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Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Ensuring equity in global trade
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) report on trends in trade in 2005 and prospects in 2006 highlights the weak spots in terms of economic growth. According to WTO economists, growth in global trade has, in the past decade, been consistently ...
A people-oriented transport policy
There is global agreement today that cities can be made liveable only by reclaiming them from the grip of an automobile-based culture. India has subscribed to this school of thought, with the Cabinet approving the National Urban Transport Policy ...
Leader Page Articles
Serious threat to Pakistan's civil society
By Praveen Swami
Last week's terror bombing in Karachi points to one of the least-examined faultlines in Pakistan: the war for power between Barelvi and Deobandi clerics.
A case to regulate the booming retail city
By A. Srivathsan
Indian cities that are eagerly embracing large-format retailing appear clueless about the conflicts such retailing could trigger.
Corrections and clarifications
A number of readers have pointed out that "namazis" do not clean themselves after prayers (namaz); rather they do so before offering prayers in mosques, a ritual known as wazu (ablution). In this ceremonial washing, the hands, arms, ...
America's migrants have overcome their terror
By Gary Younge
A migrant community that has always tried to be invisible has become active. And politicians have to take notice.
How globalisation fosters intolerance
By Martin Jacques
Many now believe that the Western model should be applied everywhere.
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