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Infrastructure and budget
The budget as the most important economic policy statement was bound to take stock of the critical shortages in infrastructure funding. The Economic Survey estimated that the country needed a massive $320 billion (Rs.14,50,000 crore) to be ...

A welcome partnership
The International Framework Agreement (IFA) that was concluded recently between the communications giant France Telecom and Union Network International, a 15 million strong global skills and services trade union confederation that is spread ...

Leader Page Articles
Power and politics in Maharashtra
By Kalpana Sharma

When you have no electricity and water, you don't stop to consider that the Opposition shares the blame. You tend to lay it all at the feet of those in power. This is what the ruling Congress-NCP coalition has to confront.

News Analysis
Women drive Russia's economic revival
By Vladimir Radyuhin

Across the country, 42 per cent of registered businesses are owned by them.

INTERVIEW
"Don't destabilise or create uncertainty on the IPR regime"
By Sarah Hiddleston

Dilip G. Shah, Secretary-General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance who has had 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, answers questions on what type of pharmaceutical products should be eligible for patents in India; innovation in the Indian industry; and issues raised by the Mashelkar report, which has been withdrawn on account of `technical inaccuracies and plagiarism.' Excerpts from the interview conducted in Mumbai:

Tackling war crimes against women
By Louise Arbour

Prosecuting the perpetrators and countering the culture of impunity that shields them requires the mobilising of political will through domestic and international pressure and continuous scrutiny.

Bid for pact with Sunnis set to backfire
By Azzam Tamimi

The U.S.' attempt to pave the way for another invasion by fomenting anti-Shia sectarianism in the Middle East will fail.

Pulling the plug on email
By Tom Hodgkinson

Instead of making it easier to communicate, is technology doing the opposite?

Corrections and Clarifications
The strapline of a report "Nuclear Fuel Complex in Hyderabad draws up plan to step up production" (March 7, 2007) was: "To help meet target of generating 700 MWe by 11th Plan end". It was an error. As the text stated, it should have been 7,400 ...

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