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Focus on passenger amenities
Given the short lead time available for presenting the budget for 2009-10, it is understandable that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee decided to keep the focus on passenger amenities and early implementation of on-going projects. In keeping with ...
Beyond short-term fixes
The hike in the retail prices of petrol and diesel by as much as Rs.4 and Rs.2 a litre was expected although its timing — on the eve of the Union budget — was not. A month ago, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora had expressed the ...
Leader Page Articles
Anatomy of homeland and identity politics
By M.S. Prabhakara
The violence in the North Cachar Hills of Assam underlines the self-destructing traps that ‘causes’ like self-determination and demands for exclusive ‘homelands’ await those pursuing such objectives.
Turning Tamil swords into Oriya ploughshares
By P. Sainath
The once-young fighters from Sri Lanka are now mostly family men entrenched in Malkangiri town.
Mystery of Scotland’s shrinking sheep solved
By David Adam
The mysterious shrinking sheep on the island of St Kilda far off the west coast of Scotland, sounds like a job for Sherlock Holmes. A rare herd of wild Soay sheep on the remote island are refusing to bow to conventional evolutionary pressure, ...
Corrections and clarifications
A sentence in the last paragraph of a report “Many a twist and turn” (July 1, 2009) was “On July 7, 2005 , the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court set aside the trial court order discharging Mr. ...
Letters to the Editor
Air India should put its house in order: Praful Patel exclusive
‘Employees should do their best for the carrier to turn around.’
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