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Why Modi govt’s budget looks more like a Patanjali product designed by Ramdev

Be it women and children’s health or farmers’ crops or ex-servicemen’s OROP, Piyush Goyal’s interim budget slashed hope on every front
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Job plan is missing link in Modi govt’s last budget amid drama over data

Much of the interim budget focused on consumer stimulus with few specific measures to create opportunities for about 12 million young Indians who enter the job market each year.
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This is where Modi govt is getting its money from for budget giveaways

Slew of measures in budget will cost exchequer over Rs 94,000 cr, for which govt is banking on higher RBI surplus, better disinvestment and corporate tax.
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Metro projects get 25% more in this year’s Housing and Urban Affairs budget

The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has been allocated Rs 48,000 crore, 17 per cent more than last year's provision.

Budget an imitation of Rythu Bandhu scheme, says KT Rama Rao

Rama Rao targeted the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi which will help farmers owning less than two hectares of land.
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Budget stumps opposition but euphoria in the BJP camp misplaced

The Modi dispensation still has to contend with the lack of jobs narrative and the growing OBC, SC/ST consolidation over the upper caste quota.

How to pay zero tax on income of upto Rs 10 lakh, thanks to Piyush Goyal’s budget

After today’s interim budget announcement, a person earning upto Rs 10 lakh can pay zero income tax with smart financial management.

Opposition slams interim budget as ‘jumblebaz manifesto’

Parties, including Congress, NCP and BSP, hit out at the Modi government for making populist promises to appease the public in an election year.
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In Mumbai’s Sion, old neighbours recall Piyush Goyal the ‘gentle & studious boy’

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, who presented his maiden budget Friday, spent his childhood in Mumbai's Sion.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presents the interim Budget 2019-20 during the Budget Session at Parliament House | PTI

Piyush Goyal presents vision for next decade in budget, lists 10 focus areas

From housing to infrastructure, finance minister Piyush Goyal laid the Modi government's vision to carry India forward till 2030.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?