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Thursday, August 31, 2006
No rotation for outlaw panchayats
For the last ten years, the dominant `caste Hindus' of Pappapatti and Keeripatti two panchayats reserved for the Scheduled Castes have been making a mockery of the local body elections in Tamil Nadu. They prevent Dalits from ...
Bad to worse in Iraq
The United States-led occupation forces have been fighting an insurgency that began a few months after they invaded Iraq in March 2003. Over the past six months or so, they have been running the risk of getting caught in the middle of a civil war ...
Leader Page Articles
Darrell Hair and South Asian solidarity
By Harish Khare
The bottom line of the South Asian approach is that the law is to be obeyed according to our convenience. This fashionable disdain can only beget disorder and lawlessness.
U.S. regulation of GE foods a bad model
By Sujatha Byravan
India should learn from the mistakes other countries have made and not buckle under pressure from international and domestic agribusiness.
Corrections and clarifications
The sentence in "10 new Ministers in Jammu & Kashmir Cabinet" (August 30, 2006) was: "With the passage of the bill to reduce the number of ministers to 20 per cent passed last year, the State can have only 25 ministers in the 87-member House." A
Violent, not gradual, change
By Fred Pearce
Scientists fear that global warming will bring climatic turbulence, with changes coming in big jumps rather than gradually.
New York Times site blocked to U.K. visitors
By Owen Gibson
The case is an example of the growing nervousness among newspapers that stories cleared for publication by lawyers in one country may fall foul of the law in another.
Letters to the Editor
Azad ready for talks with Hizb, not Lashkar
Chief MinisterGhulam Nabi Azadsays it will take a lot of time to rescue Jammu and Kashmir from the vested interests that have become entrenched. Excerpts from an interview:
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