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    A new start for India & Russia
    India's national interests demand a strengthening and deepening of friendly ties with Russia. The emphasis on energy security during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Moscow this week marks the opening of what promises to be an exciting ...

    Dangers of bureaucratic sabotage
    The Centre's decision to alter the rules relating to file notings under the Right to Information Act, 2005, runs the risk of restricting access to a vital category of information. The promotion of "transparency and accountability" in the working ...

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    A case of peace talks through the press?
    By B. Muralidhar Reddy

    Pakistan has time and again gone public with new proposals for a resolution of the dispute over Kashmir even as negotiations were going on with India.

    News Analysis
    Coca farmer turned saviour of the Left
    By Dan Glaister

    HIGH UP on the Bolivian altiplano near Lake Titicaca, an Aymara priest holds a green plastic lighter to a carved wooden cup containing strips of paper. Despite the fierce gusts of the early morning wind, the paper catches and smoke billows forth. ...

    The other face of the evil that is Lashkar
    By Praveen Swami

    Ejaz Butt's extraordinary story illuminates the lives of the foot soldiers of the organisation'sjihadin Jammu and Kashmir.

    Harold Pinter assaults U.S. foreign policy
    By Michael Billington

    Shades of Samuel Beckett as the ailing playwright delivers powerful Nobel lecture.

    India in ITER: all-round support helped
    By R. Ramachandran

    To give the entire credit to the U.S. for India's inclusion in the prestigious project is misplaced.

    Why is there so much smoking in movies?
    By Peter Bradshaw

    CAN YOU imagine Humphrey Bogart chewing gum instead of smoking in The African Queen ? Or Clint Eastwood rolling up his poncho to slap on a nicotine patch? Or how about Gandalf in Lord of the Rings putting away his pipe and taking up ...

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