Alisha Sachdev maintains the business page on the HT website. Before she discovered business and economy, her one true love was literature.
Articles by Alisha Sachdev
Petrol price goes up 30 paise, diesel rises 40 paise across metros, hit record highs
The renewed spike in fuel prices came alongside the devaluation of the rupee against the US dollar, and rising global crude oil prices.
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Rupee hits 71-mark for the first time, on course for biggest monthly fall in 3 years
At 10.33 am, the rupee was trading 21 paise, or 0.30% lower at 70.95 against the US dollar.
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:57 AM IST
A year after GST, small businesses report huge drop in sales, struggle with high costs of compliance
Small-scale businesses which were earlier exempt from paying excise, have gone from paying VAT in the range of 5%-12.5% to a GST of 18%, a rate which is highly disproportionate with the revenue they have.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Here are some smart tips to save taxes while filing your income tax returns
Alok Agrwal of Deloitte India details some things to be mindful of from a tax-saving perspective while filing your ITR
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 02:48 PM IST
ITR e-filing: How to prep for filing your income tax returns online
Here’s a guide to help you step up to the income tax e-filing process, budget time for filing returns, and the documentation you will require.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 02:30 PM IST
One year of GST: A timeline of events which led to the country’s biggest tax reform
The GST regime we see today has evolved over more than a decade of discussion, deliberation and debate. A look through the long journey of GST’s coming into being.
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 11:30 AM IST
One year on, GST gets a thumbs up from CFOs in India, but remains a key concern
A majority of of CFOs surveyed by financial consultancy firm Deloitte said the new GST regime had been beneficial, even as 66% of them noted a negative impact on working capital, and 55% noted an adverse impact on financing costs.
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Never filed your income tax return before? Don’t lose time and start now
Failure to file your income tax returns may have serious monetary and legal consequences. No matter one’s past record, it is never too late to start filing income tax returns.
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Varroc Engineering IPO open for subscription at price band of ₹965 - ₹967
Automative parts-maker Varroc Engineering’s offer for sale for over 2 crore equity shares will remain open until June 28.
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Want to file your income tax return online? Here’s the first step
For individuals who want to fill out their ITRs themselves, the process can appear somewhat complex at first. Knowing which income tax slab you fall under, and what your tax liabilities are, is a good place to start.
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 09:36 AM IST
RITES IPO opens today at price band of Rs180- Rs185
The government plans to sell 12% stake in the wholly-owned Miniratna enterprise, hoping to raise as much as Rs 460 crore from the share sale on the upper end of the price band.
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 01:32 PM IST
PSU bankers to work together to strengthen consortium lending: Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal said the government is open to giving more powers to the Reserve Bank of India for effectively regulating public sector banks.
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 07:16 PM IST
RBI hikes repo rate for the first time in four years, loans to cost more
The RBI monetary policy committee (MPC) voted unanimously to raise the central bank’s repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review of FY19.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:22 AM IST
At half a million subscribers, Netflix still a ‘premium’ service in India
Even though Netflix’s popularity stays restricted to the premium-end of the subscriber spectrum in India, it does not seem to have a near-term strategy to salvage market share from Prime Video, which is actively amping up regional content.
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Petrol price rises for 11th straight day, crosses ₹85 a litre in Mumbai, ₹80 in Kolkata
Petrol prices in Mumbai breached ₹85 on Thursday, with the fuel selling at ₹85.29 a litre. In Delhi, petrol was being sold at ₹77.47 per litre.
Updated on May 24, 2018 06:24 PM IST
Petrol price crosses Rs 77 a litre in Delhi, close to Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai
Prices in Delhi have increased by Rs 2.54 since May 14 after a 20-day freeze on petrol prices ahead of Karnataka election results. Wednesday is the 10th straight day of fuel price hikes since then.
Updated on May 23, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Many newly minted millionaires: Who gets what in the $16 billion Flipkart-Walmart deal
A round-up on how employees, founders, and investors in Flipkart will be impacted by its deal with Walmart
Updated on May 11, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Sensex rallies 250 points, Nifty near 10,700 at close, Axis Bank rises 9%
At close, the BSE Sensex was 256.10 points or 0.74% higher at 34,969.70. The broader NSE Nifty 50 too rose 74.50 points or 0.70% to end at 10,692.30.
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 04:06 PM IST
How Avicii was a generation’s first tryst with EDM
Avicii death came as a shock to all his fans, especially the ones he introduced to Electronic Dance Music.
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Amazon India’s most visited website, fastest growing marketplace, says Jeff Bezos
The Amazon.in mobile shopping app was also one of the most downloaded shopping apps in India, according to App Annie, Bezos said.
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 05:23 PM IST
Banks open on Saturday; don’t listen to social media rumours
Banks will be closed on March 29 and March 30 for Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday, but they will work on March 31.
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 03:08 PM IST
What you need to know about IPOs this week: Sandhar Technologies, ICICI Securities
With HAL, Bandhan Bank, ICICI Securities and Sandhar Technologies entering the primary markets, IPOs lined up this week are expected to raise over Rs 13,000 crore. Here’s what you need to know:
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Bandhan Bank IPO: What you need to know about the big share sales this week
As the initial public offer for Bharat Dynamics closes today, the biggest banking sector IPO, Bandhan Bank starts its public issue today. Here’s what you need to know
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Sounds of Sufi: The Sufi way of life, told through music and the personal narrative
How three musicians are taking the Sufi way of life to a larger audience.
Updated on Jun 25, 2016 08:14 AM IST
Books, not booze, is the key to this bring your own ‘B’ club
Delhi’s Bring Your Own Book club members bond over a shared love of reading
Updated on Jun 14, 2016 07:46 PM IST