12:45 PM: Sensex, Nifty crack after Budget speech. Markets don't like the Union Budget
12:45 PM: Finance Minister P Chidambaram concludes speech
12:42 PM: Rs 9,000 crores for GST compensation to states to be set aside
12:42 PM: Mobile phones exceeding Rs 2000 to attract 6% duty
12:40 PM: Service tax levied on air conditioned restaurants
12:38 PM: Import duty on set-top boxes to 10% from 5%
12:37 PM: Excise duty on cigarettes increased
12:36 PM: Excise duty on SUVs increased from 27 per cent to 30 per cent.
12:34 PM: To introduce DTC in parliament
12:31 PM: No change in rate of standard excise duty
12:30:PM Securities Transaction Tax reduced on equity futures
12:27: PM: TDS on property transactions above Rs 50 lakh
12:25 PM: Tax slabs remain the same. Education cess remains
12:25 PM: 10% surcharge on individuals earning income of Rs 1 crore. Only for 1 year though.
12:16 PM: Fiscal deficit for 2013-2014 estimated at 4.8%
12:15 PM: Fiscal deficit for 2012-2013 estimated at Rs 5.12%
12:15 PM: Planned expenditure estimated Rs 5,51,222 crores
12:11 PM: Nirbhaya Fund to be set up. Govt proposes to allocate Rs 1000 crores
12:09 PM: Post offices to get Rs 532 crores for technological modernisation
12:05 PM: Defense Budget hiked to Rs 2,03,672 crores
12:04 PM: Insurance, provident funds can trade directly in debt segments of stock exchanges
12:01 PM: Stock Exchange's to introduce debt dedicated segment on the exchanges.
12 Noon: FIIs permitted in Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives Segment.
11:58 AM: Proposal to amend SEBI amendment act. SEBI to simplify norms for foreign funds to invest in India.
11:56 AM: NHB to set up urban housing bank
11:53 AM: First women's bank to be set up with a capital of Rs 1000 crores.
11:52 AM: Working with RBI and NABARD to bring core banking by end of the year to all scheduled commercial banks
11:45 AM: MSEM units benefits to stay with them after three years of moving out to a bigger category
11:44 AM: Shale gas projects to be encouraged
11:42 AM: Home loan takers of above Rs 25 lakh will get a total deduction of Rs 2.5 lakh on gross taxable income
11:40 AM: Inflation indexed bonds to be introduced.
11:38 AM: RGESS to be liberalised. RGESS to be for three years and not one year. Income limit on RGESS raised to Rs 12 lakhs
11:37 AM: To attract new investment, new investment allowance for companies investing Rs 100 crores and more in plant and machinery.
11:36 AM: A Regulatory Authority for the Road sector is proposed
11:35 AM: Seek assistance from ADB and World Bank for roads in North East
11:32 AM: Infrastructure investment gets fillip. Infra debt funds would be encouraged. Four IDF's have been registered with SEBI.
11:30 AM: Rs 10,000 crores incremental funds for Food Security Bill.
11:26 AM: Rs 500 crores allocated for crop diversification programme.
11:25 AM: Rs 27,049 crores allocated to Ministry of Agriculture
11:24 AM: 46% hike in Rural Development spending
11:22 AM: Rs 33,000 crores allocated for MGNREGS
11:20 AM: Clean drinking water and sanitation Ministry allocated Rs 15260 crores
11:18 AM: Propose to allocate Rs 55,868 crore for Education: FM
11:16: AM To allocate Rs 37,370 crore for Heath and Family Welfare: FM
11:15 AM: Rs 3511 crores allocated to the Ministry of Minority Affairs
11:13 AM: Rs 41,000 crores for scheduled caste sub plan allocated: FM
11:12 AM: All flagship programmes adequately funded: FM
11:10: AM: Food inflation worrying. Will take supply side measures
11:08 AM: Greater worry is the current account deficit.
11:05 AM: Goal is greater growth with inclusive development: FM
11:02 AM: FM rises to deliver his speech
10:54 AM: Cabinet clears Budget2013
10:45 AM: Chidambaram leaves office to present Budget
10:35 AM: Markets trade higher with the Sensex up 118 points. Nifty gains 32 points with just 25 minutes to go before Chidambaram delivers his speech.
10:20 AM: Jewellery stocks like PC Jeweller and Tribhoovandas are down on fears of import duty on Gold
10:05 AM: Opinion is that FM may tax the super rich
10 AM: FM arrives for Cabinet meeting
9:50 AM: Rupee gains 17 paise at 53.70 to the Dollar ahead of the Budget
9:40 AM: ITC is the only Sensex stock that is lower on fears of excise duty on Cigarettes
9:40 AM: Sensex, Nifty galloping ahead of the Budget. Nifty up 38 points, Sensex up 128 points
9:30 AM: Rumours have it that the FM might propose an all Women's Bank
9:20 AM: Infrastructure stocks have rallied ahead of the Budget. L&T is up 1.6 per cent
9:15 AM: Markets open strong. Nifty up 51 points, Sensex up 160 points
9:00 AM: Rupee gains 22 paise in early trade ahead of the Budget
8:50 AM: Markets set to open higher in anticipation of Union Budget 2013