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Thursday, May 18, 2006
Reconciling competing interests
The anti-reservation stir that has spread across a few cities would seem to have as its ingredients hype and knee-jerk opposition mixed with some elements of genuine concern. While it certainly does not look like turning into an anti-Mandal II ...
Economic growth and poverty reduction
Global poverty rates, according to the World Bank, have fallen by as much as 10 per cent over the past five years on the back of some robust growth in developing countries. The recently-released 2006 World Development Indicators and the Global ...
Leader Page Articles
Breaking the Iran nuclear impasse
By Praful Bidwai
After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landmark letter to George W. Bush, many in Teheran expect more overtures favouring a diplomatic solution. India must strongly back these moves, not passively tail Washington's hardline agendas.
The reservation impasse
By A. Vaidyanathan
A way needs to be found to relate eligibility for reservation to economic status but with provision for preferential treatment for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, and the Other Backward Classes.
OBC quota: stirring wider issues
By Swami Agnivesh & Valson Thampu
In this country of vast socio-economic disparities and inequities, it is unjust and misleading to define merit in an academic fashion. Should there not be a way by which `merit' is translated into actual relief for the millions of our people in ru ral and tribal areas?
Corrections and clarifications
A retired professor of physics says: "In the Young World , May 12, 2006, Page 1, in the box item titled `The Power of Watt', you have printed the unit of Power as `Watt'. This is against international convention. A symbol for units, if it ...
By Ian Sample
More and more wild animals are turning on humans.
Age of empires
By Naima Bouteldja & Stuart Hodkinson
IN A political gesture that marks the beginning of a long-overdue apology for its role in what is arguably Europe's greatest collective crime, France has this month held its first national day of remembrance for the victims of slavery. The ...
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