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Latest Articles in Budget 2016 17

Column: Paving The Way For PSBs

The Budget does not actually disappoint as it has stuck to the roadmap that was laid down earlier and has also assured that it would be willing to provide more funds if required

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Column: Good But Not Enough

Overall the Budget has been positive for startups. But it leaves more work to been done in the next year.

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FM Jaitley Withdraws Tax On EPF After Backlash

Buckling under pressure, the government on Tuesday announced in Parliament that the proposal to tax 60 per cent of Employees’ Provident Fund has been withdrawn

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Column: Blueprint For Daksh Bharat

Rapid skill development is critical to India’s socio-economic transformation. The government’s ambitious Skill India Initiative, which aims to train 40 crore Indians by 2022, is an ideal platform for ensuring an enabling ecosystem for skill development initiatives in the country.

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Jewellers Extend Strike For Indefinite Period

Jewellers have been on a strike since March 2, protesting against the proposed excise duty imposition on non-silver jewellery items made in the Budget 2016-17

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Middle Class In A Squeeze Again

The Budget proposal increases taxes on the rich, and reduces them on the low-income slab. But the middle class, as usual, has been left in the net

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Farmers See Narendra Modi's Budget As All Promise, No Delivery

Growing discontent in rural India bodes ill for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he tries to bounce back from a heavy defeat in a state election last year in Bihar and build a support base to keep power in the 2019 general election

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On Track Or Off?

Railways gross traffic receipts have fallen short by Rs 15,744 crore compared to the budget target of Rs 183,578 crore.

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What’s In The Bag?

For all intents and purposes, the Budget is in the right direction. Except, it could use a plan to achieve its ambitious goals

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A Slow But Steady Start

The government has allowed global income from royalty or patent that is registered in India at a lower tax rate of 10 per cent to the benefit of companies with intellectual property, which will also help spur local research and development

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Sharp Rise In Allocation For Myanmar In Indian Budget

Overall outflow of India's development assistance has increased from Rs 7,450 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 8,970 crore in the 2016-17 budget, writes Sachin Chaturvedi

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Jewellers To Continue Strike; Minister Says Will Look Into Demands

More than 300 associations comprising over three lakh manufacturers, retailers and artisans are on a strike

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Tata Motors Expects 25 Per Cent Jump In Commercial Vehicle Sales

Tata Motors had increased prices of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs 35,000 with immediate effect to offset the impact of infrastructure cess after the Union Budget

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RBI Pores Over Budget, Worries On Fiscal Math

Some Reserve Bank of India officials are worried that a populist budget could put the onus of driving growth on them but limit their ability to respond through big rate cuts this year

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Bridging Digital Divide, The Finest Deliverable Of The Budget

India ranks low on digital literacy levels on a global scale with around 12 crore rural households not having access to computers

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