Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the GST Council meet

Income tax rates: FM Nirmala Sitharaman hints at cuts, but there is hardly any room

The fiscal deficit overshot the annual target set by Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Union Budget in just seven months. Read more »
RBI Repo Rate

Do your bit to boost GDP growth, RBI signals to govt, industry

RBI did the right thing in pressing the pause button on rate cuts; economy need concerted efforts from policy makers, banks and businesses Read more »

No repo rate cut: RBI puts the onus of growth on government

The economy is on a downward spiral due to a lack of consumer demand and low levels of private investment. Read more »

BSNL, MTNL stare at manpower crisis after successful VRS

BSNL will have less than half of its current staff strength while MTNL will have less than a quarter. Read more »

India story: Right policies for an angry young population

To generate ample jobs for its impatient population, India needs sector-specific policies aimed at creating globally competitive industries. Read more »

India growth story: Here’s why recession fears are misplaced, Dr Charan Singh explains

The tax cuts and other measures taken by the Modi government will show their impact in the second half of the fiscal. Read more »

Bleeding telcos reminder of urgent need for reforms

Modi government must nurse the ailing telecom sector back to health with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel tottering in the brink of insolvency Read more »

Slipping exports: Modi govt must remove hurdles before ‘Make in India’

India needs a robust manufacturing base to become a successful exporter. This, in turn, needs speedy reforms, a reliable power grid and a skilling programme for its young labour force. Read more »

Moody’s unkind cut: Govt must accept that economy is in crisis

The growth figures for July-September quarter could be worse than the previous quarter's 5%. Read more »

Govt may grant one-year extension to Finance Commission

The deadline for submitting the report was earlier extended from October 31 to November 30. Read more »