Nirmala Sitharaman
West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.20

Amit contests Nirmala charges on job plan

She (Sitharaman) said Covid-19 in Bengal is “grim”, not in Gujarat, no? Others, no? Given Rs 10,106 crore to Bengal for Covid-19? Lies! Not one farthing! I just checked again before saying...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

Finger at Bengal for job plan omission

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said no Bengal district was covered by the Centre’s Rs 50,000 crore scheme to generate jobs for migrant workers who had gone back home during ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.06.20

Troll Army ends up helping Guha

It began with a tweet that turned into a no-holds-barred political battle and also a welcome distraction from Covid-19. On one side, there’s celebrated historian Ram Guha gleefully needling the poli...
By Paran Balakrishnan in

Business  /  Published 13.06.20

Realtors get more time

Homebuyers may have to wait for up to a year more to check into their dream homes after the state regulator allowed an extension for ongoing real estate projects in Bengal by up to 12 months because o...
By in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 12.06.20

Lower interest on delayed GST filing

In a relief for MSMEs with a turnover of up to Rs 5 crore, the GST Council on Friday halved the interest rate on delayed filing of GST returns for three months beginning February to 9 per cent. There ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 09.06.20

Banks told to hasten MSME loan

Public sector banks have sanctioned Rs 20,000 crore loans to MSMEs under the emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS) against a target of Rs 3 lakh crore as part of the Centre’s Rs 20 lakh cro...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.20

PM, listen to us: Disabled persons

More than 5,000 persons with disabilities across the country took to Twitter on Sunday to share their financial hardships during the lockdown in the absence of the monetary assistance promised under G...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 08.06.20

Mixed signal on tax

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the government would consider an extension in the deadline for availing the lower 15 per cent corporate tax rate on new investments.Sitharaman, howev...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.06.20

Centre accused of subduing states

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra lashed out at the Centre for “strategically” undermining the efforts of the states in the fight against the pandemic,which is wrecking the fragile finances of ev...
By in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.20

Empire burlesque: Modi’s Micawberish comments

The burlesque is designed to cause mirth through a well-intentioned attempt to appear ridiculous when confronting something serious. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, seems to have revivified the spi...
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