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Resetting U.S.-Russia ties
With his landmark visit to Moscow this week, President Barack Obama has acted on his six-month-old pledge to press the “reset button” on relations with Russia that hit a post-Cold War low under his predecessor, George W. Bush. The ...
Timely boost for rural development
The stepped-up budgetary allocation for the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) — the central government’s flagship programme for rural poverty alleviation and development — carries important policy indications. ...
Leader Page Articles
Go easy with the family silver
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Privatisation is not a panacea for either the fiscal deficit or the observed inefficiencies of the public sector.
A budget that is sleight all the way
By S. Gurumurthy
The Finance Minister’s mistake was that he was too keen to show that he had done a great job. That did him in.
Budget of promise or missed opportunity?
By Thomas Chandy
The outlay for women and child welfare is woefully inadequate.
OUT OF LONDON
Students caught up in U.K.-Pakistan deportation row
By Hasan Suroor
Nine Pakistani students are languishing in British jails because of an absurd diplomatic stand-off that neither Pakistan nor Britain appears in a hurry to resolve. They were arrested in April in connection with an alleged terror plot whose ...
Corrections and clarifications
The second paragraph of an article “Towards a new cooperative era in U.S.-Russia relations” (Op-Ed, July 6, 2009) said that Russia and the U.S. came within an inch of military confrontation last year when Washington backed ...
EU reiterates call to cut emissions
The European Union on Wednesday reiterated its call for a global goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050. Developed economies should cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, European Commission ...
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