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Monday, February 16, 2004
Imperatives of efficient gas use
A regulatory framework needs to be created urgently to meet the needs of all stakeholders in the crucial segment of the energy economy, says Sushma Ramachandran.
Expenditure control remains intractable
The interim budget is a pointer that the economy is functioning quite well.
Transparency vital in power policy formulation
RECENTLY SOME newspapers have come out with the recommendations of the committee on power policy constituted by the Government headed by N. K. Singh, Member in charge of Energy, Planning Commission. It is understood that the committee recently ...
THIS WEEK NetSpeak sheds light on the new crop of professional/business weblogs emerging on the Net and features a new weblog creation tool. Weblog or blog is a frequently updated web site where an author regularly posts links to interesting ...
Cyclicals keep bourses busy
SUSTAINED BUYING in cyclical stocks by foreign institutional investors kept the market alive last week. Barring a day or two, the intra-day volatility witnessed in earlier weeks was absent. Foreign institutional investors turned buyers and stocks ...
South Indian Bank: A bank with traditional flavour
THE THRISSUR-based South Indian Bank was formed 75 years ago by a group of 44 persons who mustered about Rs. 22,000 with a clear vision of freeing the small traders from the clutches of moneylenders. This is significant, notes A. Sethumadhavan, ...
Capital gains exemption on investment prior to sale permissible
QUESTION: I am borrowing from bank for meeting the cost of a flat. I propose to sell a residential house in my village and use the sale proceeds to discharge my loan. Will such repayment be treated as reinvestment within the meaning of ...
Are RBI bonds securities?
Q: Section 80L gives extra deduction of Rs. 3,000 on interest (on any securities of the Central Government or a State government). An Explanation provides that the expression `security' will mean a Government security as defined in Sec. ...
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