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The Congress, weighed down by the terror attack in Mumbai and the economic slowdown, had braced itself for a rout in the latest round of Assembly elections. In the event, the party has drawn much comfort from the fact that it won a third ...
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Brazil is no more immune to the current global economic crisis than any other country. GDP growth projections for 2009 have been revised downwards to something below 4 per cent. Secondly, international investors have sold Brazilian holdings so as ...
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Fighting terrorism by reforming governance
By C. Raj Kumar
A framework for action at the highest levels of the government is suggested so that an actionable plan can be evolved within a time-frame to fight terrorism and prepare a response mechanism.
OUT OF LONDON
U.K.’s racist party thrives while Labour fiddles
By Hasan Suroor
The fact that so many people support the British National Party points to a disturbing inference: the anti-immigrant sentiment and racism in Britain are far more widespread than is generally assumed.
Tribute to a 100-year-old pioneer socialist
By Charles Wesley Ervin
Caroline Anthony Pillai: the Lioness of Boralugoda. On October 8, Caroline Anthony Pillai — the fearless girl who ran under elephants, and married labour leader S.C.C. Anthony Pillai — celebrated her 100th birthday with her family in her native Sri Lanka.
Why the United States got it wrong
By P. Sainath
It is worth learning this: Al-Qaeda was the biggest beneficiary of the “response” of the United States to 9/11 alongside U.S. corporations. America’s “War on Terror” produced far more terrorism in the world than there ha d been prior to that response.
Corrections and Clarifications
A report “India fears repeat of ‘revolving door’ crackdown” (December 10, 2008) said that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was released by the Indian government in 2000 following the hijacking ...
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