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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Govt may consider bringing petrol, diesel under GST

GST Council, which meets Friday in Lucknow, is also likely to consider extending time for duty relief on Covid-19 essentials.
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India has barely exited recession. Boost vaccination programme to better GDP

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Budget didn’t give in to bad Covid cess idea, good it left taxes untouched

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Off The Cuff with Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Market guru and ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was our guest at the latest edition of ThePrint Off the Cuff. In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, he shared valuable tips for investors and gave insights into his style of investment. Jhunjhunwala said he was bullish on the Indian markets and was of the view that the best still lies ahead for the markets. This is the time to invest and not withdraw, according to him. He also had suggestions for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the 1 February Union Budget. He proposed that the government should not raise taxes and be bold in its spending to revive growth. Jhunjhunwala was optimistic about the performance of state-owned banks going ahead, and forecast double digit growth for the Indian economy in the coming years.
Market guru Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. | Photo: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg News

Be bold, don’t impose taxes — market guru Rakesh Jhunjhunwala to Sitharaman ahead of Budget

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, at ThePrint OTC, says the greatest bull run is ahead for India, adding that he is extremely optimistic on stocks of state-owned banks.
Ancient Athens was a thoroughly modern city in its large public funding need

Why the richest in ancient Athens bragged about paying taxes

Money was just as important to ancient Athenians as it is to us today, so what accounts for this enthusiastic reaction to a large tax bill?

Tax reforms for the jobless and penniless, and triumph of Gandhi’s legacy in the US

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A man pushes a wheelchair towards Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. | Photographer: Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg

‘Raise our taxes’, millionaires around the world are asking their govts. Here’s why

A group of around 80 wealthy people, called Millionaires for Humanity, warn that coronavirus could push millions of people into poverty, further straining health-care systems.
People wear masks as a precaution against coronavirus | PTI File Photo

Modi govt is considering easier loans, tax rules to help economy fight coronavirus

The Finance Ministry is considering extending loan tenors and relaxing bad-debt norms for small firms.
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We’ve cut rates but you can’t miss goals – finance ministry tells tax officials

Finance ministry exhorted tax officials to meet direct tax mop-up target of Rs 13.4 lakh crore through a video conference on 16 Dec to help boost public finances.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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