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Latest Articles in Budget 2016 17

Jottings: A Taxing Drama

The latest fund raising activity by Paytm has raised a key question: Is there an impending slowdown in venture capital (VC) investments in startups?

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DDT Exemption For INVITs Lead Infra Push

Increase in Clean Energy Cess from 200 per MT to 400 per MT; will have a big positive impact on the clean-tech and renewable sector

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Jaitley Rules Out Rollback Of 1 Per Cent Excise On Jewellery

The 1 per cent levy on non-silver articles would be only for jewellers with Rs 12 crore turnover and not small traders, the minister tells parliament

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Chidambaram Pokes Holes In Centre's Fiscal Deficit Roadmap

Former finance minister says borrowing by ministries is kept outside the budget and described it as 'off the balance sheet borrowing'

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Jewellers' Strike | Is Another Rollback In The Offing?

The proposal for 1 per cent excise levy on jewellery has evoked strong protests from around the country. Even if the proposal is rolled back, as happened earlier in 2005 and 2012, industry associations need to take the lead in drawing up a sector-specific policy framework that takes into account the needs of the industry and the government

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A Bits And Pieces Budget

Will the Budget solve these long-term issues? After you have finished with the incoherent bytes on TV and the quick fixes of the dailies, do sit back and absorb the cerebral analysis we have put together by authors who know what they are talking about.

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Rahul Gandhi Cheers Roll Back Of Tax On EPF Withdrawal

As the government rolled back the controversial proposal to tax EPF withdrawal, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mounted a fresh attack on it, saying the attempt to tax the safety net of the middle class was "morally" wrong

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EPF Tax Rollback A Welcome Relief To Salaried Class, Say Experts

The rollback of the controversial EPF tax proposal is a step in the right direction and will bring welcome relief to the salaried class, say tax experts

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Ignore The Forces At Own Peril

And with every terror attack sponsored by Pakistan, like Pathankot, the cost only goes up, as the IAF now has to enhance security of all airfields. So the dream of India becoming a regional power has to remain, for now, only a dream.

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‘Privatisation Is Not The Panacea For All The Woes’

The power minister is optimistic about the UDAY programme, and believes that the Union Budget 2016 is for the poor and the marginalised

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Column: Modi Govt In A Mission Mode

The central message of the Budget is that the NDA will rely on executive decisions, budgets and a bureaucracy in mission mode to deliver on its electoral promises. Parliament is for public entertainment only.

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Life’s Gotten Tougher

The C Voter poll shows there has been a sharp decline in the ‘well-being’ perception of middle class Indians after the latest Budget

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Column: Crisis Too Big To Ignore

The problems of the power sector have been created over the last several decades and can obviously not be resolved in a hurry. Renewable energy will have to be part of the solution. It would be good to see the government think creatively about this.

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Column: A Roadmap To Success

For the broader rural economy, there are initiatives such as additional funding for gram panchayats and municipalities, development of 300 rural-urban clusters, modernisation of land records and promotion of digital literacy

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Column: Building Basics

Tax incentives for affordable housing is expected to propel demand. The budget also encourages MSMEs to set up businesses, leading to an increase in job creation.

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