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An opportunity to unite people
Not many hours after police in Nagpur succeeded in repulsing a terrorist strike on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's headquarters, politicians of the parivar began to seek political mileage out of the episode. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ...

Republicans in trouble
After the United States President, George W. Bush, won re-election in 2004, the Republican party believed it had a good chance of preserving its majorities in the two Houses of Congress over the next few electoral cycles. This did not appear a ...

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Caste matters in the Indian media
By Siddharth Varadarajan

If television and newspaper coverage of the anti-reservation agitation was indulgent and one-sided, the lack of diversity in the newsroom is surely a major culprit.

News Analysis
Corrections and clarifications
In "Special squad was assigned to watch building" (June 2, 2006), a report on how the Maharashtra police had credible information for almost a year that there would be an attack on the RSS headquarters, the sentences were: "The number plate ...

Monsoon and the weatherman's woes
By N. Gopal Raj

Rainfall prediction is a risky business as local phenomena can upset all calculations.

New test offers speedy reading of genetic make-up
By Ian Sample

Sequences will reveal what chance we have of developing an endless variety of diseases.

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"There is a very deep-rooted prejudice"
Anuradha Mohit, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Special Rapporteur on Disability, says the academic sector has been the most insensitive in affirmative action for the disabled.




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