The Telegraph
Tuesday , February 18 , 2014

Breather for home buyers

Property buyers would have to pay 6 per cent stamp duty, not 7 per cent, if their purchase costs no more than Rs 30 lakh....   | Read..

Mitra resists DA temptations

The additional amount the Bengal government has earmarked for salaries and pensions next year does not offer much room for manoeuvre on dearness allowances, according to ...   | Read..

Leash on sales tax inspector raj

Finance minister Amit Mitra today simplified value-added tax registration and raised the exemption limit for professional tax for those belonging to economically weaker s...   | Read..

Power relief hint: AAP yesterday, Didi today

Mamata Banerjee today plugged into an Aam Aadmi Party formula, holding out the prospect of a cut in power tariff. ...   | Read..

Purse opens for pet projects

Budget allotments for departments that run pet projects of Mamata Banerjee have shot up while those where higher spending can result in long-term benefits have come down....   | Read..

Tea and courtesy after boycott

Mamata Banerjee today invited Opposition leaders to tea in her Assembly chamber hours after the Left and Congress boycotted her speech....   | Read..
Amit Mitra arrives to present the budget on Monday. Picture by Bishwarup Dutta