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  • When our finance ministers shunned number crunching for philosophy

    Although the budget has nothing to do with either literature or poetry but to make it interesting, yet   many   finance   ministers’   have   employed   either   literature   or   famous   quotes   to   telling   effect. We profile such incidents (since 1984-85) when Pranab Mukherjee, as the...

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 2:44pm
  • 50 facts about Budget you did not know

    There are some naysayers who would like to think the Union Budget in India is losing its relevance. The main reason given is that the most important economic and policy decisions are never announced in the Budget. But the curiosity and the anxiety the Union Budget generates is unmatched by any...

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 2:17pm
  • Wanted some big hits: Narendra Modi should go for quick disinvestment of 10 large PSE

    Having received a decisive mandate, the world expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun singles and doubles to focus on some lusty big hits. But does Modi have the legroom to do so? While pundits slog it out over how much space the outgoing government has afforded the new prime minister, a clear...

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 6:02pm
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: Parties give women contenders a miss!

    Despite all the claims of giving greater representation to women in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, of the total 1325 candidates fielded by the three major political parties (Congress, BJP, and AAP) just about 12 % happen to be women. In the recently concluded LS polls, the three mainline parties have...

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 7:52pm
  • Forgettable innings for young in 2014 Lok Sabha elections

    Youth are being supposed to be the driving force behind the highest ever turnout witnessed in recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. However, they are still languishing in minority when it comes to bag party tickets.  If a candidate up to 50 years of age can be considered as young in politics, the two...

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 7:46pm
  • Last but not the least: Varanasi among 41 seats to go to polls in 9th phase

    The final showdown in the 9th phase of voting in the Lok Sabha elections begins on May 12. In this longest ever election schedule, around 502 seats have already witnessed polling while the remaining 41 go to polls on Monday.   The most awaited three way fight in Varanasi will be witnessed in this...

    Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Rahul Gandhi, Ramvilas Paswan and Rabri Devi to contest among heavyweights in 8th poll phase

    Narendra Modi’s reiteration of “mother-son” jibe at the recent rally held at Amethi will be put to test on Wednesday, May 7, when India goes to polls for the second last time this general election. 

    Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 10:32pm
  • Young is out of fashion this election!

    The young blood gets negated once again when it comes to ticket distribution in India. With fate of three fourth of all Parliamentary seats to be sealed by the end of Friday, the verdict on young candidates this poll is already out. The sixth phase poll is on today for 117 seats. Earlier, voting...

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:13pm
  • Sensex touches life-time high, Nifty sets record post assembly elections

    Assembly elections portray BJP in the lead while Congress stumbles. Markets react positively with Sensex and Nifty reaching record life-time highs.

    Monday, 9 December 2013 - 9:57pm
  • No clear gainers if Pharma FDI is capped

    Even as the Union cabinet appears divided over the issue of FDI cap in the pharmaceutical sector, industry analysts argue against any cap since it would unlikely to result in any major change in prices of essential drugs in the country. They argue that unhindered induction of capital in the...

    Friday, 29 November 2013 - 7:39pm