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2yrs 5months 1weeks 5days 13hrs 46mins ago | COMMENTS [1] | GST

Goods and services tax (GST), India’s biggest tax reform since independence, is coming into force from July 1

If you have any queries around the new indirect tax regime, send them to us. We will get them answered by experts..

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3yrs 4months 2weeks 2days 0hrs 1mins ago | COMMENTS [7] | International Topics

Where do you stand in the slugfest between Apple Inc and FBI?

Apple Inc and the FBI are locked in a legal face-off. Hearings continue in a case with huge ramifications in terms of balancing privacy rights against the need for authorities to access information on crimes and terrorism. FBI wants access to the loc..

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3yrs 9months 1weeks 18hrs 0mins ago | COMMENTS [385] | Budget

Give PM Modi your inputs for next Budget

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited ideas from the public for the Union Budget 2016-17. The Prime Minister is of the opinion that Budget consultations should not be restricted to round-table meetings with industrial houses, economic experts, or ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [7] | International Topics

Will Twitter be sacrificing its USP if it adopts the long-form content model beyond 140 characters for tweets?

Do you believe there was a certain uniqueness to the 140-character limit on tweets -- one that made messages concise and to the point? Was it a good way to keep brand ads from badgering you with annoying content? Or do you believe the limit was stifl..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [91] | National

Pay your tributes to Dr A P J Abdul Kalam here

Former President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who was also recognised as the father of Indias nuclear foray, collapsed while delivering a lecture aT IIM Shillong on July 27, and passed away soon thereafter, at a private hospital in the city. Pay y..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [4] | Politics

Does the Shiv Senas call for dropping the words secular and socialist from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

First it was the ghar wapsi, and then it was the omission of the words secular and socialist from the preamble to the Constitution of India in a Republic day ad. While the government claims the two words were dropped erroneously, the Shiv Sena now wa..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [5] | Economy

Would you allow a third party to deduct money directly from your credit card, without requiring your confirmation, each time you used its service?

Popular taxi-hailing service Uber allows you to locate available taxis in the vicinity through the internet and summon them. Your credit card data is stored with Uber which deducts the fare automatically at the end of the ride and passes on the payme..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [29] | Economy

Narendra Modi has invited comments and suggestions on his move to scrap the Planning Commission. What would your advice to the Prime Minister be?

On August 15 this year, Narendra Modi signalled the end of Nehruvian economics by calling for the scrapping of the Planning Commission. Once this happens, it will also spell the end of the five-year plan regime. The Prime Minister has now invited co..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [35] | General

There have been 10 major exits at Infosys in the past one year. What do you think is wrong with the company?

Infosys President B G Srinivas resignation marks the tenth top-level exit at the company in less than a year, with Ashok Vemuri, Sudhir Chaturvedi, V Balakrishnan and a few foreign executives being among the other human assets that the IT giant has l..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [17] | Politics

What should Narendra Modi aim to achieve in the first 100 days of government?

With the BJP having made a spectacular return, all eyes will soon be on how Narendra Modi can turn the economy around and ensure that the benefits of such improvement are all inclusive, among many other things. What should the new Prime Ministers pri..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [3] | Politics

Should electoral rolls be outsourced so that large scale deletion of genuine voters, as seen in Mumbai, is avoided?

As many as 1.3 million genuine voters did not find their names in the electoral rolls in Maximum city and several, including high-profile people such as Deepak Parekh and Ram Jethmalani, had to leave the booths without exercising their franchise. Sho..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 20mins ago | COMMENTS [22] | Politics

What are your views on the sacking of two AAP members on charges of graft?

The Aam Aadmi Party has expelled two of its members on charges of graft. Is this move merely a poll gimmick and a ploy to boost the partys image, or is the action genuine? More importantly, will the move benefit the party or will it backfire? Do shar..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [21] | Politics

Is Kejriwal-Aaj Tak match fixing video an incorrect representation of facts?

A video showing AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal asking a TV news anchor to emphasise certain sections of his interview went viral on Youtube. During the conversation, Kejriwal is seen asking the TV anchor to give emphasis on certain segments of the interv..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [4] | Economy

There is a big dearth of actuaries in the insurance sector. Can there be shorter tenure examiniations to encourage more professionals to become fully qualified?

There is a big dearth of actuaries in the insurance sector. Can there be shorter tenure examiniations to encourage more professionals to become fully qualified?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [2] | Economy

Micro-insurance is a segment where no insurer wants to go beyond the mandated norms. Are the low-ticket prices a de-motivator or do they actually find no intermediary to sell policies?

Micro-insurance is a segment where no insurer wants to go beyond the mandated norms. Are the low-ticket prices a de-motivator or do they actually find no intermediary to sell policies?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [4] | Economy

Banks may soon be mandated to become brokers. Will this increase competition and thereby efficiency in the broking channel? Or would misselling increase?

