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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
The message from Mt.Abu
THE EMPHASIS LAID by the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, on the need for a programmatic unity of forces against the BJP-led NDA and asking her party's Chief Ministers to focus on governance indeed addresses the imperative facing the Congress ...
Vindicating a prudent policy
BY MANY YARDSTICKS, the rupee and the country's external sector are a picture of strength. The home currency is at a ten-month high against the dollar. External reserves have now crossed $64 billion. A number of factors continue to favour the ...
Leader Page Articles
Police, people and politicians
By N. R. Madhava Menon
Political interference in the functioning of the police is the single most important factor for lack of performance and accountability of this visible arm of the civilised state.
A visit to Sri Lanka
By Rajindar Sachar
There is near-unanimity among all sections of the people, both in the North and the South, that the present peace should not be disturbed.
Can state be a law unto itself?
By Kuldip Nayar
I do not understand why the Bharatiya Janata Party and the police are trying to confuse the Ansal Plaza shooting incident. At issue are not the "so-called human rights activists" or their "anti-national stand." Nor is it the past record of Hari ...
The need for WTO reform
By Vandana Shiva
Recently, farmers in Punjab were blocking roads and trains. Even the Chief Minister joined the farmers' protests because the Centre had failed to announce the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy and, finally, when it did, the MSP was maintained ...
India loses interest in Bangladesh gas?
By C. Raja Mohan
NEW DELHI, NOV. 11. Besides dramatically altering the hydrocarbon scenario in the country, the large natural gas field in the Krishna Godavari basin recently discovered by Reliance has reduced the political urgency of importing natural gas from ...
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