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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Mixed message from U.P.
The recently concluded three-tier civic elections in Uttar Pradesh were marred by unprecedented violence. But that was not the only reason why the exercise made the headlines. The polls were billed as a dress rehearsal for the big match slated ...
Crime in the name of fun
Innocent fun or sadistic crime? `Ragging' describes a range of student activities and defies any one definition. Those who defend ragging as a natural part of college life and those who condemn it as a heinous crime are talking of very different ...
Leader Page Articles
Building experiences for economic activity
By Prabhudev Konana
The Amish in the U.S. have showcased their way of life as a product to create wealth. India too has numerous such opportunities to increase economic activity.
Outcry against skyscraper plan
By Tom Parfitt
THE DIRECTOR of St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum has spoken out against plans to build a 300-metre-high skyscraper in the heart of Russia's former imperial capital. In an interview, Mikhail Piotrovsky said the tower would ruin the city's ...
Corrections and clarifications
A few corrections in "Nod for Bill to make judges accountable" (November 10, 2006, page 1). The first sentence in the penultimate paragraph of the text was: "Any one can make a complaint to the Judicial Council against judges of the Supreme ...
Two neighbours and a ritual
By Nirupama Subramanian
The ritual border-closing parade between India and Pakistan seems all the more ironic considering that officers on both sides say they "enjoy good working relations."
Unemployed swelling ranks of the Right
By Vaiju Naravane
Jean-Marie Le Pen of the National Front could exploit the upsurge in protectionism and nationalism and the fact that France appears to be "at war with itself."
Pessimism has taken hold of Israel
By Jonathan Steele
The war in Lebanon and rockets from Gaza have reinforced a great mood swing. People no longer seem to want a peace deal.
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