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For some decorous adversariality
The signs are unpropitious. In its opening session, the 13th Tamil Nadu Assembly saw the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam rush down the path of conflict. Following acrimonious scenes on ...

High expectations and doubts
Although the policy for setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZs) was mooted way back in April 2000, it is only recently, at the implementation stage, that it is coming under close scrutiny. The SEZ Act was passed in 2005 and the rules were ...

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REALITY CHECK
Arms control in a unipolar world
By Siddharth Varadarajan

AFTER UNSIGNING the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, sabotaging the verification protocol of the Biological Weapons Convention, and taking the arms race into Outer Space, the United States has finally settled on a multilateral arms control measure ...

News Analysis
Energy conservation and house building
By George Monbiot

FOR 21 years, builders in the United Kingdom have been legally bound to construct homes that conserve energy. The building regulations tell them how much insulation they must use, what kind of windows they must fit and how good their ...

Corrections and clarifications
The month Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was assassinated was incorrectly mentioned as October 2005 ("Choices before the LTTE", editorial page, May 27, 2006). It should have been August 2005. The sculptor has been ...

Speaking a common language
By Pallavi Aiyar

The response to Pranab Mukherjee's visit has been positive in China.

Left out — children with AIDS
By Sarah Hiddleston

No India-specific guidelines for the treatment, care, and support of children living with HIV have been distributed.

OUT OF LONDON
Women celebrate, men sulk, over a ruling
By Hasan Suroor

The British House of Lords has obliterated the traditional distinction between the home-maker and the breadwinner.

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