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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 1700 hrs

NATION & STATES
Chief of Hurriyat group resigns, urges
unification of all factions 
The separatist conglomerate is making efforts to unite and negotiate with India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the first budget of the United Progressive Alliance government made huge allocations for the rural sector ...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Finance ministry survey bullish on growth
Finance minister P Chidambaram released his Economic Survey on Wednesday, setting his sights on 8 per cent growth, and indicating that reforms would continue....

FEATURED STORIES


BBC
The future of the BBC

How should the BBC change in the future? The government is looking at the BBC's role, and now the BBC itself has revealed how it plans to change. Read its proposals for the decade ahead - and have your say.


Cato Institute
Bringing capitalism to the masses

Hernando de Soto, recipient of the 2004 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, discusses capitalism and property rights in developing nations. "To build modern nations, we have to learn how the poor work and then structure law to fit their needs," says de Soto... 


The Hindu

Dealing with AIDS

HIV/AIDS should be treated for what it is: a pressing development issue which, when it reaches a critical mass of people, will cause 
overwhelming social and economic losses, say PRAFUL PATEL and JEAN-LOUIS SARBIB.

Hindustan Times

Wheeling dealing

Come budget time and the chorus for tax cuts grows louder by the day. The pink papers often get into the act and have even made it a habit of predicting new excise duty rates, writes B V R SUBBU ...

The Tribune

Silent war against India

A hypothesis goes that India, China and Pakistan have been locked up in a silent war, the latter two allied against India, for the last 50 years. That war is coming to an end with India emerging victorious. At stake in the war was the very concept of a multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic democratic polity, writes by K SUBRAHMANYAM

The Independent
Digital peepers

The camera-phone is peeping Tom's secret weapon

Japan Times

Animation exports a huge Japanese success story

Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon and Yu-Gi-Oh have grabbed the hearts of children the world over, and Japanese animation exports have skyrocketed in recent decades.

 TOP PICKS


OPINION

Eco survey: disconnect with reality (BL)
Budget: hold candle, curse darkness (BL) 
Eco survey: a decent job (DH)
Lanka: on the brink (DH)
Brando: The non-conformist actor (Hindu)
The Lalu Express (The Hindu)
Laloo's lacklustre budget (DH)
Low-cost airlines: Ticket to fly (HT)


 What is India ABSTRACTS
COMING SOON!

This column will feature annotated abstracts of editorials and opinions published in newspapers across India

 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS
IT exemption hiked to Rs 1 lakh
No change in IT rates
Education cess is 2%
Service tax hiked from 8 to 10%
Full excise cut on computers
Peak customs remain at 20%
Senior citizen scheme launched
Rs 518 cr package for ITI
New trade policy by month end
 CORPORATE HEADLINES
Hyundai to wheel in white goods
Hindu talking to Singapore group
Fire in Apollo's Chennai hospital
Dodsal bags 3 Sudan contracts
Infy completes bonus issue
 EXCHANGE
Dollar: Rs 
Pound: Rs 
Euro: Rs 
Yen:  (100) Rs 
 INSCRIPTIONS
From South India 
Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive volume  published by the Archaeological Survey of India
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Pioneer
Economic Times
Times of India
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