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Saturday, February 18, 2006
Reading the growth signals
Official statistics seem to vindicate the optimism on the economy articulated at the highest levels of the Government, most recently by President Abdul Kalam. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that there were strong ...
India evens the score
For Indian cricketers, a tour of Pakistan is like no other. The test of skill is accompanied by severe examinations of nerve, desire, gumption and what sports writers like to call the `killer instinct'. Failure is not easily tolerated. In ...
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The nuclear issue and Iran's domestic debate
By Atul Aneja
While there is a consensus in Iran on acquiring nuclear know-how, there are deep differences on whether to go in for weapons capability. But the threat of aggression by the U.S. or Israel could prove a rallying factor.
"India supports diplomatic efforts for amicable solution"
Manmohan says his Government values bilateral ties, upholds Iran's rights and obligations, but has proliferation concerns.
Creative solutions, sarkari style
By P. Sainath
The many ways in which officials in a region gripped by crisis try to deal with it can be intriguing. Even entertaining. From advising farmers to plant crops in line with zodiac signs to suggesting they bear arms against moneylenders it's all happening in Vidharbha.
"They are Buddhas"
By T. Satyamurthy
This refers to the letter (Feb. 14) saying the two statues in the photograph accompanying the report "Buddha statues unearthed near Chennai" (Feb. 12) are not those of the Buddha. The sculptures were thoroughly examined by a team of scholars. ...
Not dead enough?
By Seumas Milne
FIFTEEN YEARS after communism was officially pronounced dead, its spectre seems once again to be haunting Europe. Last month, the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly voted to condemn the "crimes of totalitarian communist regimes," linking ...
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