Budget must provide a realistic road map

‘But can it afford to present a scenario within the existing legal framework of fiscal consolidation?’, asks A K Bhattacharya. Taxation and spending outlays usually become key focus areas of all government budgets as they directly impact both the taxpayers and non-taxpayers. But for the Union Budget for 2021-2022, to be presented on February 1, […]


Mobile app to record off-mandi transactions likely

Opposition parties have alleged that the two agriculture Bills will undermine the safety net provided to the farmers by the MSP system and will lead to their exploitation by big companies. The central government might create a mobile application to record all off-mandi transactions done under the new Bill on agricultural trade, a senior official said. […]


PM on Kargil Diwas: To the wicked, needless enmity comes naturally

The Prime Minister's message came as Indian soldiers remain locked in conflict with the PLA in Ladakh, with the disengagement process stalled by the Chinese reluctance to step back from several places in the high-altitude border area. Needless enmity with everyone comes naturally to the wicked, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Mann ki […]


Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

If the Ladakh episode has ended, this is the time to find the truth about all the aspects of it and inform the nation and the world, advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose discretion as the better part of valour at a critical moment in history when he told an all […]


Watch Live! Sitharaman’s final tranche of economic package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address her fifth press conference in as many days, on Sunday. Sitharaman has been announcing the tranches of the Rs 20 lakh crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi had announced the package during his address to the nation on Tuesday, vowing to make the country ‘atmanirbhar’ […]


Narendra Modi to address Nation @10am tomorrow

India’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation tomorrow i.e 14th April at 10 am. The 21 days nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus ends tomorrow. And it is expected Modi is likely to talk about its possible extension. Post Modi’s video conference with CM of the states on Saturday, everyone expected […]