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MONEY

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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.

POLITICS

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Indian Economy, Farm distress, Rahul Gandhi, Farm loan waiver

How the politics of loan waivers ensures farmers remain in debt traps forever

No loan waiver policy thus far, irrespective of which dispensation announced it, has helped farmers move out of the distress zone.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian Economy, Dilwale dulhania le jayenge, Zero, Shah Rukh Khan

Why Shah Rukh Khan and 'Zero' are fitting metaphors for our India

Despite being among the world’s fastest growing economies, India is making headlines for cow vigilantism and mob lynchings. Perhaps, as SRK suggests, perfection is elusive.

MONEY

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NITI Aayog, UPA, Indian Economy, GDP growth

What shines and who has been exposed in the politics over GDP numbers

GDP numbers tell a fantastic story of India's economic resilience in which the country’s politics has turned farcical.

POLITICS

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Indian Economy, Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Modi government, Demonetisation

Demonetisation: RBI data on banned currency punctures Modi govt's tall claims

India Today cover story looks at the road ahead after demonetisation and the war against black money.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
China, One Belt One Road, Pakistan, Indian Economy

India's sweet spot: Our economy is stable, although financial disasters loom across the world

Multiple economies are facing 'contagion' globally. India is in a stronger position but must watch its fiscal deficit, savings rate and the impact from speculative exits.

VOICES

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Narendra Modi, Demonetisation, Indian Economy, Rupee 71 against dollar

As PM Modi watches, rupee and fuel prices race to breach the 100-mark

The economy has never been taken seriously by this government.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Demonetsation, GST

Why the current state of the Indian economy suggests it is time to go bearish

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, there isn't much to be excited about the state of the economy in the short to medium term.

MONEY

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Indian Economy, IIP, Goods and services tax, GST

One year of GST roll-out: Several hits, few misses

Operational issues faced by assesses are related to IT platforms and the government seems to be serious about fixing the hiccups.

POLITICS

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Indian Economy, Taxpayers, Modi government, Oil prices

How rising oil prices have put Modi government in a bind

India Today cover story looks at the raft of measures that are now being contemplated to reduce the burden on the consumer.