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Beyond law and order
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil has virtually sprung a surprise by tabling in Parliament a policy note on dealing with the naxalite problem. It is unfortunate that there has been no discussion or consultation with the affected States, not to ...

Protecting the tree of life
In the long list of insults to the environment, scientists say, extinction is the most serious because it is irreversible. Extinctions are happening at unnatural rates in many parts of the globe wherever plant and animal species in small ranges ...

Leader Page Articles
Towards biosecurity in agriculture
By M.S. Swaminathan

India urgently needs a national agricultural biosecurity system to strengthen the ability to prevent pandemics. This will help safeguard the income and livelihood security of farm and fisher families.

News Analysis
Does one Rae Bareli make all of U.P.?
By Vidya Subrahmaniam

There is little to suggest that Sonia Gandhi's party is on a comeback trail in the one State that figures big in its calculations.

Rehabilitation: where the truth lies
By Usha Ramanathan

It is about people's lives. A route to accountability is surely not too much to ask for.

India and the Gulf — cementing ties
By Atul Aneja

With the political and business environment in the West deteriorating for them, many Arab countries have begun to look East. And India is an attractive destination.

OUT OF LONDON
A Prime Minister who has stayed on too long?
By Hasan Suroor

TO GET a sense of how febrile is the political climate in Britain today all you need to do is follow the latest controversy surrounding Prime Minister Tony Blair — a controversy sparked by a seemingly throwaway remark he made in a radio ...

Bringing Canada to book
By Robbie Marsland

I AM WELL used to seeing graphic photographs each March of hunters using clubs and guns to kill more than 300,000 young seals before they are skinned for their pelts. But last week I went to Canada to see it for myself, for the first time. ...

Corrections and Clarifications
Kapil Dev's Houdini act? A report on a meeting in Delhi, on Sunday, of the special committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (Sport, "Special committee's suggestions", March 27, 2006), mentions Kapil Dev having been present. ...

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