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Challenge and response in China
The May 12 earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, in China’s south-western Sichuan province has taken a confirmed toll of over 19,500 lives. It is feared that the number of dead could be above 50,000. The toll would have been ...
No let-up in centralisation
The continuing trend of financial powers getting concentrated in the hands of the Central government at the expense of the States was viewed with concern at a seminar held recently in Thiruvananthapuram. West Bengal’s Finance Minister Asim ...
Leader Page Articles
Power versus patronage in Uttar Pradesh
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
One year into office, Mayawati symbolises Dalit power as rarely before — though ironically there seems to be no early end to Dalit suffering in U.P. At the other end, the Congress has almost missed the Dalit community’s political awakenin g.
Reaching out in the Arctic territory
By Ilya Kramnik
Almost all the Arctic nations are stepping up activities to shore up their positions in the future debates on the possession of the Arctic resources.
Doubletalk on terrorism
By Neena Vyas
There was no answer from the BJP to the question why terror struck Rajasthan.
Spammers pay out a fortune
By Bobbie Johnson
MySpace has won a record $230 million legal judgment over junk messages sent to its members by a team of notorious American internet spammers. “Spam king” Sanford Wallace and business partner Walter Rines have been ordered to ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The first paragraph in a report “First flight from BIA on May 23” (May 15, 2008) was “An Indian flight to Singapore will be the first aircraft to take off from the new Bangalore International Airport ...
Letters to the Editor
‘Uphill task for Nepal Maoists’
Given the present coalition, enacting the much-promised laws will be an almost impossible task. A real, bitter and cruel struggle for power will unfold, says Indian Maoist spokespersonAzad.
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