Union Budget 2020
Business  /  Published 09.02.20

Support for tax switch

The Centre hinted at “grandfathering” the transition process in personal income tax regime to mitigate the inconvenience of individual taxpayers who have already committed to long-term financial p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

Industrialists air concerns on budget to FM

A delegation of city-based industrialists on Sunday met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and raised some concerns over the budgetary announcements while applauding the Centre for taking 'bold...
By PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Toy traders down shutters

Toy traders in the city shut down their shops on Saturday to protest the centre’s decision to raise the duty on imported toys by 200 per cent. The rise is being introduced to support local manufactu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 07.02.20

Limited duty hike impact

The customs duty hike announced in the budget is likely to impact only two per cent of the imports, a senior commerce ministry official has said.According to the official, the impact of the duty hike ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.20

LIC floatation is risky business

The decision of the Narendra Modi government to divest a small part of its stake in the Life Insurance Corporation of India has sent the stock markets into a tizzy. If and when it happens — probably...
By The Editorial Board in


Business  /  Published 04.02.20

Health check

The finance ministry has said it will try to assuage concerns of rating agencies on opting for higher deficit and other budget numbers while stressing that fundamentals of the economy are strong. Econ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.02.20

Sensex up 900 points

Stocks overcame their budget disappointments on Tuesday with the bellwether Sensex catapulting 917 points over Beijing going on the overdrive to contain the impact of the deadly coronavirus.The 30-sha...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 03.02.20

Factory activity up in January

After a disappointing budget, some good news for the economy. A survey showed manufacturing activity has hit near eight-year highs on new orders.The IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.3 in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 03.02.20

Insurance stocks gain

Insurance stocks recovered on Monday after cracking on budget day as brokerages said the new optional personal tax system with nil exemption would only have a limited impact.Finance minister Nirmala S...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 02.02.20

Realty recoils at budget plan

Real estate has been in the doghouse for a while — and was hoping to limp out of it, anticipating a few tax breaks in Saturday’s budget.Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has dashed those hopes.W...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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