Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Dec 18, 2017
GST hiccups: Why govt deferring e-way bill due to unpreparedness will hurt transport industryInstead of checkposts, state government inspectors now have mobile vans for inspections of inter-state goods movement, which traders and truckers say has increased bribe payments etc manifold.
Dec 11, 2017
Budget 2018: Railways earnings may rise but miss targets for FY18; why not raise passenger fares?If railways continues to see revenue shortfall, despite the removal of dividend payment, it is a matter of concern.
Dec 07, 2017
Budget 2018: India Inc vies for tax cuts as government spend on subsidies set to increaseAny cuts in corporation tax may happen only if GST collections are robust this year and the next.
Dec 07, 2017
Budget 2018: As agri incomes fall and organised sector wages rise, govt can't wish away farmers' demandsFarmers now also want an agricultural debt relief package, made of matching contributions from the state governments.
Dec 05, 2017
Foreign Trade Policy mid-term review: Exporters heave a sigh of relief; now for quicker GST refundsAccording to industry estimates, in four months since July when GST came into effect, “about Rs 40,000-50,000 crore” has been pending with the government in the form of GST refunds
Nov 30, 2017
Jet Airways, SpiceJet jump in the domestic carriers' fray for Air India: Why govt nudging is only half battle wonAir India buyers may find airline more lucrative if entire working capital portion or a significant part of it is waived off.
Nov 28, 2017
Pradeep Singh Kharola as Air India CMD: Quick changes at top give out mixed signals on stake saleWith so many questions and few answers, what will the appointment of yet another bureaucrat as Air India CMD do? Won’t his hands be tied to the eventual fate of the disinvestment process, hindering day-to-day decision making?
Nov 28, 2017
Jayant Sinha wants lower cancellation charge: Good for passengers but does the govt want to regulate air fares now?It would add to the cost burden of airlines if cancellation charges were to be brought down to zero. This is because multiple cost heads are involved when a passenger makes the booking
Nov 27, 2017
LIC's Rs 1.5 lakh cr for railways okayed: Good news but more reforms is solution for current railways messA significant step-up in investments is the need of the hour for the railways. And LIC's funding may help it do just that
Nov 23, 2017
Minister Alphons bears the brunt of angry airline passenger: Why the VIP tag continues to accord privilegesIt is learnt that ATCs at not just Imphal but also Guwahati and Kolkata stopped landings and takeoffs for an unspecified period on Wednesday because of the impending arrival of dignitaries, which lead to consequential delays at Imphal and Kolkata