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Saturday, January 20,  200


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                                                                                                                   From, January 14, 2007 to January 20, 2007 

Is `Due Diligence' Different For The Telecom Industry?

Deal drivers in this industry are based more on operations than financials.

'No Need For A Law On Recruitment'

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), one of the oldest national chambers of Indian industry, has just elected a new president.

Q&a: 'Nation-States Separated Out Connected Histories'

Sugata Bose is Gardiner Professor of History and Director of the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University.

Cultural Diplomacy Is Not Instant Coffee

Pavan K Varma author of "The Great Indian Middle Class" and "Being Indian" talks to Shruba Mukherjee of the Deccan Herald.

"Implementation Of Hyde Act Would Mean Shifting Of Goalposts"

Anil Kakodkar, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, articulates his concerns on the still unfolding Indo-U.S. nuclear deal. Excerpts from an interview:

`Bangladeshi Women Were Ready For Micro-Credit'

In Bangladesh there has been a long tradition of women's movement... It is not always that women get economic opportunities... They have to be ready for such opportunities, look out for them and say we need this.

Experiences Of Social Disadvantage

Uttara Natarajan talks about her grandfather A.N. Sattanathan's memoirs and her decision to publish them. Not all autobiographical narratives embody a collective consciousness, but Sattanathan's memoirs capture the social and economic life of . . .

India, Pakistan Aur Indus

The much-awaited verdict on the Baglihar dam project by the World Bank-appointed neutral expert, Raymond Lafitte, is due in February 2007.

'Nithari Is Not An Isolated Incident'

So says the first and highest ranking woman police officer of the country, pointing out that such incidents cannot be stopped till the time police reforms, as directed by the Supreme Court recently, are implemented.

'Never In The Last 60 Years...'

Says the Pakistan foreign minister have India and Pakistan 'had such a sustained discussion on Jammu and Kashmir' as this time. 'And it is no secret that it is being discussed at various levels.'

Liberalisation Will Not Remove Caste Prejudice

Nicholas B. Dirks, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History and Vice President Arts and Sciences of Columbia University, New York, was in Mumbai this month to enhance the profile of a university that counts Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as one of its . . .

Q&a: 'One Day A Computer Could Win A Nobel Prize'

Cosmologist Martin Rees, delivering the Blackett Memorial Lecture at the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, asked: "Would civilisation survive the 21st century?" Yet, the president of the Royal Society, London, tells Narayani Ganesh that . . .

'All-Time High Occupancy Levels'

With the Indian economy on an upswing, the hospitality industry is witnessing superb growth with room rates shooting up significantly and occupancy levels at an all-time high.

Balancing Old Laws And New Technology

Year 2006 was a landmark for indirect taxes, because the judgments given by the apex court unshackle a few assumptions, notions and presumptions held by both the Revenue and the trade. MR D. ARVIND, DIRECTOR, INDIRECT TAX DEPARTMENT, DELOITTE . . .

‘Africa To Be Ban’s Priority’

Africa and West Asia will be the main priorities of new Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, says his newly appointed Indian Chef de Cabinet Vijay Nambiar.

'India Is Both A Market And Supplier'

With over 12,500 staff and about $500-million worth of work offshored, British Telecom is trying to make deeper inroads into India. In November 2006, BT applied for NLD and ILD licences, and established a JV company, BT Telecom India, with Jubilant Enpro.

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