Higher revenue neutral rate can lead to leakages: Mitra on GST

A higher revenue neutral rate under the proposed GST law will lead to leakages, compliance issues, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Wednesday.


West Bengal's debt at Rs 82,000 crore: Minister

The cumulative borrowings of West Bengal stand at Rs 82,000 crore since the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress came to power in May 2011, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here on Friday.

West Bengal credit-deposit ratio rises; still below national average

West Bengal's credit-deposit (C/D) ratio, a key indicator of a state's credit offtake, has inched-up to 68 percent, but was still below the national average of more than 70 percent.

Centre approves West Bengal anti-chit fund bill

The Centre has approved an anti-chit fund bill passed by West Bengal Assembly in 2013, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Tuesday.

GIC Singapore scouts for more opportunities in West Bengal

GIC Singapore, the sovereign wealth fund of the island nation, is trying to scout for more opportunities in West Bengal.

Mitra, Mishra differs over Bengal's debt status

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra and CPI(M) member and Leader of the Opposition Surya Kant Mishra today differed on the amount of debt piled up during 34 years of Left Front rule and the quantum likely to accumulate during the first five years of Trinamool rule.

Three MPs, one minister to accompany Mamata Banerjee to London

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and three MPs from the state would accompany Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her maiden visit to London in July.

GST panel to elect its new chairman today

The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers will meet on Friday to elect its new chairman.

West Bengal to reduce stamp duty on properties worth above Rs 40L

The West Bengal government has proposed to reduce stamp duty on properties worth above Rs 40 lakh by a per cent to 6 per cent, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra has said.

DRDO should share research with private units: Amit Mitra

Calling for more participation from domestic companies in the defence sector, West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra on Friday urged the DRDO to share its research findings and technology with Raksha Udyog Ratnas (RUR) to promote growth of the private units.

Amit Mitra justifies Trinamool's opposition to FDI in defence

Pakistani authorities Friday released 36 Indian prisoners from the Karachi district prison Malir.

WB govt committed to development of MSME sector: Mitra

The West Bengal government was seriously committed to the development of the MSME sector in the state as it had the largest job creation potential, state's Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra said on Saturday.

Mitra slams Jaitley for questioning Mamata`s Singapore trip

Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state.

War of words with Tata: Mitra says chapter now closed

A week after the war of words between him and industrialist Ratan Tata over industrialisation in West Bengal, Industries and Finance Minister Amit Mitra Thursday said the chapter is closed.

Ruia reopens Jessop after govt assures law and order

Jessop & Co, one of the oldest engineering companies of India, reopened on Saturday after the government assured the authorities on the law and order front.

Ratan Tata hits back at `delusion` remark, says Amit Mitra has `fertile imagination`

Reacting to Amit Mitra`s remarks that he was suffering from `delusion`, industrialist Ratan Tata said on Thursday that the West Bengal Finance Minister`s `anger was needless`.

Ratan Tata hits back at Amit Mitra's 'delusion' remark

Leading industrialist Ratan Tata on Thursday hit back at West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra for remarks that he was suffering from "delusion" and said his anger was needless.

Ratan Tata suffering from delusion: West Bengal Minister Amit Mitra

Taking a dig at the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Ratan Tata was not keeping himself updated with the reality owing to his growing age, adding that he has lost his mind.

WB Finance Minister injured at function

West Bengal Minister Amit Mitra was on Saturday injured after he accidentally touched a ceiling fan at a function in North 24 Parganas district.

Bengal govt to provide banks space for opening branches

He said that banks would be offered typically spaces of around 400 square feet.