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Cairn moving to seize Indian assets embarrassing. Modi govt had time to end retrospective tax

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Cairn securing a French court’s order to seize Indian assets is a national embarrassment. It was avoidable. Retrospective taxation is a UPA ghost. Modi government has had seven years to bury it, but didn’t. This is a clear case of when you find yourself in a hole, start digging deeper.

Uttarakhand reconsidering Kanwar Yatra shows it didn’t learn from Kumbh Mela

Uttarakhand doesn’t seem to learn. After rightly deciding to prohibit the Kanwar Yatra this year due to Covid, it is reconsidering the decision under pressure from Uttar Pradesh. Both states can’t forget the super-spreader event the Kumbh Mela was. Another congregation can be suicidal given the imminent third wave threat.

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