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Friday, February 17, 2006
Muslims and armed forces
The contestation over the work of the Prime Minister's High Level Committee headed by Justice Rajindar Sachar is clearly overblown. Vested political interests, imprecise media reports, a reportedly peremptory style of enquiry by the Committee, ...
Iraq faces more instability
The election of Ibrahim al-Jaafari as Prime Minister of Iraq by just a single vote has only underlined the deep divisions between and within Iraqi communities that the United States-led military invasion opened up. Following the victory of the ...
Leader Page Articles
Excellence in education: the Chinese way
By Pallavi Aiyar
Chinese universities backed by massive injections of government funds are spending billions of dollars in wooing top foreign-educated and overseas-born Chinese, building cutting-edge research centres, and partnering the world's best educational insti tutions.
Vidharbha: the `forced privatisation' of cotton
By P. Sainath
Disputes over output do not hide the trouble Maharashtra's cotton economy is in. Small farmers face another year of huge losses. The role of nature is very minor compared to conscious policy measures that have undermined the farmer and world cotton p rices.
India must quickly `light up' for science
By T. Jayaraman
DESPITE ITS claim to the status of a software superpower, India stands virtually at the bottom of the world table when it comes to high-speed networking and digital connectivity dedicated to research and education. This is the conclusion of an ...
Hole in ozone layer expected to increase
By David Adam
The layer will not begin to recover until the end of the decade.
The Basra video should lay to rest a lie
By Jasem al-Aqrab
SINCE APRIL 2003, the people of Basra have been bemused by reports that they and their city enjoy a state of stability under the British forces, in contrast to the north of Iraq and the so-called Sunni triangle. As someone born and bred in ...
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