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Monday, June 12, 2006
Helping a friend
While there is nothing new in India providing financial and other forms of assistance to Nepal, the announcement of a Rs.1000 crore aid package during the recent visit of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala is significant. Apart from offering ...
Questions of peace in Assam
The deadly chain of violence set off in Assam over the past few days the handiwork of the United Liberation Front of Asom, by all accounts poses challenges for the peace process under way to end insurgency in the State. In the ...
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Vidharbha: slowing down the suicides
By P. Sainath
There are several immediate steps both the Centre and the Maharashtra Government could take to ease the situation in Vidharbha. These would not solve the long-term crisis, but would surely slow down the farm suicides that continue to rise. There wer e almost 80 in May. And 540 since last June.
Films and the politics of convenience
By A. Srivathsan
Suspending screening of The Da Vinci Code carries the seeds of worrying overreach.
Musharraf turns to China
By Nirupama Subramanian
President Musharraf's visit to Shanghai is being seen as an attempt to look beyond the U.S. in international relations.
China and America's grand strategy
By P. S. Suryanarayana
The U.S. wants China to demystify its military investments, as part of its "obligation" to preserve the existing world system Washington wants to preside over.
Social malaise that needs sensitive coverage
It was a reader who alerted me to a significant news report buried in one of the inside pages ("Agrarian crisis, wheat import discussed", May 19, 2006): over one lakh farmers committed suicide in the six years from 1998. The second paragraph of ...
Stars rally to save farm
By Paul Harris
THE STEREOTYPE of the ecological protester, sitting up a tree and refusing to budge, has stringy hair, poor personal hygiene and colourful, ancient clothing. But in Los Angeles they might just be a glamorous movie star. Actress Daryl Hannah, ...
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