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The latest budget accords high priority to fiscal consolidation at the Centre and in the States. The Finance Minister has noted that the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act 2003 (FRBM) at the Centre and the corresponding acts in ...
Afghan exposé for U.K.
In a damning report, the British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has found that the objective of achieving security for the United Kingdom was attained “some time ago”, as al-Qaida had been significantly weakened in ...
Leader Page Articles
Lessons from the Thomas verdict
By R.K. Raghavan
The Supreme Court ruling shows that fundamental facts were glossed over by those who were authorised to make the vital appointment. But there are two aspects of the judgment that are debatable.
Libyan refugee crisis called a ‘logistical nightmare'
By Scott Sayare and Alan Cowell
Thousands of stranded immigrant workers fleeing Libya's violence stood huddled together at the Ras Ajdir border crossing in Tunisia, a desolate outpost, on the evening of March 3, braced silently against a whipping, sandy wind, hoping they ...
Ice growth discovered
New scientific research shows that massive ice sheets in Antarctica do not just grow on top when snow falls, they also grow from the bottom up. Ice melts at the bottom of ice sheets, and the water helps the sheets slide across the ground ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The aircraft in the photograph that accompanied the news report, “Making history: an untold Everest story” (March 4, 2011), was wrongly identified as AN-12. Actually, it is a Liberator B-24. * * * ...
Letters to the Editor
‘Our living adds to the sufferings of poor children'
Interview with Shantha Sinha, child rights panel chairperson.
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