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End of the road for Gyanendra
In issuing a proclamation ending the absolute power of the monarchy, Nepal's House of Representatives has acted in the best traditions of sovereign parliaments the world over. In one swoop, King Gyanendra has lost his kingdom and his realm, his ...

Planet football
In his play Galileo , the German poet and playwright, Bertold Brecht, makes his protagonist utter these memorable words: "Unhappy is the land that needs a hero." On June 9, in Germany, there will unfold the FIFA World Cup, a month-long ...

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Prospecting for `green' diesel
By N. Gopal Raj

Apart from reducing a country's dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels are renewable and do not contribute to global warming.

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Meeting the challenge of Mandal II
By Satish Deshpande & Yogendra Yadav

Is there a way forward where both merit and social justice can be given their due? This two-part series attempts to find one.

Three weddings and a funeral
By P. Sainath

As farm suicides in Vidharbha cross the 500-mark in under a year, families are holding funerals and weddings at the same time. Sometimes, on the same day. In moving shows of solidarity, very poor villagers are pitching in with money and labour to hel p conduct the marriages and funerals of down-and-out neighbours.

How CSDS fine-tunes polling exercise
The dust has settled, and so too, I hope, the doubts. Doubts over the exit polls jointly sponsored and published by The Hindu and CNN-IBN. The accuracy rate of the exit polls conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies ...

"Smoking can blind you"
By Jo Revill

Finding of European Eye Study.

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