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Friday, December 08, 2006
Bringing the corrupt to book
Provisions in the law that prevent courts from taking cognisance of charges against public servants, in the absence of prior authorisation of the appropriate government authority, were intended to serve a specific purpose. Their object was to ...
No to unjust enrichment
The Securities and Exchange Board of India's recent order of "disgorgement" against the two principal depositories, NSDL and CSDL, and some well known depository participants for their role in the demat scam is unprecedented. In essence, the ...
Leader Page Articles
The fear of democracy of the privileged
By P. Sainath
The 50th death anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is a time to remember that the larger society ignores or distorts the Dalits' struggle for their rights at its own risk.
Thinking about money
By Johnjoe McFadden
IT IS often said that money is the root of all evil, but what the Bible actually says is that "the love of money is the root of all evil." New research published in Science magazine by Kathleen D. Vohs and colleagues at the ...
Feasibility of a moonbase
By Tim Radford
NASA, THE U.S. space agency, has just announced plans to realise the 100-year-old dream of a moonbase. It proposes to do so within 20 years, using 50-year-old technology. Dream on. The chances of actually making a second home on the moon within ...
Corrections and Clarifications
In "Moundadan Chetties plea to Government" (Coimbatore, December 7, 2006, page 3), the sentence was: "In a memorandum submitted to the senior researcher of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) A.K. Singh who visited Mudumalai recently to ...
The rationale for the Iraq Study Group
By Jonathan Steele
Given the reasons for its creation, no wonder the Iraq Study Group failed to properly consider the one way to end this war.
Famine threat to tropical seas as warming quickens
By James Randerson
Study shows phytoplankton respond by scaling down productivity.
Foreigners issue to the fore in Assam
By Sushanta Talukdar
State poised to witness flurry of political activity centring on apex court verdict.
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