Banks may soon be mandated to become brokers. Will this increase competition and thereby efficiency in the broking channel? Or would misselling increase?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [0] | Economy

Insurance surveyors and loss assessors are meant to make an assessment of the claim-size. Customers allege that they work for companies and not independently. Is there a solution?

Insurance surveyors and loss assessors are meant to make an assessment of the claim-size. Customers allege that they work for companies and not independently. Is there a solution?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [2] | General

Insurance broking is an area where not many international players are present in India. What could be the possible causes? Would 100% FDI be helpful?

Insurance broking is an area where not many international players are present in India. What could be the possible causes? Would 100% FDI be helpful?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [5] | Economy

Very few insurance agents have insurance as their only source of livelihood. Would low commissions and customer perception be the primary reason?

Very few insurance agents have insurance as their only source of livelihood. Would low commissions and customer perception be the primary reason?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [7] | Politics

What do you make of Kiran Kumar Reddys resignation over the Telangana issue?

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has put in his papers in an apparent sign that he is disappointed over the imminent division of the state. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has also quit the Congress, comes from a family that is a known loyalist of party, hav..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [2] | Economy

What changes would you have wanted in direct taxes?

The finance minister did not touch direct taxes in the Interim Budget. Were you disappointed? What changes would you have wanted in this space? Do share your views with us..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 21mins ago | COMMENTS [0] | Economy

what are 5 things you would like the FM to announce in the interim budget?

This is the last Budget that P Chidambaram will announce under UPA-II. What are five things that you would like him to announce today? Do share your views with us..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [1] | Economy

100 million cheques worth Rs 7,40,000 crore remained uncleared due to the bank strike. How badly were you affected?

All over the country about 100 million cheques worth Rs 7,40,000 crore could not be cleared, due to bank employees strike across the country. In Chennai alone, about 9 million cheques worth about Rs 64,000 crore could not be processed. Many ATMs wer..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [29] | International Topics

Do you have something to say to the new Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella? Post your message here

It is a matter of pride for Indians the world over to have one of their kind take over the reins of one of the biggest information technology corporations in the world. Do you have a message for Satya Nadella, as he steps into Steve Ballmers shoes? P..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [7] | Economy

Has opening up of insurance delivered?

Even 14 years after the government opened its doors to private companies, the insurance sector has not lived up to the initial promise on penetration, on growth, on profitability, etc. Life Insurance Corporation still continues to dominate the sector..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [31] | Politics

Does Rahul Gandhi have what it takes to lead the nation?

The manner in which a leader -- or a wannabe leader -- conducts himself in an interview that is being broadcast nationally, is a good indicator of his personality, his vision and his ability to lead the country. On January 27, Rahul Gandhi faced some..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [6] | Current Affairs

Is the Supreme Courts ban on gay sex retrograde?

The Supreme Court has set aside a 2009 Delhi High Court order that sought to make homosexuality legal. The gay community is naturally against the verdict, claiming it has taken away their right to life and that homsexuality is a natural feeling. It h..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [4] | Politics

Post your advice to the Congress on steps to take for course correction after recent rout in polls

The grand old party, Indian National Congress has received a resounding vote of no-confidence from the voters in 3 states while failing to come to power in Chattisgarh despite putting up a tough fight to the ruling BJP. This is seen as a precursor to..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [6] | Politics

Do Farooq Abdullahs views on women in the workplace smack of sexism?

Here is Union Minister for New and Renewable Energys response to a question about Justice A K Ganguly: "Now we (men) are even afraid of talking to girls. We are scared now of appointing women secretaries." What do you think about his views? Are they ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [20] | National

Is Prof C N R Raos view that politicians are idiots justified?

Bharat Ratna awardee, Prof C N R Rao, has been pretty vitriolic in voicing what he thinks about our netas, and has had no qualms in classifying them as idiots. His angst: He is upset about the inadequate funding that scientific projects in the countr..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [207] | General

Post your farewell message to Sachin Tendulkar here

Indias cricketing icon is finally calling it a day and will stop playing the game after completing his 200th test match in Mumbais Wankhede stadium. Here is your chance to express your feelings about the countrys most-loved sports personality..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [15] | Politics

Has Manmohan Singh blundered on foreign policy by skipping the CHOGM meet?

The Prime Minister isnt going to Sri Lanka to attend the CHOGM Summit, ostensibly due to pressure from various Tamil groups protesting the killing of Tamil minorities in the Island country. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will be heading th..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [30] | Politics

Should the SPG Act be modified to provide security to PM candidates like Modi?

Narendra Modi is not the Prime Minister. Not yet at least. Yet he sought Special Protection Group security, which is the kind usually reserved for the top job in the country. Is Modis demand justified, given that his life is at risk from bomb attacks..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [2] | Politics

Do opinion polls really mould voter behaviour or is the Congress simply getting paranoid?

An opinion poll predicting a huge victory for the Aam Aadmi Party in the forthcoming Assembly elections seems to have got the goat of the ruling Congress party in the NCR. While some sections of the party have pooh-poohed the results of the survey, o..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [3] | Current Affairs

How will the Supreme Court verdict in the AMRI case impact patients?

