What is India DAILY
9 July 2004, 1700 hrs
Budget shifts terms of trade in favour of rural economy,
defence gets more
The UPA government's first budget has shifted the balance in favour of
the rural economy, and enhanced the defence outlay by about Rs 12,000
Finance ministry survey
bullish on growth
Finance minister P Chidambaram released his Economic Survey on Wednesday, setting his sights on 8 per cent growth, and indicating that reforms would continue....
Democracy flowers,with a few weeds
Indonesia's first direct presidential election is being hailed as the
final step in the transition from dictatorship to democracy, though it's
an imperfect democracy, still marred by religious, racial, gender, and
patronage issues, writes Richel Langit...
Kashmir: Dissent should be respected
Being a former colonial power and the host of a large South Asian
diaspora, Britain has been a congenial home for the activities of many
dissenting and rebel groups of the region, writes BALRAJ PURI
Guantanamo, Gaza and India
The Guantanamo Bay majority judgments effectively authorise American
forces to detain anyone — innocent or otherwise — in the war zone,
leaving them to challenge not the basis but broadly the conditions and length
of detention, writes RAJEEV DHAVAN.
Clinton: A life beyond charm and gossip
The massive print-run of former President Bill Clinton's autobiography
and its appearance a few months before the Presidential elections is
not an arbitrary move. In fact, no publishing date is chosen at random;
behind it stands a full subterranean agenda, says SHELLEY WALIA...
Playing politics, Afghan style
Man of letters, former exile, and now presidential candidate in
Afghanistan's upcoming elections, Latif Pedram, tells SAFA HAERI in Europe
what he believes needs to be done in the country, and confirms that the
Taliban are very much in the picture.