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CONGRESS AS JUNIOR PARTNER
IN REACHING AN electoral understanding with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam despite being given a modest one-fourth share of the cake in Tamil Nadu, the Congress showed a readiness to learn the lessons of alliance politics from its national rival, ...

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
THE DECISION OF the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development directing the six Indian Institutes of Management to lower the annual education fee to Rs.30,000 opens the door to government interference in the administration of these academic ...

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"A strong, mature relationship"
AT A time when the Blair Government faces a deepening crisis of credibility relating to its role in the war of invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jack Straw, has been in India focussing on strengthening the "partnership" between his country and India. In this interview given to The Hindu in Bangalore on February 7, Mr. Straw responds briefly to N. Ram's questions about the justifi ability of going to war in Iraq and the WMD issue before addressing various aspects of a bilateral relationship that is "mature ... and better balanced than ever before." He also provides his impressions of, and insights into, contemporary India.

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