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Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Facts are sacred
It was to huge saffron protests that the Justice U.C. Banerjee Committee appointed by the Railway Ministry presented, in January 2005, its interim report on the Godhra train calamity. The uproar was over a crucial finding: the fire that engulfed ...
Dealing with Hamas
Hamas does not appear to be in any hurry to re-examine its policy towards Israel. It is more than a month since this Islamist party won a historic victory in elections to the Palestinian parliament. Its spokesmen insist it will not abandon armed ...
Leader Page Articles
Some questions raised by the budget
By Brinda Karat
In sharp contrast to the approach to the corporate sector is the inhumane approach to the agricultural sector and the food economy in the budget.
MI5 was warned of plot to kill Attlee's Ministers?
By Richard Norton-Taylor
MI5 (British counter-intelligence) was warned that Jewish terrorists planned to assassinate members of Clement Attlee's post-war British Labour Government and feared that Menachem Begin, then leader of the extremist Irgun resistance group and a ...
Corrections and clarifications
There were protests, some violent, against the recent visit of U.S. President George Bush to the subcontinent. The forms of anger demonstrated seem to have also damaged a photo caption as far as basic information about where and when a ...
Let the IAEA do its work on Iran
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Involving the U.N. Security Council will escalate the nuclear crisis and reduce the scope for dialogue and negotiation. India must disassociate itself from any such move.
Emerging nations threaten G7 dominance
By Larry Elliott
The new kids on the block must battle the old guard over dwindling resources.
Punctuating the English language
By Dominic Dromgoole
Good punctuation is mourned as a lost art. But the best writing is full of mistakes and that's why it's exciting.
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