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Finance Minister Piyush Goyal

Winners and Losers: Piyush Goyal’s 2019 interim budget

The Modi administration unveiled an interim budget full of populist goodies for farmers, the middle class and small-and-medium-sized businesses.
Arun Jaitley

No job losses due to merger of public sector banks, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister said merging Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda will decrease the cost of lending and NPAs.
Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley’s North Block office being renovated, sanitised ahead of his return August-end

The finance minister returns as India’s world-beating growth faces downside risks from high crude oil prices and rising interest rates.

With Ashok Mitra’s passing, India loses one of its fiercest Marxist economists

The former West Bengal finance minister was a fiery politician, an equally zealous academician, and a proud Communist.
Arun Jaitley

Long-term capital gains tax makes a comeback

LTCG reintroduced after 14 years; govt also imposes 10% tax on dividend distributed by equity mutual funds.
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The Modi govt never understood the problems of Indian farmers. Budget 2018 proves it

Arun Jaitley seemed to make a grand declaration as if he was fulfilling a manifesto promise. But he just shifted the goal posts with Budget 2018.
Arun Jaitley in Parliament

Full text of the Union Budget 2018

Here's the full text of the Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley.
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Arun Jaitley gives no new ideas on reforming higher education in Budget 2018

More higher education institutions a positive, one new medical college for every three parliamentary constituencies will ease shortage of professionals.
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Arun Jaitley should use this year’s Budget to keep BJP’s promise of ‘Healthcare for All’

In the Budget, will we see new institutions come up to train more doctors? Or will the FM agree to the bizarre idea of bridge courses for doctors from alternative medicine?

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.