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Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Salvaging the Doha round
The failure of trade negotiators, who met at Geneva recently, to narrow their differences on the modalities of compiling detailed cuts in tariffs and agricultural subsidies is no doubt a setback to multilateral trade negotiations. After missing ...
A time for measured celebration
It required the best batsman and the best bowler to craft a win in treacherous conditions at the Sabina Park to give Indian cricket a triumph that took 35 years to happen. Here, in 1976, Bishan Singh Bedi was obliged to declare the innings to ...
Leader Page Articles
Finding new rhythms of coordination
By Harish Khare
The search for a new coordination mechanism between the Manmohan Singh Government and the Congress party can no longer be postponed. It should be the clearing house for all major governmental initiatives.
Half-baked reforms at RAW
By Praveen Swami
Facing an exodus of key personnel and increasingly vulnerable to penetration, India's external intelligence service is beset by crisis.
For an alternative
By R. Ramakumar
BUDGET MAKING for a State in India in the neo-liberal era is indeed an unenviable task. On the one side, the terrible state of finances has seriously undermined the ability of States to meet rising obligations in social services. This situation ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * It was "Spanish Prime Minister" in the caption and "Spanish President" in the text in "Spain keen to step up economic relations" ("Business", July 4, 2006). José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is the Prime Minister of Spain, as a reader points out. ...
Letters to the Editor
"Science is one field the Europeans can learn quite a bit from Indians"
Bernd Mützelburg, Germany's Ambassador in India, was in Chennai on Tuesday to participate in the inauguration of the 300th anniversary celebrations of German missionary Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg's arrival in India. In an interview, Mr. Mützelburg, who was Foreign and Security Policy Adviser to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, spoke on a wide range of subjects, from German investment to the possibility of teaching Indians to play football. Excerpts:
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