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Friday, May 05, 2006
Stoking communal flames
The extended communal violence in Vadodara in Gujarat cannot be explained by its immediate provocation: the demolition of a dargah in Fatehpura area by the municipal authorities as part of a road-widening project. Ever since Narendra Modi took ...
Nurturing a child prodigy
The saga of the wonder boy Budhia Singh symbolised by visuals of prodigious talent as well as end-game exhaustion is at once moving and worrisome. The boy from Orissa, all of four years old, ran for 7:02 hours to cover a distance ...
Leader Page Articles
Indian security presence in Afghanistan
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
The U.S. and Britain have hitherto been averse to any role for India in deference to Pakistani sensitivities. Why, now, a change of heart?
Kargil and questions of war
By Praveen Swami
Was the Kargil war the outcome of just intelligence failure?
Darfur: seeking progress on all fronts
By Jan Egeland
The people of Darfur need much more than aid. They need protection on the ground and they need peace, not just on paper but implemented and enforced throughout each and every village across the region.
Snap poll in Singapore
By P. S. Suryanarayana
The May 6 election is viewed as an exercise in the politics of stability.
Corrections and clarifications
A sentence in the lead story "Pramod Mahajan loses battle for life" (May 4, 2006, page 1) read: "He was immediately operated upon to stem the flow of blood, particularly from the damaged liver, pancreas and the Inferior Vina Cava (IVC), the blood ...
Washington still needs Islamabad
By Simon Tisdall
WHEN AMERICA'S world changed after 9/11, President Pervez Musharraf adapted faster than most. He severed Pakistan's official links with the Taliban, backed the U.S. war on terror, and set about taming lawless tribal areas abutting the Afghan ...
Bush imperilling free speech
By Sidney Blumenthal
An imperial President is smothering the system of checks and balances.
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