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Monday, October 17, 2005
A bleak choice for Sri Lanka
Since adopting a presidential form of government in 1978, Sri Lanka has voted in four rather unique presidential elections. There is a sense of déjà vu about the fifth in the series. The outgoing President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has ...
Giving muscle to manufacturing
The National Manufacturing Strategy Paper, brought out by the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) established by the United Progressive Alliance Government, deals for the most part with "generic" issues which have been on the ...
Leader Page Articles
Science and India's agricultural future
By M.S. Swaminathan
A three-pronged strategy is needed sustaining the gains already achieved, extending them to rainfed areas, and ensuring new gains through diversification and value addition.
Now they have to battle the cold
By Praveen Swami
Survivors of the Kashmir earthquake face a brutal challenge: the Himalayan winter.
A crisis in Meghalaya
By Sushanta Talukdar
The D.D. Lapang Government is caught in the crossfire of a Khasi-Garo spat over the Board of School Education.
"The aim is to discredit SEWA"
By Kalpana Sharma
Founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)Ela R. Bhatt,in an interview, speaks about her organisation's decision to pull out of all Government of Gujarat programmes. This follows the latter's "special audit" of SEWA's implementation of t he Jeevika programme funded by the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD). Excerpts:
Divisions in Sunni ranks
By Peter Beaumont
Many in Iraq's minority feel that after boycotts the time is ripe for compromise. That is why some voted for the constitution on Saturday.
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