Budget 2011: other media coverage - 25 February 2011

Budget 2011: other media coverage - 25 February 2011

The Economic Times

Budget 2011: Pranab Mukherjee set to give you a salary hike

Finance minister Pranab Mukerjee is set to spring a surprise on personal income-tax payers hurt by a sharp increase in prices. (Read complete story)

What to expect from Budget 2011

Budgets in India have increasingly lost market relevance over the years, but this year could be an exception—with an economy reeling under 8% inflation for over a year now, and a 15% market correction on largely macro fears. (Read complete story)

Budget may lay ground for FDI in multi-brand retail

The government is likely to indicate a road map for allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in the Union Budget 2011, which according to two policy-makers, will tame surging food prices and help farmers realise better prices for their produce. (Read complete story)

The Financial Express

‘Speed crucial on India’s infrastructure push’

There is need to accelerate the pace of setting up the infrastructure in India. (Read complete story)

‘Steep levies on DTH industry extremely taxing’

Just like mobile, DTH has shown that wireless is the way to go if world class home entertainment is to go mass in India. (Read complete story)

The Times of India

FM may raise tax exemption limit to 2 lakh

With an eye on improving the public mood ahead of crucial polls in five states, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee appears set to appease the middle class as well as UPAs aam aadmi constituency. (Read complete story)