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Monday, April 17, 2006
People's needs over party politics
Once again, the politics of expediency has taken precedence over the needs of people. The issue has come full circle following a dramatic tussle that began on March 29 when Medha Patkar and two others from the Narmada Bachao Andolan went on an ...
Securing our cities
Whoever planted the two bombs that went off inside the most important mosque in India on Friday did not intend to kill large numbers of people. Manufactured from low-grade chemical explosive packed into metal water pipes, which in turn had been ...
Leader Page Articles
A new kind of history textbook
By Sumit Sarkar
Books just brought out by the NCERT teach history in creative ways. All themes are sought to be looked at from the angle of everyday life and its changing patterns, bringing history down from the distant skies, as it were.
GoM's confidential report
This is the text, obtained exclusively by The Hindu, of "A Brief Note on the Assessment of Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R & R) Sites and Submergence of Villages of the Sardar Sarovar Project." The note marked confidential and dated April 9, 2 006, was signed by Union Minister of Water Resources, Saifuddin Soz, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar, and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Prithviraj Chauhan.
Narmada project: clearing the confusion
By Ramaswamy R. Iyer
The factual answers to ten relevant questions are clear. Now the Prime Minister needs to act justly and responsibly, in line with the Supreme Court's judgment.
The child, the media and the law
On March 19, 2006, The Hindu carried a report from Mumbai, headlined "Jail for 2 Britons for child abuse." Duncan Grant and Alan Waters were convicted of offences related to unnatural sex and abuse of children, and sentenced to jail term ...
The cost of 3ºC global rise in temperature
By Alok Jha
GLOBAL TEMPERATURES will rise by an average of 3º C due to climate change and cause catastrophic damage around the world unless governments take urgent action, according to the U.K. Government's chief scientist. In a stark warning issued on ...
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