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The ICC doesn't own cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC), in attempting to regulate the media's coverage of the World Cup, has over-reached itself. While cricket's governing body has cause to protect what it perceives as its interests, its efforts to monitor ...
Warning signals ignored
The role of the International Monetary Fund during the period immediately preceding the global economic crisis has come in for sharp criticism by the Fund's independent evaluation committee. The panel's report, released recently, catalogues ...
Leader Page Articles
It's time to get down to business
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Manmohan Singh's second term has seen huge scams but also action against crony capitalism of a kind India has never experienced. Which trend will finally prevail?
Jail for one corrupt politician
After a long legal battle, the law catches up with a former Kerala Minister involved in a case of corruption dating back to the early 1980s.
Careless policing, implausible cases
It is vitally important not to diminish the existence of terror networks. But the police undermine their own credibility when they implicate innocent people and present implausible cases in court.
Pentagon watching unrest in Bahrain
The United States Navy headquarters in Bahrain, the tiny Persian Gulf nation whose capital was rocked on February 17 by a violent police crackdown on anti-government protesters, oversees warships and combat aircraft that carry out long-range ...
Arrested for online wildlife trade
An Indonesian man has been arrested for allegedly using the Internet to sell hundreds of illegal wildlife parts, from ivory and tiger skins to the teeth of the world's smallest bears. The parts were allegedly destined for both domestic ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The acronym ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations and not Association of Southwest Asian Nations, as given in the news report, “Japan to take part in India-U.S. naval exercises again” (February 16, 2011). The ...
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