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Bhopal Retrial

THE Supreme Court’s decision to re-examine its 1996 judgment that mellowed the charges against the guilty in the Bhopal gas disaster is going to be balm to the deep wounds thousands of victims suffered.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tax Concessions for Senior Citizens

THE revised Direct Tax Code (DTC) recently introduced in Parliament has unfortunately not brought much cheer to the senior citizens. While the proposed tax exemption limit for individuals has been raised from ` 1.60 lakh to ` 2 lakh, that for senior citizens is a paltry jump from ` 2.40 lakh to

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Troubled West Looks to India

BY KULDIP NAYAR

RECENTLY, I had the opportunity to travel through the UK and the US for almost one month. I want to share my assessment of the two countries. It is needless to say that Great Britain and America cannot be compared in economic or political prowess because the latter is literally dominating the world.

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Switzerland’s Double Standards

THE Swiss Banking Association report 2006 shows dishonest Indians have stashed a huge $1456 billion black money in the secret bank accounts in Switzerland, one of the world’s best known tax havens.

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Educating Kids

THE UNESCO document, ‘Learning: the Treasure Within’, known as Delors Report (1996), talks of total education and has provided a vision for the twenty-first century education including pre-primary curriculum.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Solving the Ayodhya Issue

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THE entire nation is awaiting the verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, to be delivered shortly.

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Better Understanding of Tribals

BY SANCHET BARUA

THE shocking manner in which tribal demonstrators were treated in Chhattisgarh, and women stripped off their clothes doesn’t speak well about our commitment to ameliorate the sufferings of the indigenous population of the country.

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Meeting the Maoists

THE Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has observed that there was nothing objectionable in the Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee’s statement suggesting that the killing of the top Maoist leader Azad was "not correct".

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Saving Cricket

PAKISTAN’S cricket team has come once again under cloud. A sting by a tabloid newspaper of Britain has put at least two Pakistani players in a spot: they are alleged to have played in a particular way because they were paid for that. Now, we have a complex problem here.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Parking Woes

IT is observed that a new multi-storeyed building has come up on MG Road on the corner opposite the UCO Bank. This was constructed as residential housing and hence as per the existing laws was exempted from providing basement parking.

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