India  /  Published 22.12.18

GST relief falls short of ‘bade aadmi’ goal

Cinema tickets, power banks and digital cameras are expected to turn cheaper after the GST Council on Saturday rearranged the tax basket but the bite of the day was dished out by Bengal finance minist...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.12.18

Modi hints at GST rejig

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hinted at a further simplification of the goods and services tax (GST) structure when he said the country was reaching a point where 99 per cent of the items wo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 01.11.19

GST collection declines to Rs 95,380 crore in October

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in October declined for the third consecutive month and could not cross the Rs 1 lakh crore mark despite it being a festival month.In October, GST collectio...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

Hatchery shut, citing rural slump

Arambagh Hatcheries Ltd, counted among the leading producers of the live chicken bird, has closed down one of its biggest hatcheries in Bengal, citing a perceptible drop in rural consumption, coupled ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.11.18

Ex-insider delivers DeMo shock

The weaponisation of economics can cut both ways, the Narendra Modi government has learnt in a matter of hours after preening itself for “busting” the growth story of the Manmohan Singh decade.The...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


India  /  Published 25.11.18

Unfinished home GST hurts

The goods and services tax (GST) on real estate projects under construction is squeezing the cash flow of realtors as many buyers are waiting for finished homes or opting for old ones to escape the ta...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Lines are drawn: jobs vs jingoism

The contours of the general election have further crystallised into two sharply differing narratives, etched aptly in Kurukshetra: jobs versus jingoism.Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday kept p...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.02.20

Bengal being cheated out of funds

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre of depriving the state of “close to Rs 1 lakh crore” under various heads this fiscal.After presenti...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 25.03.19

Call for GST tag on jet fuel

The Jet Airways impasse has once again brought high aviation fuel prices into the limelight.Airlines have been lobbying hard to bring aviation turbine fuel (ATF) within the GST. High fuel price is a ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.19

GST Council to consider implementation of lower GST rates for realty sector

The all-powerful GST Council in its 34th meeting to be held on Tuesday is expected to take up various issues, including the implementation of lower GST rates for real estate.The meeting is likely to d...
By PTI in New Delhi


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