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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Discovering new life
The thrilling discovery of 52 species of animals and plants from the equatorial island of Borneo in just one year is proof that the task of cataloguing all life on earth deserves the highest priority. A treasure trove of species, which includes a ...
Phasing out Central Sales Tax
The phasing out of the Central Sales Tax (CST), recently agreed upon by the empowered committee of State Finance Ministers, is a step long overdue and should help in refining the State-level value-added tax system (VAT). In fact the continuance ...
Leader Page Articles
Green schools in a greying world
By Krishna Kumar
The Centre for Science and Environment's green schools audit their consumption of water, land, air, and energy. This promises to instil mindfulness in human relations with nature.
After Saddam, it will be oil
By K.S. Dakshina Murthy
Now that the U.S. establishment has succeeded in removing Saddam, it is bound to turn its attention to securing unshakeable control over supplies of oil from Iraq.
The road to an Indian visa
By Nirupama Subramanian
The Indian High Commission in Islamabad issues 8,000 visas a month. But so many more Pakistanis want to visit India.
Corrections and Clarifications
* A report "From Bombay to Rajasthan" ("Newscape" page, January 8, 2007) stated that actor Elizabeth Hurley will wear "a 4,000-pound sari by designer Tarun Tahiliani" during her wedding in March. While one reader wondered how she would be able ...
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