Business  /  Published 16.09.21

Covid: extension of sops on 11 drugs likely

The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on Friday, which among other things may review tax rate of over four-dozen items and extend till December 31, tax concessions...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.09.21

GST blow for food apps

The all-powerful GST Council is likely to discuss on Friday a proposal to treat food delivery apps such as Zomato and Swiggy as restaurants and levy 5 per cent GST on supplies made by them, an officia...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.09.21

GST cess may be extended

The GST Council will hold its first physical meeting on Friday since the outbreak of the pandemic. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 45th meeting in Lucknow.  The last meeting o...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 04.09.21

Incentives for textiles soon

The production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for technical textiles and man-made fibres is set to be approved by the Union cabinet. Under the scheme, the government will offer incentives of around Rs...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Letters to the Editor: Kohli needs to reflect on his identity as skipper & batsman

Do better Sir — On Thursday, during India’s fourth Test against England, Virat Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest cricketer to score 23,000 international runs, achievin...
By The Telegraph


Business  /  Published 02.09.21

Sequential drop in GST collections

GST collections touched Rs 1.12 lakh crore in August, 30 per cent more than Rs 86,449 crore collected in August 2020. Sequentially, however, there was a 3.76 per cent dip in August 2021 collection vis...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.08.21

Vivad payment till September

The government on Sunday extended by a month the deadline to make payments under direct tax dispute resolution scheme Vivad Se Vishwas till September 30. In a statement, the finance ministry said, &l...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.08.21

FM rules out excise duty cut on petrol

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday remained non-committal on cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel, saying payments in lieu of past subsidised fuel pose limitations. Petrol and diesel as...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.08.21

Yashwant: Need reforms for polity

I was the accidental finance minister in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee which took office in March 1998. Jaswant Singh was the finance minister in the earlier 13-day Vajpayee government in 19...
By Yashwant Sinha

Business  /  Published 10.08.21

GST axe on gift vouchers

Gift vouchers or cash-back vouchers given to customers or suppliers are treated as goods and would be liable to 18 per cent GST, the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has said. Bangalore-based Premi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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