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Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

CMC budget focus on solid waste, water

Solid waste management and water supply were allocated the maximum share of funds in the Calcutta Municipal Corporation budget presented on Tuesday. Solid waste management has been allocated Rs 606 c...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 30.08.20

GST: Bengal no to formula

Referring to the comment made by Sitharaman that Covid-19 was “an act of God”, roiling the economy and leading to a huge shortfall in GST collection, Mitra argued that the economy was alre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.20

Small start: New taxpayer charter

Tax reforms in India are part of a broader set of fiscal reforms. The first attempt to modernize and rationalize India’s fiscal strategy was carried out by Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 with the ‘L...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 12.08.20

Modi to launch taxpayer charter today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform to honour the country’s honest taxpayers on Thursday. The “taxpayer charter” is expected to have statutory status and will empower...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

Covid: loan riders cloud fight

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw for a year the conditions for raising the borrowing limit to 5 per cent of a state’s GDP to ensure that B...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 28.07.20

Viral Acharya slams RBI funding of govt deficit

Viral Acharya, the former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has warned against the central bank monetising the government’s budget deficit, citing risks to inflation and extern...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 01.07.20

Brokers in Calcutta for Gift City carrot

An impending change in the mode of stamp duty collection on transaction of shares from July 1 may prod some of the city-based brokers to consider relocating part of their business to the Gift City in ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.19

Crunch prompts pujas to skip carnival or pare budget

Hamstrung by a funds crunch, some of Calcutta’s big pujas have decided to pull out of the Puja Carnival on Red Road.At least three big pujas — two from south Calcutta and one from the north — wi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 19.09.19

Shaktikanta Das moots structural reforms

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday called for more structural reforms, and suggested the Centre frontload its budgeted capital expenditure to put growth back on track.The government has limited ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.20

Secure health now

The Covid-19 pandemic is an inflection point in modern history. Never before has healthcare taken such a pivotal place among key issues as it does today; so much so that a global pandemic is also bein...
By Martand Jha in


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