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Sonia Gandhi’s ‘Unhappiness’ Bad News For India

On seeing Tablighi Jamaat members who returned from the Nizamuddin Markaz quarantined, will Sonia Gandhi urge people to hit the streets again?

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Economy

Coronavirus-afflicted economy gets govt booster dose

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore scheme to help the poor tide over the coronavirus lockdown that may cost the Indian economy Rs 9 lakh crore

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Muslim Women Act Proves Modi Can If He Wants To

The passing of the Muslim Women Bill in the Rajya Sabha, which has established BJP’s floor management prowess, must wake Hindus and the middle class up to pressure PM Narendra Modi to legislate what they have been demanding for ages

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Modi Raj: Everyone’s Gone To The Moon

Are there any jobs or opportunities for bhakts? Doesn’t look like it. They will chant ‘Modi-Modi’ and swear. They don’t want anything in return!

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Editorial Views

Budget 2019-20: Modi-Care For All Without Draining Treasury

Since it’s the middle class that is on the forefront of commenting on the handling of the overall economy by the government, this editorial begins with what Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s Budget 2019-20 proposals on 1 February gave to them. Budget for middle class The mood following the presentation of Narendra Modi government’s Budget […]

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Economy

Modi govt woos salaried middle class, doubles tax-free gratuity limit

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has increased the gratuity limit from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh following the passage of a Bill to that effect last month in Parliament. The Union government issued a notification the on Wednesday under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. The government has further issued a notification on the […]

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India

Pro-middle class, pro-trader bills passed amid din in Parl

New Delhi: Relentless protests by opposition and other parties again disrupted proceedings in the Lok Sabha today but the government managed to get two bills passed amid the din. The government pushed two bills — The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill and The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill — for passage amid this din and the […]

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Will Budget 2018 Pay Off?

The gambit will pay off in 2019, provided those benefited by this Budget stay grateful for another year and three months, and the middle class merely stays disillusioned rather than antagonistic towards the Modi government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his annual Budget proposals that clearly bear a stamp of politician Narendra Modi, […]

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Economic Survey: Are We Underrating Modi?

Amid otherwise promising data released by the Economic Survey, the farmer is unhappy and so may be the poor; the survey may not say the middle class is not excited either, but Narendra Modi-Arun Jaitley’s incremental approach to reforms does not let citizens feel the difference

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Modi Middling The Ball Finally

Whatever the prime minister did, the middle class consoled itself by saying it was ‘good for the country’ even when the benefits did not reach it; Modi has decided to cater to this selfless section of voters now, but isn’t it too little, too late? Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in his 2014 avatar, […]