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Teaching dissidence to LTTE
After four agonising years, the Sri Lankan peace process has boiled down to a single issue that has nothing to do with the rights of Tamils. It is the survival of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which has centre-staged the bizarre demand ...

In breach of world trade rules
The Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) recently ruled illegal certain provisions of the U.S. laws — and thereby hangs a tale. The point of interest in this matter for the wider world is not just the merits of the ...

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An emergency for rural childhood
By Krishna Kumar

The challenge of educational reform in the age of globalisation is very complex and rural children are especially vulnerable at a time when India is witnessing an unprecedented economic growth.

News Analysis
The elections that matter
By Polly Toynbee

The story of the coming local polls in England and Wales will also be about how they affect Tony Blair's future.

Time for equanimity at Nirvachan Sadan
By Harish Khare

The maturity and wisdom with which the BJP's memorandum on Election Commissioner Navin Chawla is handled will probably help deepen lawful governance.

The flawed trial of Saddam Hussein
By Sadakat Kadri

The trial of the Iraqi dictator, promising justice while presuming guilt, is a parody of Nuremberg and legally irredeemable.

The case of the missing teachers
By V. Jayanth

With one in four government primary school teachers absent on any given day, and only one in two teaching, India is wasting much of its budget for education, a study finds.

Corrections and clarifications
Is hydrogen absorbed or adsorbed, asks a reader, referring to the report "Hydrogen fuelled cars closer" (Science & Technology, March 23, 2006). Omar M. Yagchi, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Los ...

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