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Friday, October 07, 2005
The monsoon still unpredictable
Monsoons are notoriously capricious but the course this year's monsoon charted had more than the usual twists and turns. First, it got off to an inauspicious start by arriving late and then raining half-heartedly. Just as the doomsayers had ...
Recasting priority sector lending
A full 15 years after the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms (Narasimham Committee-I) recommended phase-out of directed credit, an internal working group of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clearly called for continuation of the concept of ...
Leader Page Articles
Right to Information path to Swaraj
By Shailesh Gandhi
The Right to Information Act comes into force all over the country on October 12. Citizens should make use of it to ensure transparency and good governance triumph.
Breaking America's grip on the net
By Kieren McCarthy © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
YOU WOULD expect an announcement that would forever change the face of the Internet to be a grand affair a big stage, spotlights, media scrums, and a charismatic frontman working the crowd. But unless you knew where he was sitting, all ...
What's the value of friendship?
By Lucy Rock © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
PHILOSOPHERS AND poets have long pondered the importance of friendship: Euripides thought "a loyal friend worth 10,000 relatives," while Ringo got by with a little help from his. With marriage in terminal decline in many nations, many of us ...
Russia-EU ties a time of change
By Nikolai Kaveshnikov
The Europeans have accepted in principle the Russians' initiative to replace the 1994 Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
Letters to the Editor
"Trying to reduce poverty is not in contradiction with promoting growth"
Erna Witoelar, United Nations Special Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific, advocates that governments should balance pro-poor policies with economic growth to achieve the MDGs. In an interview, the former Indonesia n Minister talks of a major role for civil society to ensure that governments do not sweep the poor under the carpet.
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