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Budget cuts: Defence, welfare, nuclear power face the axe

Jan 31, 2013

Budget cuts: Defence, welfare, nuclear power face the axe

One reason the cuts are needed is a rising subsidy bill. The finance ministry expects the burden for providing cheaper fuel to jump by nearly Rs 50000 crore r, above earlier estimates of Rs 43,000 crore. #Numbers #Defence #Chidambaram #rural #roads #Welfare #Budget 2012
Withholding tax cut: Pranab has chosen to favour big biz

May 08, 2012

Withholding tax cut: Pranab has chosen to favour big biz

The FM's decision to cut the withholding tax from 20 percent to 5 percent will bring in hot flows and make the country more vulnerable to external winds. #HowThisWorks #Debt #Budget 2012 #Gaar #Pranad Mukherjee #Withholding Tax #Current account
Pranab's budget math has already gone for a toss

Apr 28, 2012

Pranab's budget math has already gone for a toss

Less than a month-and-a-half after the budget was presented, it seems the subsidy bill on food and fuel will be missed by miles #Pranab Mukherjee #Subsidies #Food Security Bill #Union Budget 2012-13 #Fuel Subsidies
Spending twice your income? You're definitely aam admi

Apr 02, 2012

Spending twice your income? You're definitely aam admi

A survey by the ASSOCHAM shows that in the last six years, spending by a common man has more than doubled than his salary. Here are some of the highlights from the survey. #Business/Finance #didyouknow #service tax #bank balance #Budget 2012 #Middle Income Group
Pranab's real message to taxpayers: we don't trust you

Mar 30, 2012

Pranab's real message to taxpayers: we don't trust you

The measures to track tax avoidance introduced by the recent budget essentially means the government is going to get nastier with taxpayers. #Pranab Mukherjee #Budget2012 #Gaar

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Did Pranab-da pull a fast one on Voda and P-notes?

Apr 02, 2012

Did Pranab-da pull a fast one on Voda and P-notes?

How could the Vodafone law change has just been a clarification when it was there on the statue book in 1922, asks one expert. #Pranab Mukherjee #Vodafone #Budget 2012 #Gaar #P-Notes
For Pranab-da, the unkindest cut came from 'Shochin'

Mar 17, 2012

For Pranab-da, the unkindest cut came from 'Shochin'

Why the finance minister had to deal with the brickbats while the man with the bat was the showstopper on Budget Day. #Pranab Mukherjee #Sachin Tendulkar #Budget2012

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For Pranab-da, the unkindest cut came from 'Shochin'

Aug 21, 2014

How China Will Change the Smartphone Industry: Predicting Winners and Losers

Back in 2012, if you compared a budget phone to a premium phone, you’d likely see a spec/features breakdown like this: The comparison was simple: Twice the money bought you a phone that was, statistically speaking, twice as good. But with Chinese man... #China #Samsung
For Pranab-da, the unkindest cut came from 'Shochin'

Aug 20, 2014

Transparency on Government Spending Fails By An Astonishing $619 Billion

Transparency on Government Spending Fails By An Astonishing $619 Billion Seven years ago, the Office of Management and Budget launched USASpending.gov to let the public easily track how their tax dollars were spent on contracts, grants, loans and oth... #Government Accountability Office #Office of Management and Budget
For Pranab-da, the unkindest cut came from 'Shochin'

Aug 19, 2014

Long Beach envisions more boardwalk amenities, activities

Long Beach residents are being asked whether they want their boardwalk to include concerts and movies like the booming days of the '30s and '40s or be a quieter destination for runners and bicyclists offering more shade and food vendors. The city is ... #Federal Emergency Management Agency #Farmingdale, NY #Long Beach, NY