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NREGS under the scanner
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (2005) differs from the other poverty alleviation measures in two significant respects. Where most welfare programmes cast the state in the role of benefactor offering handouts to the poor, the ...
The state of occupied Iraq
The suicide bombings in Baghdad on October 25 were the worst in the city for over two years. They reveal serious holes in Iraqi security as well as the continuing political problems posed by the United States-led military occupation of Iraq. ...
Leader Page Articles
Keeping India’s options open at Copenhagen
By T. Jayaraman
To keep its developmental options open, India must insist that the North drastically reduce its occupation of the global atmospheric commons and compensate the South for what it has taken away.
Manmohan ready to move on ‘humanitarian’ talks agenda
‘Sharm el-Shaken’ but not stirred, Prime Minister makes fresh pitch for peace with Pakistan.
Karadzic: Serbia’s mixed feelings
In the Luda Kuca bar — or “mad house” — in New Belgrade, life has slowly returned to normal. Just over a year ago, this cramped, shack-like place was invaded by a world media desperate to find out more about the ...
Climate change threatens Australian lifestyle
Australian beach life may become a thing of the past, says a government report.
The coming of age of the RIC triangle
India, Russia and China resolve to push for a greater joint say in the peace settlement in the region.
Corrections and clarifications
* * A typographical error and missing punctuation changed the meaning of a sentence in an article “The medium, message and the money” (Editorial page, October 26, 2009). The fourth paragraph was: “… One rebel candidate ...
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