Budget: Imported PCs to cost less
Imported personal computers and notebooks have become cheaper post-Budget
with vendors deciding to pass on the benefits of the reduced Customs duty
to consumers. However, buyers planning to buy a local PC may have to pay about
four per cent more than earlier.Read
Sweet dreams are made of these...
The whole nation went into a slumber as the dream merchant presented
the budget. After snapping out of it, everyone, including industry, looked
rather dazed and once again unsure whether they had experienced a good or
a bad dream. The final verdict was that it was, at best, a peaceful dream
full of promise, continuity, progress and reforms. Read
An agenda for gender-budgeting
Budgets are not gender-neutral. Though their provisions may appear gender-neutral,
they actually affect men and women quite differently, since their roles, responsibilities
and capacities in any society are never the same. And in a male-dominated
society like ours, are even more skewed than elsewhere.