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Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister in 1966 but it was in 1971 that she exploded on the national political scene thanks to a single slogan that captured the mass aspiration of the time. Garibi Hatao (abolish poverty) fetched the ...
Time to talk to Iran
For a quarter of a century, the United States has doggedly refused formally to engage Iran in anything resembling a dialogue process. Prior to 1980, Teheran was one of Washington's most allied allies, a heavily armed outpost that practised ...
Leader Page Articles
The PDS and eroding food security
By Brinda Karat
The proposal to further cut down on quotas and to hike the issue prices of foodgrains in the public distribution system will spell disaster.
What are the Indian President's powers?
By Shanti Bhushan
In terms of the Indian Constitution and through long-established practice, the President of India is only a figurehead like the British monarch.
Time for a global conversation about migrants
By Kofi A. Annan
It is now a question of managing it better, with cooperation and understanding on all sides.
Seeing India and China through fresh eyes
By Qiu Yonghui
The quality of media coverage of each other by the two neighbours has improved.
Corrections and clarifications
The reference to the 103rd constitutional amendment being unanimously passed ("Countering social discrimination", Editorial page, June 2, 2006) is incorrect. It should have been the 93rd amendment which relates to reservations in educational ...
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