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Arun Jaitley

Step up infrastructure, social spending, says Jaitley

States have been allocated increased devolution under 14th Finance Commission

Related: States request early release of CST compensation

States want higher allocation to farm sector: Jaitley



A Modi index?

T N Ninan

One way to do a reality check on the official numbers will be to develop a desi version of what came to be called the Li index in China

Siachen: the prize and its price

Shekhar Gupta

Despite another tragedy, it's neither possible nor wise to make sectoral settlements with Pakistan unless it's a part of a larger normalisation


Mihir S Sharma: Millennial politics

President Bernie Sanders would, I fear, likely be a disaster. Not because his policy preferences are a problem – but because he would be faced with the need to compromise, and to create political space for those he hates


New Document



Does the attack on a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru expose us a nation of racists?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Can't Say


Non-adversarial tax regime ahead

A married woman can also become karta

Recent Delhi HC ruling lets the eldest woman in HUF to be its karta, giving her custodial powers over its finances


Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4: More a notebook than a tablet

The device sports great hardware and a fabulous touch experience but is too big to be used as just a tablet