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Saturday, October 22, 2005
An invidious move to tax knowledge
It is not uncommon for the bureaucracy framing subordinate legislation in the form of rules and circulars to seek to change, and go beyond the reach of, the law as originally envisaged by Parliament. Still, the recent draft circular of the Union ...
Bad economics, worse politics
India must count it as a blessing that it has taken more than 50 years of Independence for elites in several parts of the country to seek to impose their `two-child norm' on the right to contest elections to local bodies. Else a large proportion ...
Leader Page Articles
The U.S.-India agreement: victory for whom?
By Murli Manohar Joshi
"We will be sacrificing our national security by letting our nuclear weapons programme be controlled, confined, and contained under international watch."
Saddam trial a political sideshow
By Jonathan Steele
The trial in Baghdad could backfire if Saddam Hussein is humiliated by unfair or high-handed treatment.
Old friends now foes in the Konkan
By Arunkumar Bhatt
The November 19 byelection for the Malvan-Kankavali seat of the Maharashtra Assembly, promises to be a no-holds-barred fight.
Amazon forest vanishing faster than estimated
By Alok Jha
Satellite images show that an average of 15,500 sq km of forest is being cut down by selective logging each year.
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