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Slogans and substance
Like the magician Houdini, the Congress-People's Democratic Party alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir has once again escaped from what appeared to be certain death. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's promise to set up an expert committee to ...
Collapse after the surge
The latest spate of bomb attacks across Iraq, including a double-strike in the northern town of Tal Afar in which 152 were killed, clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration's reworked strategy for stabilising the situation has flopped. ...
Leader Page Articles
The developmental challenge in rural India
By Somnath Chatterjee
This is essentially about helping the rural sector realise its own potential by using the gains of modern science and technology and industrial development.
Sharks deserve same protection as pandas
By George Monbiot
IF THESE animals lived on land there would be a global outcry. But the great beasts roaming the savannahs of the open seas summon no such support. Big sharks, giant tuna, marlin, and swordfish should have the conservation status of the giant ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The first paragraph in a report "Riyadh plan is the focus of summit" ("International" page, March 29, 2007) was: "Buoyed by its role in the formation of a Palestinian national unity government, Saudi Arabia is set to gain the support of Arab ...
Falling aid levels cause concern
By Kemal Dervi
Aid will have to increase faster than almost any other form of public expenditure: by 11 per cent every year from 2008 to 2010 in real terms.
U.K., U.S. still look like losing in Iraq
By Max Hastings
Whatever the tactical successes of the U.S. surge, it is hard to believe that anything other than disaster awaits.
Fears of fratricide in Bodo heartland
By Sushanta Talukdar
The fight for political space has the potential to trigger a new, fierce battle.
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