An open letter to Mr Rajinikanth

Dear Mr Rajinikanth, First, accept my hearty greetings on your being conferred the Icon of the Golden Jubilee award of IFFI by the BJP government at the Centre. Of course, we are not treating this as an effort to paint you in saffron hue. Not that you wish it either. After all, you have made it clear, for now that is, that you will resist any such attempt, as in the case of Thiruvalluvar. Continue Reading

SC agrees to hear plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who are seeking to contest by-polls for 15 Assembly seats in the State. Continue Reading

Govt slashes corporate tax to 25.17% for domestic companies

In a major fiscal booster, the government today slashed effective corporate tax to 25.17 per cent inclusive of all cess and surcharges for domestic companies.
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Low inflation, falling growth leave more room for rate cut: RBI governor

The government has limited fiscal space to support growth, but low inflation can help the monetary authority ease policy rates further and help boost the economy that has badly lost its momentum, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said yesterday. Continue Reading

Centre announces steps to boost housing projects

The government today announced a Rs 10,000 crore special window to provide last-mile funding for completion of ongoing housing projects which are not NPAs or facing bankruptcy proceedings under NCLT. Continue Reading

Sarkaria Commission norms on Governors flouted, slams Pondy CM

Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy on Monday accused the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre with violating the Sarkaria Commission recommendations on the appointment of Governors and Lieutenant Governors. Continue Reading

Good governance, zero corruption essential for economic growth: Javadekar

Good governance and zero corruption are needed for sustainable economic development in the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Speaking at the 60th SKOCH Summit here, he exuded confidence that India will become a five trillion dollar economy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next five years. Continue Reading

Been strong critic of BJP govt, never justified Modi: Tharoor

In the eye of a storm over his pro-Modi remarks, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said he had never justified Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but was in fact a “strong critic” of the BJP government. Continue Reading