Union Budget 2020
Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Fundamentals of economy strong: Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said fundamentals of the economy are strong and inflation has been well contained, while banks cleaned up accumulated loans.Presenting the Union B...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.01.20

Bid to ease long-term equity tax rule

Investors would be keenly looking at Budget 2020-21 for changes in the long term capital gains tax on equities. Indications are that the finance minister may announce doing away with the LTCG tax, but...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.01.20

Bid to pass on dividend tax

The budget could see the shifting of the incidence of the dividend distribution tax from the company to the shareholders, addressing a long standing demand of the industry and which is a continuation ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.01.20

Poor results, crude spike pull down stocks

A disappointing set of results from some of the heavyweights amid higher crude oil prices on Monday dragged key indices lower with the benchmark BSE Sensex falling 416.46 points to end at 41528.91.Whi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.20

The malaise: Hard times ahead

The early gross domestic product estimate (GDP) released in January this year by the national statistical agency assessed India’s growth at 5 per cent this financial year. It is the slowest pace of ...
By Renu Kohli in


Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

Tax payers and tax dodgers

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, sparked off a huge debate on tax compliance when he observed that only 15 million people in the country actually paid taxes on their incomes out of a population of 1...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 09.05.20

Breather for charitable institutions

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has deferred the new procedure for registration of charitable trusts, funds and institutions that was announced in the Union budget.Through the Finance Act 202...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.03.20

House panel rues education funds squeeze in budget

A parliamentary panel headed by a BJP veteran has expressed dismay at the funds squeeze on higher education in the Union budget, saying it would hobble efforts to promote excellence and expansion.Acco...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Off the hook

Sir — The recently-concluded impeachment trial of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, went in favour of the president, who was acquitted of all charges in spite of the avail...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 09.02.20

Amiya Bagchi talks about Budget

The doyen among Left economists, Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi, sharply criticises the Economic Survey and the Union budget and also proposes an alternative set of priorities in this dialogue with Subh...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in


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