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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?
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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.
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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.
RIGHT Foot Forward | 6-minute read
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.
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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The latest case indicates virtual anarchy – CBI officials doing what suits them while the government has been “over-governing” the agency.
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?
With an eye on the upcoming elections, the government would want to fine-tune the tax system as far as possible.
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