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Better abandoned than revised
The four Lok Sabha MPs exposed in the second televised sting operation, on the MPLADS scam, have got off lightly in comparison with the 11 who were expelled from Parliament in December 2005 in the cash-for-questions racket. In recommending that ...

In search of energy security
Close on the heels of a Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar, India has signed an MoU with Mauritius to explore for hydrocarbons off the island nation's coast. The Oil and National Gas Corporation (ONGC) will work with the Mauritius ...

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Nuclear power and the mirage of energy security
By Sudha Mahalingam

There is a perception that the deal with the U.S. will throw open access to nuclear technologies hitherto denied to India. It might well do that. But that alone is no reason to believe India can quickly add substantial nuclear power capacity and achi eve energy security.

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Crying out for water
By John Vidal— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004

LATIN AMERICA's largest metropolis, with more than 20 million people, is sinking. Mexico City is built on an ancient lake that has been drained of water, and now the underground aquifers are collapsing. But that is only half the problem. In what ...

Corrections and Clarifications
In "Globescan" (International page, March 15, 2006), a reader points out that the heading, "New drug reverses heart disease" is misleading. The report (a study) said a regimen of very intensive cholesterol lowering statin drug therapy can ...

Farm suicides: look to helpline, land in jail
By P. Sainath

Those turning to the Government `helpline' in Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, learn the hard way what happens when the little farmer of the countryside runs into the large apparatus of the state.

Who wants to be a superpower?
By Dhiraj Nayyar

India needs to be a super-empowerer of the less powerful, both countries and peoples, and not a superpower in the shade of an even bigger one.

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