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Budget Highlights

Budget Highlights


  • Central sales tax cut to 2% from 3%
  • Banking cash transaction tax withdrawn
  • Changes in I-T slabs
  • 30% income tax for income above Rs 5 lakh
  • 20% income tax for income in the range of Rs 3-5 lakh
  • 10% income tax for income in the range of Rs 1.5-3 lakh
  • I-T exemption limit for senior citizens goes up to Rs2,25,000
  • I-T exemption slab for women at Rs 1,80,000
  • I-T exemption limit goes up to Rs 1,50,000
  • Scope of fringe benefits reduced
  • No change in corporate tax structure
  • Five-year tax holidays to set up hospitals in India, except some urban pockets
  • Short-term capital gains tax hiked to 15%
  • Levy of STT only on options premiums
  • To introduce commodities transaction tax (like STT)
  • Dividend distribution tax unchanged at 15%
  • Cars to get cheaper
  • Excise duty on small cars cut to 12% vs 16%
  • Cigarette prices to go up
  • Excise duty on buses & chassis cut from 16% to 12%
  • Anti-AIDS drug totally exempt from excise
  • CENVAT reduced from 16% to 14% on all goods
  • Excise on coconut water, puffed rice down to zero from 16 pc
  • Customs duty on phosphoric acid cut to 5% vs 7.5%
  • Customs duty halved to 5 pc on specified life-saver drugs
  • No change in peak Customs duty
  • Duty on project imports cut to 5% vs 7.5%
  • Steel scrap duty reduced to zero
  • Plan expenditure estimate at Rs 2,43,386 crore
  • Fiscal target under FRBM Act will be met
  • Revenue deficit for 2007-08 at 1.4% vs estimate of 1.5%
  • 6th Pay Commission report by March 31, 2008
  • Central Plan Scheme Monitoring system to be set up
  • Rs 50 cr for raising Tiger Protection Force
  • Rs 100 cr each for Mahatma Phule institute, Mysore and Delhi varsities
  • Defence allocation at Rs 1,05,000 cr
  • Defence allocation goes up by 10 pc
  • Social security for unorganised sector
  • Two separate funds for SIDBI
  • To ask States to help develop National Securities market
  • Difference in state duties, levies hampering securities market
  • Rs 50,000 cr fund to be created by NABARD
  • Rs 12966 cr for National Highway plan
  • Rs 450 cr provision for textile parks
  • Rs 44 cr for upgradation of 22 Sainik schools
  • Rs 50,000 cr fund to be created by NABARD
  • Rs 12966 cr for National Highway plan
  • Rs 450 cr provision for textile parks
  • To expand market to corporate bonds
  • PAN requirement extended to all financial markets
  • NELP-VII to attract investment worth $3.5-8 b
  • Dollar sterilisation cost via MSS at Rs 8,351 cr for 2007-08
  • Steps to open bidding for 5 more UMPPs
  • All 30 integrated textile parks approved
  • Coal regulator to be set up
  • Fertiliser subsidy to continue
  • Power generation in 11th plan period at 77,500 MW
  • Rs 800 cr for accelerating power reform in FY09
  • National fund for power transmission & distribution
  • Risk capital fund in SIDBI
  • To take manufacturing growth rate to double digits
  • Capital goods’ growth still healthy at 20.2%
  • Debt waiver scheme to be completed by June 2008
  • Rescheduled farm loans will also be eligible for waiver
  • Total loan waiver at Rs 60,000 crore
  • Other farmers to get one time settlement
    on payment of 75 pc debt
  • Waiver for farmers holding up to 2 hectares
  • Protests by Opposition after FM announces loan waiver
  • Loan waiver and debt relief for farmers
  • All loans up to March 2007 to come under the scheme
  • Small and marginal farmers to get complete loan waiver
  • Rural credit target to go up to Rs 80,000 cr
  • Rs 20,000 crore to be spent on irrigation
  • Rs 540 cr for minority concentration districts
  • Rs 75 crore for 250 mobile soil testing labs
  • 30 lakh SHGs to get special attention
  • Rs 33,434 cr for child specific schemes
  • Rs 105 cr for 3 National Financial Corporations for
    weaker sections
  • LIC to cover all women SHGs linked to banks
  • Rs 3,966 cr for SC, ST, OBC schemes
  • Rs 300 cr allocated to Chennai desalination plant
  • Allocation to Ministry for minorities doubled to Rs 1,000 cr
  • Rajiv Gandhi drinking water mission to get Rs 7300 cr (from Rs 6500 cr)
  • Rs 16,000 crore for rural jobs
  • Rs 400 crore for National Programme for the elderly
  • Rs 500 crore for Arunachal Pradesh and other border areas of the NE
  • Total allocation to NE increased to Rs 16447 crore
  • Schemes for minorities
  • More minority candidates for central para military forces
  • Allocation to ICDS hiked to Rs 6,300 cr
  • Allocation to JNURM hiked to Rs 6,866 cr from Rs 5,482 cr
  • Allocation to ICDS hiked to Rs 6,300 cr
  • Impact of US slowdown on emerging markets not clear
  • Rs 100 cr for IT ministry to link knowledge institutes
  • Health cover of Rs 30,000 for ever worker in BPL category
  • To set up IISCs in Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram
  • Impact of US slowdown on emerging markets not clear
  • Rs 100 cr for IT ministry to link knowledge institutes
  • Health cover of Rs 30,000 for ever worker in BPL category
  • Allocation for AIDS programme Rs 999 cr
  • NREGS extended to all 596 rural districts; allocated Rs 16,000 cr
  • To spend Rs 1,042 cr to eradicate polio
  • Health allocation hiked to Rs 16,534 cr
  • Anganwadi workers’ pay hiked
  • 1 new IIM to be set up at Shillong
  • Navodaya vidyalayas to get Rs 130 crore
  • 6,000 high-quality schools to be built by FY09
  • Mid-day meal scheme to cover 13.9 crore students
  • Gross budgetary support at Rs 2.28 trillion
  • Sarva Siksha Abhiyan to get Rs 13,100 cr
  • 16 more central varsities
  • IITs for AP, Bihar and Rajasthan
  • Global markets weak since Aug, impact on local market unclear
  • Need to be vigilant on global risks
  • 8% GDP in 12 successive years
  • Global markets weak since Aug, impact on local market unclear
  • Need to be vigilant on global risks
  • Agriculture estimated to grow at 2.6% in FY08
  • Education sector to get Rs 34,400 crore, up 20 pc
  • Bharat Nirman to get Rs 31,282 crore
  • Farm credit to touch Rs 2.4 lakh crore by year end
  • Balancing supply-side most important
  • Services, manufacturing to drive growth
  • 2007-08 most challenging year
  • Checking inflation top priority
  • RBI takes measures to monitor capital inflow
  • New initiatives for Agri sector
  • Agri growth for whole year estimated at 2.6 pc
  • Confident of 8.8 pc growth rate
  • Chidambaram begins Budget speech


