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Wednesday, May 04, 2005
The new taxes and compliance questions
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has addressed the obvious glitches in the two controversial tax proposals of the latest budget the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and the tax on `large' cash withdrawals from banks. However, their basic ...
Romania & Bulgaria take the first steps
Romania and Bulgaria recently signed an accession treaty that should pave the way subject to ratification by their respective Parliaments and the 25 member states to eventual admission to the European Union (EU) in 2007. The ...
Leader Page Articles
Yale, India, and the failure of the `global university'
By Ajay Gandhi
Yale, through its historical amnesia about its roots in colonialism and slavery, its unethical investment policies and demeaning work culture, abrogates the responsibility it claims to bear as a global university.
Iraq's deepening sectarianism
By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
Two years ago Shia and Sunni lived happily alongside each other. Now they are divided by fear and hatred.
Gaza dreams of life after the Israelis
By Chris McGreal
The fate of abandoned settler homes is undecided as Palestinians plan tourist paradise.
From killing to killing
By Nirupama Subramanian
Sri Lankan Tamils must debate how to stop retributive killings in the community, not who's next.
Himachal Pradesh shows the way
By Gargi Parsai
Women had to bear the brunt as men tried to beat the ban on those with more than two children contesting panchayat elections. Now the State has rescinded this norm.
The problem of e-waste
By Lucy Siegle
e-waste, from toasters to TVs, is growing three times faster than other types of rubbish.
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