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Friday, January 28, 2005
AN AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY
THE DEATH OF 258 men, women, and children after a stampede at the Kalubai temple at Mandradevi near Satara, Maharashtra, on January 25 was not just tragic; it was entirely avoidable. The shocking event exemplifies the continuing failure of ...
A MESSAGE FOR GAYOOM
THERE IS LITTLE that is democratic about parliamentary elections in the Maldives. Political parties are banned. Candidates can contest only as "independents" and cannot campaign. And until now, only those with a demonstrated record of ...
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We will not discriminate against LTTE-held areas: Kadirgamar
A MONTH after the tsunami wrecked two-thirds of Sri Lanka's coastal areas, its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is of the view that the island-nation's worst recorded natural disaster "has been a spur, or the trigger, whic h has accelerated the process" of the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) working together on development issues. In an interview with V.S. Sambandan for The Hindu on January 26, Mr. Kadirgamar outlined the Gov ernment's concept of a non-political, development framework to work with the LTTE, which, he hoped, could "provide a new platform on which the political structure can be built." Excerpts:
EU's indecision over Kosovo
By Simon Tisdall
Time may be running out and Kosovo could see a return to violence.
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