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Farcical exercise
Whatever could go wrong went wrong in the elections to the Chennai Corporation Council. Between them, a toothless State Election Commission (SEC) and a non-intervening police force failed pathetically to prevent tens of thousands of voters from ...

Doping and cricket
The result of an internal dope test conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is bad news for the game of cricket. Ace fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone — the only other case ...

Facts, fiction or the fog of drugs?
By Praveen Swami

Much of the Mumbai Police's account of the train bombings comes from narcoanalysis of suspects. How truthful is the truth that truth drugs have yielded?

News Analysis
Planning for cities of the future
By Rohini Nilekani

How do we make our urban areas more liveable, more sustainable?

More problems for the U.S. in West Asia
By Atul Aneja

Containing Iran's influence in the region has become America's priority.

A tale of two cities
By Harish Chandola

A comparison of Delhi and Beijing.

Poor women get the Nobel Prize
By Ela R. Bhatt

Development without keeping the poor and women in the centre will neither remain "fast" nor "inclusive."

China to conserve land
By Xinhua

CHINA'S MINISTRY of Land and Resources will urge provincial governments across the country to conserve a total of 120 million hectares of arable land till 2020, because farmland shrinkage is threatening the country's grain production. The ...

Corrections and clarifications
The report "Apex court concerned over appalling conditions of slaughterhouses in State" (Tamil Nadu, October 16, 2006, page 4) stated that there were part time doctors in some slaughterhouses getting a meagre monthly salary of Rs. 80. A reader ...

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