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Journos Demand More Wages

After the 7th Pay commission recommendations, proposing a 23.55% hike in emoluments, were submitted to the Centre, a new wage board for journalists and non-journalists will be demanded by employees of newspapers and newspaper agencies. 164 more words

Media Watch

Indiatimes Red-faced

A campaign on ‘Men’s Rights’ has left the Indiatimes website red-faced. Causing massive outrage on Twitter, the tone of the tweets posted by the website were criticized as ‘misogynist’. 155 more words


Sarkari pay: Too much love

A picture is worth a thousand words. Even the Oxford dictionary has conceded as much by admitting the emoji “tears of joy” as the first ever “pic-ord” which sums up the prevailing worldwide emotion of relief at even small mercies. 1,124 more words

More reasons on why Swacch Bharat cess is a bad idea

In the November 16 edition of The Daily Reckoning
I had written a column on the recently implemented Swacch Bharat cess. In this column I had talked about how the Swacch Bharat cess is an example of maximum government. 1,083 more words


Why oil prices have fallen by 63% and petrol prices by only 17%

One good news for the Indian economy during this financial year has been the huge increase in indirect tax collections. Customs duty, excise duty and service tax together form the indirect taxes collected by the central government. 1,071 more words


Why the Swacch Bharat cess is a terrible idea

The government announced a new Swacch Bharat cess, yesterday. The cess will amount to 0.5% on all services, pushing up the rate of service tax to 14.5%, from the current 14%. 903 more words

Arun Jaitley

Whistleblower Falciani's condition is just "protection" - While India needs Black Money back - FM Jaitly playing passing the buck. (Videos of PC of Falciani PB)

Assuring action on black money, government today said HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani should share information “without pre-conditions”, a day after he expressed willingness to cooperate with probe agencies but stressed that he would need “protection”. 1,001 more words

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