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Mar 16, 2012
Video: Dissecting Budget 2012 with FirstpostThe Budget contained proposals to increase revenues, but spoke very little about curtailing expenditures.
Mar 16, 2012
The Frankenstein called subsidiesWhether it is food, or fuel or fertilisers - the 3Fs for the FM - the subsidy bill has, through benign political neglect, burgeoned into something frightening over the last eight years.
Mar 15, 2012
Union Budget 2012: The speech that Pranab should makeThere is nothing as energising as tax cuts. I am opting for a simple regime where taxes are extremely reasonable and easy to calculate and pay.
Mar 12, 2012
Cut oil subsidies first to tackle fiscal deficit: CrisilDharmakirti Joshi, chief economist, Crisil, believes, you have to start with cutting oil subsidies – with diesel deregulation taking the prime spot in reforms.
Feb 09, 2012
There's no cure for sleepless Pranab's 'InSonia' disorderPranab Mukherjee says the burden of subsidies he has to provide for in the budget keeps him awake at night. But thanks to Sonia Gandhi, his insomnia isn't about to end anytime soon.
Jan 10, 2012
Why inflation will be UPA-II's only lasting contributionUPA-II's economic policies will ensure that their only lasting contribution will be elevated inflation.
Jan 07, 2012
Rs 50,000 cr a year: What Food Bill corruption will be likeLeakages under the Food Security Bill will boggle the mind, as the highly subsidised grain gives even more incentives for corruption.
Dec 14, 2011
Oil companies' net worth will be negative without subsidiesThe oil companies are well on their way to insolvency if no further subsidies are to be given.
Nov 02, 2011
Why petrol hike: FM hasn't paid subsidy bill of Rs 64,900 crPetrol prices have to go up repeatedly because the finance ministry is not compensating the oil companies for losses in diesel, LPG and kerosene.
Jun 25, 2011
Oil price hike was done with mirrors, so expect moreFriday's oil hike is simply not the right answer to the problem of unmanageable oil subsidies. It is too little, too late. The government will have no option but to push through another one or two rounds of hikes unless oil prices subside globally. That's a tough task.