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MONEY

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Income Tax, Capital gain tax, Real estate, Interim budget 2019

Interim Budget 2019: Tax advantages for buyers of a second property

Decoding the amended Section 54 benefits announcement in Interim Budget 2019.

MONEY

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Flipkart, Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Retail, BJP

How the Indian government threw Walmart a Googly!

Walmart faces stringent government regulations just a few months after it bought Flipkart. The timing is crucial. Will it faze the US giant?

MONEY

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Fisheries, Animal husbandry, Fertiliser, Piyush Goyal

Budget Afterthought: Big hug to the middle class

Budget 2019 was a chronicle of achievements, a roadmap for the future, envisaging the return of the NDA, garnished with pre-poll populism, and finally, some warmth for the tax payer.

MONEY

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Economy, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019 polls

Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.

MONEY

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Union budget 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

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Tax relief, Piyush Goyal, Interim budget, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: 10 big 'Josh' announcements which will change the political game

Key announcements made in the Modi govt's Interim Budget will impact a longer time-frame, and will strongly change the political landscape for the BJP, making a determined push to woo the middle class now.

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Live union budget 2019, Interim budget 2019, Union budget 2019 live, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: When and where to watch live streaming of the Interim Budget

You can watch Goyal’s budget speech live here to know what are the government’s plans for income tax slabs, indirect taxes, agriculture, new trains et al.

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Piyush Goyal, Arun Jaitley, Economy, Interim budget 2019

Interim budget 2019: Presumptions and probabilities

Last year's Budget focused on farmers and social welfare. It largely ignored the private sector and the middle class. Will this Interim Budget mind those gaps?

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 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet |  5-minute read
Universal Basic Income, MGNREGA, World Bank, Rahul GandhiOff the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet

Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.

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2019 general elections, Interim budget, Universal Basic Income, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi’s promise of a universal basic income is worth being discussed

There is speculation that UBI could well be on the list of what the Narendra Modi government also offers voters through the Interim Budget.