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EDITORIAL
A Bill of contention
THERE HAS CLEARLY been a bit of political grandstanding both by the Opposition, under the National Democratic Alliance umbrella, and the Government over the memorandum of changes to the Finance Bill, sought by the NDA. The Prime Minister's ... More

ECONOMY
How China keeps defying the doomsayers
SIGNS of extraordinary growth dazzle tourists, especially Indians, visiting China. They are stupefied when their buses move smoothly on interminable highways, criss-crossed by winding flyovers. There are many, ... More

FOREIGN TRADE
New Foreign Trade Policy — Will there be a real paradigm shift?
THE 2002-07 Export Import (Exim) Policy, coterminous with the Tenth Plan, is now being abandoned mid-way, with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government planning to unveil a New Foreign Trade Policy (NFT) in its ... More

TAXATION
The hub and spoke of VAT
Implementation of the Value Added Tax regime will, in no uncertain terms, change the logistics and supply chain management scene in the country. More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
To conserve land, go high rise
INDIA stands first for its people and then its land. Idealistically speaking, land (with the rivers and mountains inclusive) is a precious resource that all the people of India possess collectively. Given our very ... More

SOCIAL WELFARE
Reservation in the private sector — A rational, ritualistic placebo
Reservation in the private sector could stoke hope and optimism. At its worst, it will be a placebo — which is most useful in the treatment of economic disorders and ironies. But the private sector cannot grow without economic and social servic es from the government sector, says G. Ramachandran. More

PEOPLE
Unwarranted
ONE does not have to be a supporter of the so-called Hindu Right to feel thrilled at the very mention of the name of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar. His fierce resistance to British Rule and ... More

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