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Thursday, March 27, 2003
Ill-prepared for VAT
THE WAGES OF an inadequate preparation for the introduction of a State value-added tax (VAT) are being paid on the eve of the April 1 deadline for the switchover. A number of lobbies and pressure groups have been pressing for either a ...
A difficult year
IT HAS BEEN a difficult year for Karnataka both politically and financially. The dispute over the sharing of Cauvery waters, the running battle with Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court and the Tribunal, the farmers' agitation in the Mandya region and ...
Leader Page Articles
Interlinking of rivers II
By A. Vaidyanathan
It is difficult to believe that the interlinking programme has been worked out in sufficient detail to qualify for serious examination, leave alone immediate implementation.
India and the Iraq war
By C. Raja Mohan
India's "middle path" in the war between America and Saddam Hussein has helped provide space to defend its long-term interests in Iraq and the Gulf.
Time to accelerate peace process
By Kuldip Nayar
To dismiss the killings of the Pandits at Nadimarg in Kashmir as another terrorist act is to underestimate the situation. It has already assumed grave ramifications. The elimination of a few thousand Pandits remaining in Kashmir is the key to the ...
Rage against the dying of the light
By Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
It was Dylan Thomas who said, "Do not go gentle into the good night/ Rage, rage against the dying of the light." On Tuesday evening, some of us, ordinary citizens and concerned people of Delhi raged. We stood on Sansad Marg, across the road from ...
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