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Monday, February 12, 2007
A continuing worry
Concerns over the rise in inflation that have dominated the monetary policy discourse for long have now become the single major macroeconomic issue, with obvious political ramifications. On January 31, while releasing the third quarter review of ...
Another global outbreak of bird flu
With the recent outbreak of bird flu in a farm in Suffolk, Britain, after similar episodes in Hungary, Russia, and Nigeria and some Southeast Asian countries, the threat of another wave of the epidemic sweeping the globe is becoming real. While ...
Leader Page Articles
Heavy industries to south-south cooperation
By Kandeh K. Yumkella
To the grand scheme of globalisation, what can a multilateral aid agency effectively contribute? UNIDO must target its efforts to issues of proven societal benefit but not enough economic appeal to attract private agents.
First attempt to dent a compromised patent system
By Chan Park and Achal Prabhala
Some key conclusions of the Mashelkar report are borrowed, without acknowledgement, from U.K.-based research funded by Interpat, an association of major multinational pharmaceutical companies.
U.S. military expands into Africa
By Simon Tisdall
LAST WEEK'S decision to create a new Pentagon command covering Africa, known as Africom, has a certain unlovely military logic. Like Roman emperors of old, Washington's Caesars arbitrarily divide much of the world into Middle Eastern, European, ...
Letters to the Editor
Readers' Editor : Online & Off line
Restraint and a reality check
In an earlier column, I quoted a reader as saying: "When the media hypes an event, we bloat into a sentimental balloon. The moment the media moves to another `breaking story' this bubble subsides, and we inflate another bubble." (Col. R.D. Singh, ...
Mullaperiyar: "out-of-court solution possible"
Tamil Nadu Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhisays inter-State disputes can be solved through people-led initiatives. Excerpts from an interview:
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