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Mamata's populist budget
Mamata Banerjee's third Railway budget in UPA-II contains few surprises: full of populist symbolism and sops but weak in substance. She made it clear to Parliament that the Indian Railways was passing through a very difficult phase financially ...
Lessons from the kidnapping
On Thursday evening, Maoist insurgents freed an upstanding public servant, Ravella Vineel Krishna, whom they had kidnapped and held hostage in a densely forested area near Jantapai village in Orissa's Malkangiri district. The State government ...
Leader Page Articles
How not to tackle the black economy in India
By Arun Kumar
Technically, we know how to check the black economy but the problem is political. More studies or committees and treaties with foreign governments are only to stall action.
U.S. trying to pick winners in the new Middle East
By Helene Cooper and Mark Landler
The region's monarchs are likely to survive; its presidents are more likely to fall.
The Arabs are democracy's new pioneers
By Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
The leaderless Middle East uprisings can inspire freedom movements as Latin America did before.
Thailand makes another ivory seizure
Thai authorities, on February 25, displayed over a tonne of illicitly smuggled African elephant ivory and rhino horns seized at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, a haul described as a victory for better international intelligence sharing among ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The opening sentence of the Business Page report, “ONGC, OIL evacuating staff from Libya” (February 25, 2011), was incomplete. The full sentence is: “Fearing the current unrest in Libya could jeopardise the safety of ...
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