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Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Pakistan's Baloch crisis
In the last weeks of his life, Akbar Khan Bugti twice told a confidant he wished to die the death of a martyr. On Sunday, a helicopter gunship attack fulfilled the last wish of the 1927-born, Oxford University-educated tribal chief, who had ...
A recognition that was overdue
The recent passing of the Actuaries Bill by Parliament paves the way for the development of a profession whose natural growth had been stalled by the circumstances in which the insurance industry in India had evolved over the past five decades. ...
Leader Page Articles
From bullets to ballots in Kashmir?
By Praveen Swami
Is the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen contemplating turning to politics? If he takes the peace road, Syed Salahuddin could face opposition from within his own organisation too.
Secrecy is dead, long live secrecy
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
In the nine months since the enactment of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Government's Ministries have done much to undermine the Central Information Commission and, by implication, the Act itself.
Employment in Asia
By Juan Somavia
If the dramatic growth rates the region has enjoyed are to continue in a stable social framework, the benefits need to be felt by all through improvements to their lives and livelihoods _ in other words, decent work.
Corrections and clarifications
The report "Delay in signing MoU may affect RGCB's prospects" (August 28, 2006 Internet edition and August 29, 2006 print editions) said the the RGCB [the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram] would "be the ...
Royal sporting triumphs
By Leo Hickman © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
Britain's kings and queens have occasionally done rather well in their chosen sport.
Letters to the Editor
"There cannot be a black to white evolution in Nepal"
The country faces the twin challenges of bringing into the political mainstream the left-wing Maoists and keeping in check a right-wing monarch, according toKanak Mani Dixit, Editor ofHimal, who was in the forefront of the pro-democracy struggle. In an interview in Chennai recently, Mr. Dixit says he is optimistic about the future. Excerpts:
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