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Qadhafi regime climbs down
In a move preceded by acrimonious argument, the United Nations Security Council voted by 10 to none, with five abstentions, for a no-fly zone throughout Libyan airspace — and Libya caved in by announcing acceptance of the resolution as ...
A multi-pronged strategy
The Reserve Bank of India's action in hiking the short-term policy rates — the repo and the reverse repo rates — by 0.25 percentage point was not unexpected. That the central bank would continue its focus on inflation was also well ...
Leader Page Articles
Bribery charge must now be investigated
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The Embassy cable suggests a serious crime was committed on Indian soil to which U.S. diplomats were privy. The Prime Minister cannot cite lame arguments to justify inaction.
BJP says one thing at party meet, another in private
Leaders ask U.S. diplomats not to read too much into harsh views expressed in foreign policy resolution.
Advani plays down BJP opposition to nuclear deal
CHENNAI: When in power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will behave very differently from its days in the opposition. This was the reassuring feeling that United States Embassy Charge d'affaires Peter Burleigh got after a meeting with the ...
In Sri Lanka, seeking to square the circle
CHENNAI: India made an unsuccessful effort to resolve the ‘cohabitation' crisis in Sri Lanka between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe late in 2003 by suggesting that the Defence portfolio be split ...
Israel's PR offensive in India
Embassy held discussions in Delhi and Mumbai with ‘focus groups' to improve its public image.
Pakistan backed militants to avoid being targeted?
MUMBAI: “Pakistani officials think that if militant groups were not attacking in Afghanistan, they would seek out Pakistani targets.” That was part of a briefing on Afghanistan that U.S. National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The front page news item (March 18, 2011) on ban on exit polls from April 4 to May 10 referred to Assembly elections in five States. It should have been four States and one Union Territory. This is a repeat correction. * * The ...
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