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IRAN'S CALAMITY AND ITS LESSONS
IT COULD TAKE days before the world knows exactly how many people died in the massive earthquake that hit the town of Bam in south-eastern Iran. From the initial reports of the devastation, it is evidently a tragedy of epic proportions — ...
END TO TELECOM TUSSLE
THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW package of concessions for the telecom industry should end three years of lobbying, litigation and flip-flop exercises in regulation. The stage is now set for a further acceleration in the growth of the mobile phone network ...


Leader Page Articles
Securing South Asia
By Lakshman Kadirgamar

Given its preponderance and centrality within South Asia, India may justifiably regard any alien presence or influence in the region, without its consent, as a potential threat to its security.
Reforming politics
By P.P. Rao

The latest amendment to the Constitution (on defections) should be the beginning of serious reform and not the end.


News Analysis
An unrealistic approach?
By Harish Khare

NEW DELHI, DEC. 28. A section in the Congress believes that Sonia Gandhi made a significant concession when she argued in Mumbai today that the Congress would not insist on her leadership as a pre-condition on potential alliance partners. ...


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