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Wednesday, November 16, 2005
A shocking failure of security
Sunday's brazen naxalite attack on Jehanabad's high security prison is shocking even by Bihar's notoriously lax law and order standard. For all of that night a thousand-strong army of extremists had a free run of the town. They stormed the prison ...
A hard test at Hong Kong
The countdown to the Hong Kong ministerial meet scheduled for December 13 to finalise a broad trade agreement under the aegis of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has well and truly begun. What is worrying is that despite extensive discussions ...
Leader Page Articles
Calamity mitigation on the back burner
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
For the Pakistani military establishment, the earthquake means little in terms of advancing its agenda. This should explain its laidback response and tardy approach to the ground realities in the aftermath of the calamity.
Can Blair learn to listen?
By Vidya Ram
With his authoritarian style, the British Prime Minister views compromise as a sign of weakness rather than of a leader who listens to his party and the electorate. Is he becoming a lame duck?
Putin reshuffles top officials
By Vladimir Radyuhin
THE POWER reshuffle President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday may signal the start of Kremlin manoeuvres to ensure a smooth presidential succession in 2008 when Mr. Putin is to step down under the Russian Constitution. The appointment of ...
Arafat as `obstacle' exposed as a myth
By Karma Nabulsi
ONE YEAR after Yasser Arafat's death, and he has passed into silent myth and legend. As with all great historical figures, the myth is both powerful and pervasive. Yet in Arafat's case, it possesses a peculiar driving force that frames the manner ...
Letters to the Editor
We cannot accept globalisation at the cost of our self-reliance: Buddhadeb
Last weekBuddhadeb Bhattacharjeestepped into his sixth year as Chief Minister of West Bengal. He has successfully met two Assembly elections and will face another election next year. In an interview, the veteran leader of the Communist Party of Indi a (Marxist) says "it's time now to change our mindset." Excerpts:
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