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Disputed tax burden rising for India Inc — But stock markets remain unperturbed
TAXES are the price of civilisation, said Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Corporate India, however, does not appear to share his enthusiasm if the surge in disputed taxes are any indication. Indeed, the disputes arising out of demand notices ... More

Path-labs: New trend in outsourcing saga
DIAGNOSTIC services are the next emerging outsourcing opportunity, with Indian path-labs looking to take on work from hospitals and agencies based abroad. SRL-Ranbaxy recently concluded a pilot project for a UK-based hospital and is looking to ... More

Pension plans: Insurers seek in-house unit
A FRESH regulatory dilemma has popped up before those charting the course of pension sector reforms. The existing insurance companies have renewed their demand that they be allowed to offer pension products from within their ongoing insurance ... More

LCM: The new addition to management jargon
HERE is the latest addition to growing list of management acronyms — LCM, or `legal compliance management'. As the name implies, LCM refers to the function of ensuring that a company complies with all laws, which may sometimes include laws ... More

Will drought have a say in TN elections?
AN important issue that is going against the ruling All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu is its handling of the drought. Tamil Nadu has been facing drought for three years in a row now and five successive paddy crops ... More

ICAI okays plan to allow CAs to fix fees per assignment
THE Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has approved a proposal that would allow CAs to fix their fees on the basis of results of the assignment or "costs saved/revenue increase" derived by the clients. ... More

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