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Hold Karnataka elections in May
The constitutional and democratic duty of the Election Commission of India is to conduct elections when they are due, unless for very strong reasons this becomes impossible. It must resist partisan pressures and considerations and do everything ...
Unkept promises on aid
The Development Cooperation Report 2007 reinforces claims that rich countries are not doing enough to honour their commitments of aid. This is all the more unacceptable because at least some of their poorest counterparts are moving away from ...
Leader Page Articles
Budget 2008-09: The burden of expectations
By N. Ravi
The challenge before the Finance Minister in preparing a pre-election budget is to balance the minimal tax sops needed to keep the markets in an upbeat mood with massive spending programmes that will find resonance with the electorate.
Pakistan: a chance as never before
By Malini Parthasarathy
The democratic upsurge has the promise of ending decades of military rule and its consequences of perennial servitude to a host of vested interests, internal and external.
OUT OF LONDON
India-U.K. trade: a success story with rough edges
By Hasan Suroor
While Britain wants a near carte-blanche in terms of access to Indian markets and services, it is said to be less willing to reciprocate.
Could banning email make you more productive?
By Alice Wignall
When it was suggested that I might forgo the use of email for a day my response went something like this: “Are you actually KIDDING me?” Only “actually” might have sounded more like a popular expletive. I don’t quite ...
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