February 29, 2008 Posted by | News and Views | , , | Leave a comment

Income tax payers are likely to get a major relief

pchidabaram.jpgIncome tax payers are likely to get a major relief in the Budget 2008-09, as government prepares itself to please middle-class in election year.
The minimum income threshold limit for income tax payer could be raised from Rs 1,10,000 to Rs 1,25,000 or Rs 1,30,000, sources said.The income threshold for 30 per cent tax rate could be raised from the current Rs 2,50,000 per annum, sources said.

Tax payers would get a relief of Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 even if the finance minister decides to raise the minimum income threshold limit of income tax by Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. The finance minister had earlier said that the code, aimed at simplifying the tax laws, would be put for public comments shortly.

February 22, 2008 Posted by | News and Views | , , , , | 1 Comment

Gyms in & around Mumbai

Gyms in & around Mumbai  
Sr. No.
1 PALGHAR, MUMBAI. Pankaj M. Meher At post – Kelva Tal-Palghar
2 VIRAR, MUMBAI. Young-Star Gymnasium,Station Road,Virar(West)
3 VIRAR, MUMBAI. Fitness Fuel 58159 Balaji Center,v 5 Marg opp Rly crossing,virar(East)
4 VIRAR, MUMBAI. Topstar Gym,Mamta Tower,Sapna Nagar,Virar(West)
5 VIRAR, MUMBAI. Topstar Gold Gym,Jakat Naka,Bolinj Road,virar(Weat)
6 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Siddhivinayak Gym, Minakshi House,Near Little Flower English School, Samel Pada, Samrat Ashok Nagar, Nalasopara (W).
7 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Body-Line Health Club.,Nalasopara (W)
8 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. H.M. Gym Nalasopara (E)
9 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Dr Kumbhar Gymnasium., Tulinj,
Nalasopara (E)
10 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Dubey’s Gymnasium ,Station Rd, Nalasopara (E)
11 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Rangade’s Gymnasium., B-1,2,3, Shan Aptt., Tulinj, Nalasopara(E)
12 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Balaji Gym,Nirmal Rd, Near. Govt. Hospital, Nalasopara (W).
13 NALASOPARA, MUMBAI. Patankar Gym, Nalasopara (W).
14 VASAI RD, MUMBAI. Joe’s Gym. Vasai (W)
15 VASAI RD, MUMBAI. Flojack Health Spa., Vasai (W)
16 NAIGAON, MUMBAI. Essar Health Centre. Amol Nagar.Naigaon (W)
17 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Gold Coin Gymnasium (Old)., BP. Road, Bhayander (E)
18 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Gold Coin Gymnasium., Jesal Park.Bhayander (E)
19 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Body Solid, Opp Ramnagar, Bhayander(E)
20 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Parulekar, 90 feet Rd, near Phatak, Bhayander(W)
21 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Body shaper, Near Police Station,Bhayander(W)
22 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Pathare Gym, Near Police Station,Bhayander(W)
23 BHAYANDER, MUMBAI. Shiv Samarth Gymco, Goddev Naka., Bhyandar (E).
24 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. Evershine Fitness Enclave., A/1 Rashmi Park, Mira Road (E).
25 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. Jha’s Gymnasium., Shanti Nagar, Mira-Road (E).
26 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. Micky’s Gymnasium., Mira-Road (E). Ph:9820722817.
27 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Power Gymnasium” Poonam Sagar Apt. Near Saru Sargam Apt. Naya Nagar, Mira Road (E).,
28 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Active Fitness” the Body Temple. “A” wing 1st Floor. Sai karishma tower. Near shiva garden., Mira-Bhayander Road. Mira Road(E).,
29 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Pulse Fitness Studio” Sheetal Dhara,243 Near Ganpati Temple, sheetal Nagar Mira Road (E) Dist-Thane.
30 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Hard core Gym” Near sheetal Nagar Mira Road(E).,
