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Tax, Startup, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019

Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden Budget is long on intent, short on detail

A Union Budget must be more than a roll-call of schemes, however innovative.


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FII, Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas, Jal shakti abhiyan, GDP growth

Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman presented an inclusive, ambitious, growth-oriented budget

Naysayers accusing the Budget of taking baby steps without radical reforms have clearly missed the plot.


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Income Tax, Union budget 2019, Budget 2019, Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2019: Middle class India will find its expenses rising after Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget

Here's how taxpayers will feel the pinch of Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2019.


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Economy, Budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019

Budget speech live streaming: Watch live streaming of budget on Aaj Tak

Sitharaman is likely to aim to revive growth through higher investments.


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Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019

Union Budget 2019: Do we really need a Gandhipedia?

The FM mentioned Gandhiji, his life and the proposed new govt encyclopedia about him. But there's only one thing about Gandhi ji we actually don't know.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.


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Children's Welfare, Children's safety, Education, Union budget 2019

Let child budget share increase in the upcoming Union Budget

Will the 2019 Union Budget allocate sufficient funds for the education, health, nutrition and protection of India's future?