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Nirmala Sitharaman
Business  /  Published 15.01.21

Bad bank plan gets support

Union Budget 2021-22 is expected to provide a road map to the banking sector to help it tackle rising bad loans, characterised in banking parlance as non-performing assets (NPAs). The measures being c...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.01.21

Sops likely for electric cars

Electric vehicle makers can expect a bouquet of sops in the budget to realise the government’s ambition to have 30 per cent of such cars on the roads in another 10 years. The government plans t...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.01.21

Budget set to go paperless

The Centre has dispensed with printing the budget papers this time as the annual tome on the health of the economy and the government’s finances goes fully digital and paperless because of the p...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.01.21

Selloff zeal stays amid poor mop-up

The Modi government is likely to set an ambitious disinvestment target in Budget 2021-22 even as it looks set to miss the target for the current fiscal by a huge margin. The disinvestment plans of th...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.01.21

Foreign asset probe cell

A special unit has been created by the government in the countrywide investigation wings of the income tax department for a focussed probe in the cases of undisclosed assets held by Indians abroad and...
By PTI in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 04.01.21

Vivad se Vishwas settles 20% cases

In a massive clean up of legacy issues, nearly one-fifth of about 5 lakh entities locked in tax litigation with the government have opted for a dispute redressal scheme, helping settle around Rs 83,00...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.12.20

No relief yet on ITR filing deadline

Taxpayers took to Twitter to plead for the extension of the deadline to file income tax returns for fiscal 2019-20 (assessment year 2020-21) from December 31 by three months citing Covid-19 and system...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.12.20

Fertilisers seek end to inverted duties

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman needs to address the inverted duty structure in the fertiliser sector in the Union budget for 2021-22 to boost domestic industry and cut the import bill. The indus...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.12.20

Laws paired with '91 reforms

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman likened the introduction of farm laws and labour codes with the economic reforms of 1991, alluding to how adversities can bring out new opportunities. While ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 16.12.20

Stability test

The measures that could be taken by the government in the next budget  to accelerate growth while maintaining financial stability were discussed at a high-level FSDC meet headed by finance minist...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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