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Monday, December 11, 2006
Lessons from by-elections
By-elections rarely capture the general mood. Even when they are held simultaneously across several States, regional issues and local factors tend to over-influence, if not determine, the results. The latest round of by-elections in two Lok Sabha ...
Euphoria needs moderation
The robust growth estimate of 9.2 per cent in the second quarter on top of a no less impressive 8.9 per cent in the first quarter further reinforces the views of many who hold that the economy has finally moved into a higher orbit where growth ...
Leader Page Articles
Media have a key role in isolating divisive forces
By Somnath Chatterjee
They have a vested interest in seeing that the parliamentary system flourishes in a manner that, while sustaining people's faith in the system, maintains and enhances the dignity of Parliament.
No to `war on terror'
By Jason Burke
BRITISH CABINET Ministers have been told by the Foreign Office to drop the phrase `war on terror' and other terms seen as liable to anger British Muslims and increase tensions in the Islamic world. The shift marks a turning point in British ...
Perceptions and proportions
Every day the mail brings in some new name. There are regulars and by now I have an idea of what they wish to say: most of them examine the paper minutely and have pertinent comments. One impression that remains is that there are readers who wish ...
Letters to the Editor
"Independence of the judiciary is there for the good of the people"
Canada's first woman Chief Justice,Beverley McLachlin, speaks softly but robustly on the institution of the judiciary and its place in a democratic set-up. Excerpts from an interview during her recent visit to India:
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