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Unsettling a settled issue
Politicians thrive on controversies. Senior BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was in the Chief Minister’s chair for just a week, appeared desperate to work up an emotive election-eve campaign when, on March 16, he along with a handful of ...
On April 13 and 14, Italian voters will go to the polls to elect their 62nd government in 63 years, which should be some kind of world record. The election results from the collapse in January of the fragile 20-month-old coalition led by Romano ...
Leader Page Articles
How China sees the Dalai Lama and his cause
By Pallavi Aiyar
What those urging China to negotiate with the Dalai Lama fail to recognise is the fact that Beijing’s main constituency is not the international community but its own domestic public. For Beijing to appear ‘soft’ on the Dalai Lama w ould be as politically unpalatable domestically asit would be in the United States were Washington to decide to engage in dialogue with Osama bin Laden.
Third of U.K. Muslims leaving school with no qualifications
By Riazat Butt
Is the entire school system failing large numbers of students?
Corrections and clarifications
An item (“Snippets — Business” page, April 2, 2008) was “New Deputy Chairman for IBA”, which said that “The managing committee of Indian Banks Association ( IB ) has selected P.K. ...
Unilateralism and the Finance Commissions
By R. Srinivasan
In accordance with the federal spirit, a Finance Commission should function as an arbitrator between the Union and State governments.
U.S. courting France as new NATO partner
By Vaiju Naravane
The obstacle to the cosying up between Paris and Washington could come from London.
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