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Thursday, May 03, 2007
Buying time to no purpose
As expected, President George Bush has vetoed a bill passed by both Houses of the U.S. Congress that enjoined him to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq from October 1, 2008 unless there was a dramatic improvement in the situation on the ground. ...
Mockery of the law
There is something wrong with our legal, moral, and social priorities when a court in Jaipur can issue a warrant of arrest against an American actor for planting a kiss on the cheek of a Bollywood actress at a public function but no law ...
Leader Page Articles
Between the hammer and the anvil
By Praveen Swami
Besieged by hardline Islamists and unionists, the Hurriyat Conference and the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen must change course to survive.
The continuing scramble for Africa
By Mandy Turner
TOWARDS THE end of last year, at Cape Town's swanky Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, businessmen and African politicians networked and closed deals. They were attending Africa Oil Week, a key annual event that attracts the energy sector's biggest ...
Travelling in U.P. at election time
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
On the long road from Lucknow to Gorakhpur, it is impossible not to detect an undercurrent of support for Mayawati's party. The contest, in almost every seat in this region, is invariably in terms of "BSP versus other parties."
Hydel projects and perils: an instance in Kerala
By V.R. Krishna Iyer
Once the Pathrakadavu project is taken up, Silent Valley and the natural forests around it will be in danger whatever the Government may promise.
Corrections and Clarifications
* In a report "Dabhol gas pipeline stalled" (May 1, 2007), the text had the contraction EGOM in two instances, leading to queries. It is the Empowered Group of Ministers. The paragraph that had the expansion had been edited out. It is the ...
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