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Union Budget 2010 traces growth story with Pranab dynamism
Fuel hike rollback? Will talk and sort out, says FM

The UPA's allies, DMK and TMC, have joined the Opposition in demanding a rollback of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's decision to hike the excise duty on petrol and diesel in Budget 2010-11. Speaking to P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Gunjan Pradhan Sinha, Mukherjee says he hopes to sort out the issue.

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  • Column : Why we will all pay for populism

    The opposition benches emptied soon after the FM announced a Re 1/litre hike in the excise duty for petrol and diesel. Budget speeches have always been interrupted but I believe this is the first time there has been a walkout.

  • NRIs wake up and smell the coffee

    India's budget yet again demonstrates to NRIs that investing in their homeland is probably the best option right now. The West is still struggling to climb out of one of its deepest recessions and provides low returns, while India's growth story promises healthy returns.

  • Small-bang reform

    The Budget tries to fix taxes and the deficit. But why not build on that? Asks Bibek Debroy Despite hype over the Union Budget, it is only one of several instruments the Central government possesses and many items are state (or even local body) subjects.

  • The gist of GST

    Kinks in the transition to the new tax regime must be worked out. Left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.

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