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Tuesday, August 13, 2002
EVEN AS THE Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, and his two colleagues are engaged in a reality check of the ground situation in Gujarat to convince themselves whether conditions truly exist for the holding of a free and fair poll, the ...
Easing norms for crop loans
THE FIRST TEN days of August witnessed a higher level of average precipitation than July. But even in central and south India, which is where the monsoon has been more vigorous this month, it may well be a case of too little happening too late. ...
Leader Page Articles
Iraq: to invade or not
By Chinmaya R. Gharekhan
There is some speculation whether the fact that Saddam Hussein is an unfinished business of the previous Bush administration has anything to do with all this.
Parties oppose people's right
By P. P. Rao
The solidarity of the political parties in stalling electoral reforms reveals the extent of the hold over them of corrupt and criminal elements.
Reminding the EC of its job
By Kuldip Nayar
Institutions are the blood of a democratic polity. If their independence is questioned or sought to be watered down, they begin to wilt. Their functioning is affected. This is what happened during the Emergency. The institutions which should have ...
TMC suffering merger pangs
By V. Jayanth
CHENNAI, AUG. 12. After the partial split in the TMC legislature party in Tamil Nadu, the virus has spread to neighbouring Pondicherry, where a former Minister and TMC MLA, Theni Jayakumar, has now expressed his desire to remain `independently' ...
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