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    Editorials
    Parivar caught in a muddle
    It is damage control time in the Sangh Parivar, judging by the swiftness with which statements have been retracted and the blame has been laid squarely at the door of the news media. First, K.S. Sudarshan sets off a fusillade by prescribing on ...

    No excuses for head-on collisions
    The early morning collision of the Sabarmati Express with a stationary goods train near Vadodara in Gujarat on Thursday is indefensible and comes at a time when so much is claimed to have been done on railway safety. Preliminary reports indicate ...

    Leader Page Articles
    A forceful message, but will it end poverty?
    By Sanjay Reddy and Antoine Heuty

    A practical approach to reducing human deprivations must actively foster learning about the best strategies, rather than presuming that these strategies are known in advance.

    News Analysis
    A President to be proud of
    By Mari Marcel Thekaekara

    He transcended adversity to rise to the top and be a `working' and outspoken President. A conversation with the former President, K.R. Narayanan

    Porous border, worrisome scenario
    By Vinay Kumar

    The recent killing of a BSF officer by BDR personnel is another reminder of the situation along the India-Bangladesh border.

    Yes, Blair will win the election
    By Jackie Ashley

    The Conservatives' vicious personal campaign has ensured that a third victory will leave Prime Minister Tony Blair empowered as never before.

    A lot is expected of the new Pope
    By Marcus Dam

    Indian bishops hope the new Pope will review the policy on the major challenges facing the Church.

    Mullahs, Musharraf & a `change of heart'
    By B. Muralidhar Reddy

    "Instead of empowering liberal, democratic voices, the Government [of Pervez Musharraf] continues to rely on the religious right to counter civilian opposition."

    Stage set for Asian-African partnership
    By Siddharth Varadarajan

    Never before have the Bandung principles of respect for international law been under more severe strain; India's challenge is to forget the past and revive the spirit of the forum.

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