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Buying its way out of trouble
Faced with an impasse on the Gujjar reservation issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Rajasthan has bought its way out of immediate trouble with a formula that pleases all but defies existing legal norms. The package, which classifies ...
Proceed with caution
Eight years after starting the programme of providing single-dose nevirapine to cut mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is reassessing the monotherapy strategy. Although hailed as a miracle that ...
Leader Page Articles
Recouping the Central authority
By Harish Khare
There is a dangerous paralysis at the very core of the ruling arrangement. It is up to Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi to assure the citizens that they have what it takes to govern effectively.
OUT OF LONDON
Mangled syntax & Texan humour on Bush’s farewell tour
By Hasan Suroor
George Bush believed that invading Iraq was the “right thing to do for our security, right thing to do for peace and the right thing to do for 25 million Iraqis.”
The illogic of petroleum pricing
By V. Sridhar
The petroleum pricing regime based on the import parity principle distorts prices and exaggerates the “losses” of the oil companies.
Taking on her critics with a fist bump
By Ed Pilkington
An elaborate rebuttal exercise to counter Michelle Obama’s portrayal in the rightwing media as a hatred-filled black separatist.
Harnessing the pounding feet
By Tim Dowling
The whole idea of environmentally friendly clubbing may seem ridiculous to those of us who do their bit for the planet by not clubbing, but what if these hundreds of thousands of vaguely dispiriting evenings out could be used to generate power? ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of a report “Oil price due to fake considerations: Iran” (“International” page, June 18, 2008) was misleading as the fifth paragraph said “He observed that the spike [hike] in oil prices, which had ...
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