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No breakthrough in sight
After the most recent suspension of the Doha round of trade talks in Geneva, only the diehard optimists can hope for an early revival, leave alone a satisfactory resolution. Representatives from the six important trading blocs — India, the ...

Fundamentalism versus science
With a stroke of the pen, President George Bush has dealt a body blow to science and dashed the hopes of countless human beings round the world who look to human embryonic stem cell research as a possible cure for their afflictions. His veto of a ...

Leader Page Articles
Ensuring elementary education for all
By Krishna Kumar

Indian society regards children not as a collective responsibility but as a parental burden. Few realise that the nation loses when children do not attend school.

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Varanasi: cosmopolitan and a role model
By Vidya Subrahmaniam

The most spectacular yield of the recent affirmation of communal harmony in Varanasi is undoubtedly the Muslim effort at introspection — possible only because of Hindu support.

For a fair deal in higher education
By V.R. Krishna Iyer

To defile education as merchandise and colleges as lucrative teaching shops is vulgar.

Corrections and clarifications
The reference in "Corrections and Clarifications" (July 25, 2006) to the withdrawal from July 1, 2006 of the 12.5 per cent service tax on money order commission had a Hyderabad reader protesting that he had to pay the tax on July 5. Our Hyderabad ...

`Freak waves' more common than thought
By Ian Sample

Once dismissed as a myth, they have been recorded by ships and from oil and gas platforms.

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"Safeguards, end to U.S. restrictions must be interlocking actions"
M.R. Srinivasan, member of the Atomic Energy Commission, spells out his worries about new conditions being imposed on India by the U.S. Congress in its draft law authorising the resumption of civilian nuclear cooperation. Excerpts from an interview:




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