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1.As July 1 nears,GST interface not ready

While the government remains committed to rolling out the GST regime from July 1, GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs), who are expected to help taxpayers cope with the transition to the new regime and its compliance paperwork, may only be operationally ready a few months down the line, say industry players. read more

2.In a new orbit.

The Indian Space Research Organisation has crossed a significant milestone with the successful developmental flight of the country’s heaviest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, the GSLV Mark-III. This is the first time a satellite weighing over 3.1 tonnes has been launched from India to reach the geostationary orbit about 36,000 km from Earth. read more

3.Expensive,hazardous and inequitable.

By all accounts, nuclear power has had a bad year. In March, Westinghouse, the largest historic builder of nuclear power plants in the world, declared bankruptcy, creating a major financial crisis for its parent company, Toshiba.  read more

4.The art of the free trade agreement.

During their recent meeting in Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the need to resume India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) talks..  read more

5.What greater crisis do you want in our agriculture?

Deepak Pental is Professor of Genetics at the University of Delhi. A former vice-chancellor, he’s at the centre of a scientific storm over transgenic mustard, the first such food crop that’s been cleared by the Environment Ministry’s technical committee for release into the fields. read more

6.Centre notifies rules on capital gains tax.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come out with a final notification specifying the securities transactions that would attract capital gains tax where the securities transaction tax (STT) hasn’t been paid.. read more

1.Arab split

With Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting off ties with Qatar, the Arab world has plunged into further turmoil.. read more

2.Let the Maharaja go.

There is a buzz in the air about the possible privatisation of Air India (AI), that quintessential public sector white elephant. Since 1991, this has been seen as the ultimate litmus test of every Indian government’s reformist convictions, which none has yet managed to conquer.  read more

1.India breaches the final frontier

The launch of the rocket GSLV Mk III on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota is significant for several reasons..  read more

2.Leave the fighting to the men

The Army chief’s recent statement that the Army is in the process of inducting women in combat roles seems to have been given without much thought. read more

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