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Two steps backward
While the Bill to constitute a National Investigation Agency to probe terrorist crimes was long overdue, the one amending the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) raises serious concerns from a jurisprudential and civil rights ...
Breaking with the past
Given Pakistan’s record of consistent reliance on terrorist organisations to execute its strategic designs, few would be optimistic that the demise of outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba is imminent. Given the stakes vested in these ...
Leader Page Articles
Towards a renaissance of the IITs
By Kalyan Singhal
Had the IITs followed and succeeded in their original mission, India’s gross national product would have increased over ten times. They can yet become a force for rising India’s social, economic, and technological transformation.
Re-nourishing the Indian polity
By Harish Khare
The terrorist has no faith or interest in democracy but the citizens have a stake in the healthier and effective functioning of our democratic institutions. The post-Mumbai mood presents us an opportunity to remedy habits and ideas that hinder the fi ght against terror.
When convention went out of the window
By Larry Elliott
The U.S. central bank is utterly petrified. Policymakers have turned to printing money.
Condoleezza Rice seeks Arab advice on Iran
By Maria Appakova
A number of meetings on the Greater Middle East took place at the U.N. headquarters in New York this week. One of them was of particular interest. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice initiated a meeting between the Security Council ...
Chilling development in Dubai
By Leo Hickman
A refrigerated swimming pool and an artificially cooled beach are Dubai’s latest excesses.
Corrections and clarifications
* * The fourth paragraph in a report “Pranab, Antony want Pakistan to act” (December 17, 2008, page 1) was “The assurances he [External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee] referred to were given by the former Pakistan ...
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