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NOW FOR A BREAKTHROUGH
THE CENTRE AND the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) have shown commendable clear-headedness in putting aside their differences to make possible the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Isak Chisi Swu and ...

THE RUPEE AND THE DOLLAR
ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004, the rupee closed at an eight month high of 43.64 to the dollar. Since November, the appreciation has been 140 paise. The rupee, which was quoting at 45.60 in January, sharply appreciated to 43.35 by April but again ...

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LAW AND SOCIETY
The patent controversy
By Rajeev Dhavan

By rushing through the Third Patents Amendment without proper parliamentary scrutiny, India is short changing its post-Doha obligations to both its own and the world's poor.

Checking Martian health threat
By Seth Shostak

Just as the plague came to Europe from Asia's distant habitats so too might Nasa unwittingly import extraterrestrial pathogens from Mars for which we have no defence, fear scientists.

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