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Saturday, June 17, 2006
From Anuradhapura to Anuradhapura
On May 14, 1985, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam carried out a massacre in Anuradhapura, gunning down 146 civilians as they prayed at a Buddhist shrine. That bestial act was a turning point in the conflict in Sri Lanka. It told the world ...
Politics as farce in Meghalaya
The farcical resolution of Meghalaya's month-long political crisis reflects poorly on the internal state of the Congress party, and on the quality and vision of its national leadership. The change at the helm of the Congress-led Meghalaya ...
Leader Page Articles
Is the `war on terror' going out of control?
By Hasan Suroor
Governments, especially western liberal democracies with their supposedly more enlightened "values," are expected to get the balance between national security and individual liberties right. But is the `war on terror' descending into a form of state terror?
Iran's tactics pay off in nuclear standoff
By Atul Aneja
Washington's willingness to talk directly to Teheran is a significant departure from the past.
City populations set to outnumber country dwellers
By David Adam
Globally, the slum population will swell by 27 million people each year over the next 20 years.
Corrections and clarifications
"A candidate for U.N. Under Secretary-General" was the strapline of the report "Tharoor fits the bill eminently" (June 16, 2006). It is incorrect as Shashi Tharoor is presently Under Secretary-General in the United Nations. It should have read "A ...
Letters to the Editor
"We are trying to build an inclusive society"
M. Veerappa Moily, chairman of the Oversight Committee for implementation of 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in central educational institutions, discusses the tasks before him. Excerpts from an interview in New Delhi:
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