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Last updated: 23 Feb, 2017  
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Shared value an important lever in PM's vision of New India 2022
Amit Kapoor | 16 Aug, 2017
On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to create a new India by 2022 by freeing the country from poverty, corruption, dirt, terrorism, casteism, and communalism. To fulfill this vision of a new India, it's important that all stakeholders come together and support the governments efforts on eradicating these evils.
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Trump's threat against North Korea: Credible or premature articulation?
Mayank Chhaya | 11 Aug, 2017
The problem with issuing a dire ultimatum as a first response to a traditionally bellicose regime is that the one issuing it is boxed in. That could well be the problem that President Donald Trump could likely face as he deals with North Koreas supreme leader Kim Jong-Uns increasingly aggressive moves threatening the United States.
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Hope looms large for the handloom sector
K V Venkatasubramanian | 07 Aug, 2017
From ancient times, Indian handloom products have been identified by their impeccable quality. These include muslin of Chanderi, silk brocades of Varanasi, the tie and dye products of Rajasthan and Orissa, the Chintas of Machhlipatnam, the Himroos of Hyderabad, the Khes of Punjab, the prints of Farrukhabad, the Phenek and Tongam and bottle designs of Assam and Manipur, the Maheshwari sarees of Madhya Pradesh and the Patola sarees of Vadodara.
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Kovind as President: Not a tectonic shift
Amulya Ganguli | 01 Aug, 2017
Only the naive will believe that the elevation of a Dalit, Ramnath Kovind, as the President is of seminal importance either for the community or for the party which chose him.
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GST: Great instrument to help poor move up the ladder
Prakash Chawla | 25 Jul, 2017
Unlike what economists and other commentators have been telling us as to how the GST would push the country's Gross Domestic Product and make life easier for the trade and industry, the launch film showed a much broader aspect of the modern taxation that has the country's people, especially those economically less privileged at its core.
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Indian SMEs, large cos open up to embracing cloud infra
Nishant Arora | 12 Jul, 2017
In a data-driven age, Indian enterprises are constantly searching for a Cloud model that will best suit their needs. Taking over the traditional Software and Platform as a Service, Cloud infrastructure has taken wings owing to new IT spend coming from small and the mid-sized businesses.
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Impact of cheap Chinese products on the Indian economy
Biz2Credit Inc. | 11 Jul, 2017
Go to any goods market in India or visit any online retail site, you will find cheap Chinese products everywhere – whether it's electronic gadgets, crackers, decoration items, or other daily consumables, you will find a cheaper Chinese version for almost everything.
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Revenue Secretary dispels seven 'myths' about GST
SME Times News Bureau | 03 Jul, 2017
A day after the pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Sunday cleared certain misconceptions about the new indirect tax regime.
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GST's red-carpet entry: Impact on consumers, traders, govt
Meghna Mittal | 30 Jun, 2017
With the biggest tax reform set to receive a red carpet welcome in Parliament's Central Hall when the clock strikes midnight on June 30, the Goods and Services Tax will irreversibly impact consumers, traders, businesses as well as the revenue collection machines of the states and the centre.
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GST impact: Customers benefit as retailers get busy clearing stocks
Porisma P. Gogoi | 22 Jun, 2017
With less than 10 days to go for the biggest indirect tax reform to take effect, retailers are rushing to clear their stocks by offering huge discounts ranging from around 30 per cent to 60 per cent.
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