Jharkhand  /  Published 26.07.20

Hemant: state rights champion

In the close to seven months he has been at the helm as Jharkhand chief minister, Hemant Soren has emerged as the definitive champion of state rights, quietly working the back channels to organise fli...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.07.20

‘The BJP has left Covid to the hand of God’

TTOnline: The Jharkhand government organised a flight to bring back migrants? What made you do that? Hemant Soren: It’s a surprise that no one seems to have known that we have such a large sect...
By Shantanu Datta in

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Rahul's Harvard jab at Modi government

Rahul Gandhi kept up his relentless attack on Narendra Modi’s performance as Prime Minister, tweeting on Monday: “Future HBS (Harvard Business School) case studies on failure: 1. Covid-19....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.07.20

Covid, GST will be future Harvard case studies on failure: Rahul Gandhi

  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the government over rising coronavirus cases, saying future Harvard Business School case studies on failure would include the government's h...
By in

Business  /  Published 21.12.18

GST meet braces for tussle on tax cut

The GST Council, which is meeting here on Saturday, is being prodded to slash duties on about a dozen to 14 products, including air conditioners, refrigeration equipment, cameras, cement and tyres. Ho...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.11.19

Debt pile mounts in realty

The preference among buyers to go for completed projects, lack of investor interest and placid prices of property are forcing realtors to load more debt on their books, pushing many of them into bankr...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 19.02.19

Twin rates for GST on realty

The group of ministers appointed by the GST Council has recommended two GST slabs for under-construction houses — 5 per cent for normal flats and houses and a reduced rate of 3 per cent for “affor...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.01.19

Drill to dodge fiscal deficit

The government is looking at multiple options to redress its fiscal math, with the fiscal deficit till November well past the target set for the budget.Rising subsidies on food, fertiliser and fuel, ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 09.12.19

GST cess may cover more items

The GST Council at its meeting next week will consider multiple options to boost revenues such as more items under cess and the restructuring of rates, officials said.The meeting, proposed on Octobe...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Our truncated definitions of citizenship

It is difficult to say whether orthodoxy, as well as its nemesis, dynamism, are characteristic more of a given society or the ideas it receives and internalizes. We believe that normally any major shi...
By G.N. Devy in


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