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Moving towards a consensus
The Planning Commission’s decision to set up a high-level committee to take a comprehensive look at financial sector reform is to be welcomed. The committee, under the chairmanship of Raghuram Rajan, has 12 members drawn from banks, the ...

An exhausted force
With Iraq’s ethnic groups and the parties representing them showing few signs of reconciling their differences, the occupation forces serve merely as a buffer. The question being asked with increasing intensity is whether these forces can ...

Leader Page Articles
Howard and the Haneef case
By Ramesh Thakur

One of the lessons from the Haneef episode is the need to be sceptical about claims by governments that they are safeguarding public safety against the threat of terrorism, not jeopardising human rights or curtailing civil liberties.

News Analysis
Dryland farmers and climate change
By William D. Dar

A combined effort to deal with climate uncertainty, land degradation, and water scarcity is needed.

Two years on: life still tough in the Big Easy
By Ewen MacAskill

Katrina anniversary marked by frustration at sluggish rebuilding of New Orleans.

Poles furious at German ‘war booty’ claim
By Kate Connolly

Poland’s losses estimated at “more than $20 billion.”

Enjoying being 60
By Angela Neustatter

First it was ‘50 is the new 30.’ Then it was ‘60 is the new 40.’ But what’s so wrong with ‘60 is the new 60.’

Corrections and clarifications
A sentence in a report “KC(J) leaders call on LDF top brass” (Kerala, August 29, 2007, page 1) was: “KC(J) chairman P.J. Joseph and the Minister himself were part of the delegation that called on the Communist Part ...

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