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India needs lower taxes, higher compliance: India needs lower taxes to compete globally and that voluntary tax compliance by citizens should be encouraged by a friendly administration.
Agni-V test-fired again from mobile-launcher: The test-firing of India’s most formidable ballistic missile, Agni-V was an unalloyed success, signalling that India’s nuclear deterrence capability has come of age.
Rajasthan sets up panel on Gujjar quota issue: The committee was appointed in the light of the December 9 judgment of the Rajasthan High Court striking down a 2015 law which had provided five per cent reservation to Special Backward Classes, including Gujjars.
Remission power lies with State: SC: The judgment is in sync with the review petition on the question of who has the actual authority — the Centre or the State — in granting remission for life convicts.
Time to repeal the FCRA: The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, is nothing more than a tool to keep ‘errant’ civil society organisations on a tight leash. An autonomous, self-regulatory agency for NGOs is the need of the hour.
Fire in the sky: The successful test-firing of the long-range ballistic missile Agni-V for the fourth time is a significant step towards building a credible nuclear deterrence.
The mother of all disruptions: The tremendous power of the software industry in India may help explain why the disruptive effects of demonetisation are being taken lightly.
Assessed, approved but scant attention to compliance: September 2016 marked a decade of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification, a short, ‘subordinate’ legislation whose powers far outweigh its text.
Foreign policy, Act III: The Prime Minister’s entry on the world stage was dramatic and full of surprises.
India’s cast iron exports under EU scanner: India’s exports of certain iron items to the European Union (EU) and shipments of ferro alloys to South Korea have come under the scanner of local authorities in those jurisdictions.
Anthem: Play, rewind: The order compelling citizens to stand up defies both the letter and the spirit of this invocation to sovereignty.
Addressing India’s water dispute problem: The proposed permanent tribunal is a promising step—but it will face many hurdles.
Karnataka’s dangerous new reservation policy: It is inept on multiple levels, and proven to be economically counterproductive.
What awaits us in 2017?: For 2017, China and Europe may become two big risks to the global economy and global markets, while the US under Donald Trump remains a wild card.