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Toppling the Boligarchy
Hugo Chavez’s government has once again demonstrated its willingness to halt the march of untrammelled capitalist growth in Venezuela. On November 30, his government shut down four medium-sized banks facing financial insolvency; three more ...
A fragile recovery
Two recent developments in Japan have major implications that go well beyond the world’s second largest economy. A new, large stimulus package announced on December 8, a day after the GDP growth rate for the July-September quarter was ...
Leader Page Articles
Capping nuclear liability is a non-starter
By Soli J. Sorabjee
The government proposes to introduce a Civil Nuclear Liability Bill to appease foreign investors. Any legislation that attempts to dilute the Polluter Pays and Precautionary Principle and imposes a cap on liability will be in blatant defiance of Supr eme Court judgments and is likely to be struck down.
Seize the moment
By Suhasini Haidar
A window of rare opportunity to break a 20-year-old cycle of violence in Jammu and Kashmir is presenting itself.
The grand challenges of Indian science
By R.A. Mashelkar
We need to recognise that there is no intellectual democracy; elitism in science is inevitable and needs to be promoted.
In familiar books, a battle over electronic rights
By Motoko Rich
A rising source of conflict in one of the publishing industry’s last remaining areas of growth.
Andhra Pradesh political crisis and the role of the media
Half a century ago, on December 19, 1952, to be precise, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced the formation of a new State of Andhra. It was separated from an unwieldy and composite Madras State, which then comprised people speaking ...
Site diverts shopping money to charities
By Stephanie Strom
Donate the money that you would otherwise have spent on something you might not really want.
Letters to the Editor
In response to the report ‘Violence rocks Andhra, Rayalaseema,’ published in The Hindu on December 13, the Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh, writes: The lead story on the front page of The ...
The UPA government’s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, conceding the demand of a regional political outfit which was rejected by the people of the State in the last election, is hasty and detrimental to national unity and integrity. ...
For small States
The decision to create a separate State of Telangana is welcome. In fact, we need to have more such small States. There are regions where people are yet to see any development. The creation of small States will facilitate better ...
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