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Friday, May 12, 2006
Election outcome positives
Few popular contests in recent memory have been as interesting, as instructive, and as productive of democratic positives as the April-May 2006 round of Assembly elections. The first big positive of course was the magnificent voter turnout, ...
Time to deliver on promises
Regaining power is easier than retaining it. The victory of the Democratic Progressive Alliance led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is essentially a vote for change in Tamil Nadu. In keeping with the trend set in the 1989 Assembly election, the ...
Leader Page Articles
An Iranian offer that America must heed
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The Ahmadinejad letter is as much an invitation to dialogue as a reminder to the world of the dangers posed by the Bush administration's policies.
For human rights protection, a new beginning
By Jorge E. Taiana
ON MAY 9, Argentina (along with India and 45 other countries) was elected by the U.N. General Assembly as one of the member states to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations body that will replace the Commission on Human Rights ...
Microsoft's problem bringing Vista online
By John Naughton
IT WILL not have escaped your attention that Microsoft is labouring to finish the next version of its Windows operating system, Vista. A version aimed at the corporate market is supposed to be ready for Christmas, with the consumer edition ...
Poll projections come true
By Sanjay Kumar, Rajeeva L. Karandikar and Yogendra Yadav
The broad political picture projected byThe Hindu-CNN-IBN polls has proven to be correct.
Corrections and Clarifications
A reader says that in the report "`Heels on Fire' Running down the heat" (May 11, 2006), there are spelling variations of the name of the development specialist, who is on a run in Kerala. He was mentioned as Peter Duvy six times in ...
The election results and coalition politics
By K.V. Prasad
How will the strong showing by the Left impact on the functioning of the United Progressive Alliance Government at the Centre?
Resource rich Bolivia turns clock back
By William Keegan
Bolivia has nationalised its domestic energy resources in the face of current trends in favour of private enterprise. A shrewd move, perhaps, at a time when owners of natural resources hold many of the best cards.
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