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Why this Budget can’t make India fly

Given the benign economic environment, it is disappointing that the finance minister did not do much to boost revenue, which is desperately needed to cut the fiscal deficit

Survey upbeat about a growth Budget

The Economic Survey has pointed out the distortions in the present system of untargeted subsidies and the humongous leakages in distribution of kerosene or rations to the poor

A businesslike Railway Budget

The Rail Budget could put the railways on the path of reform in governance, as Mr Prabhu has promised decentralisation by empowering general managers, a change in the accounting system and strict monitoring

The hurdles ahead in BJP-PDP alliance

This is the first time since independence that the BJP has gained the opportunity to be in government in India’s only Muslim-majority state, which lies on the boundary with Pakistan

Here and NowSudhir Tailang


Here & Now

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The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.

“It’s always time to say goodbye Said the spider to the fly As he wove his tangled web With a crocodile tear in his eye. It’s easier jumping over the moon Sang the cow to a feline tune