Santosh Tiwari

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Opinion: To combat GDP slowdown, PM Narendra Modi must launch labour, income tax, multi-brand retail FDI reforms

With economic slowdown hitting PM Narendra Modi government hard, instead of leaving the reform road mid-course due to the criticism of GST and demonetisation, prime minister must launch another round of major reforms due in l

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RBI paints a realistic growth picture for PM Narendra Modi

Though there are divergent views on the need for interest rate cut to boost growth, the Reserve Bank of India’s stance of holding the rate for now needs to be judged on the basis of its projection of inflation and growth go

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Manmohan Singh’s GST criticism is completely off-track

The goods and services tax (GST) implemented today is not an ideal one, but it is the best that could be achieved to begin with.

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$400 billion forex reserve is good, but just getting there not enough

While the double digit export growth in August is a good sign, the government needs to keep a close watch on gold imports and develop strategy to boost areas like agri-exports to curb trade deficit.

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PM Narendra Modi may finally reduce income tax burden in 2018-19

Given that 2018-19 budget to be presented on Feb 1 next year will be the last full-year budget of the current NDA government led by prime minister Narendra Modi, the chances of finance minister Arun Jaitley announcing measure

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From next Budget date, demonetisation to Air India disinvestment, here is what Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has to say

Finance secretary Ashok Lavasa says that demonetisation has led to the formalisation of the Indian economy—which will lead to better compliance—and that the GDP growth is expected to pick up in the coming months to clock

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PM Narendra Modi utilises BRICS to cement his global leadership

While PM Modi’s meeting with president Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the BRICS summit has sent a strong message about India’s acumen to deal with bilateral issues like Dokalam effectively, his agenda outlined at

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Despite robust GST receipts, Centre faces shortfall, will have to look for more revenue avenues

GST receipts robust but only 11 months’ revenue will be accounted for in FY18.

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RBI annual report: Narendra Modi demonetisation success can’t be questioned

Even though 99% of the scrapped notes have come back into the system post-demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in driving home the point that the government is serious about tackling black money and tax

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PM Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’ must have a reasonable income tax structure

Prime minister Narendra Modi tried his level best to show the efforts of his government in the last three years in fighting black money and corruption as impressive in his Independence Day speech, despite the fact that he him

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BJP’s Rajya Sabha gains can be a big booster for reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi can utilise the Bharatiya Janata Party’s position of being the largest party in the Rajya Sabha and also the strength gained from Nitish Kumar’s support to push labour, land and FDI reforms.

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Can’t have a 7 to 7.75 pct growth without job creation: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya says that the debate on jobless growth is because of the inability of the current survey system to capture job growth.

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Bihar gain is advantage PM Narendra Modi for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s exit from the opposition has killed the possibility of a national Mahagathbandhan against NDA for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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After PAN card, Aadhaar card linking success, connecting marriages to UID number must be the next big move

The Law Commission’s suggestion of creating a central portal for mandatory registration of marriages can be implemented quickly on the lines of passport seva.

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GST in Jammu and Kashmir a landmark achievement of PM Narendra Modi and his team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team led by finance minister Arun Jaitley has ensured that the state adopts the Goods and Services Tax (GST). They must now ensure its smooth implementation.

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With GST on course, PM Narendra Modi must bring back DTC on the table

Linking of PAN with Aadhaar will make tax evasion extremely difficult, but with this, the government must also look at reducing the high income tax burden that leads to such practices.

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New Rs 200 notes a much-needed move to ease consumer transaction hassles

Along with the Rs 1,000 notes, that is also on the anvil, Rs 200 notes will take care of the problems due to the big gap at present between the Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes in circulation.

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Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh must help PM Narendra Modi in GST implementation

Even though the current GST is not an ideal one, this is what has emerged as the best bet for now. There is no reason for former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to avoid sharing the GST launc

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PM Narendra Modi’s GST confidence makes India a reform hotspot

While stabilising and fine-tuning the goods and services tax (GST) regime after its implementation on July 1 would be critical to its success, the government must also ensure that tough reforms like labour laws besides quick

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Presidential election 2017: Nitish Kumar support for Ram Nath Kovind may finally end Bihar Mahagathbandhan

Presidential election 2017: The endorsement of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar of prime minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation surprise indicated the possibility of his joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party again

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Paris Climate Accord: US pullout from deal will not impact India’s actions, says Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary

Finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, who was environment secretary at the time of signing of the Paris Climate Accord, says that the US pull out from the agreement will not impact India’s actions, that it is committed to.

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Golden compromise on GST rate is a good idea to begin with

Given that gold, gems and jewellery, along with diamonds, are the second most critical area in terms of accumulation of black money after real estate, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council has done well by fixing a rate of

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Implement GST from July 1, and keep fine-tuning it

There is no point in delaying Goods and Services Tax (GST) further, but it is also true that the current structure requires changes till it reaches the ‘moderate rates with minimum slabs’ model.

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Narendra Modi swayed public perception his way via demonetisation, NPA resolution, but PM must address ‘control mindset’ concerns too

Prime minister Narendra Modi-led NDA-2 government has succeeded in building public perception in its favour through demonetisation, and NPA resolution ordinance will add to this, but it has to address the concerns related to

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Urjit Patel comes out of Raghuram Rajan’s shadow, but NPA resolution will test his mettle

Urjit Patel may not be a flamboyant RBI Governor like Raghuram Rajan, but he has displayed that he can effectively balance the monetary policy management with the government’s interests. But his real challenge is to show th

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Smart gains for NPS, need to make it as attractive as EPF

The National Pension System (NPS) is finally emerging as an alternative to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for many, and an additional saving window for even those sticking to the EPF .

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NITI Aayog for marrying net neutrality with free internet

The NITI Aayog’s three-year (2017-18 to 2019-20) action agenda is right in pointing out that the government must take up the formulation of a clear policy on net neutrality on a priority basis.

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