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Monday, May 02, 2005
Cooperating for the right purposes
India and Japan appear to be placing undue emphasis on their common quest for permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council as they explore the scope for expanding bilateral cooperation. As the joint statement issued at the end of ...
A notable step forward on VAT
The agreement reached by 21 States, which have adopted the value added tax (VAT) regime in place of State sales tax, to converge their rates on some essential items marks a notable step forward in implementing the much-delayed reform. The ...
Leader Page Articles
It is not an easy alternative
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
Thanks to the numbers game, there has never been a genuine Indian third alternative. If the United Progressive Alliance Government goes, the allies will be worse off.
The return of the swayamsevak
By Harish Khare
Now that Mr. Vajpayee is no longer Prime Minister he has no hesitation in asserting his RSS links.
Russia bolsters role in West Asia
By Vladimir Radyuhin
President Putin has shown that despite its limited resources Moscow will not let Washington define the political landscape of West Asia.
Discrimination against Dalits
By Mari Marcel Thekaekara
The appointment of two U.N. Special Rapporteurs could strengthen the struggle to end caste-based discrimination.
Bandung to Jakarta: Afro-Asian solidarity
By V.R. Krishna Iyer
Manmohan Singh's recent call for horizontal globalisation can prove a rallying cry.
The stalling of Parliament
By Inder Malhotra
To make the nation's apex legislature totally dysfunctional is a remedy infinitely worse than the disease it is supposed to cure.
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