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FOREIGN RELATIONS
US and the shifting stand on Libya
ON December 19 last year, the US President, Mr George Bush, and the UK Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, surprised the world with their announcement of an agreement with the Libyan President, Col Muammar Qaddafi. They went ... More

EDITORIAL
Unhealthy prescription
IT IS UNFORTUNATE that the Centre should be contemplating hiking yet again, the eligible salary limit for contribution to the Employee State Insurance scheme from Rs 6,500 to Rs 7,500. Evidently, the Government wants to retain in the ESI fold ... More

ECONOMY
Economy on song... But there are jarring notes too
The dynamic and multi-faceted Indian economy has struck a purple patch. But despite the reasonably sanguine mood, daunting challenges remain and these must be addressed if the expectations of the future are to be met, says Manoranjan Sharma More

POLITICS
In the grip of election fever
WITH elections to the Lok Sabha due in the next three or four months, the symptoms of election fever have begun to appear in a big way. When a political party or person suffers from election fever, the infected ... More

SECURITY
Defence budget: More power to the arsenal
The creation of a non-lapsable modernisation fund will go a long way in solving the problem of Defence purchases not being completed in the budgeted period. More

E-MAIL
e-stamping out the spammers
By the time we are done with fighting spam, the power of the Internet to serve as a fast, democratic and worldwide communication medium could be significantly diminished. More

MARKETING
The mystique of marketing
THE work that marketing personnel do has been variously described as an art, a science, a profession, an instrument of mass persuasion, and so on. The term marketing is sometimes used in a pejorative connotation — ... More

LETTERS

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