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The Interim Budget


The government virtually announced a mini-Budget on Thurday, before a vote-on-account and the general elections. (L) Finance Minister Jaswant Singh.
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FM woos classes with more sops
Budget to accelerate growth: PM
FM's Speech | Budget Highlights
The Finance Bill, 2004
No tax breaks for common man
BPO tax on MNCs abolished
50% DA, basic salary to be merged
'Interim Budget a poll gimmick'
FM projects 7.5-8% GDP growth
6 more AIIMS-like hospitals soon
Govt to declare war on poverty
Stamp duty structure halved
IDBI to retain development financing role
10th Plan to focus on power, roads
DoT outlay at Rs 11,660 crore
Govt pegs IT plan outlay at Rs 889 cr
Govt sees 4% drop in total receipts
Convention centres at Delhi, Mumbai
We want a 2nd green revolution: FM
Govt hikes free baggage allowance
Interim Budget unconstitutional: Oppn

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Run-Up To The Budget



Mini-Budget may reduce Customs duty
Having the cake and eating it too
Budget: Sops likely for hardware sector
Panel against slashing GBS fund
PCs, air travel to be cheaper
Govt may go for interim budget
Vote-on-account likely on Jan 22
Vote-on-account this month
MNCs to get tax break for BPO income
Economy to grow beyond 8.4%: Jaswant
Computers may get tax breaks in Budget
Stiff ECB norms may see rollback
Budget may give way to vote-on-account





Special



 Jaswant Singh can't be lucky twice over
Singh's first few pre-budget interviews indicate a renewed thrust to agriculture, which he calls the second Green Revolution.





Columns



Sukumar Mukhopadhyay: A growth-oriented 'Budget'
A K Bhattacharya: Why Jaswant seems better than Yashwant
P Vaidyanathan Iyer: The Budget not-to-be
Tamal Bandyopadhyay: What I want in 2004
A K Bhattacharya: Vote-on-account vs full Budget




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