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Two steps back
After giving up, under pressure from the United Nations, its resistance to international aid for the cyclone-hit population, the ruling junta in Myanmar has chosen to extend by another year the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu ...
Last chance for Doha
A WTO report on world trade released last month advocated a reinforced trading system to serve as the anchor of economic activity. The Doha development round might have had a chequered history since its launch in 2001, but according to ...
Leader Page Articles
Frozen judicial salaries: a crisis
By T.R. Andhyarujina
The great standing which our higher judiciary with its enormous power commands in India and the rest of the world is in serious danger of being undermined if prompt steps are not taken to raise judicial salaries to draw talent to the judiciary.
Oxford University’s bid to rival Ivy League
By Polly Curtis
800-year-old institution seeks to be rebuilt on the scale of Yale and Harvard.
Corrections and clarifications
In a report “Counselling dates announced” (Tamil Nadu, May 25, 2008, page 1), the last paragraph was “When told about the Comptroller of Auditor-General report (GAG) ….” It should have been the ...
A forum to counter G-8’s supremacy
By Vladimir Radyuhin
The first standalone meeting of Brazil, Russia, India and China at the level of Foreign Ministers, hosted by Russia, has signalled a “new quality cooperation.”
OUT OF LONDON
Spelling it out — and how!
By Hasan Suroor
A study confirmed the anecdotal evidence that the young are more likely to maul the English language.
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