tax: FM to meet brokers Finance
Minister P Chidambaram has called a meeting of brokers'
associations, the Bond Dealers Association, primary dealers
and foreign institutional investors to listen to their
complaints and consider their suggestions.
The Boston Globe World
Court rules Israeli barrier illegal The International Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the barrier Israel is building
on the West Bank to keep out suicide bombers is illegal and amounts to "de facto annexation" of Palestinian
land, writes DAN EPHRON
new avatar Harvard-educated
Palaniappan Chidambaram used to be considered a
market-friendly liberaliser. As a lawyer he has held briefs
for at least two controversial companies — Enron and the
infamous Mardia Chemicals that has large outstanding bank dues,
writes PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA
Gaza and India The Guantanamo Bay majority
judgments effectively authorise American forces to detain
anyone — innocent or otherwise — in the war zone, leaving them
to challenge not the basis but broadly the conditions and
length of detention, writes RAJEEV DHAVAN.
A life beyond charm and gossip The massive print-run of former
President Bill Clinton's autobiography and its appearance a
few months before the Presidential elections is not
an arbitrary move. In fact, no publishing date is chosen at
random; behind it stands a full subterranean agenda, says
Roy Brown, Big Joe Turner? With the 50th anninversary of the recording of Elvis's first single, the debate over who started rock 'n' roll rages on.