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Friday, June 24, 2005
Towards a better informed society
The National Readership Study 2005, whose findings were released recently, shows a positive trend towards the still distant goal of creating a better-informed society with a richer public, social, and cultural life. Over the last three years, the ...
Moving towards closer integration
The sixth session of the Sri Lanka-India Joint Commission, held in Colombo recently, has taken the bilateral relationship to an enhanced level well on the way to closer integration of the two countries and economies. Thanks to the Free ...
Leader Page Articles
Where caste oppression mocks the Constitution
By D. Raja
In several villages of Tamil Nadu, the dominant castes have continuously mocked the Constitution by refusing to allow Dalits to become panchayat presidents, and have got away with it. It seems that for ruling politicians, decentralisation and local g overnance are only means of electoral propaganda.
The scourge of Africa
By Olusegun Obasanjo(The author is Nigeria's President.)
THERE IS a pain in the belly of Africa that just will not go away. It is gnawing at our development goals and undermining our economies. It is blighting the lives of the young and shortening the lifespan of the old; yet somehow it is getting ...
Life on other planets
By Seth Shostak © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
LAST WEEK, astronomers announced that they had made a giant breakthrough by finding something small. They turned up a planet that happens to be the most diminutive ever discovered beyond our own solar system, at least around a common type of ...
OUT OF LONDON
Scientists take on science media
By Hasan Suroor
"SENSATIONALISM" AND "headline-grabbing" are more the stuff of tabloids but now an internationally respected academic journal is facing allegations of "scare-mongering" and "desperate headline-seeking" in an unprecedented public row between two ...
A slice of India in a corner of China
By Nirupama Subramanian
The ease with which foreign companies manage to set up shop has encouraged some 50 Indian names to venture into eastern China.
Basics of economics don't change
By William Keegan
For all the talk of `globalisation' and `outsourcing', the fundamentals of economics such as keeping the consumer happy and companies seeking to cut costs remain unchanged.
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