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Friday, June 03, 2005
Tightening controls on tobacco use
The World No Tobacco Day has been observed annually on May 31 since 1988, but this year's event is the first after the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) came into force. The FCTC, an international ...
Political Europe after the Dutch `Nee'
The 63-to-37 per cent Dutch `Nee' to the European Union constitution treaty in Wednesday's referendum coming close on the heels of the French `Non' lends substance to the view that even though people in the 25 member states ...
Leader Page Articles
Issues in the Food for Work Programme
By Brinda Karat
There are major infirmities in the way the Food for Work Programme has been designed and is being implemented. It should not be allowed to become another source of exploitation.
The bogey of a Gorkhaland state, again
By Marcus Dam
Subash Ghisingh's rejection of West Bengal's proposal for constitutional guarantee for the DGHC is an ominous sign.
Lesson that must be heeded by the EU
By Simon Tisdall
The European Union has suffered an unprecedented blow, reflecting a massive miscalculation at the top.
A universe in a computer
By Tim Radford
SCIENTISTS HAVE recreated a vast segment of the universe inside a computer and written a brief history of time, black holes and galaxy formation. The Millennium Simulation the biggest exercise of its kind required 25 million ...
A freedom to oppress
By Nick Cohen
ANYONE WHO has seen the films of Michael Moore or read the vaguely leftish books which pour out of America might imagine that they do not need to be told the background to the Workplace Religious Freedom Act currently before the United States ...
Will the Baku oil pipeline benefit locals?
By Paul Brown
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline has begun pumping oil. But will Azerbaijan benefit from the wealth that will follow?
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