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Time for disclosure
Transparency within the judiciary serves at least two important purposes — it decreases the opportunities for corrupt practices and promotes public confidence in the institution. Given these vital roles, it is surprising that there ...
A new rights protocol
The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), adopted recently by the U.N. General Assembly, is significant in that it corrects a lacuna vis-À-vis the covenant, namely the lack of a ...
Leader Page Articles
Gas war: it is advantage Russia
By Vladimir Radyuhin
The U.S.-inspired rift between Ukraine and Russia may strengthen rather than weaken Russia’s position on the energy markets of Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Success in Afghanistan lies through Pakistan
By Brahma Chellaney
Barack Obama’s strategy on Pakistan and Afghanistan signals subtle shifts but no fundamental break with failed U.S. policies, thus raising the spectre of Indian security coming under greater pressure.
Few ways to recover bonuses paid to bankers
By Eric Dash and Vikas Bajaj
The law may be much less effective in recouping bonuses paid out by banks like Merrill Lynch and Bank of America because they are not considered undercapitalised.
$10tn needed to save the world
By Larry Elliott
More than $10tn must be invested in clean technology between now and 2030 to spare the Earth from an unsustainable increase in global temperature, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned on Thursday. A report from the body that organises the ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * A report “Centre fixes support price for wheat at Rs. 1,080 a quintal” (January 30, 2009) referred to Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as the Finance Minister. Mr. Mukherjee is the Union Minister of External Affairs (now with additional ...
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