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Middle class, Healthcare, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018-19

Anjana Sukhani writes why she's upset with Arun Jaitley's Budget 2018

There is not much the government has done to make the aam aadmi happy.


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Farmers, Election, Modi, Union Budget 2018-19

Budget 2018: Will betting on farmers work for Modi government?

India Today cover story analyses if big promises are actually enough to accelerate economic growth.


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Agriculture, Healthcare, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018-19

Budget 2018: Did Arun Jaitley just sell us a lemon?

As usual, the government is just distracting us with promises and hoping to stave off the inevitable - popular discontent.


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Middle class, Social Media, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018-19

Union Budget 2018: Twitter users reject the Budget with disgust, disbelief and jokes

With no change in income tax rates, the Budget fell flat as the reintroduction of standard deduction of Rs 40,000 failed to bring cheer.


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Union Budget 2018-19, Arun Jaitley, Finance Ministry, Union Budget 2018

Read the full text of the Union Budget 2018 speech

On February 1, 2018, finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget.


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Triple talaq bill, Ram Nath Kovind, Parliament Session, Union Budget 2018-19

Budget session: 10 takeaways from Ram Nath Kovind's opening speech

The president said frequent elections impede development calling for a discourse on simultaneous elections.


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Union Budget 2018-19, Tax slabs, Union Budget, Budget 2018-19

Modi government's last full Budget: What to expect

A flurry of populist measures may find their way into Arun Jaitley's speech on February 1.