Business  /  Published 13.12.19

Sitharaman dodges key queries on economy

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is the ultimate counter alchemist: she can turn gold into dross.A much-hyped press conference on Friday — that had set newsrooms across the country agog with exci...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 08.01.19

Tax glare on big-ticket Durga pujas

The income tax department on Monday asked the organisers of some of Calcutta’s lavish Durga pujas to follow the system of tax deduction at source (TDS) whenever they make payments in excess of Rs 30...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.12.19

New thorns surface in Centre-state relations

A new economic problem has surfaced, which reflects yet another aspect of the hasty and poorly worked out implementation of the goods and services tax. The problem pertains to the promised compensatio...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 02.01.19

Stocks trip on triple worries

The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index eased to 53.2 in December from 54 in November.Reflecting the trend, the 30-share BSE Sensex opened lower at 36198.13, fell below the 36000-mar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 07.12.19

Mitra frowns on e-voting, GST network

Bengal finance and industries minister Amit Mitra on Saturday listed two points the information technology sector of the country could ponder on — big countries moving away from electronic voting an...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 05.12.19

Push for ATF, gas under GST

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday expressed hope that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will suggest bringing aviation turbine fuel and natural gas under the GST ambit in the Union budget ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.12.19

Tax cut aimed at attracting investment, generating jobs: Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Lok Sabha on Monday that the government's decision to reduce corporate tax rate was aimed at attracting investment and creating jobs.The government's de...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.12.18

War of words over GST

The BJP and the Congress have started a slugfest over the GST, which has become unpopular after its chaotic introduction last year, clearly indicating the taxation measure would be a major election is...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.12.19

GST revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh crore in November

GST revenue collection crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark after a gap of three months in November with the revenue growing by 6 per cent to Rs 1.03 lakh crore in the month.The GST collection was Rs 95,3...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Government to push Citizenship bill in Parliament

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir, economic slowdown, unemployment and the government's plan to bring the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are some of the issues which are likely to emerge as flashpoints...
By PTI in New Delhi


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