Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at North Block. He will present the Union Budget in Parliament later in the day. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at North Block. He will present the Union Budget in Parliament later in the day. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

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Budget for the people

  • 10: 10 am Chennai has some demands - mass rapid transit system to standardisation of taxes to higher budgetary spending and steps to curb prices.
  • 10:00 am The Economic Survey was released. Take a look at how our business editors demystified it.
  • 9:45 am First off, here's a refresher on budget basics. Here's a glossary on some of terms used in the budget.
  • 9:30 am Welcome to The Hindu's coverage of Union Budget 2015.

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