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'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Jul 20, 2014

'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Pro-business is not different from being pro-poor, said the FM. The surprise is this commonsensical statement is such a novelty in Indian political articulation. #Arun Jaitley #Tax #Budget debate #Union Budget 2014-15 #Right-Wing Philosophy
Delhi budget a shameless exercise to get votes Moily

Jul 18, 2014

Delhi budget a shameless exercise to get votes Moily

Congress leader M Veerappa Moily today slammed the Delhi Budget, saying it was a "shameless" exercise aimed at "garnering votes". #India #Arun Jaitley #Veerappa Moily #Delhi budget #Delhi budget 2014
Rs 10000 cr fund: Startups enthusiastic but caution against UPA-like mistakes

Jul 16, 2014

Rs 10000 cr fund: Startups enthusiastic but caution against UPA-like mistakes

Memories of two such funds announced by the erstwhile UPA government still fresh in their minds, they are just cautiously optimistic about the new initiative #Startup #Budget 2014 #Budget 2104 #Rs 10000 crore
Parliament to pass Union Budget before 31 July

Jul 15, 2014

Parliament to pass Union Budget before 31 July

The debate on the Budget in the Lok Sabha will begin tomorrow and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply to it on July 18.
#Arun Jaitley #Union Budget #Budget2014
85% of CEOs say Jaitley's budget is pro-growth: Ficci Poll

Jul 15, 2014

85% of CEOs say Jaitley's budget is pro-growth: Ficci Poll

About half of the CEOs who took part in the survey indicated that they propose to increase their investments in near future, #Inflation #Economy #India #GDP #Arun Jaitley #FICCI #CEO #Growth #Pharma #infra #Union Budget #Agricultural Produce Market Committe

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Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

Feb 18, 2014

Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

A letter from one of our readers to the Finance Minister following the budget. #P. Chidambaram #LetterstoFP #Vote on account #Budget 2014
Why the Mumbai's civic body can't take any pride in not spending

Dec 19, 2013

Why the Mumbai's civic body can't take any pride in not spending

This current fiscal year the civic body has found itself unable to spend what it had budgeted, which is a shame. #India #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #BMC #Budget #Civic body

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Why the Mumbai's civic body can't take any pride in not spending

Jul 23, 2014

Americans Devote About The Same Share Of Family Budgets To Food And Health Care As They Did In 1948

HT to Mark Perry, whose Chart of the Day inspired this post. Prof. Perry shows the rather astonishing decline over 8+ decades in the share of consumption expenditures devoted to food. I thought it would be interesting to contrast that to the rising s...
Why the Mumbai's civic body can't take any pride in not spending

Jul 22, 2014

Ian Ziering: I Never Thought Sharknado Would Come Out

The actor is still surprised that the low budget, made-for-TV movie became an Internet sensatio...
Why the Mumbai's civic body can't take any pride in not spending

Jul 22, 2014

Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

Developers of Tor software believe they’ve identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users. The Black Hat organizers recently announced that a talk e... #National Security Agency #Computer Emergency Response Team