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  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley is set to present his first full budget under the Narendra Modi government later this week. As usual, the market is abuzz with expectations from the various sections of the budget as well as likely announcements.
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  • Arun Jaitley, Ashwani Kumar
    Feb 24, 2015 19:16 IST

    Budget 2015: Salaried class looks forward to PM Modi with great hopes

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley is set to present his first full budget under the Narendra Modi government later this week. As usual, the market is abuzz with expectations from the various sections of the budget as well as likely announcements.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Jan 12, 2015 13:20 IST

    Kejriwal vs Modi again? All is not lost for AAP in Delhi

    Opinion polls predict a BJP victory in Delhi, they also say Kejriwal is ahead in the race for the post of the CM. Can AAP repeat its performance of last state polls or will it be decimated like it was in the Lok Sabha polls?

  • Dec 02, 2014 12:32 IST

    Will Jhakhand see a fractured mandate again?

    Jharkhand, where the assembly elections are underway, has faced political instability ever since it was carved out from Bihar in 2000 and has seen 9 chief ministers and 3 President's Rule terms in last 14 years.

  • Nov 24, 2014 17:51 IST

    State of affairs in Jharkhand as it heads for elections

    Jharkhand goes to polls which will be held in five phases during November-December 2014 along with Jammu and Kashmir.

  • BJP Delhi
    Jul 17, 2014 18:06 IST

    BJP attempt to form govt in Delhi akin to hara-kiri

    Buoyed by the success in the LS polls, BJP leaders may be feeling that forming the government in Delhi is the right thing to do. Amid talk of six Congress MLAs possibly supporting a BJP government, Rajnath Singh has denied allegations of horse-trading.

  • Jul 16, 2014 10:54 IST

    Will the budget really usher in ‘acche din’ for India?

    Modi coined the phrase 'acche din aane wale hain' during the 2014 general election campaign. The aam aadmi lapped this up and voted in large numbers for the BJP. The statement came with strings attached and had terms and conditions in font '7' which nobody usually reads.

  • cooking gas cylinders
    Jul 03, 2014 12:08 ISTAnalysis

    Why petro products subsidies should be done away with

    Removal of all subsidies won't ignite inflation. Only diesel hike will do so. And all this can be compensated by lowering income taxes as detailed above without creating any strain on the government's budget.

  • Budget papers
    Jun 27, 2014 18:01 IST

    Railway fare hike could be the first of many bitter pills

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said recently that India will need to take bitter pills to come out of the economic mess, making it clear that he was ready to take unpopular steps to improve the economy.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Jun 24, 2014 14:12 ISTVantage Point

    An open letter to finance minister from salaried class

    All governments have treated the salaried class as the milch cow to fill its coffers. The employee class is reeling from high inflation and poor hikes for past few years against the backdrop of low GDP growth. But this time, the salaried class rallied behind Modi.

  • A dip in Ganga
    May 28, 2014 14:06 IST

    Delhi is asking: can AAP bounce back?

    The dharna episode and his resignation were not received well by a section of his voters. People wanted him to run the government for five years and serve. This was seen by some as running away from responsibility. Kejriwal was oblivious of these things as he nursed national ambitions.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jun 10, 2014 17:00 IST

    After LS poll debacle, can the Congress bounce back?

    The 2014 Lok Sabha elections proved to be the worst for the Congress, as the grand old party suffered a humiliating defeat. As the party has faced life threats in the past, is this the end of Congress?

  • May 11, 2014 15:04 ISTVantage point

    How top guns Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal campaigned

    All the three leaders have different styles of campaigning, in turn impacted by their personalities and party ideology. At the near end of this long drawn election, we present a comparison of their campaign styles.

  • Narendra Modi
    Apr 21, 2014 15:15 ISTVantage Point

    Narendra Modi's election campaign: what's working, what may not

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has swamped the Indian media ever since his declaration as BJP election campaign chief in June 2013. With the D-Day (May 16) less than a month away, here’s an analysis of what seems to be working for him or what could go wrong.

  •  Voters
    Apr 12, 2014 18:46 IST

    Not just a slogan: Why it's important for you to vote this time

    With an electorate size of 71.4 crore (larger than the electorate of the EU and US combined), the 2009 general elections in India were the largest democratic election in the world to date. However, only 58% voters turned out.