BUDGET: Why more taxes may be good
It is time for the Union Budget 2013.
argues why, in an economy such as India, despite the general public vote against taxes, raising the tax-to-GDP ratio is more critical
than restraint in fiscal spending.
Founders would have wanted inheritance tax restored
Given our Constitutional mandate to "endeavour to eliminate inequalities in status, facilities and opportunities,"
explains why reintroduction of the Inheritance Tax may be a step worthy of serious consideration.
POLITICS OF NEUTRALISATION
Law, justice, and the 'placebo' of compensation
Governments have taken to announcing monetary compensation for victims' kin in cases of criminal acts as well, but it hardly masks their failure to impose the rule of law or bring about systemic improvements, says
What powers must the Lokpal have?
Disagreements on the Lokpal, even amongst the reform-minded, have arisen because globally there is no consensus about the exact role
of the ombudsman.
looks at the options before the Hazare-Government panel.
OLD CONCERNS UNADDRESSED YET AGAIN
Agitation looms in Kerala over National Highway widening
A massive agitation is brewing in Kerala against the proposed widening of Natonal Highways 47 and 17. It is spearheaded by the NH47- NH17 Joint Action Council.
P N Venugopal
examines their case.
Nuclear Liability Bill: Who bears the brunt?
The nuclear liability bill by capping the liability arising out of a nuclear incident appears to be an effort to protect the nuclear industry at the cost of the fundamental rights of the citizens writes
Mathew Prasad Idiculla.