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Govt’s drug pricing formula comes under fire; activists seek method overhaul

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority: In 2013, the government had shifted to market-based prices in its formula to fix the maximum price of the drugs instead of the cost of production.

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Modi govt needs to rework international treaties to tax global tech firms

Taxing global tech giants: Countries like India lose out on a significant revenue base because of complex business and corporate structures, and international treaty obligations.

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No plan to recognise one year master’s degree of foreign universities

Studying abroad: Government has no plan to recognise one year masters degree offered by foreign universities.

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Modi govt’s bid to tax global tech giants may come unstuck

Modi government faces several hurdles in taxing international tech firms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others.

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Renewable Energy: India received $4.8 billion FDI in last five years

FDI in Renewable Energy: India has opened the sector for 100% foreign direct investment through automatic route.

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GST: Steady decline in number of return filers in last four months

GST: While number of GST registered businesses has gone up between February to May this year, the number of return filers has declined sharply.

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Budget 2019: After 5 good years under Modi, growth in central transfers to states set to see steep fall

Union Budget 2019: During the last five years of Modi government, central transfers to states have always grown in double digits but this year will mark a departure.

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Cracking the whip: Govt books 1,800 cases for issuing fake GST invoices

Fake GST invoice: The government has detected tax evasion of over Rs 11,500 crore under the GST in three years.

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Budget 2019: Govt leans on corporate tax collection as GST falters

Union Budget 2019-20: Last year, central government's GST collection registered a decline of Rs 1 lakh crore against the budget estimate.

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Budget 2019: Assistance to states for improving education sector enhanced by over 18%

Union Budget 2019: The allocation to states for higher education has been increased by 108% this year.

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Budget 2019: Govt’s extra-budgetary spending to decline by 12% this year

Union Budget 2019: The government has said that it will progressively reduce its extra-budgetary expenditure.

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Budget 2019: Ayushman Bharat gets less than 7% of the total budget of health ministry

Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman has increased total outlay of the PMJAY scheme by Rs 4,000 crore, however, it is still less than 7% of the total outlay of health ministry.

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Budget 2019: Startups seek enforcement of timely payment rule, GST relief from govt

Union Budget 2019-20: Startups are seeking concrete action from the government like enforcement of the rule of timely payment to SMEs and startups within 45 days of generation of invoice.

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Budget 2019: Startups want same incentives as offered in other countries

Union Budget 2019: Start-ups sector expects the government to match the tax rate and incentives offered by countries like Singapore.

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Budget 2019: Core message; here is what PM Modi is actually trying to do

Union Budget 2019-20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term presents him a fresh opportunity to implement his vision for the development of world-class infrastructure in the country.

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Budget 2019: Five less talked about numbers in Nirmala Sitharman’s budget that you should not miss

India Union Budget: In addition to fiscal deficit, interest and subsidy payments, tax collection, revenue deficit and states' share in central taxes are some of other key figures that one should not miss.

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Budget 2019: Who is Lord Basaveshwara? Who was quoted by FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech

Budget 2019 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today invoked the name of 12th century Karnataka seer Lord Basaveshwara as a moral guide to convey the Modi government's philosophy of public service.

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Budget 2019: Mystery of union excise duty collections being stuck at the same level for years

Budget 2019 India: A combined goods and service tax jointly levied by the Centre and states since July 2017 has subsumed union excise duties levied by the Centre on the production of goods.

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Twitter Gaffe: Finance Ministry retweets wrong fiscal deficit number, sends pundits into a tizzy

Economic Survey 2019: A retweet by the finance ministry Thursday morning put the fiscal deficit number for FY 2018-19 at an alarmingly high level of 5.8% of the country's GDP but later it was deleted.

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Budget 2019: Small companies seek flexible labour laws, low tax regime

Union Budget 2019 India: SME sector is seeking flexible labour laws, low tax regime from finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget.

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Budget 2019: Startups want Modi govt to sort out funding problem; here is how

India Union Budget 2019: Startups suggest unique and innovative ways to sort out their funding problem, including tapping of CSR funds of central PSUs to fund their expansion.

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Budget 2019: Why PM Modi’s idea of one nation one election is good for economy

Union Budget 2019-20: Modi government's capital expenditure declined sharply just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and during April-May when polling was conducted for 542 Lok Sabha seats.

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Budget 2019: Modi govt’s loan repayment liability to cross Rs 10 lakh crore

Union Budget 2019: Modi government would spend over Rs 10 lakh crore in this financial year in servicing of public debt.

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Modi 2.0: PM clears his first Rajya Sabha test; motion of thanks passed without amendments

PM Modi's speech in Rajya Sabha: A combative opposition has twice amended the motion of thanks to Presidential address during PM Modi's first tenure which is a record.

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The victor meets reality: PM admits he lacks numbers in Rajya Sabha, attacks opposition for stalling reforms

PM Modi's speech in Rajya Sabha: Prime Minister Modi also articulated his willingness to work with the opposition on important legislative agenda.

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Budget 2019: Govt spending to shoot up by over Rs 3 lakh crore this year; here’s why

Union Budget 2019: Three items: grants and loans to states, interest payment and agriculture alone account for more than two-third of the total increase in the govt's expenditure this year.

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Budget 2019: India’s Achilles heel? How Modi govt can check rising imports of electronic goods

Budget 2019: The first budget of Modi 2.0 to provides opportunity to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to announce measures for long term revival of manufacturing.

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