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Union Budget 2011 - More challenges ahead for Finance minister

Maintaining growth while containing inflation and including populist measures to satisfy the voters during upcoming state Government elections in strategic states are some of the major challenges that Finance Minister Mr. Pranabh Mukherjee is facing ahead of the union budget 2011.

Inflation remains the utmost priority for the Minister as the nation is reeling under rising food price. There could be adjustments in the income tax slabs to give some relief to the middle income group.

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Food inflation to be discussed with State Finance Ministers

Finance minister Pranabh Mukherjee has told reporters in New Delhi that he will be raising the issue of inflation with State finance ministers when he meets them on January 19. He will be meeting the state finance ministers to discuss about the forth coming union budget.

Mr Mukherjee indicated that the current level of food inflation is not acceptable and need to be tackled.

In the meantime, inflation has increased to 8.43 percent in December from a 7.48 in November.

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Income tax department introduces DIN for tax payers

Document identification number or DIN is the new system of identification number that Income tax department has introduced for the tax payers.

The DIN will be generated by the income tax department and is made mandatory for any income tax related communication including filing of income tax returns. Any communication that does not include the Document identification number (DIN) will be considered invalid according to section 282b of the Income Tax Act.

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Growth forecast - IMF forecasts 9.5%, Finance minister says 8.5

Finance Minister Mr. Pranabh Mukherjee says he will stick to the 8.5 percent growth for the current fiscal despite IMF forecasting a higher 9.5% growth for the countries economy.

Finance Minister was speaking at a conference hosted by industry body CII in New Delhi. Mr Mukherjee also said that the effect of Eurozone crisis will have very less impact on the country and he appreciated Indian banking sector for its descipline and maintaining a stable financial environment.

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India preferrs more regulation instead of bank levy

India has made clear that it preferrs better regulatory mechanism instead of imposing levy on banks for future bail outs.

Finance Minister Pranabh Mukherjee conveyed India's stand to the chairman of the presidential committee for the G-20 meeting on Friday.

While US, Britain and many European countries are supporting a levy on banks and other financial institutions, countries like India, Canada and Australia are opposed to the idea.

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Reserve bank hikes bank rates

Reserve bank of India (RBI) today hiked the short-term lending and borrowing rates and the portion of money banks deposit with it by 25 basis points each.

The repurchase rate (repo), reverse repurchase rate (reverse repo) to 5.25 per cent and 3.75 per cent, respectively. It also set the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) to 6 per cent.

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Reserve bank of India's monetary policy review tomorrow

On Tuesday April 20, Reserve bank of India (RBI) will be reviewing the country's monetary policy. Economists are are anticipating hikes in policy rates.

It would be a tough walk for RBI to contain rising inflation and to propel growth at the same time. Market is eagerly watching RBI's next steps.

Union budget 2010 highlights

Finance minister Mr Pranabh Mukherjee has presented the union budget for year 2010-2011 in the Parliament today. The major highlights of the budget are as follows ....

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Income tax slabs for year 2010-2011

Latest income tax slab rates for your quick reference. Year 2010-2011 This income tax slab table can be used as a ready reference in calculating your income tax for year 2010-11. This table is based on the latest income tax slab.

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Pre-budget talks - Finance Minister meets Industry leaders

In preparation of the Union budget 2010-2011, Minister of Finance Mr Pranabh Mukherjee will meet Industry leaders today. He will be meeting leading industrialists and also representatives of Ficci, CII and Assocham.

The Union budget for year 2010-2011 will be presented on February.

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