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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
New challenges in Kashmir
The great earthquake that devastated large parts of undivided Kashmir in October has had seismic consequences not just for its victims but also for political processes on both sides of the Line of Control. Jihadist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba ...
A realistic appraisal
The mid-year review of the economy presented to Parliament last week is generally optimistic on broad parameters, but it wisely avoids exaggerated forecasts. Almost all other recent forecasts have pegged the GDP growth for the year at 7.5 per ...
Leader Page Articles
Asian interests and the myth of `balance'
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The East Asian Summit process, the proposed Asian energy grid, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation are three pillars of the emerging strategic architecture in Asia. There is no need for the region to turn to outside powers in the name of "balan ce of power."
A new deal for old cities
By G. Ananthakrishnan
The example of Curitiba in Brazil, which has attracted global attention for innovative urban plans using low-cost technologies, shows that inclusive development models for urban renewal are workable.
A myth exposed
By Larry Elliott
EXPECT MUCH gnashing of teeth in Hong Kong this week. The chances of securing a comprehensive trade deal are non-existent, with the talks now really about damage limitation and the apportionment of blame. The development charities will say that ...
Taliban exploits drug trade to step up Afghan attacks
By Declan Walsh
It appears that the Taliban, which had condemned opium as "un-Islamic," has turned to the billion-dollar drugs trade to earn money and undermine the authority of the Hamid Karzai Government.
Letters to the Editor
"Sikkim has become an inseparable part of the country"
On Monday,Pawan Chamlingbegan his 12th year in office as Sikkim's Chief Minister. In an interview toThe Hinduover telephone from Gangtok, Mr. Chamling spoke of his Government's achievements and plans for the State. Excerpts:
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