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An impractical wish list
The Economic Survey for 2008-09 presented to Parliament ahead of the Union Budget has taken note of the deceleration in the GDP growth to 6.7 per cent last year. Though that is 2.1 percentage points lower than the average growth rate over the ...
Symbols over substance?
The Supreme Court’s notice to the Mayawati government for its spending on memorials and statues, drawing heavily from the Uttar Pradesh State exchequer brings welcome public scrutiny to an emphasis that has attracted considerable ...
Leader Page Articles
Lalgarh: fear, power and obedience
By Praveen Swami
Can democratic institutions resist a cult of death?
Taking on the challenge
By Fredrik Reinfeldt
The EU must become more outward-looking and take on greater responsibilities in today’s world.
Why next moon walker will be Chinese
By Alok Jha and David Adam
In 2003, George W. Bush announced plans for NASA to return to the moon by 2020 and once again, though, the U.S. faces some serious competition. The same year , Yang Lee Wei became China’s first astronaut and, explicit or not, another space race had begun.
Those hoax myths debunked
By David Adam
Claim: The planted U.S. flag waves in the wind, which is impossible without an atmosphere. Why it’s nonsense: The flag doesn’t move in any of the videos except when touched by Neil ...
The tasks of change ahead
By V.R. Krishna Iyer
Some thoughts on the polity in the context of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is an event of global significance.
World Bank commits $58.9 b to crisis-hit countries
The World Bank said on Wednesday that it committed $58.9 b in fiscal year 2009 to help countries struggling amid the global economic crisis, a 54 per cent increase over the previous fiscal year and a record high for the global development ...
Corrections and clarifications
The photocaption in a report “The report could ruffle budget session” (July 2, 2009) misidentified Mr. P.K. Bansal to be the Minister of State for Finance (his portfolio in the previous government). He is now Union Minister of ...
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