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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Thursday, 22 July 2004, 1400 hrs

NATION & STATES
Iraqi group kidnaps three Indians,
threatens to behead them 

An Iraqi group wants India to pull out of business in Iraq, and is threatening to behead three truck drivers

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Markets welcome slash in transaction tax
THE Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, today brought cheer to market players by announcing that the 0.15 per cent securities transaction tax (STT) would be confined to only delivery-based trade in equities, even while totally exempting sale and purchase of bonds from the levy...

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Asia Times
India, Sikkim, China and a vexing lama
India's Supreme Court has blocked Tibet's second-best-known Buddhist lama from his exile monastery in the strategic Indian state of Sikkim. The move has major implications for India, China and the Dalai Lama, writes JULIAN GEARING  

The Hindu
'
We must persuade the US to define
 itself as part of the UN system"

Joschka Fischer, Germany's high profile Foreign Minister and leader of the Green Party, is one of the world's more colourful statesmen. A fiery left-wing activist who once beat up a policeman in a demonstration, he has reinvented himself to emerge as perhaps Germany's most popular politician. An interview.


The Pioneer
Suicide: Dairy impales dons
He is gone and so only those who knew him closely would remember a tender soul. But what he leaves behind ought to jog the conscience of those who are supposed to epitomise empathy. Dr Rachit Gupta's suicide notes give an insight into a brilliant mind's myriad feelings and how they were throttled to death by insensitive seniors

Asia Times

Pakistan: Payback time
With President George W Bush running out of time, and Pakistan short of excuses, Islamabad will have to honor two pledges to the US: send troops to Iraq, and deliver a "high-value" terror suspect, says SEEMA SIROHI

CNN
Running the Internet under the radar
Open source software powers more than 70 per cent of all Web servers and routes much of the world's e-mail traffic. It's forcing established companies to rethink their business models.

 TOP PICKS


OPINION

Mulayam's politics of worship (Pioneer)
Regressive education (Daily Excelsior) 
Shame on Balu (Pioneer)
Such Saarcasm  (Hindustan Times)
Seize the opportunity (Hindu)
Once more to the WTO table (Hindu)
Glimmer of hope (Deccan Herald)



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

 BUSINESS HEADLINES
Konkan Rlys tops PSU losers list
FM ready for talks on FDI issue
Centre to tackle drought: PM
NI to recruit 20,000 agents
Sensex zooms 75 points
VC arrives for Indian real estate
Birlas yet to get copy of will
Transaction tax on debt slashed
Markets cheer partial relief
State IT dealers observe bundh
WTO- Discontent over new draft
ICRA forays into EU
 CORPORATE HEADLINES
Cipla's market share highest
Roadshow of TCS IPO starts
Intelenet is now HDFC subsidiary
Kinetic Motor unveils Nova 135
Airbus to sell planes to Kingfisher
ONGC seeks subsidy refund
Microsoft Corp will return $75b
Toyota beats Ford in global race
Business Week lists top firms
New coaches from Irizar TVS

 WORLD HEADLINES
Fire wrecks supermarket in Doha
Court to examine Russians
Militant-police clash in Riyadh
Palestinian PM agrees to stay on
Video shows 9/11 hijackers
Identity theft case largest yet
Hawking revamps theory

 EXCHANGE
Dollar: Rs 46.65
Pound: Rs 86.50
Euro: Rs 57.60
Yen:  (100) Rs 44.35
 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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Deccan Herald
Indian Express
Hindustan Times
The Hindu
Pioneer
Economic Times
Times of India
Statesman
Tribune
Business Standard
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