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Stand up to the saboteurs
THE TERRORIST STRIKES in Jammu and Kashmir on September 11, the high point of which was the gunning down of the State Law Minister, Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, as he was addressing an election rally in Kupwara district, are of a piece with what has been ...
Disinvestment blues and opportunities
THE OUTCOME OF Saturday's meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment has widely been interpreted to be a setback for the disinvestment programme in its entirety even though nearly all the decisions related to the petroleum sector. The ...


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Positive possibilities
By Jayadeva Uyangoda

The present ceasefire agreement and the no-war condition are most likely to be extended through the talks (between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE) in Thailand.
Shedding darkness
By Pulapre Balakrishnan

The illusion of a golden age home-delivered by politicians and bureaucrats left to themselves needs to be lost forever. And a new enlightenment will be our reward.


News Analysis
TRACKING THE DIVIDE - II
The gap widened during the 1990s
By C. Rammanohar Reddy

The differences in socio-economic development between Hindus and Muslims did not narrow during the 1990s, in at least one important respect the Muslim Indian on the average was worse off at the end of the decade than he was at the beginning. ...
Cauvery: not an inter-party matter
By Mani Shankar Aiyar

It is not clear what the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, hopes to gain for Tamil Nadu in the ongoing Cauvery waters dispute by blaming all political parties but her own for the stand-off which has wrecked the lives of millions of farmers ...


Letters to the Editor
  • End blame game
  • Cauvery wrangle
  • Looming crisis
  • Village republics
  • Dispute and mediation
  • Just not cricket

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