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Friday, November 25, 2005
Wake-up call in Afghanistan
The wanton murder of Maniappan Ramankutty, a humble driver with the Border Roads Organisation, underlines the Taliban militia's utter contempt for civilised norms including the fundamental precepts of Islam and the traditional Afghan code ...
King Gyanendra on notice
The King was in the counting house counting out his money but unlike the blackbirds in the nursery rhyme that hit back at a palace servant, Nepal's political parties and the Maoists have pecked off the royal nose. The pact between the seven-party ...
Leader Page Articles
Mission 2007: every village a knowledge centre
By M.S. Swaminathan
Convergence and synergy among the numerous on-going as well as emerging programmes is needed to provide knowledge connectivity to every village of India by August 15, 2007. While the green revolution helped improve the productivity and production of rice, wheat, and other crops, the knowledge revolution will help to enhance human productivity and entrepreneurship.
Cannon fodder for conflict zones
By C. Gouridasan Nair
Ramankutty Maniappan from Kerala is a scalding reminder of the dangers that face hundreds of Indians who are forced to work in the world's regions of conflict.
EU challenge for new German Chancellor
By Michael Naumann
Angela Merkel's greatest challenge will be to rekindle Europe's spirit.
Waiting for regulatory legislation in education
By V. Jayanth
Will the Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Bill, 2005 be passed in the winter session of Parliament?
Growing wealth gap in Blair's Britain
By Jonathan Freedland
IF YOU want to be deeply unfashionable, just read on. If you want to enter terrain so wildly out of date that mere mention of it has become taboo, then you have come to the right place. Brace yourself. Late in October two bankers strode into ...
A thermonuclear future
By Tatiana Sinitsyna
THE INTERNATIONAL Thermonuclear Energy Reactor (ITER), an international project involving countries conducting research on controlled thermonuclear fusion, could provide mankind with an unlimited source of energy. Some people compare it to an ...
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