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Jun 23, 2017
GST rollout on 1 July: Comparing it to India achieving freedom is a travesty; here's whyThe biggest democracy in the world, believe only in the wisdom of our public representatives. Most of these representatives would themselves be GST-illiterate but they raised hands in their respective legislatures to endorse a taxation system created in the ivory tower by the bureaucracy
Jun 20, 2017
India will be Number 2 steel producer surpassing Japan soon, says steel secretary Aruna SharmaWe are just waiting to declare ourselves number two once we get quarterly results or half-yearly results
Jun 08, 2017
Bihar liquor ban: SC allows manufacturers to export old stocks worth Rs 200 crore by 31 JulyThe Supreme Court on Thursday modified its earlier order and allowed liquor manufacturers from Bihar to export their old stocks of alcoholic beverages worth over Rs 200 crore outside the state till 31 July.
Jun 02, 2017
GDP flop-show: Manmohan Singh has the last laugh in war of words with Narendra Modi over note banIn his UP election rally in March this year, PM Modi had mocked Singh and ‘Harvard economists’ such as Amartya Sen who criticised demonetisation decision
Jun 01, 2017
GDP numbers explained in 7 charts: Why we should be really worried about jobs"The demographic 'dividend' is slowly turning into a 'tax' as more young people enter the workforce, while the pace of job creation is meagre"
May 23, 2017
OPEC output cuts, more expensive oil push India to consider US, Canadian suppliersIndia now imports 86 percent of its oil needs from OPEC states to meet its 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd) refining capacity.
May 20, 2017
GST rates fixed: A few concerns remain but big political, economic win for Narendra ModiAny doubts whether 1 July rollout of GST is possible has been put to rest. With the major challenge of rate fitment done, the biggest tax reform is set to meet the deadline
May 15, 2017
Ransomware attack: West Bengal state power company's computers hit; Kerala, AP too affectedThe cyber attack, which shut car factories, hospitals, shops and schools over the weekend, has proved less severe than anticipated in Asia, but industry professionals have flagged potential risks in the future.
Apr 20, 2017
Petrol pumps to remain shut on Sundays: Fuel conscious? Or merely money-conscious?Could it be that the privileges these pump owners once enjoyed – of cash transactions, of favourable deals and of shortchanging customers – are now coming to a close in a digitized and more transparent age?
Apr 17, 2017
Indians love credit cards like never before; here's what the 28% spike in outstanding meansThe drying up of credit for industries shows that stagnation in economic activities is real on the ground no matter the 7 percent GDP growth released by government statistical office.