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Saturday, December 09,  2006


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                                                                                                        From, December 03, 2006 to December 09, 2006

Vat: Implementation At Short Notice Is One More Challenge

With the quick passing of the VAT (Value Added Tax) Bill, the coming New Year's Day is slated to usher in VAT, in Tamil Nadu. Business Line contacted Mr S. Sridharan, a Madurai-based chartered accountant, who specialises in VAT. Here is his take on . . . 

'Eastern States Have Great Future'

My Government has so far received more than 100 proposals for setting up various industrial units in the State and 61 of them have been cleared. But we need to gear up our infrastructure, particularly power and communication. 

‘Except For A Small, Corrupt Clique Close To The Palace, Most Nepalese Don’t Need A King Even Emotionally’

You spent decades underground, and now you’re out in the open. How does that feel on the purely personal level? 

Subhashini Ali, Aidwa President

Interview with Subhashini Ali, president, All India Democratic Women's Association. 

What's The Best It Offshoring Strategy?

Adopt contractual provisions that reflect best international risk management practice, involving a balance between customer-friendly provisions and the need to reduce the chances that any one contract might affect the ability of the supplier... . . . 

Q&a: Wireless Connectivity Is The Future

As Bangalore is set to be the first metropolis to be WiMax-enabled, there is a lot of expectation on how the government, the service provider, will ensure seamless Internet connectivity. M N Vidyashankar, secretary IT and BT, govern-ment of . . . 

`We Expect India To Be To Unilever What China Has Been To Other Companies'

I expect HLL to be a net provider of talent and technology to Unilever.

Q&a: 'Dalits Have Been Made Pawns So Many Times'

"Talking helps no one", says reluctant interviewee Vijay Tendulkar. The 78-year-old playwright, whose searing works on contemporary issues have achieved a cult status, tells Jyoti Punwani that he feels powerless about the lynching of a Dalit family . . . 

Exclusive Interview: Ex-Navy Chief Admiral Prakash

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Arun Prakash's tenure ends on Tuesday, October 31. An illustrious career that took a hit with the War Room leak and its alleged connection with the Scorpene contract. 

Higher Education Is A Problem... If The Economy Is To Grow At 9 Per Cent, Skills Will Become A Constraint’

As finance secretary to the then finance minister, Manmohan Singh, he helped craft India’s economic reforms programme.

An Interview With Siddhartha Deb

As the son of migrants from East Bengal, Siddhartha Deb has a different take on language, literature, politics and the points where they intersect. 

Words Against Weapons

It is important to have rational debate on issues, feels Jostein Gaarder, the Norwegian novelist.

Secularists Fanned Muslim Communalism

"Today the government only protects obscurantist organisations and seeks their help to win electoral support." 

We Will Tackle Women’S Problems Jointly: Kamal

Simi Kamal, Member, Pakistan’s National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), was in New Delhi very recently. 

Q&a: 'We Twist History But Don't Read It'

A renowned critic once wrote that Lahore-based Urdu writer Intizar Husain's fiction "digs deep, exposing layer after layer of an existence steeped in nostalgia, reverie and a sense of shadowy disquiet". 

`Us-India Taking A Wise Approach To Bilateral Trade Engagement'

"What we are doing is to see what we can do sector-by-sector to deepen and strengthen the bilateral trading relationship. This is what we have done with other trading partners before we launched something like an FTA... " — MR KARAN K. BHATIA, . . . 

'2g Spectrum Too Should Be Priced'

The Tatas’ recent suggestion that 2G spectrum be priced has generated a huge controversy and polarised the industry. Dr Mukund Rajan, director, Tata Teleservices, the author of the proposal, speaks on the reasons behind his recommendations to the . . . 

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