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Ratan Tata’s ace
Few products designed and made in India have been awaited as eagerly and with as much apprehension in some quarters of the auto industry and outside as the new, small car from Tata Motors that was unveiled on January 10, 2008. Explaining the ...
Prison system and reform
The riot in Jalandhar central jail, in which about 1,500 prisoners went on the rampage in protest against the intolerable behaviour of jail authorities, draws painful attention to the uncivilised state of most Indian prisons. The locking of some ...
Leader Page Articles
An occasion for India to think big
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
The strategic community in India should rise above getting bogged down in contentious issues on the eve of the Prime Minister’s visit to China.
Waiting for Manmohan Singh
By Pallavi Aiyar
By not speaking at Peking University, the Prime Minister will miss out on a chance to help build trust among the Chinese people, something that can never be achieved merely through discussions between the top leadership, feels a Professor at the Cent re for India Studies.
Employment guarantee: beyond propaganda
By Jean Drèze
The extension of the NREGA to the whole country is an unprecedented opportunity to build the foundations of a social security system in rural India, revive village economies, promote social equity, and empower rural labour.
West’s double standards on Georgian vote
By Vladimir Radyuhin
Moscow was dismayed to see the West applaud the vote as free and democratic, whereas barely a month ago a Russian poll was slammed for being neither free nor fair.
Japan gets tough over safety of cyclists
By Justin McCurry
Multi-tasking cyclists beware. Japan is planning new measures to discourage some of the more outlandish but popular saddle habits, including “triple riding” (balancing children on the frame), listening to portable music players or ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading, “`Socialist’ tag in statute challenged” (January 9, 2008) is challenged by a reader who says “statute” is any written law enacted by a legislative, and does not mean the Constitution. ...
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