The medical fraternity is of the opinion that the Rs 5.96 crore penalty imposed on Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital in a case of medical negligence would deter doctors from treating critically ill patients and those with complex diseases, besides jacking ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [28] | National

Should the CBI investigate PMs role in coalgate scam as demanded by former coal secy?

Former coal secy, P C Parakh wants PM Manmohan Singh to be included in the investigation if the decision to include Hindalco in coal block allocation, taken during his tenure, has been construed as a conspiracy. Parakh claims that the PM was party to..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [17] | National

Should public sector companies be barred from bidding for defence contracts?

Public sector heavyweights, including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), were not invited to bid for a tender to build 56 transport planes for the Indian Air Force. While the Ministry of Defence invited eight ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [35] | Politics

Will the 5-year jail term for Lalu Prasad help clean up Indian politics?

Seventeen years after the fodder scam entered the public realm, the RJDs maverick leader Lalu Prasad has been sent to jail for five years for his involvement. Will political parties now be on their toes and start cleaning up their act? Or will the se..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [54] | Politics

Are Rahul Gandhis views on the ordinance genuine or just a poll gimmick?

Rahul Gandhi has just trashed the ordinance allowing convicted politicians to contest the polls, going so far as to call it utter nonsense. Do you think he was unaware that the ordinance was being passed? Do you think his views are genuine or do you ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 22mins ago | COMMENTS [9] | Politics

The Centres 7th Pay Commission plans may cost the nation Rs 1 lakh crore. How would you have spent the money better?

The government has just set up the 7th Pay Commission for its five million employees and three million pensioners. Analysts say the pay commission awards might cost the nation a staggering Rs 1 lakh crore. Has the Centres decision been driven purely ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [23] | Politics

Chidambaram and Modi are sparring over growth figures. Who is correct?

The finance minister says the BJP Prime Ministerial nominees claim that economic growth rate during the tenure of the Atal Behari Vajpayee government was 8.4% a year on average. Calling Modis claim a fake encounter with facts, Chidambaram says the a..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [20] | Economy

How would you rate Raghuram Rajans first policy announcement?

Economists had widely expected him to leave the repo rate untouched. Raghuram Rajan thought otherwise, and implemented a 25 basis point hike. The RBI Governor, however, reduced the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate by 75 basis points to 9.5% and ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [8] | Economy

What do you think Raghuram Rajan will announce in his first monetary policy?

Soon as he took over as RBI Governor, the rupee made a substantial recovery. However, inflation still remains a concern. What do you think Raghuram Rajan will or should do on September 20, the day he makes his first policy announcement, to control pr..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [69] | Politics

Should BJP PM candidate Modi seek a US visa despite Washingtons repeated refusal to grant one?

Even as the BJP has nominated NaMo as its PM candidate for the 2014 polls, the United States is sticking to its guns and saying that there is no change in its visa policy with regard to the BJP leader and that he is welcome to apply for one. Should M..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [47] | Politics

Advani loyalist Sudheendra Kulkarni says Narendra Modi is incapable of leading the country. What is your take?

The Advani loyalist has tweeted: "A socially polarising leader has polarised his own party. Can he run a smooth, stable and effective government at the Centre? THINK SERIOUSLY!" Is Kulkarni right, or is he going over the top? What are your views?..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [45] | Politics

Manmohan Singh says he does not mind working under Rahul Gandhis leadership. How will that affect his stature?

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphatically maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be the ideal choice for the post of Prime Minister after the 2014 general elections and has stated that he (Manmohan Singh) would be very happy to work in the Congress ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [41] | Economy

Will Raghuram Rajan be able to meet the challenges facing the economy successfully?

The new RBI governor comes at a time when the rupee has hit several all-time lows over the past week. The inflow of foreign funds has slowed, indicating that confidence in India as a growth story is waning. What do you think the new RBI chief must do..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [51] | Economy

If you were the oil minister, how would you reduce fuel consumption?

Lets face it. Petroleum is the biggest drain on Indias foreign exchange. A sizeable reduction in its consumption would work wonders on the countrys trade deficit. The oil ministrys proposal to shut down petrol pumps late night has been shot down,. Wh..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [219] | National

Ratan Tata claims there is a leadership deficit in the country. What are your views?

The chairman emeritus of the Tata Group says lack of leadership is aggravating the economic crisis and that it is about time Manmohan Singhs team put national interest ahead of personal interest. What are your views on the issue? Do share them with ..

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3yrs 13weeks 5days 6hrs 23mins ago | COMMENTS [12] | Economy

Is the Food Security Bill a political gimmick or does it really seek to serve the poor?

The bill covers 67% of the Indian population and will cost the economy a staggering Rs 1.3 lakh crore. Is the Bill really people oriented or has it been passed with one eye on the 2014 general elections. Do share your views with us..

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