Congress slams budget as ‘insipid’ and lacking in stimulus for growth Calling the Union budget “insipid” and lacking in stimulus for growth, the Congress has said the government’s annual financial statement comprises piecemeal measures, repackaged schemes, jugglery of tax slabs and has no real solutions to solve the economic crisis.
Government considering hike in customs duty on toys, certain paper, footwear products in Budget With a view to promote ‘Make in India’ and boost manufacturing growth, the government may increase customs duty on several products like paper, footwear, rubber items and toys in the forthcoming Budget.
Words have consequences. Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has been a repeat offender in terms of whipping up feelings of violence against opponents. He has asked why the women and children sitting in Shaheen Bagh were not dying, despite cold temperatures. Previously, he had praised the police in BJP-governed states […]
The Economic Survey forecasts that the next financial year will see a rebound in economic growth. GDP is expected to grow between 6% and 6.5%, higher than the 5% expected in the current year. Of course, risks to the forecast abound. But the Survey believes that NDA government has the […]
The BJP, especially after Narendra Modi became prime minister, has prided itself on a certain muscular nationalism, ‘distinct’ from other mainstream political parties which are seen as ‘soft’ on the core issue of ‘national pride’. The party believes that only it has the right level of respect for ‘national’ symbols, […]
Perhaps we should discount as electoral posturing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim, made earlier this week, that India’s military can defeat Pakistan in 7-10 days. Even so, it is difficult not to be alarmed. He’s not only the prime minister of the country, he is also the head of the […]
For more than three-fourths of known economic history, India has been the dominant economic power globally. As the adjoining chart shows, till about 1750 AD India accounted for about 40% of the world’s GDP. Economic dominance over such long periods manifests by design; not by mere chance. In this context, […]
BENGALURU: IBM just added to the roster of Indian-origin executives leading some of the foremost technology companies in the world. IIT-Kanpur alumnus Arvind Krishna will lead the 108-year-old American company — which posted annual revenue of $80 billion in 2018 — from April 6, when CEO Virginia Rometty steps down […]
NEW DELHI/BEIJING: Around 366 Indians evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and expected to land in New Delhi on Saturday morning, will be placed in complete lockdown for 14 days at two quarantine facilities set up by the Army at Manesar and […]
NEW DELHI: Redress of grievances through procedure established by law is the hallmark of any civilised society, said a Delhi court on Friday and “postponed till further orders” hanging of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya case. Additional sessions judge Dharmendra Rana stated, “The courts of this country cannot […]