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Friday, April 28, 2006
Strengthening a partnership
The long-standing friendship between India and Uzbekistan was reaffirmed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Tashkent. The relationship with the peoples of Central Asia was established several hundred years before the era of conquest ...
Getting serious on rehabilitation
The Prime Minister's decision to constitute a three-member Sardar Sarovar Project Relief and Rehabilitation Oversight Group follows the Supreme Court's authorisation to him to act in the matter. The Oversight Group, consisting of V.K. Shunglu, ...
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Confusion and chaos in professional education
By T.R. Andhyarujina
Between cynical politicians and contradictory judgments of the highest court, students, parents, educationists, and institutions are perplexed, awaiting the next move by the government or the court.
Gender inequality in book awards
By Natasha Walter
THE JUST-ANNOUNCED Orange prize shortlist showcases great talent. "Predictable," was the comment grudgingly given by one bookseller on looking at the list, which includes Sarah Waters, Ali Smith, Hilary Mantel, and Zadie Smith. And indeed it is ...
Windfarms drive wedge between green activists
By Ben Sandilands
CAN SOMETHING as small and beautiful as a seldom-seen but endangered species of parrot stop the turbines turning on any more wind farms in Australia? The answer this month appears to be "yes" and it has green and non-green politicians and energy ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * Siddharth Varadarajan clarifies that in his report on Nepal ("Elections will be given top priority: SPA", and later revised as "Nepal Maoists want `unconditional' elections", April 26, 2006), the name of the former Finance Minister and ...
Caught in a trap of its own making
By Praveen Swami
Facing bitter electoral competition in three Assembly by-elections in the Kashmir Valley, the PDP flew Islamist colours, borrowing from tactics used by Sheikh Abdullah in 1977. This time around, the trick hasn't worked.
`Urbanisation of poverty a big challenge'
By Kalpana Sharma
Lindiwe N. Sisulu, South Africa's Minister for Housing, strongly believes that the only way to lift people out of poverty is to give them the asset of a house. Excerpts from an interview in Mumbai recently:
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