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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The spreading contagion
The uncertainty that has gripped stock markets worldwide, leading to sharp declines in the stock indices, shows no signs of ending. Only on a few occasions in the past have global developments caused such sharp swings in stock market indices the ...
Italy’s economic slowdown
Italy’s economy, already the most sluggish in Europe, slowed down further, fuelling fears for the future of Romano Prodi’s centre left-coalition government. According to data released recently by the country’s National Institute ...
Leader Page Articles
Autonomy for the States, federalism at the Centre
By Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi
The time is ripe now for establishing a true federal system that will strengthen the bonds of mutual cooperation, unity, and cordiality between the Centre and the States.
Is rising India a just society? If not, what must be done?
By Mani Shankar Aiyar
To make ours a truly just society, we should ally economic reforms to governance reforms through the panchayats so as to translate accelerated growth into ‘inclusive growth.’
The last battle of Laxmi Panda Footsoldiers of freedom
By P. Sainath
Countless ordinary Indians sacrificed much for Independence without a thought of reward. As the nation celebrates its 60th anniversary, much of that generation has died out. The numbers of freedom fighters are rapidly dwindling. Most are very old, an d several are ailing or otherwise in distress. Many in rural India, like Laxmi Panda, have lost much and gained little.
Pakistan — the ‘poor’ neighbour
By William Dalrymple
India is seen as a success story, while Pakistan is written off as a failed state and the hiding place of Osama bin Laden. What went wrong?
Corrections and clarifications
In The Hindu Crossword 8990, clue 28 Across, “Stir, too vigorously, the ice dish (7)”, should have been “Stir, too vigorously, the rice dish.” It is the policy of The Hindu to correct significant ...
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