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A game changing scheme
The importance accorded to the Unique Identification (UID) project is reflected in the constitution of a special group of Union Ministers headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to oversee its implementation. Some details about this audaciously ...
Preparing the ground for GST
The first discussion paper on the goods and services tax (GST) released by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers incorporates some key decisions announced earlier while adding a few new ones. In July, it was announced that there will ...
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Securing India’s science future
By N.R. Narayana Murthy
While India is uniquely positioned to use technology for progress, it has in the recent past lagged behind in the quality and spread of science research. The need for a strong science eco-system based on a sound research foundation has an integral co nnect with India’s development as a world power.
Obama fails to resuscitate the Middle East peace process
Obituaries for the hope generated by his election are being written in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
When unemployment stress trickles down to children
A recent study of how people spend their time showed unemployed fathers devote significantly less time to household chores than even mothers who are employed full-time, and do not work as hard in caring for children.
Is Iraq the next holiday hotspot?
After more than six years of conflict Iraq seems an unlikely place for a holiday. But could its status as the birthplace of civilisation see tourists flocking? For most travellers it will, undoubtedly, be years before Iraq becomes a destination ...
Corrections and Clarifications
A sentence in the first paragraph of “Militant sanctuaries” (Editorial, November 11, 2009) was “Ever since the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government came into being in December 2008 ….” ...
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