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Clear signals against internet extortion
State Bank of India, which has wrested its internet domain name from an Australia-based cyber-squatter, joins the ranks of hundreds of commercial institutions and writer, film star, and sportsperson celebrities who have taken advantage of the ...

Different strategies for local polls
Alliances formed during Assembly and Parliamentary elections usually fall apart during local body polls. The lower stakes in civic polls encourage political parties to take greater risks and test their strength in a large number of constituencies ...

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Will Afghanistan see free and fair elections?
By Aunohita Mojumdar

In the absence of institutional safeguards, rule of law, and security of life, the election process in Afghanistan may be compromised beyond acceptable limits.

News Analysis
"Focus has to be on development at WTO"
By Sushma Ramchandran

Oxfam chiefBarbara Stockingsays the global development agency will work with countries such as India to ensure that current trade negotiations at the World Trade Organisation are fair. In an interview, she commends India's tackling of tsunami relief but feels the government will have to deliver on promises made on poverty, education, and health care.

A constitution for Iraq
By Simon Tisdall

The trend towards worsening sectarian tensions in Iraq has been accelerated by U.S. pressure to agree on a constitution.

What future for New Orleans?
By Duncan Campbell

MORE THAN 150 years ago, the Illustrated London News pronounced loftily on a young American city. "New Orleans has been built upon a site that only the madness of commercial lust could ever have tempted men to occupy," observed the ...

Lessons from Beslan
By Alexander Torshin

THE COMMISSION for the investigation of the causes and circumstances of the terrorist attack in Beslan has been working for nearly a year. Officially, it was set up 17 days after the Beslan tragedy although we began collecting documentary ...

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