Have you ever
heard of tax on the services of authors, composers
and sculptors? If not, go through the list of
services on which the union government has proposed
the levying of service tax by state governments.
includes service tax on performing arts and live
entertainment services; services of performing
artistes; hospital services; technical and
vocational secondary education services; amusement
1857 vs 1845 Treat
Anglo-Sikh war as first: MPs New Delhi,
Disagreeing with the
view that 1857 was the First War of Independence,
Tarlochan Singh, Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana, today said
that it was a part of the movement for independence.
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Vice-President B.S. Shekhawat, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and I&B Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi arrive at the courtyard of Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday during the celebration of the 150th year of the 1857 First War of Independence. — Tribune
photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
the crooks By H.K. Dua
a time when persons who have built their careers on crime can easily
become MPs, MLAs and ministers, it must have required guts on the part
of the special sessions court judge of Siwan to convict RJD MP Mohammed
Shahabuddin of kidnapping a CPI (ML) worker.
Law to check human trafficking Chandigarh, May 10
The Punjab government is set to
pass legislation to arm the police with more powers to check human
trafficking. This will include strict financial penalties and a variable
punishment for travel agents who defraud people on the promise of
sending them aboard through various means.
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair departs from Trimdon Labour Club in Trimdon, northeast England on Thursday. Blair announced that he would step down from office on June 27 after leading the country for a tumultuous decade during which he said it had emerged as a "leader".
Indo-Sino boundary issue 3-stage process
on New Delhi, May 10
India and China have embarked on a
three-stage process to find a political solution to the boundary
question. Minister of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee told Rajya Sabha
in a written reply that the last stage would involve actual delineation
and demarcation of the boundary on map and ground by the civil, military
and survey officials from the two sides.
rains expected New Delhi, May 10
The good news for the day is that the country’s most awaited weather
phenomenon — the southwest monsoon — has set in over parts of
southeast Bay of Bengal, Nicobar islands and Andaman Sea, almost five to
six days earlier than May15, its normal date of arrival.
Karachi, May 10
In a sensational turn to Bob
Woolmer’s murder case, it was disclosed today that two champagne
bottles were passed on to him by the team’s bowling coach
Mushtaq Ahmed, which may unravel the mystery of the poison-laced
drink the Pakistani coach is believed to have had on the night he
died. Pakistan’s bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed
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