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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
THE SUPREME COURT'S order, directing the Centre to disburse to survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster Rs. 1,505.46 crores that is part of the settlement reached with the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), comes not a day too soon. The tragedy ...
KARNATAKA'S PREDICTABLE BUDGET
AFTER THE CENTRAL and Andhra Pradesh budgets, it was very much on the cards that the Congress-led coalition Government in Karnataka would also come up with what it could project as a "pro-farmer, pro-poor budget." In spite of several "give ...
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INTERVIEW WITH JOSCHKA FISCHER
"We must persuade the U.S. to define itself as part of the U.N. system"
FIFTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Joschka Fischer, Germany's high profile Foreign Minister and leader of the Green Party, is one of the world's more colourful statesmen. A fiery left-wing activist and organiser of the 1970s who once beat up a policeman in a demo nstration, he has reinvented himself a few times over a successful political career and emerged as perhaps Germany's most popular politician. An experienced parliamentarian, the first Green to take up a government post in his country, and a "realo" ( or a leader of the "realists" faction of the Green Party), he has courted controversy within his party and movement on key issues, notably on his support for the decision to send German airmen to war in Kosovo. He acquired celebrity status after lead
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