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Mar 26, 2019
Why Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 per annum minimum income promise is a blunder in the makingMinimum income guarantee promise will most likely shift attention from the more serious unemployment problem.
Dec 20, 2018
Gujarat power bill waiver beginning of downward spiral towards bankruptcy; India needs to curb frenzy of freebiesGujarat's move to announce a power bill waiver of Rs 650 crore shows that it doesn't matter if it's the taxpayers who will suffer the burden. The actual tax-paying public is too small to matter when the general elections are around the corner.
Nov 23, 2018
Freebies have made people lazy, PDS rice should be restricted to BPL families alone: Madras High CourtThe Madras High Court said that successive governments had extended PDS benefits to all sections of people for political benefits
Apr 28, 2018
Karnataka polls: Congress manifesto a potpourri of time-tested freebies, copies jumlas that helped Modi win 2014The Congress manifesto, released by party president Rahul Gandhi in Mangaluru, promises to create one crore jobs in Karnataka in the next five years and to give away free cell phones to college-going students in the 18-23 age group
Mar 01, 2018
Makkal Needhi Maiam does not believe in total prohibition and freebies, says Kamal HaasanActor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), does not believe in the implementation of total prohibition and the concept of freebies.
Oct 26, 2017
Gujarat Assembly polls: Since HP election date announcement, Rupani govt and Centre have been churning out sops after sopsSeveral reports in the past ten days have claimed that in the meantime the BJP-led Centre and the Gujarat government have showered the state with slew of sops to "appease" many communities ahead of the announcement of the election dates were announced.
Sep 22, 2017
Paytm Mall sales seen $4 bn by year-end, half-a-billion during festival season, says COO Amit SinhaApproach taken by e-commerce platforms has not tapped into millions of shopkeepers and retailers across the breadth and length of the country, feels Paytm Mall COO
Aug 03, 2017
GST impact: This festive season discounts, freebies, buy-one-get-one free schemes unlikely to come your wayWith launch of GST, not just fashion retailers, even makers of packaged food products are also doing away with discounts
Mar 06, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Handing out freebies to 'secessionist leaders' only damages the government's imageOnly a headless chicken would reinstate the strategy of handing out incentives as state policy to secessionist leaders in Kashmir. For one thing, it presumes that these "leaders" are in charge of what is unfolding in Kashmir. They are not.
Jan 27, 2017
Goa Election 2017: Rejecting handouts, activists give political parties their own grassroots manifestoResponding to sops in various manifestos, Sabina Martins, convenor of the Goa Bachao Abhiyan, observed that 'politics has become a business'