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Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Living with higher oil prices
With international oil prices rising sharply in the last two weeks and continuing to rule high, there was a sense of inevitability about a rise in the domestic prices of petroleum products. Petrol and diesel prices were last raised when the ...
Making history is hard work
`Historic' is a word that has been devalued not a little by its indiscriminate use in the course of the détente process in Jammu and Kashmir. Yet the fact is the wheels of history are turning, however slowly. Prime Minister Manmohan ...
Leader Page Articles
America's shame: the aftermath of Katrina
By Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
A tale of systematic neglect, administrative incompetence, market-driven environmental destruction, and desperate poverty is unfolding in Louisiana.
The future of history in schools
By Kumkum Roy
The challenge is to evolve strategies for both selecting and discussing historical themes, taking into account a context in which learners are not seen as a monolithic, undifferentiated community.
FDI and land use
By Marcus Dam
The CPI(M) in West Bengal is working to allay fears about creating a special economic zone.
Contempt of court and the triple shield
By Prashant Bhushan
The proposed amendment to the Contempt of Courts Act falls far short of what is required to prevent the abuse of this draconian power, which is part of a non-accountable judiciary's `triple shield'.
India and EU have much in common
By José Manuel Barroso
India and the European Union share fundamental values starting with a commitment to freedom and democracy and to independent and free media. And these common values translate into similar or compatible views on most global issues.
And still Bob Geldof remains silent
By George Monbiot
By hailing the failure of the G8 summit as a success, he has betrayed the poor of Africa.
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