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Thursday, July 21, 2005
A fairly comfortable position
According to recent Reserve Bank of India statistics, India's external debt stock rose by $ 11.6 billion during 2004-05 to touch $ 123.3 billion. The increase has been the highest in any financial year since 1990-91. The reference to the early ...
A meaningless victory for Chandy
The United Democratic Front Government in Kerala has won the no-confidence vote quite comfortably, by 82 to 46, but the ruling coalition members showed no sign that they were ready for the Assembly election next year. The result was on expected ...
Leader Page Articles
Selling the United States of America in India
By Harish Khare
STATECRAFT The Government needs to prepare itself to lead an open debate in which no issue is beyond democratic scrutiny.
No madrasa link to London attacks
By William Dalrymple
COLIN POWELL and Donald Rumsfeld were not known for their close agreement on matters of foreign policy, but one thing that they were united upon was the threat posed by Pakistan's madrasas . In 2002, Mr. Rumsfeld posed the question: "Are we ...
Thinning forest cover
By Aarti Dhar
THE GENERAL trend of a decline in dense forests across the country, as revealed in the State of Forest Report, 2003, is evident in the southern States too. Karnataka has seen a loss of 3,695 sq km of its forest cover between 2001 and 2003. In ...
The impasse over European Union reform
By Jan Peter Balkenende
"Europe can emerge even stronger, if we have the courage to be honest with each other."
Will technology spell end of the album?
By Natalie Hanman
The death knell is sounding for the long-player in the age of the iPod.
Letters to the Editor
"Russia wants widest possible agreement on U.N. Security Council expansion"
The Russians have been very circumspect on the issue of expanding the United Nations Security Council.Andrei Denisov, Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, provides written responses to questions sent earlier.
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