Excise Duty
Business  /  Published 07.11.20

Single malt prices drop in Bengal

Imported single malt whisky and cognac could become more affordable for connoisseurs in Bengal. Following the rollout of the new excise structure in the state, some of the imported brands such as Glen...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 08.10.20

Pay less to gulp beer

Beer prices of some of the most popular brands in Bengal will be cut, said an order from the West Bengal State Beverage Corporation notifying the declared prices and the maximum retail price to be cha...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 22.09.20

Bengal excise duty worry for liquor makers

Two industry bodies representing major foreign liquor manufacturers in the country have written to the Bengal government to make changes to a proposed excise duty structure for liquor in the state or ...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 15.09.20

Cigarette status quo

The government has no plans to increase central excise duty on cigarettes, bidis and smokeless tobacco, Parliament was informed on Monday. “The GST rates on goods, including compensation cess r...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.09.20

New liquor levy not till November

The state excise department is also in favour of implementing an annual minimum guaranteed quantity of sale from retail vends of foreign liquor and country spirit. A concept under discussion, this wil...
By A Staff Reporter in

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

Hoteliers to seek clarity on alcohol

An association of restaurant owners will write to the Bengal excise commissioner to seek clarity regarding serving alcohol. The Unlock 4 guidelines, issued on Saturday, have dropped bars from the pro...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 20.08.20

Bengal: prod to review liquor tax

Before the Covid-19 hit, the state’s revenue collection per month was around Rs 1,000 crore, which declined by a third as MRP was jacked up by the additional duty. A decrease in MRP will give a...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 14.03.20

Steep hike in fuel duty

The excise duty on petrol and diesel was hiked by a steep Rs 3 a litre each — the sharpest in the last five years. This would provide a windfall gain of about Rs 39,000 crore to the Modi government....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.07.19

No-alcohol Budweiser arrives

Beer major Anheuser-Busch InBev has forayed into the non-alcoholic segment with its flagship brand Budweiser. The move will allow the Belgium-based brewer to take the brand to states such as Gujarat w...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.20

Bottoms up

Longing for a draught of vintage, the poet conjured up a full beaker with beaded bubbles winking at the brim. And all for the desire to fade far away with the nightingale’s song. In these distinctly...
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