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POLITICS

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Piyush Goyal, Mumbai terror attacks, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Riteish deshmukh

Father vs CM: Riteish Deshmukh’s hurt feelings over Piyush Goyal’s charge is understandable. But his retort is not

To charge the late Vilasrao Deshmukh with unthinking behaviour by taking Bollywood personalities to a 26/11-hit site is both understandable. And necessary.

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.

POLITICS

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Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Economy, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Who won and who lost?

The Budget offers some limited positives with a vital few missing links, meriting a closer review.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Budget 2019, Defence budget 2019

Budget 2019: Despite the big talk, it's clear the Modi government doesn't really care much about defence

The BJP, like any right-wing government, gets significant leeway due to a 'tough on security' tag that goes with right-wing territory.

MONEY

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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.

POLITICS

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

Budget 2019: Stop doles and grants, frame policies that can actually empower

Guaranteed income schemes, farm loan waivers, subsidies and all such band-aids will not cover the government's blemishes.

VARIETY

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Minorities, Senior Citizens, Piyush Goyal, Union budget 2019

Who lost out in Budget 2019? Minorities, senior citizens, farm labourers

The new tax exemption does not help senior citizens much.

VARIETY

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BJP, Rashtriya kamdhenu aayog, Piyush Goyal, Budget 2019

Cow makes an entry in Budget 2019: Target Hindu votes or rural economy?

The Budget earmarks Rs 750 crore for cow protection and welfare. This will stir Hindu hearts, no doubt, but it should also spark questions about modern 'cow protection'.