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Monday, February 25, 2002
THE UNTENABLE ESCALATION of clearly militaristic strategy by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and his `brains trust' is pushing India inexorably towards a qualitatively new crisis in its dangerously estranged relationship with Pakistan. ...
New concerns of trust and truce
AN ELABORATE EXERCISE is now under way in Sri Lanka at evolving a durable `ceasefire' between the Government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, it will be entirely out of sync with reality to foresee at this ...
Leader Page Articles
After the polls
By K. K. Katyal
A setback in the Assembly polls cannot but dent the credibility of the NDA, its Government at the Centre and the Prime Minister.
Geography & regional growth I
By Jeffrey D. Sachs, Nirupam Bajpai & Ananthi Ramiah
It appears that geogrophical variation across regions may block or slow the convergence of incomes.
Budget and regional diplomacy
By C.Raja Mohan
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. When the Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, presents the budget on Thursday, the foreign policy is unlikely to be at the top of his mind. But it should at least get a few moments of his time. For, Mr. Sinha could use the ...
Governing India from Delhi will be tougher for Vajpayee
By Harish Khare
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. Before this round of elections, the NDA Government's critics used to refer it as the throwback to the Ahmed Shah Rangeela reign. The reference was to the senior Ministers' penchant for hosting second-rate film-shows as modern ...
BUDGET EVE 2002
Exporters may get some relief
By Sushma Ramachandran
NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. The two critical areas of the economy where the Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, is expected to provide some succour are exports and foreign direct investment (FDI). These sectors had been hit hard by external circumstances ...
Focus now on development
CHENNAI, FEB. 24. Now that the stage is set for the ascension of the AIADMK leader, Jayalalithaa, as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, people are expecting her to concentrate on the development of the State, without frittering away the popular ...
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