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Vajpayee in China
In a departure from usual protocol, the defence minister, George Fernandes, has announced that Atal Bihari Vajpayee will visit China next month. Vajpayee’s delayed visit during these troubled times of the severe acute respiratory syndrome will undou...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
It’s all about a seat
Sir — J. Jayalalithaa’s histrionic past overwhelms her at times. As it did when she decided to disa ...  | Read.. 
 
Motivated acts
Sir — I am a Kashmiri Pandit, albeit one whose ancestors were prescient enough to see the writing o ...  | Read.. 
 
Helping hand
Sir — The financial crisis that has hit the football industry in Europe is perhaps a good thing (“E ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
VICTORY FORETOLD
This was one election whose verdict was out before a single vote had been cast. There were thus victors, but no real victory ...| Read.. 
 
GRIM REMINDER
The recent terrorist attack in Riyadh is a grim reminder that the war against global terrorism is far from over. Indeed, the ...| Read.. 
 
VIA MEDIA
 
Stories, lies, fraud and news
Newspapers are not in the habit of readily owning up to their own misdeeds. They are too busy pointing the finger at others. ...  | Read.. 
OPED
A confluence of resolutions
There had been continuous conflict among users due to lack of discussion, scarcity of information and public participation prior to the implementation of the proposed issues. ...  | Read.. 
 
Without much real value
The value added tax, the economists’ darling, has become a political hot potato. The original deadline for its introduction was April 1. Then it was postponed to June 1. By th...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
There are even times when any assumption of dignity becomes ludicrous, and the traveller must, as Mungo Park once had to do, ‘lay down as a rule to make himself as useless and as insignificant as possible, as the only means of recovering his liberty’. — SIR F. GALTON