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  Opinion   Oped  02 Feb 2017

Opinion, Oped, 02 Feb 2017

The Budget for Bharat that will transform India

Today’s budget comes at a time when the world’s economy is facing the headwinds of protectionism.

02 Feb 2017 7:05 AM

Government’s digital push a welcome step

The Digi Gaon initiative, launched to provide tele-medicine through digital technology.

02 Feb 2017 6:23 AM

Union Budget 2017 to boost living standards

The government’s decision to boost investments in the rural sector will see a major transformation in our villages and farms.

02 Feb 2017 6:21 AM

Railways may not achieve capex target

The budget could have proposed to raise passenger fare marginally to bring some incentives for freight.

02 Feb 2017 6:01 AM

Union Budget 2017-18 and the agrarian crisis

The finance minister has rightly emphasised the need for using the unexploited power of Panchayati Raj institutions.

02 Feb 2017 5:05 AM


Indirect taxes muted as GST on the anvil

There has been no increase in the basic duty rates under customs, central excise and service tax laws, which is a welcome move.

02 Feb 2017 2:58 AM

Union Budget 2017: For India Inc, a soothing balm

Affordable housing received high attention in the Budget, recognising its vital role as an engine of growth.

02 Feb 2017 2:40 AM

Union Budget 2017: A step towards GST

The rate of tax for income within the range of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs has been reduced from 10 per cent to five per cent.

02 Feb 2017 2:38 AM

A bland exercise; major rethink needed

The modest tone and tenor of the Budget should not be held against the finance minister or the BJP-led NDA government.

02 Feb 2017 2:35 AM