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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Interest rate dilemmas
The suggestion Finance Minister P. Chidambaram made recently at a joint meeting of bankers and top automobile industrialists — that the banks find ways of raising funds at less cost and, consequentially, lower the interest rates —will ...
Occupation’s sleazy underbelly
Two recent incidents in which Iraqi civilians were killed by guards working for private security firms have brought into focus the problems created by outsourcing governmental functions to contractors. On September 18, personnel hired by a ...
Leader Page Articles
A nuclear test and new realities
By P.S. Suryanarayana
Washington is a wounded global power, whose preoccupations involving some West Asian countries have compelled it to play second fiddle to China as an advocate of non-proliferation in regard to the DPRK.
Ragging and its remedies
By Valson Thampu
Ragging is an anti-academic pestilence. A recent incident at St. Stephen’s College was something else, an offence of a different kind that led to swift disciplinary action. Correction and reformation, rather than an indiscriminate, iron-fisted approach that advocates handing over college discipline to the police, will be the right answer to ragging — except where serious criminality is involved.
New opera tackles racism and war
By Martin Kettle
A distinguished composer steps in where politicians fear to tread.
Letters between Hitler and the public
By Kate Connolly
The intimate correspondence between Adolf Hitler and members of the German public is being made public for the first time, revealing how some sent him gifts of honey while others pleaded with him for their lives. Four persons were hired to ...
Corrections and clarifications
In an article “Is the nuclear power option safe for India?” (Op-Ed, October 9, 2007), the penultimate paragraph was: “Systematic studies on relative risks to human health from different sources of energy, including coal, ...
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