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VVIPs and security procedures
How can a rigorous security procedure that is acceptable for Al Gore and Edward Kennedy qualify as an ‘insult’ for Shah Rukh Khan? The song and dance made in India over the Bollywood hero being held up for questioning at Newark ...
Changing profile of banking
The recent data on deposits and credit of scheduled commercial banks published by the Reserve Bank of India provide valuable insights into the distribution of banking business across the country. As on March 31, 2009, the number of banked centres ...
Leader Page Articles
A homecoming for yesterday’s jihadists?
By Praveen Swami
Hundreds of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen cadre in Pakistan are seeking a new life in their old homes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah as The Hindu saw him
In the light of the controversy generated by Jaswant Singh’s book,Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence(Rupa & Co., New Delhi, 669 pages),we reproduceThe Hindu’s editorial of September 13, 1948 titled ‘Mr. Jinnah.’It was pu blished two days after the death of the founder of Pakistan.
India’s new burst of economic diplomacy in East Asia
By P.S. Suryanarayana
India has in recent weeks surprised some key East Asian countries by its display of proactive economic diplomacy. Behind the scenes, East Asian officials see this burst of new activism as a prelude to the “informal ministerial ...
The diminishing of Indian democracy
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Jaswant may be right or wrong about Jinnahbut the BJP’s intolerance towards different interpretations of the past compromises its future and the country’s as well.
Probe exposes forged letters
By Suzanne Goldenberg
A U.S. congressional inquiry has found more than a dozen forged letters to members of Congress purportedly from voters opposed to a climate change bill — including a number from old people’s homes. The creation of such bogus ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of a PTI item “No FDI in nuclear plants: Kakodkar” (Some editions, “Briefly – August 20, 2009, page 1) created confusion as the text said “Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said ...
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