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The Reserve Bank of India has surprised the financial markets with a rather muted increase in the policy interest rates — the repo and the reverse repo — and the Cash Reserve Ratio. Each of these is to go up by an identical 0.25 ...
Redressal of injustice
The curtains have finally come down in the Jessica Lal murder case, with the Supreme Court confirming the award of life imprisonment to Manu Sharma. It was 11 years ago that the son of a former Union Minister pulled the trigger on Lal in front ...
Leader Page Articles
Lessons from BPL Censuses
By V. K. Ramachandran, Y. Usami and Biplab Sarkar
To perpetuate a system that assigns a household to a single BPL/APL category in circumstances in which poverty is multi-dimensional is not only bad economics, but unconscionable as well.
India's educational diplomacy
By P.S. Suryanarayana
The nascent idea of such diplomacy has a potentially global dimension, although Australia can be a key partner of India.
Digging into Goldman Sachs
By John Lanchester
If there were to be any evidence of illegal activity at Goldman, it would be buried very, very deep.
Strong link between child disability and poverty
By Randeep Ramesh
Wealthy families in Britain are a third less likely to have a disabled child, a statistic that reveals an alarming social gradient because poorer families unlucky enough to have such children are pushed further into poverty by the pressures of ...
Volcano impact shows need for simplicity
By George Monbiot
As the bank crisis and now the volcano shows, beyond a certain level, connectivity becomes a hazard.
Corrections and clarifications
With reference to a report "Don't stand on prestige, dump EVMs: [TDP president N. Chandrababu] Naidu" (April 13, 2010), the Election Commission of India clarifies: The news story quoted Mr. Omesh Saigal, former Chief Secretary of Delhi, as having ...
Letters to the Editor
Only during the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) did the government wake up to probe the financial irregularities and that too because of the spark triggered by Lalit Modi on Kochi franchise. Why was the government silent for ...
Of another age
This has reference to the article, Memories of another day, another age (April 20). As one who had visited Soweto, Sharpeville and the Robben Island during apartheid and the post-apartheid days, I was moved by the graphic description of the ...
The two articles “An alien culture we can do without” and “Ever thought about the child caught in crossfire?”(Open Page, April 18) are a wake-up call. We have always held the courts of law in high esteem. But the recent ...
The article on grandmothers took me back to my childhood days. For four years, I lived with my maternal grandparents as my parents were working in Bhutan. Those were the best days of my life when happiness filled my world. My grandmother ...
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