Opinion  /  Published 21.05.20

Call of the hearth

The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing humankind to think of several inconvenient issues, which have been lurking in its subconscious.In course of the lockdown some of these issues have started to surface, ...
By Ashok Ganguly in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Bindi man to Samaritan

All that glitters is not gold. But imitation gold can offer a good livelihood. And when that fails, there is plain good work.Bijoy Roy, 47, used to run a small but busy roadside imitation gold shop on...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.03.20

Same feeling of demonetisation

The Centre on Sunday asked the states to seal borders to halt the movement of people and issued directives aimed at assuaging concerns that have compelled a growing tide of migrants to break the lockd...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Virus to hit day labourers hardest: Experts

The coronavirus outbreak poses a risk to the trade, production and supply chain and investors’ confidence, the government told Parliament on Tuesday, as labour economists said the worst hit would be...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.03.20

Bill on tax amnesty passed

Parliament on Friday approved the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill that will provide an opportunity to taxpayers to settle disputes by paying their tax dues, with a complete waiver of interest and pen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.20

Unemployment: a ticking time bomb

The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy show the unemployment rate in the Indian economy to be 7.78 per cent in February 2020, up from 7.16 per cent in January 2020. The unemploy...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 27.02.20

Demonetisation demon back to haunt jewellers

Jewellers have received surprise tax notices asking them to turn over money they made from customers who scrambled to buy gold after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2016 ban on high-currency notes, a...
By Reuters in Mumbai

India  /  Published 05.02.20

Govt's 3 errors sent economy into tailspin: Chidambaram

The monumental blunder of demonetisation, a flawed GST and putting the squeeze on banks were the three major errors committed by the government that sent the economy into a tailspin, senior Congress l...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

Dhandha Manda

Chitpore Road in north Calcutta stretches only about five kilometres from Bagbazar to Lalbazar. But if one were to count the olden reference to it in Bipradas Piplai’s Manasa Bijay from 1495, it is ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Business  /  Published 17.01.20

DeMo levy hurts small units

Small and medium enterprises are still yelping from the bite of the demon of demonetisation even after the passage of three years.In addition to allowing the deposit of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes at ban...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta


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