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Demonetisaion, GST, Arun Jaitley, Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2019: Will FM Nirmala Sitharaman continue the tradition of carrying a briefcase, or will she give this a spin?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will likely carry the Union Budget 2019 in a briefcase as she steps into Parliament. The case is part of colonial tradition. Will Sitharaman finally decolonise it?

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Swearing-in ceremony, PM Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj

Yes, Minister: Arun Jaitley, the man who powered Force Modi

Arun Jaitley has been a key political support for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Although poor health made him step out of govt formation, speculation is rife over the informal role he could play.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Mahagathbandhan, Coalition politics

Lok Sabha 2019: Why India intrinsically votes for coalitions

Majority governments have been the exception, not the norm in India. There are multiple reasons to explain why the Indian voter likes it this way.

POLITICS

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Arun Jaitley, Piyush Goyal, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why Narendra Modi's Budget 2019-20 is a sensible 'no jumla' budget!

The Modi government has surprised all by eschewing temptations for any over-the-top populism. The Budget has instead shown a confident sarkaar, sure of its values and its direction.

MONEY

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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?

POLITICS

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Corruption, Videocon, Icici, Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar case: Why Arun Jaitley taking a swipe at the CBI is concerning

The latest case indicates virtual anarchy – CBI officials doing what suits them while the government has been “over-governing” the agency.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, Interim budget, Budget 2019, Union budget 2019

Relief for farmers to tax exemptions: 5 things Arun Jaitley could offer to woo voters through Union Budget 2019

The traditional Halwa Ceremony has been carried out and the Budget preparation is underway. Given that the 2019 general election is around the corner, what are the sweet treats the Modi government could offer in this interim Budget?

MONEY

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Tax slabs, BJP, Arun Jaitley, GST

What to expect from the GST council’s meeting on January 10

With an eye on the upcoming elections, the government would want to fine-tune the tax system as far as possible.

MONEY

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NITI Aayog, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Economy

Will Modi government revisit GDP numbers?

The biggest casualty of such a scenario of frequently changing or unreliable data is new investments.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, Note-Ban, Narendra Modi, Demonetisation

Why it is time Modi government apologises for the demonetisation disaster

The move inflicted avoidable pain on farmers, daily wage labourers and small enterprises. Also, it served a huge blow to economic growth.