Nirmala Sitharaman
West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

Budget nod to turn Old Mint into museum

The Old Mint on Strand Road that has been lying in ruins for decades will be turned into a museum, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her budget speech on Saturday. The building will house a...
By Subhajoy Roy and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Dividend levy pitfall

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday did away with the dividend distribution tax (DDT) on companies and shifted it to the recipient — a move that led to mixed reactions.Analysts sai...
By Vivek Nair in Mumbai

North East  /  Published 01.02.20

Plethora of steps for Northeast

When the budget speech is so long, replete with recitation of verses with anecdotes, it becomes irritating and that is what happened today. The victim was definitely the feel-good factor, although the...
By Amiya Kumar Sharma in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

End of security: Didi on LIC plan

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Centre to offload IDBI stake

The government plans to sell its residual stake in IDBI Bank, which at current market prices could yield over Rs 18,000 crore.This was announced by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Uni...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Amnesty to end disputes

The Union budget has proposed an amnesty scheme to bury ongoing tax disputes in various fora with the twin aim to reduce taxpayers’ grievances and increase revenue collection.A back-of-the envelop c...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.02.20

‘Asked for varsity, got museum’

Finance minister N. Sitharaman in her budget speech on Saturday proposed to set up a tribal museum in Ranchi.“Adivasiyon ko museum mein rakhne ki taiyari hai (Preparation to keep tribals in museum),...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

Insipid document

The Union budget presented for the financial year, 2020-21, was curious in at least two ways. The first one was that in a speech that extended to almost three hours, there was no mention of the econom...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Nominal GDP growth for 2020-21 estimated at 10%: Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said nominal GDP growth for 2020-21 is estimated at 10 per cent.Presenting the Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said receipts for 2020-21 are pegged...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Budget 2020: Sensex, Nifty turn cautious

Market benchmarks Sensex and Nifty turned cautious in late-morning trade on Saturday as Union finance minster Nirmala Sitharaman began presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 in Parliament.After gyrating ...
By PTI in Mumbai


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