Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicBudget 2019

Topic: Budget 2019

Modi govt’s Zero Budget Natural Farming still in trial mode, scientists say not viable

The low-cost method uses a cowdung-based mixture called ‘jeevamrut’ instead of chemicals. Scientists say it could lead to decline in farmers’ income.

Manmohan Singh to Modi Govt: forget vendetta politics, focus on crashing economy

Former PM, in a video address, urges Modi govt to 'put aside vendetta politics' and reach out to sane voices so that economy is steered out of this 'man-made crisis'.

Modi govt rolls back super-rich tax, announces series of measures to revive economy

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the withdrawal of angel tax provisions citing difficulties faced by start-ups and their investors.

Opposition walkout during vote on Triple Talaq Bill exposes their hypocrisy

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Stocks crash after Modi govt stays super-rich tax on foreign fund trusts

A higher surcharge on wealthy Indians in the Budget has alarmed overseas investors since it also applies to trusts – a choice for several foreign funds that invest in India.

Iran’s Ambassador feels US wrong on Iran, Valerian Rodrgiues on Karnataka politics & TCA Raghavan on ‘Indo-Pacific’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

UPSC doesn’t want mandatory aptitude test in civil service exam

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Modi isn’t about to change India into national security state like Pakistan & bankrupt it

Hope that Modi would dramatically raise defence budget were misplaced & unfair. A robust strategic posture doesn't mean Modi is a reckless militarist.

Blame tradition, not ‘data fudging’ by Modi govt for missing Rs 1.7 lakh crore in Budget

Modi govt used revised estimates for FY19 in budget for FY20 rather than provisional actual numbers. That’s standard practice in election year budgets.

Shyam Saran on Budget’s ‘flawed Swadeshi’ angle, & Brahma Chellaney on ‘Make in India’ for weapons

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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