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    Editorials
    India's cricket resurgence
    India's ascent to the number two spot in the ICC Test rankings comes on the back of a commanding performance against Sri Lanka. Undistracted by the controversy over the inelegant inclusion-exclusion of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team led by the ...

    Towards further progress on VAT
    The decision of five States under the rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party, besides Uttar Pradesh, to switch over from sales tax to the system of State-level value added tax is a vindication of the front runner States which had adopted VAT last ...

    Leader Page Articles
    Corruption undermining democratic governance
    By C. Raj Kumar

    Corruption violates human rights, undermines the rule of law, distorts the development process, and dis-empowers the Indian state. The way forward is to increase the say of civil society in governance issues.

    News Analysis
    Why exempt minority institutions?
    By Swami Agnivesh

    The 104th Constitution Amendment could prove a curse if turned into an alibi for unbridled profiteering and commercialisation in education.

    The lesson from Lula for South America
    By Sue Branford and Hilary Wainwright

    The region's new generation of left-wing leaders would do well to heed Brazil's experience.

    Two bus routes and a few questions
    By B. Muralidhar Reddy

    To make the new bus services meaningful and truly people-oriented, India and Pakistan should liberalise the visa regime.

    A subversive story of self-sacrifice
    By Karen Armstrong

    To celebrate the nativity story with a consumerist orgy is to misunderstand a muth that venerates the dispossessed.

    British soldiers' shameful impunity
    By Phil Shiner

    The British Government most act over Wednesday's judgement on the torture and killing of Iraqis by British forces.

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