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Neither new nor heroic
The 2006 `Heroes Day' address by Velupillai Prabakaran leaves those who have followed the ways of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with a sense of déjà vu. When he says "we are at a crossroads in our freedom struggle," this is the nth ...

An opaque pricing system
The Government's decision to reduce the retail prices of petrol and diesel is welcome from the consumer's point of view and should help in moderating inflation expectations to some extent. Consumers would now be paying Rs.2 less for every litre ...

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REALITY CHECK
The challenge of Asian security architecture
By Siddharth Varadarajan

If the `Asianists' in both New Delhi and Beijing prevail, a stable `win-win' environment can be established in the region. If not, the United States is likely to seize the strategic initiative in Asia.

News Analysis
The U.S. and India — the promise of partnerships against AIDS
By David C. Mulford

We need to work together: governments, civil society, the private sector, religious organisations, and others — including those suffering from the disease and their loved ones.

HIV: financially debilitating as well
By Ramya Kannan

The financial burden on people living with HIV-AIDS is enormous.

Corrections and Clarifications
The sentence in the PTI report "From anxiety to relief — a range of emotions sweeps Sanjay Dutt" (November 29, 2006) was: "After the judgement, Mr. [Sanjay] Dutt's lawyer moved a bail plea citing his `desire to complete his pending movies, ...

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"No government will surrender to a terrorist leader"
Sri Lankan PresidentMahinda Rajapaksapulls no punches when speaking about the difficult situation in his country. Excerpts from an interview toThe Hindu:




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