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Editorials
The passage of the Finance Bill 2003
THE PASSAGE OF the Finance Bill 2003 has been marked by some duty sops and concessions. Their implications on revenue have not been clarified but it is safe to assume that even when viewed in the aggregate, they are of less consequence than the ...
Lawless lathi
IN ORGANISING A rally of lathi-wielding party workers in Patna, the Rashtriya Janata Dal might have scored a political point over the BJP by highlighting the provocative nature of trident distribution at the meetings of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. ...


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Affirmative action — II
By Nathan Glazer

Even if the Supreme Court bans racial preference, it is inconceivable that it will decree that only academic achievement and scores in tests can be the basis of admission to public colleges and universities. That would go against the grain of the his tory of admission practices in American colleges and universities.
LAW AND SOCIETY
The Uphaar case
By Rajeev Dhavan

What Uphaar has done is to create a new measure of damages in public law which will impact on many situations.


News Analysis
India's opportunity in Iraq
By C. Raja Mohan

NEW DELHI, MAY 1. India has a historic opportunity at hand to play a definitive role in shaping the evolution of a new Iraq. But is New Delhi ready to seize the moment? Or will it succumb to the traditional impulses of political timidity dressed ...
Why Modi drew a blank
By Kuldip Nayar

I am not surprised that the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi drew a blank at a meeting of envoys to attract foreign investment. In fact, I would have been surprised if any one of them had been taken in by his glib talk. The ...
`Oil was the reason for the war'
What do the people of Iraq believe are the motives behind America's invasion of their country. Was it to liberate the people of Iraq from a dictator or was it because the Americans want control of Iraq's oil? NDTV's unique Iraq opinion poll has ...


Letters to the Editor
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  • Optimism unjustified
  • Confusing signals
  • Declaring holidays
  • Lethal injection better
  • Change curriculum



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