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Response to inflation concerns
The Reserve Bank of India's recent decision to mark up the short-term interest rates, the repo rates, might appear sudden, but is entirely consistent with its recent monetary policy stance. The annual credit policy statement of April 18 had ...

Whales need more protection
The 20-year-old moratorium on commercial hunting of the world's magnificent range of whale species once again faces a challenge, as the member nations of the International Whaling Commission gather at St. Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. The ...

Leader Page Articles
Rescuing modern medicine from its traps
By K.R. Palaniswamy

Modern medicine desperately needs to rediscover the human touch. It needs to blend modern techniques with the art of compassionate healing.

News Analysis
A dissection of a flawed society
By Vaiju Naravane

The huge sales of Frenchman Francois de Closets'Plus Encore!, a sequel to his 1981 bestseller, might serve as a call to revolt to the have-nots.

Football envy at the U.N.
By Kofi Annan

Talent, teamwork and a level playing field - it is no wonder we look up to the World Cup.

Divisions but still a consensus
By Karma Nabulsi

THE PREVAILING Western view of what is happening to the Palestinians today is simple. A people hopelessly divided among factions, held to ransom by fanatical leaders, terrorised in the streets by gun-toting militia, paralysed by the failings of ...

Corrections and clarifications
In "Musharraf turns to China" ("Op-Ed, June 12, 2006), the report said that President Musharraf and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai did not meet when the latter came to Pakistan. Nirupama Subramanian clarifies that they did meet and that the ...

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"Social security is a protective measure; it does not solve chronic problems"
Economist and Rajya Sabha memberArjun Senguptais also chairperson of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector. In an interview in New Delhi, he talked about the Commission's report that was recently submitted to the Governme nt. It seeks to provide social security to 362 million workers. Excerpts:




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