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Friday, December 23, 2005
India's cricket resurgence
India's ascent to the number two spot in the ICC Test rankings comes on the back of a commanding performance against Sri Lanka. Undistracted by the controversy over the inelegant inclusion-exclusion of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team led by the ...
Towards further progress on VAT
The decision of five States under the rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party, besides Uttar Pradesh, to switch over from sales tax to the system of State-level value added tax is a vindication of the front runner States which had adopted VAT last ...
Leader Page Articles
Corruption undermining democratic governance
By C. Raj Kumar
Corruption violates human rights, undermines the rule of law, distorts the development process, and dis-empowers the Indian state. The way forward is to increase the say of civil society in governance issues.
Why exempt minority institutions?
By Swami Agnivesh
The 104th Constitution Amendment could prove a curse if turned into an alibi for unbridled profiteering and commercialisation in education.
The lesson from Lula for South America
By Sue Branford and Hilary Wainwright
The region's new generation of left-wing leaders would do well to heed Brazil's experience.
Two bus routes and a few questions
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
To make the new bus services meaningful and truly people-oriented, India and Pakistan should liberalise the visa regime.
A subversive story of self-sacrifice
By Karen Armstrong
To celebrate the nativity story with a consumerist orgy is to misunderstand a muth that venerates the dispossessed.
British soldiers' shameful impunity
By Phil Shiner
The British Government most act over Wednesday's judgement on the torture and killing of Iraqis by British forces.
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