Union Budget 2020
Business  /  Published 13.08.20

Modi to launch taxpayer charter today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform to honour the country’s honest taxpayers on Thursday. The “taxpayer charter” is expected to have statutory status and will empower...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.07.20

Viral Acharya slams RBI funding of govt deficit

Viral Acharya, the former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has warned against the central bank monetising the government’s budget deficit, citing risks to inflation and extern...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 19.01.20

Income tax cut poses challenge

The government is assessing the pros and cons of choosing between a cut in personal income tax or raising expenditure in welfare schemes as it looks to beef up growth which is expected to come at an 1...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.12.19

The dream: $5 trillion economy

Quarterly GDP growth has hit a six-year low, virtually all economic indicators are pointing downward and economists see no signs of a significant upturn soon. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

Let them not have cake

Panchfula Atram is 50 and a cotton grower; a widow and marginal dry-land farmer belonging to a particularly vulnerable tribal community called Kolam in central India. For her bare minimum sustenance, ...
By Jaideep Hardikar


Business  /  Published 13.02.20

Flipkart banks on Bengal hub

E-commerce major Flipkart plans to start its integrated logistics hub in Bengal by the middle of next year. The West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation had earmarked 100 acres at Haringhata whe...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

North Bengal rues railway budget pittance

Residents of north Bengal are questioning the railway budget tabled in Parliament on February 1 as it does not mention any new infrastructure project and has allocated substantial funds for only two o...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.20

Budget breaks from the past

For decades before he became prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a stalwart of the Opposition, even when he wasn’t formally the leader of the Opposition. One of the obligatory duties of an Oppo...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Business  /  Published 05.02.20

Budget rebound continues

The Nifty on Wednesday closed above the 12000 mark and the Sensex gained more than 353 points as investors reacted to positive global cues and some good news on the domestic front.The key indices have...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 04.02.20

Budget squeeze on poor students

Many academics fear an increased burden on students, the marginalisation of the poor through the gradual squeezing of education opportunities, and promotion of commercial activities on campuses as pub...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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