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Beyond self-denying tolerance
In refusing consent for the privilege motion against The Pioneer in which columnist Swapan Dasgupta charged him with partisanship in conducting the proceedings of the House, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee, has displayed a ...

State-level labour laws for export zones
Commerce Minister Kamal Nath's announcement that the Central Government proposes to grant freedom to States to formulate their own labour laws in respect of special economic zones (SEZs) raises many issues that involve both labour rights and ...

Leader Page Articles
Should Putin have a third term in office?
By Vladimir Radyuhin

While Vladimir Putin has stated time and again that he intends respecting the Constitution, which allows only two consecutive terms, there are many who keep proposing ways of extending his stay in power.

News Analysis
The death of a ceasefire agreement
By Rohini Hensman

THE CEASEFIRE Agreement (CFA) of 2002 is dead: it breathed its last when Lakshman Kadirgamar was assassinated. When members of one party to a ceasefire agreement (the LTTE) shoot dead a leading member of the other party (the Government of Sri ...

Coping with seeing atrocity
By Oliver James— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004

A MONTH after the failed London bombings of July 21, not everyone in the British capital is equally intimidated by the threat of being blown up. Politicians encouraged us to feel smug about our resilient Blitz Spirit and to keep using public ...

Two steps forward for India
By V.P. Singh

The passage of the Right to Information Act and the introduction of the national Rural Employment Guarantee Bill are welcome steps with far-reaching consequences.

Who is to blame for all the rubbish?
By Lucy Siegle— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004

The multinationals must take responsibility for pile-ups of waste.

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"No intent to perpetuate status quo in Maldives"
The new Foreign Minister of the Maldives,Ahmed Shaheed, has been his country's Foreign Secretary and chief government spokesman. On his first visit to India in his new post, he answered a range of questions.




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