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India Inc Logo LMINew Delhi, Feb 28, 2015 (Agency) 

Feeling upbeat about Union Budget 2015-16, India Inc expressed the confidence that the proposals have laid down the roadmap for taking India to double-digit growth and the steps to add money in the hands of the consumers would add a lot of comfort to them and help expand demand for goods and services.


“This budget has laid down the roadmap for taking India to double-digit growth. We not only see a clear direction in which the economy is going to be steered but also the key milestones that we need to cross on the way,” Jyotsna Suri, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry said.


“The budget has also given a huge boost to the Make in India programme by correcting the inverted duty structure in 22 thrust sectors and by allowing complete tax pass-through for both category 1 and category 2 Alternative Investment Funds,” she added.


The steps to add money in the hands of consumers and build their future would add a lot of comfort to consumers and help expand the demand for goods and services, opined Chandrajit Banerjee, director general of the Confederation of Indian Industry. 


“Industry looks forward to attaining the double-digit growth trajectory which is eminently attainable through the prudent navigation of Budget 2015-16,” he also added.


Budget 2015-16 meets the present requirements of the Indian economy and outlines a comprehensive vision for citizens with strong focus on growth, investment, job creation and social security, Banerjee said. 


“The budget would strengthen the investment cycle and build the savings pipeline while also channelising funds into much-needed infrastructure,” he added.


Re-balancing the public-private partnership (PPP) models and asking the government to take risks would motivate the private sector in infrastructure and some of the announcements like prior clearances for ultra mega projects would improve ease of doing business,” Rana Kapoor, president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said.


“Tax-free bonds for infra sector is also well thought out, while headroom to be given from the fiscal space to fund growth is a significant measure. Correct targeting of subsidy disbursals through DBT would bring in fiscal discipline,” he added.


“More money in the hands of states would bring in growth from grassroots, reduction in corporate tax to 25 per cent from 30 per cent in a phased manner is a welcome move even though the businesses should be prepared to forego exemptions,” Kapoor further said.


“Battle to combat ‘Black Money’ must be continued and the new Acts are welcome,” Alok B Shriram, President of the PHD Chamber said. 


However, due care is to be taken to ensure no misuse or harassment to honest tax payer, he added.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015Perth, Feb 28, 2015 (Agency) 

India achieved their third consecutive victory of the cricket World Cup when they comprehensively beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by nine wickets in a Pool B encounter at the WACA here Saturday.


After bowling out the UAE for a 102, the lowest total of the current World Cup, in 31.3 overs, India achieved the paltry target in 18.5 overs with opener Rohit Sharma top scoring an unbeaten 57.


Indian bowlers delivered a dominating performance to skittle out UAE. Man-of-the-match Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, notching his first four-wicket haul in One-Day Internationals (ODI) for 25 runs from 10 overs which also included a maiden. Pacer Umesh Yadav (2/15) and spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/23) clinched two wickets each.


The UAE just about managed to avoid becoming the first team to get bowled out for under 100 against India in a World Cup. However, their's was still the lowest total by any team against India in the quadrennial event.


The extra pace and bounce of the Perth pitch was too much for the UAE batsmen to encounter after opting to bat. Indian spinners enjoyed the bounce as well, picking up six of the 10 available wickets.


Only three UAE batsmen managed to reach double-digits with Sialkot-born Shaiman Anwar, who scored a brilliant century against Ireland in their last match, topping with 35 before being bowled by Yadav. Pacers Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also picked up a wicket each.


The best partnership came for the last wicket stand between Anwar and Manjula Guruge (10 not out) who added 31 runs to irritate the Indian bowlers for 7.3 overs.


In reply, it was more or less a smooth chase for the Indian batsmen, the only hiccup being the loss of opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was caught by a brilliant single-handed catch by Rohan Mustafa at backward point.


Rohit scored his 23rd ODI half-century and was well supported by vice-captain Virat Kohli (33 not out).


India play their next World Cup match against the West Indies here March 6.


Following is the scoreboard of the India vs United Arab Emirates (UAE) Pool B match of the cricket World Cup played at the WACA here Saturday:


UAE --

Amjad Ali c Dhoni b Kumar 4

Adri Berenger c Dhoni b Yadav 4

Krishna Chandran c Raina b Ashwin 4

Khurram Khan c Raina b Ashwin 14

S.P. Patil c Dhawan b Ashwin 7

Shaiman Anwar b Yadav 35

Rohan Mustafa lbw b Mohit Sharma 2

Amjad Javed c Raina b Jadeja 2

Mohammad Naveed b Ashwin 6

Mohammad Tauqir b Jadeja 1

Manjula Guruge not out 10

Extras (lb 4, w 9) 13

Total (all out in 31.3 overs) 102


Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Berenger, 1.4 overs), 2-13 (Amjad Ali, 4.6), 3-28 (Krishna Chandran, 10.2), 4-41 (Patil, 14.5), 5-44 (Khurram Khan, 16.4), 6-52 (Rohan Mustafa, 19.5), 7-61 (Amjad Javed, 21.1), 8-68 (Mohammad Naveed, 22.3), 9-71 (Mohammad Tauqir, 23.6), 10-102 (Shaiman Anwar, 31.3).



Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5-0-19-1

Umesh Yadav 6.3-2-15-2

Ravichandran Ashwin 10-1-25-4

Mohit Sharma 5-1-16-1

Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-23-2


India --

Rohit Sharma not out 57

Shikhar Dhawan c Rohan Mustafa b Mohammad Naveed 14

Virat Kohli not out 33

Extras 0

Total (1 wicket; 18.5 overs) 104


Fall of wicket: 1-29 (Dhawan, 6.3 overs)



Mohammad Naveed 5-0-35-1

Manjula Guruge 6-1-19-0

Amjad Javed 2-0-12-0

Krishna Chandran 3-0-17-0

Mohammad Tauqir 2.5-0-21-0


Match details:

Toss: UAE, chose to bat

Points: India 2, UAE 0

Man-of-the-Match: Ravichandran Ashwin

Umpires: Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Michael Gough (England)

TV umpire: Nigel Llong (England)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

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