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One village, one product concept boost to small industries, Daily Star, Dhaka, February 09, 2004
Bangladesh can initiate a 'one village one product' programme replicating the successful Thai concept that will give a boost to small and cottage industries in rural areas, said a Thai embassy official.

Growth is never uniform, Indian Express, Mumbai, February 09, 2004
The chief economist and vice-president of the World Bank on his motto 'growth with equity' and India.

Dark side of democracy, New York Times, USA, January 31, 2004
Bringing free markets and elections to developing nations leads not to stability or prosperity but to hate-mongering, discrimination and even genocidal violence.

Monsanto chapati patent, The Guardian, UK, January 31, 2004
Monsanto, the world's largest genetically modified seed company, has been awarded patents on the wheat used for making chapati - the flat bread staple of northern India.

Privatization: fighting profits vs. lives, OneWorld South Asia, January 28, 2004
Privatisation of public services is increasingly becoming a condition of aid, loans and debt relief.







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