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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Budget 2006 - Analysis
Highlights that would interest us... (Source NDTV)

Inclusion of Fixed Deposits under Section 80C
Extension of tax breaks under Section 80IA
Reduction of FBT on business conveyance
Short Term Transaction tax hiked by 25%
Duty exemption to DVD driver, storage media manufacturers
Excise duty on small cars cut to 16% from 24%
Promotion of IT-enabled sectors
To remove 10% cap on overseas invst by Mutual Funds
96% of Golden Quadrilateral To Be Completed By June 2006
GDP Growth Likely To Be 8.1% in 2006-07

Here are the highlights of the tax proposals: (Source Rediff)

No changes in the rates of personal income tax, which will remain as they are currently.
No change in corporate income tax rate.
No new taxes on income.
One by six scheme for filing of income tax returns has been abolished.
Services tax net to be increased which include ATM operations, maintenance and management, share transfers, registration, international air travel excluding economy class, sponsorship other sports events, auctioneers, ship management and travel on cruise.
25 per cent across the board increase in securities transaction tax.
Cooperative lending banks and rural development banks to be exempted from taxes under Section 80(B).
Fixed deposits in scheduled commercial banks with at least five year maturity will get tax exemption for savings under section 80C of Income Tax Act.
The Rs 10,000 exemption limit for investment in pension funds under Section 80CCC has been removed but these investments would be brought under Sec.80C subject to a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh.
Donations to only religious institutions will be exempted from tax.
Minimum alternative tax on corporates increased from 7.5 per cent to 10 per cent.
More transactions to come under PAN.
Constituency allowances of MLAs to be treated as
constituency allowances of MPs for income tax purposes.
Banking cash transaction tax introduced last year will
continue. In one bank branch in Chandni Chowk, laundering to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore was detected.
Fringe Benefit Tax modified. Threshold limits raised, but FBT will remain as it is justified for ensuring horizontal equity.
Minimum alternative tax on corporates increased from 7.5 per cent to 10 per cent.

http://www.ndtvprofit.com/budget/budgetspeech2006-07.pdf

Will the budget affect our investment strategy?
What happened to EET? .. So, PPF and MF will continue to attract investors?!
posted by kart @ 1:54 AM   0 comments
Monday, February 27, 2006
?!?!?!?!
All you guys who prepared for CAT GATE XAT...what not..., And got bulb.....What next? Will pursuing a masters degree after 1 more year make sense? What do you think? Is it time for us to believe we will work in the office for rest of life and start leraning politics :) ? Have you guys started thinking about part time and thinks like that?
posted by Sunil @ 9:43 PM   6 comments
Friday, February 24, 2006
Hmm... I wonder wht Kicha (the Mallu) will name his kid...
Really good blog about etymology of Mallu Names .

On the same lines... Now you know what Amit and Asha Patel named their son and daughter...
posted by Prad @ 8:48 PM   1 comments
A Simple C Question...
Look...
I need to do the same bit shifting operation in two different ways

1. x>>2

2. int y = 2;
x>>y.

Obviously method 1 is faster.
Is there any way in which I can push method 2's performance closest to method 1.

Shoot...
posted by Prad @ 1:53 AM   6 comments
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Mr.I comes in...
Bang Bang Bang...
lol - arent we supposed to KNOCK when someone gets in?!?!

Hehhe - Mr.I always comes with a BANG ;)
posted by Iday @ 9:57 PM   0 comments
Very interesting trivia

I am sure that every wavelet guy (in fact every 'ECE' guy) worth his salt would have worked his salt would have worked on the picture of Lennaa...

Wanna know about the origins of this picture??
Visit here and be surprised...
Not bad, eh?
:)
posted by Prad @ 1:32 AM   2 comments
Monday, February 20, 2006
Waves....
I have a very basic doubt. The modulated (AM/FM/PM) signals are electromagnetic signals. Aren't they? The UHF, VHF, radio waves all of them travel in same speed, as that of light. Is that right? EM waves are supposed to be media independent. So what dictates the media to be copper cable, or coaxial cable or wave guides?
posted by Sunil @ 2:49 AM   5 comments
Sunday, February 19, 2006
S* pani
I was just thinking about words which v use often but don't know what it means.
Probably u cud help me in the collection.
This is my contribution to the list.
1. Sena as in sena pani.
posted by Ramkumar @ 11:55 PM   3 comments
Friday, February 17, 2006
How Em waves travelling?
Guys,
As per my knowledge,Em waves travelling is an energy flow.

What kind of enery is that?

Heat wave is not travelling with the speed of light.but why Em waves travelling with the speed of light.
posted by PC @ 12:45 AM   8 comments
Hi Guys,

Please dont speak things which are not true.

Thanks and regards,
Prakash.
posted by PC @ 12:36 AM   0 comments
Sunil in there..
This is for mokkai also???? PC matter????
posted by Sunil @ 12:08 AM   2 comments
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Hi Guys,

Test posting.

Thanks and regards,
PC
posted by PC @ 11:56 PM   0 comments
Krissh has joined...
Am here...
posted by Krissh @ 11:29 PM   0 comments
Prad's first post...
Of course not....
posted by Prad @ 9:30 PM   1 comments
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