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Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wide choice for Democrats
The 2008 presidential election in the United States is for the Democrats to lose. More than half a dozen of the party's luminaries have staked their bids in politically congenial times. Some of them have taken the first formal step of registering ...
Surge in inflation
The sharp increase of 0.5 percentage point in one week in the most widely-watched inflation measure, the wholesale price index (WPI), might have been unanticipated but there is no doubt at all that the price situation has been causing all-round ...
Leader Page Articles
In Spain, ETA trips up a Prime Minister
By Vaiju Naravane
By breaking the ceasefire, the Basque separatist group has struck a deadly blow to Prime Minister Jose Louis Rodriguez Zapatero's reputation as a resolute leader and skilled negotiator.
And all the world's a stage
By P. Sainath
While theatre struggles to survive in the metros, it thrives in Vidharbha where it draws audiences of thousands for plays that go on through much of the night.
OUT OF LONDON
Was Jade Goody a victim of class prejudice?
By Hasan Suroor
RACE OR class? Take your pick whether it was one or the other or both that sparked the Jade Goody-Shilpa Shetty rumpus on the Celebrity Big Brother show, but make no mistake that the explosion of moral outrage over Ms. ...
Egg on whose face?
By Bageshree S.
Does anyone have the right to block the proposal to include eggs in the mid-day meal scheme for school children in Karnataka?
All-time high in number of jobless worldwide
By Anita Joshua
THE GLOBAL unemployment rate stood at 6.3 per cent in 2006. Though it registered a drop of 0.1 per cent over the previous year and more people the world over are working than ever before, the annual trends, released by the International Labour ...
Turkey rises above its ultra-nationalists
By Simon Tisdall
A retreat into ethnic strife and xenophobia is the last thing the country needs.
Corrections and Clarifications
In an article "A common minimum programme for the nation" (Op-Ed, January 23, 2007), it was stated that the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index (HDI) ranks India 127th. The UNDP "Statistics in the Human Development ...
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