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Friday, November 10, 2006
Nepal shows the way
To say that the November 7 agreement between the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) of parliamentary parties and the Maoists in Nepal is `historic' is to miss the wider significance of what is happening in that small Himalayan state. Barring the ...
A hyperactive Election Commission notwithstanding, India's electoral law is honoured mainly in the breach in two crucial respects. First, candidates of most political parties unfailingly overshoot the legal ceiling on election expenditure. ...
Leader Page Articles
Worries about India-China economic ties
By Pallavi Aiyar
Trade between India and China is set to cross the $20 billion mark by the end of this year. But recent moves to subject Chinese investments to special security clearances have come as a dampener.
The bruiser who became a political liability
By Julian Borger
DAYS BEFORE the election, George W. Bush told journalists that there was no way Donald Rumsfeld would leave his job during the President's administration. But, as Mr. Rumsfeld famously once observed, "stuff happens." What happened was a sudden ...
A demonstration of the popular will
By Tariq Ali
DANIEL ORTEGA, blessed by the church, flanked by a former Contra as his Vice-President and still loathed by the U.S. Ambassador, may be a shadow of his former self, but his victory undoubtedly reflects the desire of Nicaraguans for change. Will ...
Nuclear deal: delayed but not quite dead
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The Democrats' resounding victory in Congress makes the task of tying up the India-U.S. nuclear agreement's loose ends more difficult but the underlying strategic rationale for the deal from the American perspective remains strong.
BJP buoyed by Uttar Pradesh verdict
By Neena Vyas
The triumph in the local body elections in Uttar Pradesh has infused fresh energy into the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Can't we all share in the search bounty?
By Victor Keegan
The vast revenues of the search engines have started a debate about who should pay whom for what.
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