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|August 31, 2005|
FAQs on fringe benefit tax
The CBDT has issued a list of FAQs with answers on Fringe Benefit Tax, clarifying some issues raised by the trade and industry.
|August 30, 2005|
Chidambaram: The Jaya angle
The genesis of the finance minister's current troubles may be December 7, 1996.
All about the new fringe benefit tax
Employees Stock Options (ESOPs) have been exempt from the new FBT, but not car and health perks, leave travel concessions and several other benefits, including amusement, games and sports.
Broadband just got cheaper and better
Have you got yourself a broadband connection? MTNL's Triband has lowered some of its charges and now offers some attractive packages whether you are an Internet junkie or you simply need to check your mail.
|August 27, 2005|
Alibag lures Mumbai's rich
Up close with some Mumbaikars who have retreated from a city life and careers to creat an alternative lifestyle in Alibag.
Making his first million, from IT
Prateek Garg started IT&T in 1990 and built it up for 7 years to a turnover of Rs 35 crore. He them left 1997 to start Progressive Infotech, which has a turnover of over Rs 80 crore today.
What the global CEO thinks like
Conventional wisdom talks of economies of scale. But in today's world, perhaps we should be looking at economies of learning and knowledge, says Sir Martin Sorrell, founder of WPP, one of the world's largest advertising groups.
|August 19, 2005|
Stuck in corporate rut? Here's Grid help
Bruce Carlson, President and CEO of Grid Intl, a US-based HR firm, says a solution is available for organisations that want vibrant, creative, feisty employees.
What is WorldSpace radio all about?
Apart from the fact that FM is free and portable and poses a stiff challenge, the choice of WorldSpace receivers is even poorer than it was earlier.
ARCIL makes a hesitant start
Only if there are more asset reconstruction companies will banks be more comfortable with the valuations
|August 16, 2005|
How good is Reliance Tax Saver Fund?
RTSF will be managed aggressively like its diversified equity fund siblings; also the fund is likely to be a high risk - high return investment proposition.
PII Fund: High risk, high return
The fund can add value to informed investors who have a view on the infrastructure sector and a flair for high risk investment avenues.
B&W: New colours of the season?
Films, advertisements and books are going black and white. Are we looking at the new colours of the season?
|August 15, 2005|
Billionaire in a <I>banian</I>
O P Jindal's empire, at the time of his death, was worth Rs 17,500 crore, but you would hardly know it from his austere ways
|August 13, 2005|
Indian cuisine makes a comeback
Indian food is being snazzily reinvented so you can have your kebab and the style to go with it
Check out these French wines!
While wine consumption in France itself has been falling for several years, they still put away about 56 litres per capita
Radio from the skies
If music be the food of life, WorldSpace is here to provide the soundtrack.
On a roll in Punjab
Punjab may have slipped from third rank in the latest per capita income report, but beyond its apparent opulence is a spirit of enterprise that's guiding its fortunes.
|August 11, 2005|
Banking industry's apartheid
Commercial banks appear to be leaving out rural areas and backward states while expanding operations
|August 02, 2005|
The world's most expensive homes
Forbes.com has compiled the first comprehensive list of the priciest residences on the planet -- the top five per continent, excluding Antarctica, to be precise.