Here is a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and Web sites on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Government Moves GST Bill in Parliament: The government introduced a nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill into parliament on Tuesday, but opposition to the move threatened to derail one what is one of the UPA’s most ambitious reforms of its second term. (Source: Reuters)
FM Withdraws Proposal for Service Tax on Healthcare: Bowing to demand from all quarters, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced withdrawal of the proposed 5 per cent service tax on airconditioned hospitals with more than 25 beds and on diagonistic services. (Source: Press Trust of India)
Bhopal Tragedy: CBI Moves Court for Warren Anderson’s Extradition: The CBI today moved a Delhi court to obtain a Letter Rogatory for US authorities for the extradition of former Union Carbide Corporation Chairman Warren Anderson to stand trial for his criminal culpability in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which had left over 15,000 dead and maimed several thousands. (Source: The Indian Express)
India Not an Emerging Market but a Very Big Market: Warren Buffett: Buffett said it would be more attractive if he could invest more than 26% in Indian insurance companies. (Source: The Economic Times)
Narendra Modi Boasts, Says America Praised Him: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reacted to the US diplomatic cable dated November 2, 2006, which called him a non-corrupt, effective administrator. (Source: Hindustan Times)
Fuente: India Real Time