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Thursday, May 12, 2005
A commendable act of self-correction
In an unusual recognition of its own fallibility, the Supreme Court has withdrawn an order it passed hardly three weeks ago. That order specified which of the judges of the Patna High Court would constitute the bench to hear Union Railway ...
Uniting politically against the King
Nepal's political parties have taken a big step that could mark a breakthrough in the fight for the restoration of democracy. The seven political parties that have arrived at an understanding for a "common agreement and commitment" include the ...
Leader Page Articles
Religion and politics in Central Asia
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
Any replication of the Taliban phenomenon in Central Asia could have far-reaching implications for the geopolitics of the region.
India, Japan shaping a new future?
By P. S. Suryanarayana
The new closeness in ties between India and Japan is a significant move away from the unstable equation in the aftermath of Pohkran-II.
World trade talks and the environment
By Tony Juniper and Ronnie Hall
Negotiators at the WTO could seek to trade reductions in environmental standards in industrialised countries for corporate access to more and cheaper natural resources in developing countries.
Dilemma of Blair's heir apparent
By William Keegan
As long as the British economy doesn't go into recession, the prospects of Finance Minister Gordon Brown as Tony Blair's heir apparent look good. But it may not do to leave things too long.
Underwriting 60 years of war-making
By Richard Drayton
British and U.S. mythology about World War II legitimises Anglo-American war-making.
Paranoid about 9/11
By AL Kennedy
"I worry that I'm turning into a conspiracy theorist."
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