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Editorials
The politics of apology and 1984
There can be no denying the sincerity of sentiment but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's apology for the November 1984 massacre of Sikhs will be accepted by the victims — and by the country at large — only when he delivers on his ...

A snap election in Japan
Privatisation of state assets is a far from settled issue even in the world's supposedly most market-friendly countries, and the developments in Japan have just reiterated that forcefully. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's decision to hold fresh ...

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The Raj and the famines of good governance
By P. Sainath

Between 24 million and 29 million Indians died in famines in the era of British good governance. In fact, barring the scale, it all sounds depressingly like the present. In terms of ideology and principle at least.

News Analysis
Fighting AIDS in Manipur
By Sushanta Talukdar

The problem of drug abuse has added to the difficulties in tackling HIV/AIDS, which has become a health emergency in the Northeastern State.

OUT OF LONDON
Asian women's power rocks Heathrow
By Hasan Suroor

Gate Gourmet would have got away with sacking staff with little notice were it not for the fierce loyalties that saw hundreds of British Airways' Asian ground staff at Heathrow walk out of their jobs in solidarity with their sacked relatives, friends , and neighbours.

COMMENT
Prime Ministers and Red Fort orations
By Harish Khare

Rather than making a political statement about his Government, Manmohan Singh chose to give a progress report.

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