31 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Miracle Gym” Near sheetal Nagar. In line of heard core Gym. Mira Road (E).,
32 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Evershine Gym” in Asmita club. Shanti Nagar, Mira Road (E). Dist Thane.
33 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Olympia Gym” Near Pooja Nagar, Mira-Road (E). Dist Thane.
34 MIRA ROAD, MUMBAI. “Hello Gym” Near Pooja Nagar, Mira-Road(E).,
35 BORIVALI, MUMBAI. Fitness Centre L.i.C. Colony, Opp. Karnataka Bank, Borivli (W).
36 BORIVALI, MUMBAI. Bolly wood Gym Khana., Eksar Borivali (W), Near Eksar Lake, Mumbai-400103.
37 BORIVALI, MUMBAI. Pathare Gym Co. Nand dham Co-op Housing Society L.T. Road, Borivali (W)
38 MALAD, MUMBAI. Jai Bhavani Vayam Shala., Kasambay Jai Bhavani Marg., Malad (E).
39 MALAD, MUMBAI. Shiv Samrat Vyayam Mandir, Tanaji Nagar, Rd.No-1 Bandogari Kurar Village Malad (E).
40 MALAD, MUMBAI. Julian’s Gym., Alma Apt. opp orlem market, Malad (W).
41 MALAD, MUMBAI. Arogyadhan sampada Liberty Garden, Navy Colony, opp. Rajmalhar Malad (W).
42 MALAD, MUMBAI. Vishesh Gymnasium Madh island, Batar Galli Malad (W).
43 MALAD, MUMBAI. “Flex Gym” C-10 Ekta Nagar Bus Stop (front) Malad (W)
44 MALAD, MUMBAI. K. Raheja Corp Health Club. Aksa Beach, 11 Madh-Marve Road, Malad (W).
45 MALAD, MUMBAI. “Vishaish Gymnasium”, Mud Island, Mud Mandir stop, Shivaji Nagar gate No.2 , Malad ,Mumbai.(Moreshawar Koli)
46 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Shridhar Gym., Human Nagar Dr Ambedkar Chal., Kandivali. Ph:28863657.
47 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Health Spa., Rakes Thorat S.C.N Sports Club Thakur Complex Kandivali (E) Ph:2847437/8875135.
48 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Jacob’s Gym. Sai Nagar Jacob’s Gymnasium. Kandivali (W) Ph:28090985.
49 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Adonis Gents Fitness Club, Behind Kanyakumari Apts, Near Santoshi Mata temple M.G. road. Kandivali (W) Ph:28647567
50 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Kandivali Recreation Club. Shree kandivali Vyayam Mandir shantilal modi, Kandivali (W) Ph:28059420/ 28617393.
51 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Vicky’s Gym Co. Near Santoshi Mandhir. Kandivali (W). Ph:28013478.
52 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Ganesh Gymnasium. Gandhi Nagar, Kandivali (W).
53 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. The Satya Gymnasium Jai Hanuman Vyamshala Bunder Pakadi Road, opp Bobby Shopping Centre- Near Gaurav Garden. Kandivali (W).
54 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Vishal Gym CHS. Opp Dena Bank.
55 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. 1/C/409, Transit camp, New mahavir Nagar, Kandivali(W).
56 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Kitty’s Health Spa., Nav-Nirman Soc,351/41,42,43 Charkop, Kandivali (W).
57 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Vijay Gymnazium Dutt Mandir Road, Bunder Pakadi Road. Kandivali (W).
58 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Ganesh Gymnyasium Gandhin Nagar Charekop., Kandivali (W).
59 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Exertech Fitness Services Pvt. Ltd. Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali (W).
60 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Ultra Modern Fitness Center in Kandivli (W)
61 KANDIVALI, MUMBAI. Aerobics Studio & Gym, Lokhandwala, Kandivali (E).
62 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. M’s Health Fitness Centre., Bhanu Bhavan, Arrey Rd., Goregaon (E).
63 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. Karmarkar Health Centre., Yashodham, A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E)
64 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. Health Zone. Lela Hole. Goregaon (E).
65 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. Karmarkar Health Spa., Goregaon (E).
