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The shine is back
The purchase of a sizable quantity of gold by the Reserve Bank of India from the International Monetary Fund is significant not just for India but for the IMF, and the global financial system as well. The RBI has paid approximately $6.7 ...
Afghanistan’s election fiasco
On November 1, Abdullah Abdullah, the opposition candidate in the runoff round of the Afghan presidential election scheduled for November 7, withdrew his candidature. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) then declared the incumbent ...
Leader Page Articles
Needed: ‘basic’ doctors of modern medicine
By Meenakshi Gautham & K.M. Shyamprasad
Opening more medical colleges is not the solution to India’s chronic shortage of doctors in the rural areas.
India’s cultural pluralism its best defence
By Malini Parthasarathy
To question the patriotism of the Muslim community on the ground that it refuses to “worship” India as a concept is to make a mockery of the real meaning of patriotism and national loyalty.
He transformed western world’s outlook of “primitive” societies
By Vaiju Naravane
Claude Levi-Strauss sometimes expressed disgust with the West and what he called its ‘own filth, thrown in the face of mankind.’
East Germany answers back
By William Horsley— © BBC News/Distributed by the New York Times Syndicate
The mutual mistrust between East and West Germans that followed the collapse of the Berlin Wall is diminishing and the social values of the East are being given greater credit.
Divorces dipping along with economy
By Christian Boone
While squabbles over money have split up many a marriage, the lingering global recession is helping keep couples together — for better and for worse. More than half of the 1,600 lawyers who responded to a recent American Academy of ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * The emergency proclaimed in Pakistan by General (retired) Musharraf was on November 3, 2007. The fifth paragraph of a report “Zardari facing another debacle” (“International” page, November 3, 2009) gave the date ...
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