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Thursday, November 18, 2004
THAT THE NATIONAL Democratic Alliance is driven primarily by the interests and concerns of the Bharatiya Janata Party became clear on Monday at a meeting called by the latter's allies ironically to thrash out Hindutva and related issues. ...
PROGRESS TOWARDS VAT
IN A DEAL put through recently by the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, all but three States have agreed to replace the State sales tax with the value added tax (VAT) from April 2005. Ordinarily industry and trade should take the cue from ...
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Wrestling with religious hatred
By Hasan Suroor
Instead of enacting a law against inciting religious hatred, the British Government should fine-tune and enforce the existing anti-racist laws.
The aftermath of Arafat
By James Bennet
Yasser Arafat recognised Israel's right to exist in most of historical Palestine and offered deep concessions for peace only to be misrepresented as a terrorist, say Palestinians.
Ram temple agenda comes out of closet
By Neena Vyas
NEW DELHI, NOV. 17. After years of making out that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance was interested in a non-partisan "negotiated settlement'' of the Ayodhya dispute, the political coalition has now made its intention ...
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