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SUSTAINING THE MOMENTUM
THERE IS NOTHING surprising in the Government's admission in its mid-year economic Review that it may not be able to contain the revenue deficit this year to Rs.76,171 crore or 2.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. In just six months, the ...

KILLING FOR SAND
THE KILLING OF a revenue official, who tried to stop illegal quarrying, by the sand mafia in Tamil Nadu is a chilling reminder of the inadequacies of the law enforcement machinery in the face of organised crime. The official, R. Venkatesan, a ...

Leader Page Articles
Re-engaging organised religion
By N. Ravi

The travails of the Kanchi Mutt should prompt deep reflection on the part of religious leaders in general on how best to manage the temporal affairs of the institutions they run.

Bush's tactics unchanged
By Sidney Blumenthal

George Bush's slash and smear campaign is trying to bring all disparate elements under U.S. control.

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INSIDE VENEZUELA-IV
Venezuela-India ties to centre around oil
By Siddharth Varadarajan

Caracas: With the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, due to visit New Delhi in February, the stage is set for the establishment of a fruitful bilateral relationship between the two countries, centred around oil, of course, but not necessarily ...

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