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Thursday, March 02, 2006
Beating the anti-defection law
The hurriedly sought and easily won vote of confidence in Uttar Pradesh can do very little to ease the difficulties of the Mulayam Singh Government. These arise from the Allahabad High Court judgment derecognising the `merger' of 40 Bahujan Samaj ...
Confronting gender disparity
Gender inequality continues to be a persistent phenomenon worldwide. It has come to be recognised as one of the most significant forces that perpetuate poverty; it also increasingly excludes women from the development process. In this context, ...
Leader Page Articles
Science inspires action for progress
By A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
It should be the mission of our scientists to make discoveries and use the technologies and products that flow from them to improve the lives of our billion-plus people.
OUT OF LONDON
Anti-India barbs on nuclear issue
By Hasan Suroor
From the British media's reaction to New Delhi's stand on the nuclear deal with the U.S., it appears they have started to fall out of love with India.
By Amit Baruah
A rising India is closing its strategic options by allying too closely with the United States.
Fishing cure for all ills
By Annalisa Barbieri
Fishing has a remarkable way of teaching you accountability.
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS
Wheat at 95 paise a kg? At least one reader had the doubt about Australian wheat imports at Rs. 950 a tonne, as we said (V.P. Singh for probe into wheat import", February 27, 2006, page 14). V.P. Singh said "quintal" and we had it wrongly ...
Letters to the Editor
"Economics is going to be the key"
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is visiting India from March 6 as attempts are made to add a new weight to bilateral links that have stayed thin for many years. His Minister for Foreign Affairs for the past ten years,Alexander Downer, is one wh o can recall fondly his personal ties with India. His father fought alongside Indian troops in the Second World War, and he and his wife have enjoyed their various trips to India. But as Mr. Downer points out in this interaction at his office in Canb erra on Wednesday withK. Venugopaland another journalist from India, there is still some way to go in deepening the relationship, not least of all on the nuclear issue. Excerpts from the interview:
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