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TIGHTENING THE SCREWS
IN ANNOUNCING THAT it has suspended all arms supplies to the Royal Nepal Army (RNA) following the February 1 coup d'etat by King Gyanendra, India has taken the salutary step of publicly registering its inclination and ability to take ...

BEHIND TRADER RESISTANCE TO VAT
ONE OF THE main factors behind the opposition to the introduction of the State-level value added tax (VAT), arising from trading sections, is that while most States switched over to a single-point taxation system in the 1990s, VAT warrants a ...

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Lessons from the poll verdict
By Harish Khare

The new Indian voter has rejected those political leaders and parties that refuse to practise the idiom of modern organisation and remain indifferent to the demands of good governance.

Chileans labour past retirement
By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Based on Chile's experience, one conclusion is that the Government will have to play a bigger role in any reformed pension system than the proponents of privatisation suggest.

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