Express 5: Taxmen take on Tejpal and two sides of AAP’s urban victory

Express 5: Taxmen take on Tejpal and two sides of AAP’s urban victory

A compilation of the Express specials you must read before starting your day.

1. THE TAXMAN COMES CALLING: Last week,the Central Board of Direct Taxes instructed assessment officers to start inquiries encompassing share transfers,source of investments in what are described as “entry providing companies”,as well as the evasion of capital gains tax Anant Media Pvt Ltd,the flagship company owned by Tarun Tejpal. Ritu sarin reports: 

CBDT begins probe into functioning of Tejpal firm,share transfers under watch

2. THE SECRETIVE PHILANTHROPIST:Exactly a month after the 26/11 incident,The Indian Express had received an SMS from Farooque Shaikh regarding a story that had appeared in the paper on the wife and two small sons of Rajan Kamble,a maintenance worker at Taj Hotel who had died in the terror attack. He offered to fund the children’s education,after extricating a promise that his identity would be kept a secret. Shalini Nair reports on

A starring role Farooque kept hidden: How he helped a 26/11 victim


3. Narednra Modi’s ascent and Kejriwal’s arrival are markedly different phenomena that overcame distinct obstacles. “Yet,their concurrence does highlight interesting new possibilities within our electoral landscape. Most notably,they have signalled the potential of distinctly urban brands of Indian politics,” argues Tariq Tachil in Opinion. 

Counting on cities

4. THE URBAN EQUATION: At the heart of the switchover to AAP by the Delhi electorate is a broader political question that urban Indians are demanding an answer for. It is the question about who speaks for their socio-economic needs,says Subhomoy Bhattacharjee in

AAP can’t speak for India’s cities

5. A FIFTH DAY PITCH: On Monday,the final one of the largely truncated tour,Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co’s first target will be scoring the next 98 runs and ensuring that South Africa will bat again. Bharat Sundaresan report on what India is up against in

On final day,an examination

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