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A blow to autonomy
A letter written last week by a senior Finance Ministry official to the heads of public sector banks asking them to refer their decisions to hike the lending rates to their boards has, predictably, set off a controversy. The Union Finance ...

The continuing neglect of schools
It is a sad commentary on the state of the nation that nearly 42,000 state-run schools still function without buildings of their own, while over one lakh schools have only one classroom. Basic amenities continue to be inadequate in most schools. ...

Leader Page Articles
When self-defence becomes lawlessness
By Hasan Suroor

Israel's right to self-defence has never been the issue. The issue is whether its response has been proportionate.

News Analysis
Corrections and clarifications
Fixed deposits in banks for a period of five years will be eligible for deduction from income under Section 80C of the IT Act, subject to an overall ceiling of Rs. 1 lakh for all such deductions ("Business Review — Tax Forum: Questions & ..

"Give us a price, not a package"
By P. Sainath

Vidharbha's farmers are unhappy with the "relief packages" announced by the State and the Centre. They want the larger issues driving the suicides addressed.

War and war crimes
By Hamid Ansari

Human Rights Watch has published a report that documents Israel's actions against Lebanese civilians.

Waiting for the General's story
By Nirupama Subramanian

There is already a buzz about Pervez Musharraf's soon-to-be-released autobiography,In the Line of Fire.

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