8 July 2004, 1700 hrs NATION &
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....
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
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 ...
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
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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