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Saturday, January 06, 2007
Hell-bent on creating chaos
The Bangladesh President, Iajuddin Ahmed, appears hell-bent on throwing the country into chaos. Mr. Ahmed, who heads the caretaker government, has the responsibility of ensuring that the parliamentary elections scheduled for January 22 are free ...
A promising vaccine
The outstanding results produced by a newly approved vaccine against cervical cancer raises hopes of sharply reducing the high levels of mortality and morbidity from this disease. The World Health Organisation views the availability of the ...
Leader Page Articles
Guantanamo Bay a legal black hole
By Mukul Sharma
Guantanamo Bay is a symbol of U.S. abuse and injustice. None of the Guantanamo detainees has been granted prisoner of war status or brought before a competent tribunal to determine his status, as required by international law.
Charges dropped against Pinochet's widow
By Jonathan Franklin
A COURT has dropped charges against Augusto Pinochet's widow and two of his children who had been indicted as accomplices of Chile's late dictator over alleged tax evasion and the use of false passports. Lucia Hiriart and two of Pinochet's ...
Corrections and Clarifications
By deleting the first name and designation of the Somali premier, readers were left confused by the news item "Nothing to worry, says Premier" (January 5, 2007). It should have been "Nothing to worry, says Ali Mohammed Gedi". Also, the expression ...
The high price of low-cost air travel
By John Vidal
Emissions from aircraft are nearly four times as dangerous as those at ground level.
Letters to the Editor
"India's spectacular diversity must be visible in its public spaces"
Abusaleh Shariffis chief economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. In March 2005, he assumed a new role when he became member-secretary of the "Prime Minister's High Level Committee" (headed by Rajinder Sachar) appointed to stud y the "Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community." In an interview, Dr. Shariff defends the committee's report and expands on its findings. Excerpts:
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