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A rare case, when I-T withdrew money from start-up accounts

It’s not unusual for the tax departments to freeze bank accounts and there have been instances of the authorities recovering the outstanding from the bank, though such course of action is not common. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The income-tax (I-T) department’s aggressive action against two start-ups – TravelKhana and Babygogo – due to ‘unexplained cash’ has […]

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Goyal bets the farm on rural sector in election year push

The government’s largesse was widely expected after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lost power in the recent assembly polls in three Hindi heartland states, where rural distress was cited to be one of the reasons for the defeat of the saffron party.  Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. To woo distressed farmers ahead of general polls, the Centre […]

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10 lakh patients treated so far under Ayushman Bharat

Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world’s largest health care programme. Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said […]

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What Freedom means for Women

Most women are searching for freedom within families, not freedom from families. They want to find the ‘I’ within the ‘We’ as they navigate the world inside and outside their homes, says Deepa Narayan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Part 1: ‘Marriage is a gamble’ Ahimsa, 25, who works at the State Bank of India, says, ‘Only family […]

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The subversion of Aadhaar

‘Bureaucrats have transformed a project meant to empower the poorest Indians into one that empowers only babus and disempowers everyone else,’ says Mihir S Sharma.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Let us get one thing out of the way: Aadhaar, or the Unique ID, as originally conceptualised, would have vastly increased the ability of the average Indian to […]