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A critical, quality debate
The most important outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comprehensive statement on the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday and the high-quality debate that preceded it is the authoritative public ...
The confession of Gunter Grass
"A lie is a straight untruth," Sir Robert Armstrong, the United Kingdom's former Cabinet Secretary, famously remarked in response to a question during a trial in 1986. To give a misleading impression is only to be "economical with the truth," he ...
Leader Page Articles
Will the fragile peace last in Lebanon?
By Vaiju Naravane
The prospective members of UNIFIL have failed to agree on or even properly discuss the exact nature of UNIFIL's mandate.
What the U.S. is doing to Pakistan
By Amit Baruah
Washington's influence in "core" areas of Pakistan's security seems to be growing. And this is not restricted to mere cooperation in anti-terrorist actions.
Corrections and clarifications
Many readers have pointed out that paragraph four in the analysis "A transformed Manmohan" (August 18, 2006) did not make sense as words were missing. The sentences should have been: "He [Manmohan Singh] reminded the [Rajya Sabha] House that ...
Muslim community tries where government has failed
By Vanessa Walters
Neither isolationist nor homogeneously Asian, the Muslim community in Walthamstow in east London tried to save a generation failed by the government.
The remarkable rise of documentary cinema
By Mark Lawson
Most documentary films are as much about propaganda as civil service films 60 years ago.
G8 failing Africa on AIDS
By Sarah Boseley
UNITED NATIONS special envoy Stephen Lewis on Thursday accused the G8 countries of betraying Africa by their failure to find the money to fulfil their Gleneagles promise on the treatment, care, and prevention of AIDS. In a speech at the ...
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