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Positive step
After the civilian government was pressured by the military to backslide from its initial assurances of practical cooperation in the investigation of the terrorist attack on Mumbai, political and social Pakistan seemed to go into denial bordering ...

Tightening banking norms
The strategy of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) to enhance risk management practices in the wake of the global credit and liquidity crisis is part of ongoing interventions to ensure stability in the increasingly open financial ...

Leader Page Articles
Pakistani military and the Afghan problem
By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Current developments in the three-way equations involving the United States, Pakistan and India highlight that for the foreseeable future, they would need to factor in a “sleeping partner” — Afghanistan. India, in particular, needs to be cognisant of this strange coupling.

News Analysis
Breeding contempt: a deliberate choice?
By Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

Some schools, under the excuse of religious sentiments or spiritual beliefs, do not allow children to bring or eat the food of their choice inside the school premises. These rules are often unwritten but enforced.

‘The terrorists want to destroy Pakistan, too’
By Asif Ali Zardari

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, says the Mumbai attacks were directed not only at India but also at Pakistan’s new democratic government and the peace process.

Krugman and the vices of economists
By Erik S. Reinert

Contacts between Europe and the American continent soon made it clear that pre-Columbian American cultures had not known the wheel. A 1940s discovery of wheeled pre-Columbian toys in Mexico therefore produced great interest among archaeologists. ...

A declaration that is more relevent than ever
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its impact on Europe and the world.

Corrections and clarifications
The last paragraph of a report “Rane supporter in [Maharashtra] Cabinet” (December 9, 2008) said that there are 24 Cabinet Ministers and 13 Ministers of State. It should have been 26 cabinet ministers, as mentioned in the fifth ...

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