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    Editorials
    A post-mortem on France's `Non'
    France's emphatic rejection of the European Union constitution treaty in Sunday's referendum is a stunning political defeat for the 448-article treaty nine countries have already ratified, for the cause of united Europe, and for President Jacques ...

    A salute to India's greatest film-maker
    Film history too is a progression of a great many slow steps — and a few giant leaps. If one must identify a single leap that had Indian cinema come of age, that was surely Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali . Half a century after it was ...

    Leader Page Articles
    After France's dramatic rejection, what next?
    By Vaiju Naravane

    Rejection by France makes the European Constitution a dead letter and the verdict is likely to lead to a gridlocked Europe.

    News Analysis
    `Reforms on right track, concerns can be addressed'
    Union Finance MinisterP. Chidambaramdiscusses withV. Jayanththe United Progressive Alliance Government's reforms process, including the latest debate on free power.

    New moves in the Malacca Straits
    By P.S. Suryanarayana

    New ideas have been floated on protecting shipping along the Malacca Straits — a vital lifeline of global trade in oil and energy.

    Iraq has to build a working democracy
    By Ian Black

    Outside Baghdad's Green Zone, mass unemployment, power shortages, sectarian incitement, and suicide bombings continue.

    Chavez works wonders
    By Richard Gott

    In using oil wealth to help the poor, Venezuela's leader is an example to Latin America.

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