Opinion  /  Published 25.01.21

Steady course: continuity integral to Indo-US ties

In a previous piece in this newspaper, penned a couple of days after election night in the United States of America, I had maintained that irrespective of its outcome, India-US relations would remain ...
By Ronen Sen in

India  /  Published 21.01.21

Labour laws: unions seek changes

Ten central trade unions on Wednesday met government representatives and demanded the four new labour laws be put on hold and consultations be held with them towards their amendment. They described t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.01.21

India’s trade gap highest in two years

India’s exports rose marginally to $27.15 billion in December 2020, while imports surged 7.56 per cent to $42.59 billion, official data showed on Friday. The merchandise exports were valued at $...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

Bagdogra taxis to stay off road

Around 1,200 taxis which ferry passengers from Bagdogra airport will stay off the road for an indefinite period from Tuesday to demand revision of fare among others. The Bagdogra Airport All Taxi Ass...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 08.01.21

Flashpoint over Google tax

India’s 2 per cent digital services tax (DST) on e-commerce supply discriminates against US companies and is inconsistent with international tax principles, a US Trade Representative (USTR) inve...
By Our Bureau in Mumbai, New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.21

Tanker rate rift sucks north Bengal pumps dry

Throughout the day, negotiations continued between the striking tanker owners and drivers and IOCL authorities, with spurts of skirmishes in the terminal area as a section of the protesters agreed to ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 03.01.21

Trade deficit widens to $15.7bn

India’s trade deficit has widened to $15.71 billion in December as imports grew 7.6 per cent to $42.6 billion and exports contracted 0.8 per cent to $26.89 billion, according to preliminary data...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.12.20

Call for labour law repeal

CPM labour arm Citu has demanded that the government repeal four newly passed labour laws, at a time farmers are protesting against new farm laws and have called for their scrapping. Citu will organi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.12.20

Brexit deal breaks FTA thaw

With the European Union and the UK clinching a post-Brexit trade pact, India should now aggressively pursue free trade agreements (FTAs) separately with both the regions, according to experts. Althou...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.12.20

Paper mills seek 25% duty hike

Domestic paper mills have sought a hike in basic customs duty on import of paper and paperboard to 25 per cent and have urged the Centre to review its free trade agreements. Both under India-ASEAN FT...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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