HIGHLIGHTS-India's 2013/14 budget
NEW DELHI Feb 28 (Reuters) - India unveiled a surge in government spending on Thursday, despite expectations of an austerity budget to shore up its finances, imposing new taxes on the rich and large companies to fund a dash for growth ahead of an election due by next year.
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