Friday, 1 July, 2022
Topic2019 Budget

Topic: 2019 Budget

Modi govt’s stimulus plan for economy falls short on vision

India is still waiting interminably for larger firms to be allowed to flourish, smaller firms to get cheap financing & state to retreat from business.

Modi won’t win in 2024, unless these nine economic follies are reversed

In 2024 Lok Sabha election, it will be good economics that will deliver PM Modi a good political outcome. He needs advisers he will listen to.

Ex-Telegraph editor Aveek Sarkar loses security cover, Punjab Kesri editor gets a downgrade

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

2 weeks after budget, stock markets in free-fall, Rs 2.8 lakh crore market cap wiped out

Nirmala Sitharaman’s refusal to offer any respite to foreign portfolio investors from the super-rich tax has made the markets slump to a 2-month low.

Modi govt’s tax for super-rich snares unsuspecting foreign investors

Tax officials have suggested that global funds convert themselves from trusts to corporates as a way to avoid paying the higher surcharge.

Govt will clarify on foreign portfolio investors surcharge soon

Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairman P C Mody said the govt will soon issue a clarification on the increase in tax rate on foreign portfolio investors.

NBFCs will soon be out of the woods as funds flow eases, economic affairs secretary says

RBI can now supersede boards of NBFCs, remove their top management, and audit accounts of group firms by seeking financial statements.

PM derides ‘professional pessimists’, Congress’ crisis continues

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.