With Road To GST Cleared, Speed Is Of Essence

With the Rajya Sabha passing the Constitution Amendment Bill that will enable implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the doors have been flung open for the biggest indirect tax reform measure since Independence. The introduction of the

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India Desperately Needs A Bold Budget

I have no insight into the thinking behind the Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present tomorrow, however, if the demonetization exercise is anything to go by, the Narendra Modi government is not the one to shy away from taking bold dec

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Why Mallya is Right in Claiming He Hasn't Fled India

He is right. He did not flee as he was not wanted by the authorities at the moment of departure. On the day he left, he was seen at Central Hall in Parliament talking to his political friends and patrons, including several top opposition leaders and

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Financing Indian cities

Indian cities are fund-starved and unprepared to handle the stresses of rapid urbanisation in the country. Urban local bodies and municipal corporations, particularly in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, do not have the necessary autonomy or capacity to rais

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