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A political thrust needed
Union Commerce Secretary G.K. Pillai has expressed optimism about India signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) at the November summit to be held in Singapore. But Asean Secretary General Ong ...

A question of affordability
What does the government of a developing country do when faced with a public health crisis and cannot afford the latest patented drugs? Either override the patent to allow local manufacture at affordable prices; or, if it has no manufacturing ...

Leader Page Articles
Vidharbha: packaging an anniversary
By P. Sainath

On the ‘relief’ front today, cheques issued to struggling farmers from the Prime Minister’s package have bounced. The State’s response is to scapegoat lower-level local officers who do not control these accounts.

News Analysis
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India and a tale of two U.S. allies
By P.S. Suryanarayana

While Australia has dropped no hint of serious reservations about the U.S.-India civil nuclear deal, Japan is biding time to judge the new issues at stake.

OUT OF LONDON
Online, some things are freer than others
By Victor Keegan

The true DNA of the Internet is the free exchange of knowledge among people, universities, and institutions where nothing is demanded in return.

Corrections and clarifications
The first paragraph in a report “Ball in government’s court: Left” (August 30, 2007, page 1) was: “After agreeing to the setting up of a mechanism to address their objections to the nuclear deal with the United ...

Blog haters have little idea what they rage against
By Scott Rosenberg

Now in its second decade, the medium has radically changed publishing and communication. But not everyone is convinced.

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