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1 constituency, 2 finance ministers

Khardah is no ordinary constituency.It is the electoral battleground of two economists-turned-finance ministers, report Namrata Acharya and Ishita Ayan Dutt. The latest showpiece at the......

Heed the concerns of our writers

'The writers fear that the fringe is threatening to become the mainstream and the liberal space -- a must for any creative expression -- is fast shrinking,' says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, as the......

TMC wins big in Bidhanagar, Asansol; Opposition cries foul

In a major boost to the party ahead of next year's Assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday scored a landslide victory in the newly formed Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, bagging 37 of......

'There will be social unrest in India'

'Growth is predicated on the misery of large sections of people.' 'Maybe Hindutva will be used to suppress any such unrest. Maybe this is the agenda of rising fascism in India. 'Modi wants the......

Two more AMRI directors get bail

Directors of AMRI Hospital Manish Goenka and Ravi Todi were on Monday granted bail by the Calcutta high court in connection with the December 9 hospital fire that killed 90 people, mostly patients.......

GST: Celebrations, but fingers crossed!

'While the GST is structured to be an all-encompassing tax and to create a vastly expanded digital network of recorded transactions, no one knows how traders long used to avoiding taxes will apply......

Chronology: GST's 17-year roller coaster ride

After 17 tumultuous years, a nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) will rollout from midnight of June 30, overhauling India's convoluted indirect taxation system and unifying the $2 trillion......

A dummy's guide to GST

Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were eager to get the GST Bill passed as according to an estimate, Indian economy will gain $15 billion a year if the GST is......

GST timeline: Twists and turns along the way

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the biggest tax reform since Independence. It has been a journey of several twists and turns from 1993 to 2016. 1993: Tax expert Raja J Chelliah suggests a......

Amit Mitra named chairman of GST panel

  West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra was on Friday named the new chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax. He will succeed Kerala Finance......

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