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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
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India calling
It's India Calling. Not quite the call from the call-centre depicted by the popular soap on telly, but more of a clarion call, from Mother India, and quite a few seem to be responding to it. And the response ... More


Can the city's housing needs be met while preserving spaces for recreation and green cover? More


A poor yield for the farmer
The Government has committed itself to raising the rate of growth of the agricultural sector to 4 per cent. But it has no concrete plans for achieving this. An effective solution would be to develop a land market where farmers on the brink can d ispose of their land, taking advantage of the boom in the real estate market. More


MDMK shifts camp — Is it advantage AIADMK?
With Mr Vaiko walking out of the DMK-led alliance to the AIADMK, Ms Jayalalithaa appears first off the block in the race to the Tamil Nadu Assembly. For the DMK it appears to be a double whammy as now the other allies may demand more seats. But these are early days yet as there are such factors as the minority vote, the small parties and the last-minute swing voters, says RASHEEDA BHAGAT. Mr Vaiko's move will make the coming elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly a more keenly fought battle. More

Ill blows the wind that profits nobody
Why the concept of `office of profit' is so important and has universal appeal More


The freight side story
Despite the doomsday predictions of many experts, the Railways has shown what a strategy focussed on the freight front can achieve. Continuing with this approach, the Rail Budget emphasises rationalisation of tariffs. More


Humour in administration
Humour is humour, and administration is administration, and the twain shall never meet, is the popular belief. This is particularly true of Indians, widely held to be singularly devoid of a genuine sense of ... More


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