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Budget 2019: Disappointing to see continued incrementalism on disinvestments of PSUs

Budget 2019 India: This government had promised to end tax terrorism. Sadly, because of the extreme pressure to raise resources, it has been unable to do anything. However, this is truly being penny-w

Budget 2019-20: An impediment in reviving the private sector investment cycle is the credibility- problem of government as a counter-party. (Illustration: rohnit phore) News

Budget 2019: Stage set for $5 trillion economy

Budget 2019 India: FM spoke of resolving the ‘angel tax’ issue. These proposals, though spoken about extensively in the Budget, do not reflect in the fine print

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Increase in farmers’ holding power works better than price support

Under the proposed alternative, farmers are enabled to hold produce in regulated warehouses with financial support from the government covering costs of holding them for a minimum of four months.

The second important challenge is ensuring the outreach of institutional financial services to rural areas so that the objective of connecting farmers to financial system is met. (Reuters File photo) News

Budget 2019: Sovereign borrowing plan and its likely impact on local FX and interest rate market

Budget 2019: A prudent, if a bit aggressive, first-time borrower in foreign exchange would likely try and raise about 15-20% of its requirement in the global market

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Budget 2019: FM Sitharaman delivered a transformative Budget

Budget 2019 India: Considering the headwinds in the global economy, the reforms announced in this budget will play a crucial role in setting a stable platform for the next five years

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Sacking corrupt and inefficient govt officers sounds great but may never become preferred course of action

Officials covered by FR 56(j), 56(1) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, must be reviewed six months before they attain the age of 50-55 years, in cases covered by FR 56(j) and after the complet

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Budget 2019: Finance minister took the easier route instead of catching those who avoid tax

Budget 2019-20: The finance minister should have reduced rates in an attempt to broaden the tax base even if, in the short run, this meant lower taxes and a higher deficit.

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Now we’ll know if it is govt or CAG that cripples PSUs

Govt shareholding going below 51% is a good way to dilute impact of the 3Cs, but that may not be the biggest constraint

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Budget 2019: Towards behavioural shift in taxpayers and regulators

Union Budget 2019: With the Income Tax Department already exchanging information with agencies like the Goods and Services Tax Network and Registrar of Companies, the finance minister’s proposals ar

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Budget 2019: What you may have missed

Budget 2019 India: The size of the Budget is now Rs 27.86 lakh crore, compared with the Rs 27.84 lakh crore in the Interim document. There has been no change in overall budget allocation compared with

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US-China trade war holds a vast potential for India

The Department of Commerce has identified 774 product lines in which China’s imports from the US as well as India’s exports to the world are substantial

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Government borrowing abroad is too risky, drop the idea

A better way to keep local interest rates low is to raise FPI-limits in India, attract more FDI, or for the govt to simply spend less

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Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman’s focus was on long-run developmental goals, not short-run political gains

Union Budget 2019: The Budget was for the long term and concerned with growth. Issues of water, energy, and environment (e-vehicles) were put in the front.

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Harvesting water: Technology vs policy

Lack of effective regulation and policy of cheap or free power supply for irrigation have intensified freshwater crisis beyond technological redemption

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Difficult to see investors bidding for right to set up fabs in India

Difficult to see them bidding for right to set up fabs, etc, here

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Budget 2019: NRF a good idea, but ‘basic science focus’ shouldn’t come at the cost of tech and social sciences

Union Budget 2019: The pittance that India gives to R&D is reflected in the fact that there were only 15 researchers in India per 100,000 population compared to 111 in China, 423 in the US and 825 in

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Budget 2019: Govt selling an aspirational goal of $5 trillion economy must remember ‘hope is not a strategy’

Union Budget 2019: So, if a government adopts a fiscal consolidation strategy at a time of no fiscal space but with pressures of reviving growth, how does it set its fiscal policy?

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Budget 2019: Govt has laid foundation for India’s growth and development

Union Budget 2019: The government has set the aspirational target of taking it to $5 trillion by FY25 with considerate focus on three main growth pillars: investments in infrastructure, digital econom

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Sharp-shooting in cricket: The game has changed, comparing players from different eras an exercise in futility

Cricket has changed and comparing players from different eras is an exercise in futility

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India needs radical reforms, not the incremental ones pushed in Budget, explains P Chidambaram

To begin, school education must be transferred to the states — as it was in the original Constitution — to be followed by transferring more subjects from the Concurrent List to the State List. On

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PM Modi must caution BJP politicians who throw their weight around

Last week, on Delhi’s Humayun Road, a speeding SUV with an MP sticker displayed on the windshield and a VIP number plate banged into a stationary car at the red light.

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Budget 2019: Good start in parts, timid in many ways

Union Budget 2019 India: Good NBFC-fix, no tax reform & numbers iffy; just plans on power, labour etc for now

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Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman shows how future budgets should be

Budget 2019 India: Excise taxes went up for those the FMs wanted to punish, and down for those they wanted to encourage.

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Budget 2019 valiant effort by Nirmala Sitharaman, sets up pace for NDA-II

Budget 2019 India: All reforms considered, this Budget has been a valiant effort by Nirmala Sitharaman

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Budget 2019 shows a great disconnect – Explained

Budget 2019-20: Private investment in India has floundered not because funding costs are too high or banks are hamstrung with bad loans or the exchange rate is too appreciated, as is collectively bem

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Budget 2019: Why FM Sitharaman should have expanded PM-KISAN scheme to cover fertiliser, power subsidies

Union Budget 2019 India: PM-KISAN should have been expanded to cover fertiliser and power subsidies

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Budget 2019 in tune with PM Modi’s slogan of minimum government, maximum governance

Union Budget 2019 India: FM announced to introduce Central Cell to issue scrutiny notices to taxpayers.

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