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Monday, December 04, 2006
Repeal the hated Act
Welcome though the Prime Minister's latest promise to amend the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is, the devil is going to be in the details. In a public address at Imphal's historic Kangla fort on Saturday, Dr. Manmohan Singh said the ...
The world has been well aware for a while that President George Bush is in a state of denial when it comes to dealing with the reality of Iraq. Mr. Bush now appears to have outdone himself in making bizarre pronouncements when he claimed that the ...
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Disaster management and human rights
By C. Raj Kumar
The fundamental issue is focussing attention on the people who are affected by disasters. The human rights framework helps to do that by stressing the rights of the victims.
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Music, musicians, and music critics
It is that time of the year when the Friday Review desk at The Hindu in Chennai gets into a tizzy. The music season is on the season of tension for the desk. Over 2000 concerts organised by over a hundred "sabhas" at dozens of ...
The fall of the dollar
By Heather Stewart
THE SLOWDOWN in the United States economy, which has sent the dollar into freefall over the past fortnight, will have devastating knock-on effects in markets around the world, analysts warn. As the U.S. slows, and consumers in the world's ...
Peace in Sri Lanka putting the pieces together
By Ranil Wickremesinghe
The future of a long-term peace hinges on these two agreements the Ceasefire Agreement and the MOU. If we build on the parameters established by the MOU, the Tokyo Declaration, the six rounds of peace talks, and draw on the Indian model ; the final result will be a credible power-sharing proposal that will form the basis for a viable negotiated settlement.
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