`Positive Impact Of Vat Appeared
Sooner Than Was Expected'
It is time to embark on a conscious
programme of fiscal conservatism at
the level of the States and evaluate
the marginal benefits of additional
expenditure before sanctioning new
India And China Are Key To Peace In
Foreign MinisterGeorge Yeois no
Trade between the two countries,
estimated at $10 billion in 2005, is
booming and bilateral relations have
never been better.
Q&a: 'Humans Have The Responsibility
To Protect Habitats'
Jane Goodall, renowned primatolo-gist
and conservationist, is convinced that
it’s vital to empower women to end
poverty and realise the ideal of
‘If Foreign Investors Have To Come,
They Must Have Confidence. Disputes
Must Not Be Pending For Years’
In the second part of his interview
with The Indian Express
Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta, on
NDTV 24/7’s Walk the Talk programme,
former Chief Justice of India Y.K.
Sabharwal talks about the increasing
number of political disputes before
the court, . .
‘Interpretation Of Law Is Something
That Rests Only And Only With The
Judiciary And None Else’
Former Chief Justice of India Y.K.
Sabharwal will be remembered most for
the judgments on Parliament being
within its rights to expel MPs and on
the Ninth Schedule, both having
defining importance in a vibrant
'We Are Not Afraid Of Competition'
Ahead of his meetings with defence
minister A K Antony, external affairs
minister Pranab Mukherjee and national
security advisor M K Narayanan on
Wednesday, Russian Deputy Prime
Minister and Defence Minister Sergei
Ivanov spoke exclusively with TOI.
Building Blocks, Binding Terms
We are the owners of around 700 square
yards given for development on a 60/40
basis (60% belongs to builder and 40%
belongs to us).
Interview: Ram Vilas Paswan,
Excited about the prospects of the
domestic steel industry, Union Steel
Minister Ram Vilas Paswan believes
that the good days are here to stay.
It Is Always A Noble Idea To Simplify
The existence of many exemption
provisions by itself should not be a
cause for complexity for the taxpayer
or revenue leakage.
Interview: R.S. Pandey, Secretary,
Department Of Steel
R.S. PANDEY sees a bright future for
the steel industry in India provided,
of course, the iron ore mining policy
to be announced by the government soon
acts as a catalyst for growth. He
discusses the industry's problems and
prospects in an interview.
Q&a: National Theatre Has Lost Meaning
The Bharat Rang Mahotsav, organised by
the National School of Drama, New
Delhi, introduces global trends to
performers and audiences here. Amal
Allana, chairperson of the NSD, spoke
to Amrith Lal: