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Jan 30, 2019
Budget 2019 could veer towards populism; expect income tax rationalisation, higher deductions for healthcare and investmentLast year, personal income taxes were untouched and mutual fund investments were hit thanks to the return of the dreadful LTCG for equities
Jan 14, 2019
Budget 2019: Expect no big surprises, taxes may stay where they are as GST has put a block on most indirect taxesBy dragging the Budget announcement one month earlier to February, technically taking a call on the revised budgeted numbers makes less sense as while 10 months would have passed, information will be available for 9 months.
Jan 04, 2019
BJD attacks Centre over paddy MSP, says it will hold a 'mega' rally in Delhi on 8 Jan to press for its increaseThe farmers' wing of the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal said party leaders, workers and farmers will participate in the procession in New Delhi.
Dec 29, 2018
Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reducedTo provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 percent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.
Dec 20, 2018
Harsh Goenka says he was 'misunderstood' for his tweet on farm loan waivers; 'didn't mean to take a dig' at farmersHarsh Goenka says he is a proud Indian and is concerned how to get an immediate and sustained solution for agrarian distress in the country
Dec 18, 2018
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh farm loan waivers: Politics of sops can kill an economy; fiscal indiscipline no pathway for poll winsFarm loan waivers are not new to the Indian economy. In 2008-09, the UPA-I government announced a farm loan waiver of Rs 60,000 crore. It hit the exchequer, and not the banks, but it distorted the credit culture since it discouraged farmers from paying up their dues.
Dec 10, 2018
Farmers are 'liability' for Narendra Modi govt, claims Rahul Gandhi; says issue of unemployment, farmer distress must be solvedCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the BJP government over the issue of jobs and farmers' dues, saying the Modi government considers farmers as a "liability". He also claimed that every institution in the country is being attacked.
Oct 18, 2018
Ethanol as alternative fuel: Why the idea is bad and will worsen the plight of sugarcane farmersSugarcane has become a bitter crop for Maharashtra. Ethanol is just one more way by which it seeks to gain legitimacy.
Jul 20, 2018
Rahul Gandhi says if corporate loans can be waived, why not for farmers too; but does one wrong justify another?On the issue of farmer distress, Rahul Gandhi’s speech was nothing but good politics and bad economics
Jun 19, 2018
Distressed farmers of Kisan Putra Andolan movement seek abolition of 'anti-farmer' Article 31B of ConstitutionA farmers' group has taken its fight for higher remuneration to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution