What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions



Sources said much has been done to ease the tax burden of the middle classes in the last five years, and that such a measure affects only a limited segment of people when the focus should be to put money in rural areas. Archis Mohan reports.



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New Jaguar XE takes on the German beasts



In the luxury sedan market, which is dominated by the German trio of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, it has always been a challenge to find an alternative that offers a similar experience — until now. With its new, second generation entry-level sedan, the XE P250 SE (top-end variant), Jaguar-Land Rover brings a car that offers a driving experience geared for those who enjoy being behind the wheel, says Pavan Lall.



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Let's pray we see closure of bad loans



‘When bankers are hounded by investigative agencies for credit decisions going wrong and defaulters are treated like outcasts, who will borrow money and who will lend?’ asks Tamal Bandyopadhyay.



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Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1



Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct “distortions” in the market and address pricing issues.



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Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1



Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct “distortions” in the market and address pricing issues.



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Spike in oil prices a temporary phase



Oil prices jumped nearly $3 a barrel and gold and safe-haven bonds rallied on Friday after the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike by the US in Baghdad.



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Slowdown set to worsen, but Budget may help: CEO poll



Most CEOs say fear is the main reason for the slowdown and spending on the ground by retail consumers is worsening the economic crisis as evident in the falling auto and consumer products sales.



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Nirmalaji, time has come to modernise Budgeting



‘The finance minister in her Budget speech should spell out how exactly she intends to get back to the 7% track, and the hard decisions she intends to take in order to adjust to the realities of a slowing economy until growth momentum returns,’ suggests T N Ninan.



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Modi to review ministries work in quest for turnaround



Starting today, Modi and top officials in the Prime Minister’s Office will be briefed by various central ministries and departments on their plans as well as agenda for the next five years. They will also apprise the PMO of the work they have done so far in realising the agenda of government’s second term in office.



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