Saturday, November 19, 2011

Government to widen Tax base to cover all but 22 services


Most newspapers this morning report that the Pakistani Government is said to have offered to hand over the 26/11 culprits to India in return for Washington intervention in pre-empting any military take over, after the American raid in Abbotabad killed Osama Bin Laden. This memo said to be from President Zardari is alleged to have been sent to the former US Joint Chief of Staff Mike Mullen. "Zardari offered 26/11 suspects feared army coup after operation Osama says secret memo", is the Times of India headline.

Papers this morning have also covered the Prime Ministers' statements on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit. "Assertive India takes on China, US in global game", writes the Hindustan Times.

Economic Times writes that Sukhram is finally convicted for Telecom scam during Rao's regime, he is guilty of granting undue favour to a cable supply company - the Indian Express adds that he is likely to be sentenced today. The Asian Age has also covered this story.

The Hindu, Times of India and other papers write about the move to keep key services out of the Tax net - This includes Non-air-conditioned second class train travel, health facilities, metro monorail and public transport services as well as pre schools and recognised education providers. "Government to widen Tax base to cover all but 22 services", writes the Hindustan Times.

And finally, A metal developed by a team of researchers from the University of California and California institute of Technology has been shown to be resting on a dandelion fluff without damaging it.

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