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Tax policy in trying times -TCA Ramanujam and TCA Sangeetha

-The Hindu The events of the pandemic show how it is the need of the hour to modernise India’s archaic tax laws The word ‘lockdown’, which is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year, sums up the pain that the world underwent in 2020. As a result of the pandemic-induced lockdown, India’s GDP contracted consecutively for two quarters from April to September 2020. Some have gained from the pandemic. India’s super rich only became...

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Farmers from Amritsar in 700 tractors to join protests in Delhi The farmers on Thursday held a press conference at the Delhi-Haryana border and threatened to block railway tracks if their demands are not met. Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee begin their journey to Delhi to join the ongoing farmers' protest against the new agriculture laws. The farmers' protest enters the 16th day on Friday. "Around 700 tractor trolleys are moving towards Delhi's Kundli border," says SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee. Meanwhile,...

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‘Shaken out of slumber, turned turtle’: HC raps Delhi govt over rising Covid-19 cases

-The Indian Express The court noted that the quantum of fine for not wearing Masks, not maintaining social distancing did not appear to be a deterrent in controlling the cases. The Delhi High Court Thursday pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government over the rising coronavirus cases in the city, saying why did it wait to take precautions like reducing the number of attendees at weddings when the cases were on the...

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In Dumka’s remote areas, mohalla schools for students -Abhishek Angad

-The Indian Express With social distancing, Masks, loudspeakers, blackboards, and a few volunteers, teachers in various Dumka villages have ensured that their students' studies do not suffer using these 'mohalla classes'. Every morning, Shailen Tudu (12) sits by his house near a painted blackboard and solves the maths problems he is given using a chalk. His principal Sapan Kumar stands at a little distance to oversee his work, and issues instructions using...

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Green-lighting ecological decimation amidst a pandemic -Chitrangada Choudhury and Aniket Aga

-The Hindu Projects in critical forest habitats are being considered or have been given clearance by the Environment Ministry Few countries are witnessing such severe direct and indirect devastation on account of the COVID-19 pandemic as India. Yet, there is little attention on the roots of our vulnerability. Our challenge is hardly limited to escaping a virus with lockdowns and Masks in the short term, and vaccination in the long term. It would...

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