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Improving market sentiment
The question whether the worst of the economic crisis is behind has, in recent times, elicited a positive answer in India and this is based partly on hope and partly on some indicators. A part of the optimism comes from developments in the ...
Tripartism in the time of crisis
The International Labour Organisation’s call for a global jobs pact to reverse the economic crisis — by most accounts the severest since the great depression of the 1930s — is a measure of its relentless focus on narrowing ...
Leader Page Articles
Is it the end of the road for Gordon Brown?
By Hasan Suroor
Next month, Gordon Brown will complete two years in Downing Street. And he has been more in the news for the wrong reasons.
The role and duty of a State Governor
By V.R. Krishna Iyer
To assume, as the Opposition in Kerala does, that the State Governor has the discretion to substitute his judgment for that of the Cabinet is outrageous.
Economic crisis of global capitalism: beyond regulation
By Venkatesh Athreya
Any effort to end the crisis must recognise the need for substantial demand stimulus by the state. This implies giving up the obsession with the ‘fiscal deficit’ and boldly stimulating the economy so as to provide a wide social basis for recovery.
Reality of bioterrorism: it’s not at all easy to do
By Bruce Schneier
Most instances of food poisonings occur at the end of the food supply chain — at home.
How far can Washington go?
By Vladimir Radyuhin
Neither Moscow nor Washington is prepared to let the row over Georgia endanger its commitment to improve bilateral ties.
Corrections and clarifications
* The first paragraph of a report “Varun issue: U.P. moves Supreme Court” (May 13, 2009) said “The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday challenged in the Supreme Court the recommendation of the State Advisory Board of the ...
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