• Indian government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect tax system by tabling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha.
  • The year 2014 is drawing to a close. This has been a big year for the Indian Weekender. We have made some big strides this year, made some new and exciting additions to our publication and enjoyed every bit of.....
  • It’s the end of the parliamentary year – one in which Labour suffered a historic election loss. So, it’s good to be putting 2014 behind us and looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year.
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Indian government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect tax system by tabling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha.
The year 2014 is drawing to a close. This has been a big year for the Indian Weekender. We have made some big strides this year, made some new and exciting additions to our publication and enjoyed every bit of.....
It’s the end of the parliamentary year – one in which Labour suffered a historic election loss. So, it’s good to be putting 2014 behind us and looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year.
The big gap between the rich and poor is holding back economic development and progress in New Zealand. This was revealed in a report this week from the OECD, an organisation of 34 developed countries.
The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, and enjoy the great Kiwi summer.  And it’s a time to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s also a time to take stock, and a time to look to the year ahead.
Political events in 2014 were worthy of a fast moving soap opera, full of twists and turns. There were larger than life characters, lies and skulduggery, rumours and moments.....
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Filmmaker Ravi Chopra dead at 68
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was charmed by the grey cuddly bundle. With a big smile, he patted the koala bear as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott looked on smilingly
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