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Friday, March 09, 2007
New mechanism gets under way
India and Pakistan were not expected to achieve anything significant during the first meeting of the joint mechanism to counter terrorism. That being the case, the modest progress made during the two-day discussions must be welcomed. The two ...
Developing drugs for the poor
At a time when many pharmaceutical companies are in the news for pulling out all the stops for extending the exclusivity of their patented drugs and focussing on developing drugs for diseases prevalent in developed countries, Sanofi-aventis, a ...
Leader Page Articles
Empty stomachs and the Union budget
By Jean Drèze
The need of the hour is to increase expenditure under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Another U.S. base in the Indian Ocean?
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
India, from a long-term perspective, has every reason to be concerned about the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement between the U.S. and Sri Lanka.
Corrections and Clarifications
In a report "`400-year-old Koran,' painting seized" (March 8, 2007), the strapline was: "[Archaeological Survey of India] ASI's help sought to ascertain claim whether it was returned by Emperor Aurangzeb". It should have been "ASI's help sought ...
Capitalism not the only way to order human affairs
By Andrew Murray
We are endlessly assured that there is no alternative to the present system and that socialism is dead. Real life suggests otherwise.
Technologies converging into the mobile phone
By Stuart Jeffries
Watches are on the way out. The days of the diary are numbered. And cameras could be next.
Colombia's mass graves and electoral fraud
By Isabel Hilton
The U.S. Congress is questioning a Latin American policy that has left President George W. Bush with a best friend who is a major embarrassment.
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