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The new direct tax code is a bold attempt at consolidating the entire corpus of law relating to direct taxes — income tax, dividend distribution tax, fringe benefit tax, and wealth tax. Now open for public discussion, the code will be ...
Freer trade with ASEAN
After six long years of tough bargaining, India and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have clinched a Free Trade Agreement that will take effect on January 1, 2010. There has been a great deal of give and take and ...
Leader Page Articles
Drought of justice, flood of funds
By P. Sainath
Ask for expansion of the NREGS, universal access to the PDS, more spending on health and education — and there’s no money. But there’s enough to give away to the corporate world in concessions.
Why triage will not be enough
By John Ashbourne
The need for long-term planning on food prices.
Taliban chiefs in poll ceasefire deals
By Jon Boone
Taliban ceasefires allowing voters to turn out in the Pashtun heartland will be a big boost to President Karzai’s re-election plans.
Short sleepers have it in their genes
By Tara Parker-Pope
Researchers have found a genetic mutation in two people who need far less sleep than average, a discovery that might open the door to understanding human sleep patterns and lead to treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders. The ...
Corrections and clarifications
The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is Mr. G. Madhavan Nair, and not Mr. G. Madhavan Naidu as mentioned in the first paragraph of a report “Madhavan Nair’s lecture on Aug. 20” (Andhra Pradesh Edition ...
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