Budget 2011: other media coverage -16 February 2011

Budget 2011: other media coverage -16 February 2011

The Economic Times

Budget 2011 could extend tax benefit on infrastructure bonds by a year

The Union budget for 2011-12 could extend the tax benefit on investments made in infrastructure bonds by a year while giving banks access to this special window in an effort to raise debt funds for building physical assets of the country. (Read complete story)

Budget 2011: Inflation, current account deficit main concerns; says DK Srivastava, Director, Madras School of Economics

Fiscal consolidation seems to be on target and we expect the revised estimates for 2010-11 to be marginally better than the budgeted 5.5% of GDP, says DK Srivastava, Director, Madras School of Economics (Read complete story)

Budget 2011: Subsidise tech R&D

One decade of the new millennium is over and companies, especially in consumer electronics, are wooing customers with new models. (Read complete story)

Times of India

Congress banks on Budget to stem anger over scams, prices

Corruption and inflation, the bugbears of UPA-2, dominated discussions Congress functionaries held with finance minister Pranab Mukherjee amid expectations from the party that a populist Budget would help check the negative tide against the Centre. (Read complete story)

The Hindu

Women present list of demands to Pranab

With inflation impacting every household, women’s groups on Tuesday appealed to Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to give a special thrust to all sectors that directly or indirectly impact inflation. (Read complete story)

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