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A foundation for public health
Six decades after the Bhore committee set the agenda on health care, few will dispute the truth that India has failed to build a quality public health system to meet the basic needs of its people. Public health concerns arise from diverse sources ...

Need not be a central monopoly
The issue of division of powers of taxation between the Centre and the States has become more contentious with the States demanding an early decision on bringing the tax on certain services to their exclusive sphere as a compensation for the ...

Leader Page Articles
France in ferment, anger on the streets
By Vaiju Naravane

Although protests have polarised around changes to labour laws, the real discontent runs far deeper. The direct street action is born of despair, of the conviction that nothing concrete can or will ever be delivered by the political or business estab lishment.

News Analysis
Corrections and clarifications
In the Op-Ed "Does one Rae Bareli make all of U.P.?" (March 31, 2006), the sentence about the strength of the Congress in the U.P. Assembly — 25 seats in a House of 403 — is incorrect. The writer, Vidya Subrahmaniam, clarifies: "On ...

The roads from Chitrakoot
By Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

The Bharat Suraksha Yatras may not have the full backing of the rest of the sangh parivar.

Shops and slums — a city divided
By A. Srivathsan

The traders' protest and the slum-eviction drive in Delhi can be traced to the failure of city planning and urban governance. What is required is a radical reconstruction of the concept of a city.

Laughter really is the best medicine
By Alok Jha

It diminishes the secretion of the body's stress hormones.

Musharraf pardons several prisoners
By B. Muralidhar Reddy

THE PAKISTAN Government on Monday announced that President Pervez Musharraf has granted special remission in the sentences of various categories of prisoners. The decision, however, does not pertain to Sarabjit Singh, convicted on charges of ...

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