Downturn blues

Print edition : September 29, 2017

A protest against GST rates. Members of the Akhila Bharatha Janawadi Mahila Sanghatane and college students protest against GST on napkins, in Bengaluru. There is a danger that having pushed through GST and having put many commodities in the higher slabs, the Centre would turn to indirect taxes to garner the revenues needed for enhanced spending. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

India's exports, measured in dollar terms, rose by 8.7 per cent during April to July 2017, compared with a fall of 3.6 per cent in the corresponding period of 2016. Here, at the Visakha Container Terminal Private Ltd in Visakhapatnam. Photo: K.R. Deepak

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