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Wednesday, February 07, 2007
An unjustifiable broadside
Informed criticism of the judiciary is a welcome sign of a robust democracy, the entitlement of every citizen. It is wholly another matter when the political executive turns on the judicial branch with an angry intensity. Tamil Nadu Electricity ...
Empowering small farmers
In a country of subsistence farming, where 80 per cent of the landholdings are less than two hectares in size, the next big step in boosting agricultural productivity and ensuring food security cannot be taken without centre-staging the small ...
Leader Page Articles
Cauvery award in constitutional perspective
By Ramaswamy R. Iyer
The final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal is a judicial determination, a demonstration of constitutionality and federalism in action. There can be no appeal to the Supreme Court. Aggrieved States must not resort to extra-constitutional a ction.
The Cauvery verdict and Karnataka
By Parvathi Menon
A mixed bag of some losses and gains, and several issues that remain ambiguous.
Women students take on the Musharraf regime
By Nirupama Subramanian
The protest against the demolition of two mosques in Islamabad by women of the Jamia Hafsa madrassa has snowballed into a serious standoff with the Government.
The road to a multipolar world?
By Amit Baruah
India, China, and Russia have the opportunity to come together and oppose the U.S.' unilateral course.
Corrections and Clarifications
* In a report "Farmers, political parties welcome [Cauvery Water Disputes] Tribunal award" (February 6, 2007, page 6), the table for the monthly water release schedule stated that from January to May (each month), it is 2.5 tmcft. In another ...
Fears of a new civil war in Lebanon
By Clancy Chassay
Gun sales have tripled amid concern that political factions may be rearming.
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