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Tuesday, April 08, 2003
Stamping out dissent
THE QUIET EXIT of the Union Rural Development Minister, Shanta Kumar, from the National Democratic Alliance Government is not only an indication of the factional rivalries in the BJP, but also a pointer to the shrinking of the space for dissent ...
In Chechnya, a welcome fallout
EVEN AS WAR clouds were gathering ominously over Iraq, there were intimations of peace in another hot spot triggered primarily by America's need at that juncture for friends and allies. There is no guarantee that peace is on the way but after 12 ...
Leader Page Articles
Why dissent fails
By Supriya RoyChowdhury
The close intermeshing of capitalism and war is recognised but that recognition never becomes a paradigmatic foundation of the critique of such military actions.
The changes in China - II
By P. S. Suryanarayana
Even while trying to checkmate the U.S. in its unilateral efforts to set a new agenda worldwide, Beijing wants a good equation with Washington to ensure peace in its geo-strategic neighbourhood.
By V.R. Raghavan
Wars either end by petering out over time or through dramatic flourish, which remains embedded in peoples' memories. General Lee's surrender in the American Civil War and the shipboard surrender ceremony of the Japanese at the end of the Second ...
Baghdad... the gift of God
By M.H. Ansari
Human settlement at this bend of the serpentine Tigris predates Islam. The name itself is Persian and means "given by God". The Abbasid Caliph Mansur, looking for a place to garrison his non-Arab troops away form the capital Kufa, laid the ...
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