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Friday, January 27, 2006
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India-Pakistan Composite Dialogue — There can be no let-up in vigilance
While there may be a change of tactics from time to time, the objectives of the Pakistan army establishment of "strategic depth" in Afghanistan and "bleeding India" in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere are not likely to change. Even as the Composite Di alogue Process continues, New Delhi should be prepared for carefully calculated and calibrated levels of terrorist violence on strategic installations, says G. Parthasarathy. More


Orphans of the reforms process
ONE CAN HARDLY fault the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for flagging off 2006 with a very upbeat scenario of the economy and, by implication, the achievements of his 20-month old government. The venue where he waxed eloquent on the economy ... More


`Tax'ing times at the EU
THE EUROPEAN Union (EU), comprising 25 member States with a population of nearly 350 million citizens, is passing through a phase of much uncertainty as its institutions seek to establish their identity, legitimacy and, above all, ... More


Networking of CA firms
THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) deserves kudos for its efforts to enable its members to meet the emerging challenges in the era of globalisation. It had a comprehensive study conducted in 2004 on the measures needed to ... More


FM unfazed
BUDGET-MAKING in India has truly become de-mystified. Gone are the days when the Finance Minister and his team would pour over documents in the dim-lit rooms of North Block, trying to balance the accounts and discover new avenues for raising ... More


Has the IMF lost its relevance?
DECEMBER should have been the cruellest month for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On January 13, Brazil's Finance Ministry announced its decision to repay the entire debt of $15.5 billion due to the IMF two years in advance. Two days ... More


Childish treble, pipes and whistles in sound
THE tune that the central banker is currently humming is whistle blowing. And, the now-playing lyric is called `Proposed Protected Disclosures Scheme for Private Sector and Foreign Banks', a five-page document on, the site ... More


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