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Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Killing with impunity
No matter which party or coalition is in power in Bihar, the caste-based feudal hierarchy in the rural areas of the State is a constant. In a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the oppressed sections, six members of the extremely backward ...
Time to stop the slaughter
More than a year after it failed to get the moratorium on commercial whaling lifted at the International Whaling Commission summit, Japan has launched the second phase of its `research' programme in the Antarctic with the avowed objective of ...
Leader Page Articles
A conversation with Orhan Pamuk
By Dileep Padgaonkar
The writer's eclectic approach allows him to be critically engaged in Turkey's perennial dilemma how to live in a westernised fashion in a country that is essentially non-western.
Gene discoveries highlight dangers facing society
By Alok Jha
MANKIND'S INCREASING understanding of the way genes influence behaviour and the issue's potential to cause ethical and moral dilemmas is one of the biggest dangers facing society, according to leading scientists. The concerns were voiced as part ...
A shipload of trouble from France
By Vaiju Naravane
Have the French authorities really removed all the asbestos they could have without damaging the structure of the ship or could more have been done?
Politics of global inequality finally came of age
By Madeleine Bunting
There is fat chance that 2005 has made poverty history, but the west is learning to question its own legitimacy.
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