Best of BS Opinion: Singapore's spirit of democracy, Covid-19 crisis & more

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Sunanda K Datta-Ray tells you what India could learn from Singapore's spirit of democracy  Read here

 
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TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan’s prescription: Lower taxes on individuals, give tariff protection to MSMEs, and have a single GST rate of 15 per cent.  Read here

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Talks are underway to resolve the border issue (with China). Whatever progress has been made, the issue should be resolved. But, I cannot give a guarantee to what extent it will be resolved. I want to assure that no power in the world can touch even one inch of India’s land or can occupy it.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh


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