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POLITICS

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Budget 2019, GST, Budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman sets the pitch for transformative inclusive growth

Huge outlays for infrastructure development and power generation as well as public-private partnership in railways will help India's overall growth.

POLITICS

 |  Passion & compassion  |  4-minute read
GST, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019, Budget 2019

Budget 2019 must be big and bold: Nirmala Sitharaman must go for serious capital infusion and tangible tax breaks

For a govt that has taken bold steps like demonetisation, new strong measures should be a logical follow-on. India's struggling economy certainly needs these.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
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?

MONEY

 |  2-minute read
GST, Income Tax cut, Tax relief, Fiscal deficit

Union Budget 2019: Why the Budget so scares me

The Budget reminds me each time, every year, how my entire education was a lie and I spent pointless hours chasing thetas and hexagons.

MONEY

 |  14-minute read
Retail inflation, Kelkar committee recommendations, Make in India, GST council

The Modi Masterstroke: How GST unified India

The Congress sat on the GST for years and did nothing. In contrast, the Modi govt both implemented this path-breaking reform and kept improving it, to benefit the common citizen in multiple ways.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
N Chandrababu Naidu, Mayawati, Nyay, NREGA

Didi’s ‘national designs’ clear in TMC manifesto

Upcoming Lok Sabha Polls is an opportunity for Mamata to project herself as a credible face among the regional aspirants who are nursing ambitions beyond their regional contours.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
IMF, GST, Economic Growth, Indian Economy

India to be the world’s 5th largest economy: Why this vital story should not be underplayed

The failure to acknowledge India’s growth story for the fear of who will walk away with the credit is a grave injustice to the 1.33 crore-plus people of this country. It also prepares the path for economic harm rather than further good health.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Farm loan waiver, GST, Modi interview, Narendra Modi

PM Modi’s interview: NaMo has fastened his seat belt for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Narendra Modi presented before Indian voters both his achievements and the BJP government’s vision for the future. He also laid forth some new ideas, for farming, the middle class and other sections.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Demonetisation, GST, Supporters, Congress

Why NaMo supporters are angry

The 'bhakts' believe in miracles while Namo-ites seethe in anger.