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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Pakistan's jihadi problems
While Pakistan claims to have lost more than 600 of the 80,000 troops it has committed to the campaign against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan and the United States remain unimpressed. In the most recent round of acrimonious exchange, the ...
India's children: imperilled by hunger
There is bad news about India's children. They account for one third of the world's malnourished children, and the country's rate of malnutrition is, at 47 per cent, the same as Ethiopia's. A new United Nations Children's Fund report titled ...
Leader Page Articles
Three steps to mid-course correction
By Harish Khare
The challenge is to convert the UPA arrangement into a maximal concord, which will re-design the polity as the facilitator of a forward-looking Indian state.
Abandoning the displaced
By Ramaswamy R. Iyer
It seems that the executive and the judiciary subscribe to the proposition that the infliction of injustice and misery on the project-affected people must be accepted as the "cost" of development.
Ahmadinejad's letter to George Bush
By Simon Tisdall
Flat rejection of the offer will be interpreted by Teheran and others as confirmation that the U.S. is using the nuclear issue as a lever for regime change.
Corrections and clarifications
In "India not invited to ACU meeting" (May 7, 2006), the reference to the "Asian Current Unit" is incorrect. It is the Asian Currency Unit (ACU), a proposed currency unit for the ASEAN "10+4" economic circle (ASEAN, China, India, Japan and ...
Letters to the Editor
"Evictions now a national crisis"
Miloon Kothariis the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. He spoke toThe Hinduon resettlement and rehabilitation under development projects and forced evictions in urban centres. Excerpts:
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