The record excise duty hike on petrol and diesel will not help the government bridge the fiscal gap as planned, nor will it help boost economic growth as consumption demand will further be crippled, warns a report
Excise duty hiked on petrol, diesel by 3 per litre; govt move to mop up gains from fall in global oil prices
Excise duty on petrol and diesel was on Saturday hiked by Rs 3 per litre as the government looked to mop up gains arising from fall in international oil prices
Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil
Noting that the economy is facing its worst slowdown in over a decade, a CRISIL report has said this was because consumption and investment have stopped firing for too long
Narendra Modi govt thrives on popularity in polls, but grim reality on roti-kapda-makaan provides stark contrast
Poll on poll indicates that the Narendra Modi government still remains the most popular government of the day, yet poised to win a Lok Sabha election if it may come.
Budget 2020: Having showered confetti on corporates, Nirmala Sitharaman cannot disappoint salaried class
The one-size-fits-all standard deduction of Rs 40,000 from salary needs to be upped to a third of the salary or Rs 1 lakh whichever is less
'Nothing done to address unemployment, economic slowdown in 60 years': Amit Shah slams Congress after laying foundation stone at Indian Institute of Skills
Amit Shah further asked was there any new solution found during 50-60 years of Congress' rule to provide employment to the country's youth.
'Didn't see protests coming': BJP scrambles to control backlash over CAA as thousands join protests against new law
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against the amended Citizenship Act that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, members of his ruling party said.
India should focus on structural reforms, clean-up of banks and labour reforms: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath
With economic growth slowing to a six-year low, IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath says the government should undertake structural reforms such as bank clean-up and labour reforms to address the slowdown in domestic demand
How many immigrants will benefit from Citizenship Act? 25,447 Hindus, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, two Buddhists and two Parsis, says Intelligence Bureau
Those who will immediately benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Act are a total of "31,313 persons belonging to minority communities, including "25,447 Hindu, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, 2 Buddhists and 2 Parsis who have been given Long Term Visa on the basis of their claim of religious persecution in their respective countries and want Indian Citizenship".
Shaktikanta Das as RBI governor: Central bank is a quiet, but happening place with current chief at helm for a year
Shortly before his resignation, one of former RBI governor Urjit Patel’s deputies, Viral Acharya, had made a scathing attack on the government on the issue of RBI’s autonomy in one of his speeches
Centre not to release consumer expenditure survey due to data quality issues; to soon unveil base year for new series of GDP
A media report has claimed the consumer expenditure survey was approved to be released on 19 June this year but was withheld by the government agency owing to its "adverse" findings
'Congress advice to BJP not to sign RCEP is correct': P Chidambaram says difference between 2012 and 2019 is 'parlous' state of economy
The UPA's decision to engage with RCEP nations and the Congress' advice to the Modi government to not sign the trade deal were both correct as the difference between 2012 and 2019 is the "parlous" state of the economy, P Chidambaram said.
Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are indeed victims of their greed; govt shouldn't reward them by easing penalties, leave free market forces to play out
The Supreme Court has delivered the coup de grace on a struggling telecom sector by ordering Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel to cough up revenues worth approximately Rs 1.33 trillion as part of AGR dues that the companies were contractually bound, but had so far refused to share with the government
Narendra Modi closed gateway of terrorism in India by repealing Article 370, 35A in Kashmir, says Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them
PSU telco Rs 69,000 cr bailout package: BSNL, MTNL merger will throw more public money down the drain
Globally, any merger works only because employees get fired and the merged company is able to bring down their cost of operations
Over the years, Abhijit Banerjee, along with his wife Esther Duflo has done commendable work in identifying reasons for poverty on the ground through the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), which they co-founded with Sendhil Mullainathan in 2003
Abrogation of Article 370 a 'decisive battle' for peace in Kashmir, says Amit Shah during 35th Raising Day celebrations of NSG
The abrogation of Article 370 provisions is a 'decisive battle' waged by the Narendra Modi government to end years of proxy war and terrorism from Pakistan, Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Economists couple Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo share Nobel with Michael Kremer: Indian-American a champion of free institutions for strong economies, poverty alleviation
Banerjee has been quite vocal about the serious state of the Indian economy
CBDT sacks another 15 high-ranking tax officials as Narendra Modi govt continues crackdown on corruption
The CBDT said action against senior tax officials is in line with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation
Sources said the action was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort when he had said some black sheep in the tax administration may have misused their powers and harassed taxpayers,