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Friday, January 27, 2006
Reject the American fatwa
In publicly warning India, on Republic Day eve, to vote against Iran or else, United States Ambassador David Mulford has outrageously crossed the line of diplomatic propriety, inviting condemnation from political players ranging from the Left to ...
Protecting air passengers' interests
The recent verdict of the European Court of Justice upholding the validity of the latest European Union (EU) regulation that enhances the scope of existing rights of air passengers to financial compensation highlights the complexities of ...
Leader Page Articles
The republic and the wayward rationalist
By P. Sainath
The Baba Ramdev non-debate has done much all-round damage. Perhaps most of all to media credibility.
"Statement taken out of context": Mulford
In a press release by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Ambassador David C. Mulford states: I regret that my comments to the Press Trust of India (PTI) today have been taken out of context. As I noted to the PTI reporters, Iran is a matter ...
Another attempt to bring peace in Sri Lanka
By V.S. Sambandan
IT WAS the news that Sri Lanka's peace process was waiting for. On Wednesday, the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam agreed to hold direct talks on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in Switzerland. This marks a ...
Dealing with the global employment crisis
By Juan Somavia
In tackling the jobs crisis, it is time to revisit the commitments made by the global community to promote social inclusion and jobs as the basis of poverty reduction and deliver on them.
Letters to the Editor
"The real threat is from imperial fundamentalism"
Writer and political activistTariq Alidescribes himself as a "person of the Left." In a recent interview in Kolkata, he talked about his concerns over an Asia which is "politically undetermined and economically over-determined," and of an Indian poli tical leadership "obsessed with money and markets." Excerpts:
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