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Guarding against insidious erosion
At a time when public officials are coming under closer democratic and public scrutiny, an insidious attempt to roll back press freedom was blocked by a little noticed judgment of Justice K. Chandru of the Madras High Court. In a salutary ...
Configuring social transfers
Protecting the poor and the vulnerable is one of the main challenges for governments in developing countries in the wake of the global economic crisis. The United Nations’ latest progress report on the Millennium Development Goals has ...
Leader Page Articles
End-use monitoring woes for India
By Brahma Chellaney
While the U.S. has trumpeted the End-Use Monitoring Agreement as a “landmark event,” the Indian government has fought shy of taking Parliament into confidence, placing on record only two sentences thus far.
Security concerns over $2t trade
The latest APEC meeting in Singapore and the parallel high-voltage diplomacy on the ARF margins at Phuket underscore a stability agenda.
An abortion battle, fought to the death
“If a stake has to be driven through the heart of the anti-abortion movement,” George Tiller said, “I want to have my hand on the hammer.”
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The question of restraint
One of the charges that newspaper editors often face is that they apply double standards in dealing with issues that are similar in nature. The Hindu’s editors are no exception when it comes to facing such complaints. ...
Immigration debate intensifies
The Obama administration is vastly expanding a federal effort begun under President George W. Bush to identify and deport illegal immigrants held in local jails. But in Houston, Texas, where the effort got a trial start eight months ago, people ...
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