66 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. “Health Zone” (The complete Fitness Centre), Shree Sadan opp. Rly Stn Goregaon (E) in Leela Hall.
67 GOREGAON, MUMBAI. Fitness Centres at Charkop &Goregaon(W)
68 JOGESHWARI, MUMBAI. Petkar Gym., A-10 Bhagalaxmi Co.Hu.50Bandrakar wadi Jogeshwari (E).
69 JOGESHWARI, MUMBAI. Bodykraft, Jogeswari.
70 BANDRA, MUMBAI. MIG Cricket Club. Bandra (W).
71 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Arya Vidya Mandir Society St. Cyril Rd., Bandra (W)
72 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Hotel Metro Palace Pvt. Ltd. 355, Ramdas Nayak Road, Bandra (W).Mr. Mushtaq G.
75 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Talwalkars Mangal Simran Bldg, 28th Road, off Turner Road, Behind Tavaa Restaurant, Bandra (W).
76 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Laxman Jadhav, Arogya Dham, Gandhinagar, Bandra (E) Near Chetna College.
78 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Apoorva Gym, Colgate ground, Near Saibaba Mandir Kharwadi, Bandra (E)
79 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Rahul Health Care Centre, Opp. Aaram Holtel, Bandra(E).
80 BANDRA, MUMBAI. Pedamkar’s Body Art., Near Raj Hans Tower, Nirmal Nagar Bandra.
81 MAHIM, MUMBAI. Fitness Centre Mahim (W)
82 MAHIM, MUMBAI. Talwalkars ,Mahim:-4457548. 4443518.
83 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Health Centre, Supremo Activity Centre, Mahakali Joggrs Park, Jogeshwari- Vikroli Link Road, Near Matoshri Club, Andheri (E).
84 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Get fit, Heritaze Plaza,Opp Indian oil Nagar.. J.P Road, Andheri (W).
85 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Uday Vyyam Shala. Sodananda Building. Swami Vivekananda Road. Andheri (W) Mumbai.
86 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Banas Slymnasium for ladies near Apna Bazar Andheri(W)
87 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Get Fit (India) Pvt. Ltd. Heritage Plaza, 2nd Floor, Opp. Indian Oil Nagar, J.P. Road, Andheri (W), Ph:26321313/ 26360707. (Ladies & Gents)
88 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Barbarian 7 Bunglow, Aram Nagar, Gurudwara Andheri (W). Near Sea Breeze Gents.
89 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Darshan Health Club. First Floor, Four Bungalow Andheri (W). (Ladies & Gents)
90 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. F.R. Gym Muscles & Fitness Centre. Yari Road. Versova. Andheri (W)
91 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Body Max (The fitness turf) shop No-10, B/2 Janakdeep, 7 Bunglows, Andheri (W)
92 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Daljit’s Gym 7 Bunglow Garden, Andheri(W).
93 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. 368/72 Club Premises Sher-e- Punjab Society Opp.Mahakali Cavas Road. Andheri (E)
94 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Ocean-Dolphin ship management. D-116, Crystal Plata, New link Road. Lokhandwala. Andheri (W)
95 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Mind & Body Ramya Jeevan C.H.S Plot-No-1 Mahakli Caves Road. Opp. Holy Spirit Hospital. Andheri(E) Ph:28325864/28326253.
96 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Get Fit, Heritage Plaza 2nd Floor, Opp. Indian Oil Nagar, JP Road. Andheri (W)
97 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Beach, Mumbai-400 049.
98 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. “Talwalkar Health Club, Juhu:26204643
99 ANDHERI, MUMBAI. Ultra Health,Juhu ,Andheri

February 19, 2008 Posted by | health | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The tourists wandered away vasai Fort


The tourists wandered away, each on his individual journey of discovery, happy with the fact that they had launched in the fort where the Portuguese noblemen and women lived and ruled. MORE

February 19, 2008 Posted by | News and Views, newspapers | , , , , , | Leave a comment