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India Budget tries to bounce back from misery of bank note ban

Government admits demonetisation caused widespread disruption

Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, today presented his annual Budget which was aimed at bouncing the country’s political and economic focus away from the miseries of prime minister Narendra Modi’s three-month old bank note ban and at projecting an economy with increased growth and less corruption. 1,060 more words

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Arun Jaitley launches pro-poor rural Budget to boost growth and the government image 

India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley is the calm voice at the top of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. His role is usually not to worry so much about the economy, but to try to present a sense of sanity and reasonableness as the government’s spokesman and information minister, while Modi avoids making many comments apart from mega rally speeches, and Amit Shah, the party’s president, exudes fear-inducing Hindu nationalism. 866 more words

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