S Murlidharan
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The writer is a Delhi-based chartered accountant with an abiding interest in writing and teaching.

MONEY

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Modi government's stringent labelling norms for online shopping don't make sense

The Centre might be tempted to make the portals responsible because it is always easy to deal with a few hundred portals than lakhs of anonymous and invisible sellers.

MONEY

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7th Pay Commission: Modi government's generosity is reserved only for armed forces

The working civilians have had the mortification of seeing their HRA go down by 20 per cent across the board.

POLITICS

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10 ways in which GST will impact you from July 1

It will hasten the demise of cash economy, the process started by demonetisation.

MONEY

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Why Amitabh Bachchan and not Mukesh Ambani as GST brand ambassador?

A mother may be moved by the actor's advice on polio vaccination but a wily trader would empathise only with and listen to another wily trader.

MONEY

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7th Pay Commission: What about performance-related pay?

There is no reason why a beginning cannot be made with the Indian Railways.

MONEY

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7th Pay Commission Part II: Harsh times ahead for central government employees

They are not a vote bank for Modi government, hence they should not expect much.

VARIETY

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Why India should have ads for prescription drugs like in the US

What Modi government is set to do to check abuses by drug manufacturers is dubious – nay, worse than the disease.

MONEY

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Why 7th Pay Commission’s 'miserly' hike is understandable

The central government is well aware of the fiscal trap pay hike largesse portends.

MONEY

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Budget 2017: Income Tax cut by 5% is only a half measure by Arun Jaitley

The move has made our tax rates steeper once we cross the Rs 5 lakh threshold.

MONEY

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India needs to dismantle ATMs to make digital payments a success

Banks must take a leaf out of telcos' books - let's try ATM pooling a la tower pooling.