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GST, a new dawn for Indian Economy

By ADITYA RAJ DAS After decade of negotiations, hectic parleys, many climb-downs and heartburn, India is now virtually ready to bring in what has been touted as Independent India’s most celebrated tax reforms– Goods and Services Tax (GST). The introduction of the GST—considered to be the most radical reform in India’s Indirect Tax regime—will create … Continue reading GST, a new dawn for Indian Economy

Shurhozelie as CM; interesting days ahead in Naga politics

By Nirendra Dev Neiphiu Rio had made a significant leap towards power in the state, but finally had to bow down to the political machinations of 81-year-old Shurhozelie, a seasoned politician also known for anti-Congress stance. The final endorsement from the central BJP leadership allowing Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) chief Shurhozelie Liezitsu to take over … Continue reading Shurhozelie as CM; interesting days ahead in Naga politics

Jayalalithaa – The Populist leader, Iconic Actress

Tamil Film Fans Will Never Forget her infinite grace and charm  TN Ashok  treasures the moment he first met her in 1982 1982., Jayalaltha, the co-star of many a film with Dr MG Ramachandran, had just been appointed the propaganda secretary of the AIDMK. It was one of the most intelligent moves of her mentor, … Continue reading Jayalalithaa – The Populist leader, Iconic Actress

Deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh: Don’t panic if you get I-T notice

Tinesh Bhasin BUSINESS STANDARD The recent notification of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) asking banks to furnish details of cash deposits above a certain amount has got many worried about receiving notice from the income-tax department. But, if a person has been a diligent taxpayer and can account for his deposits, he doesn’t … Continue reading Deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh: Don’t panic if you get I-T notice

Russia has a risky Syria policy

By Kersten Knipp / DW Russia has spent the past year openly fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops. The decision to do so is a risky one. For over five years now – but especially since Russia launched its airstrikes in 2015 – many world leaders have asked why the country continues to stand … Continue reading Russia has a risky Syria policy

How countries taking care of ageing population?

Global average life expectancy has increased from 48 years in 1950 to 68 years in 2010 and is expected to become 81 years by the end of the century. By Shobha Shukla As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases, the proportion of people aged 60 and above is growing globally. Global average life expectancy … Continue reading How countries taking care of ageing population?

Kashmir solution lies in changing mindset

By Dr. M A Ibrahimi, IAS, (R) Despite concerted effort by centre and state government to bring peace in the region, Kashmir valley is still on the boil. The solution to the problem is as remote as it was before imposition of curfew nearly two month ago The authorities say that it is only 5% … Continue reading Kashmir solution lies in changing mindset

Why a law against “burkini” would be complicated?

The decree “anti-Burkini” has “brought a serious and manifestly illegal infringement of fundamental freedoms”. This was considered the State Council in its Order of August 26, which suspends the order of Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes) against the beachwear that violate “good morals and the principle of secularism “. Several personalities of the right and extreme right opposed … Continue reading Why a law against “burkini” would be complicated?

Islam and Higher Education

By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam Ilm (knowledge) is a frequently recurring word in the Quran, which shows its significance in the Islamic scheme of things. Its variants are also abundantly found in the holy Book. That knowledge is an absolute value in Islam is clear from the very first Quranic revelation being about it. The Prophet … Continue reading Islam and Higher Education

A Tribute to Hashim Ansari

– Nirendra Dev “Kaun hamari Sunega (Who will listen to me)? (Smiles). I have said this before, Agar masjid chhor dene se aman hoti hae …. Toh chhor do, humey nahi chahihye. (If my leaving it all, we have peace. Let’s give it up). Born before 1947 – and surviving to live through tumultuous 16 … Continue reading A Tribute to Hashim Ansari

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