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Union Budget 2019
Business  /  Published 24.08.19

Remembering reformist Arun Jaitley

Tributes poured in from India Inc with corporate leaders expressing grief at the demise of former finance ministry and BJP veteran Arun Jaitley. The former Union minister died at AIIMS on Saturday, wh...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.07.19

Budget surcharge stays on FPIs

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) can register as companies to avoid the new tax surcharge imposed on individuals and trusts in the budget.“The su...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

New visiting card: 'Professional Pessimist'

A new job debuted in India early July. We now have — officially, too, one should add — potential vacancies for ‘professional pessimists’. Few professions come with the prefix 'professional' as...
By Shyam G. Menon in

India  /  Published 07.07.19

Health device makers feel ‘let down’

The Union budget has ignored pleas by India’s domestic medical device makers to the Centre to protect them from foreign manufacturers whose sales in India have grown 24 per cent in the past year, a ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.19

Budget cash tax hits tea belt

The Union budget proposal to levy a 2 per cent tax at source if annual cash withdrawals exceed Rs 1 crore has come as a blow to north Bengal’s ailing tea industry as most gardens disburse wages in c...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

India  /  Published 06.07.19

Union Budget: Stimulus for flagging economy missing

The Economic Survey presented yesterday acknowledged the challenges facing the economy and had suggested that the private investment will have to be the anchor for the development of India into a $5-t...
By Koushik Chatterjee in

India  /  Published 06.07.19

Union Budget: Will you bite the home loan bait?

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s new tax deduction for home owners is most welcome. Under a new Section 80EEA, the FM proposes to give tax payers an additional deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on inter...
By Adhil Shetty in

India  /  Published 06.07.19

Union Budget: A big break with tradition

So I guess all that pre-budget speculation about big changes in tax exemption or an enhancement in the 80C limit, those were just people filling up pages and airtime and Twitter timelines. There was a...
By Dhirendra Kumar in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.19

‘Visionless’ budget to hit common man: Mamata

Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said the Union budget is “visionless” and hike in fuel prices will affect the daily lives of common people. Mamata took to Twitter to issue a short stat...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.19

Are we hurtling towards a fiscal crisis?

The Narendra Modi government has been accused of adroit creative accounting — ‘window dressing’, in other words — in this year’s budget in order to show its determination to maintain fiscal ...
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