24 July 2004, 1400 hrs NATION &
STATES India seeks help from Islam scholars
to save hostages in Iraq As time ticks away for the three Indians seeking freedom from their captors in Iraq, India has approached Islamic scholars in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and sought their intervention for the release of the captives...
& ECONOMY Task force recommends tax cuts The task force on implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, chaired by Vijay Kelkar, adviser to Finance Minister P Chidambaram, has recommended cuts in taxes across the board...
Statesman Theories set to change the world What are the big ideas that will shape the 21st century? The News Statesman asked six writers to forecast the future in physics, economics, culture, politics, neuroscience and psychology. The New Statesman From the ground up Whether you want to complain about trees or pay your council tax, local authorities are using new technology to provide a better, more convenient service. ALEXANDER STEVENSON on why they are ahead of the game.
The Indian Express Playing with
water... no, fire
The SYL mess matches the Rubaiya disaster in its scale of govt incompetence. It unmasks a political class which can’t decide where self-interest ends and national interest begins, laments SHEKHAR GUPTA
The Hindu Not just the
centre, the periphery, too It is not just happening in Lhasa, but in smaller towns and villages too. If Lhasa is bustling with construction activity and new stores are filled with electronic gadgets to the latest four wheelers, smaller towns are not far behind. AMIT BARUAH takes a tour through Tibet. Financial Express Strategic options on regional trade pacts The ‘new regionalism’ fashioned by European Union and NAFTA was motivated by the desire of major developed countries to strengthen the competitiveness of their industries, says NAGESH KUMAR