranchi.

11:49 AM
Funds given to technology incubators at recognized universities to qualify as CSR initiatives: FM

11:48 AM
Watch: Rs 200 crore to stop women harassment, FM says
11:47 AM
Rs 7 lakh crore target fixed for agri credit for 2013-14 compared to Rs 5.75 lakh crore in the current year.

11:47 AM
Eastern Indian states to get Rs 1,000 crore allocation for improving agricultural production.

11:47 AM
Rs 500 crore allocated for programme on crop diversification.

11:46 AM
We must reduce our dependence on imported coal. Measures to be announced in due course: FM

11:44 AM
Average annual growth rate of agriculture and allied services estimated at 3.6 per cent in 2012-13 when 250 MT foodgrains was produced: FM

11:44 AM
Rs 27,049 crore allocation to the agriculture ministry in 2013-14, says FM.

11:44 AM
Five inland waterways have been declared national waterways. Work is underway to build a grid connecting waterways and roads: FM

11:43 AM
Two new major ports to be set up — one in West Bengal and the other in Andhra Pradesh.

11:43 AM
Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor has made rapid progress: FM

11:41 AM
Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor has made rapid progress: FM

11:41 AM
Drinking water and sanitation ministry allocated Rs 15,260 crore: FM

11:41 AM
Rs 17,700 crore allocated for Integrated Child Development Scheme.

11:40 AM
Rs 13,250 crore allocated for midday meals scheme.

11:39 AM
Plan to allocate 270.49 billion rupees for agriculture in 2013/14.


11:38 AM
Market alert
Sensex is up around 60 points now, 22 components in green; the index was up almost 150 points earlier. (Reuters)

11:37 AM
Govt to set up regulatory authority for road sector: FM

11:36 AM
Chidambaram promises Rs 10,000 crore for Food Security Bill.

11:36 AM
FM seeks to dispel tax-burden and regulatory fears.

11:35 AM
Rs 13,215 crore to be provided for mid-day meal scheme: FM

11:35 AM
Rs 4,727 crore to be allocated for medical education and research. Rs 1,069 crore to be given to Department of Ayush

11:34 AM
Rs 65,867 crore allocated to ministry of HRD in 2013-14: FM

11:33 AM
Rs 37,330 crore allocated for ministry of health & family welfare.

11:33 AM
Investment is a matter of faith. Doing business in India must be seen as easy, friendly and beneficial: FM

11:32 AM
Food Security Bill is a priority for UPA govt: Chidambaram

11:30 AM
Watch: Sufficient funds allocated to all ministries for development, FM says

11:28 AM
One overarching goal to provide education and skills to youth for securing jobs in the 2013-14, says FM.

11:27 AM
"Faced with a huge fiscal deficit, I have no choice but to rationalize expenditure. We took a dose of bitter medicine. It seems to be working."
-Chidambaram

11:27 AM
FM allocates Rs 41,561 crore for SC sub-plan; Rs 24,598 crore for tribal sub plan.

11:26 AM
Chidambaram announces over Rs 80,000 crore for rural development ministry.

11:25 AM
Plan expenditure in 12th Five-Year-Plan revised to Rs 14,30,825 crore or 96 per cent of budgeted expenditure.

11:25 AM
Thousands of scholarships to be given to SC/ST students, girls: FM

11:24 AM
Budget expenditure is Rs 16,65,297 crore and Plan expenditure Rs 5,55, 322 crore: FM.

11:20 AM
Chidambaram allocates Rs 65,000 crore for education sector.

11:19 AM
Education is another area of priority: FM

11:19 AM
6 AIIMS-like educational institutions have admitted first batch of students: Chidambaram

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12:45 PM
बजट भाषण खत्म।

12:45 PM
वित्त मंत्री ने तमिल कवि तिरुवल्लुवर की कविता पढ़ी है।

12:43 PM
जूलरी सस्ती होगी

12:43 PM
राज्यों से जीएसटी लागू करने का अनुरोध

12:42 PM
विदेश से अब आप ला सकेंगे 50,000 रुपये तक का ड्यूटी फ्री सामान

12:42 PM
चमड़े का सामान, रेडिमेड कपड़े, सूती कपड़े सस्ते होंगे

12:41 PM
महिलाएं विदेशों से बिना ड्यूटी सोना ला सकेंगी।

12:40 PM
शराब न परोसने वाले रेस्ट्रॉन्ट पर सर्विस टैक्स खत्म

12:39 PM
कृषि उत्पादों पर सर्विस टैक्स

12:39 PM
बेशकीमती पत्थर सस्ते होंगे

12:39 PM
विदेशी बाइक और कारें महंगी होंगी

12:38 PM
2000 रुपये से ज्यादा के मोबाइल फोन महंगे होंगे

12:38 PM
सेट टॉप बॉक्स महंगे होंगे

12:38 PM
चांदी पर एक्साइज ड्यूटी बढ़ी

12:37 PM
मार्बल पर ड्यूटी बढ़ी

12:37 PM
एसयूईवी पर एक्साइज ड्यूटी 30 फीसदी

12:37 PM
सिगरेट, सिगार पर एक्साइज ड्यूटी बढ़ी, 18 फीसदी

12:37 PM
जूते और रॉ सिल्क महंगे होंगे

12:36 PM
हैंडमेल कारपेट पर एक्साइज ड्यूटी खत्म

12:36 PM
सूती कपड़ों पर ड्यूटी खत्म

12:36 PM
रेडिमेड कपड़ा उद्योग को राहत

12:35 PM
लग्जरी कारों पर ड्यूटी 75 फीसदी से बढ़कर 100 फीसदी हुई


12:34 PM
लग्जरी कारें, मोटरसाइकल महंगे होंगे

12:34 PM
रॉ सिल्क पर इंपोर्ट ड्यूटी 15 फीसदी हुई

12:34 PM
सेट टॉप बॉक्स पर इंपोर्ट ड्यूटी 10 फीसदी हुई

12:33 PM
चमड़े के उत्पादों पर ड्यूटी घटी

12:33 PM
कीमती स्टोन्स का एक्सपोर्ट सस्ता होगा

12:33 PM
कीमती स्टोन्स पर ड्यूटी घटी

12:32 PM
एक्साइज और सर्विस टैक्स में कोई बदलाव नहीं

12:31 PM
डाइरेक्ट टैक्स कोड पर काम जारी है

12:31 PM
50 लाख तक की संपत्ति खरीदने-बेचने पर अतिरिक्त टैक्स लगेगा

12:30 PM
कृषि भूमि खरीद-बेच पर टीडीएस नहीं लगेगा

12:26 PM
बच्चों के फंड में दिये जाने वाले दान पर अब कोई टैक्स नहीं लगेगा।

12:25 PM
सेंसेक्स में गिरावट। चिदंबरम से खुश नहीं हुआ बाजार।

12:25 PM
शिक्षा पर 3 फीसदी सेस जारी रहेगा।

12:24 PM
देश में 42,800 सुपर रिच लोग हैं, यानी जिनकी आय 1 करोड़ रुपये सालाना से ज्यादा है। उन पर 10 फीसदी का सरचार्ज है, लेकिन सिर्फ एक साल के लिए।

12:24 PM
सुपर रिच लोगों पर 10 फीसदी का सरचार्ज लगाया गया है। इस बारे में आपका क्या कहना है?

12:21 PM
10 करोड़ से ज्यादा आय वाली घरेलू कंपनियों पर 10 फीसदी सरचार्ज

12:20 PM
एक करोड़ से ज्यादा आय वालों पर 10 फीसदी का सरचार्ज

12:20 PM
2 से 5 लाख रुपये आय वालों को 2000 रुपये का टैक्स क्रेडिट मिलेगा।

12:18 PM
इनकम टैक्स स्लैब में कोई बदलाव नहीं।

12:17 PM
अब बारी टैक्सों की...

12:16 PM
फिस्कल डेफिशिट 3 फीसदी तक लाना होगा

12:15 PM
अब तक 11 लाख लोगों को डाइरेक्ट कैश स्कीम का फायदा

12:15 PM
योजना खर्चा 555000 करोड़ रुपये, 1109997 करोड़ रुपये गैर योजना खर्च

12:13 PM
डाक विभाग के आधुनिकीकरण के लिए 532 करोड़ रुपये

12:12 PM
1000 करोड़ का नया निर्भय फंड, महिलाओं की सुरक्षा के लिए।

12:10 PM
"महिलाएं, युवा और गरीब भारतीय समाज का चेहरा हैं।"
-पी. चिदंबरम, वित्त मंत्री

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