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Editorials
Death at birth
In a politically conscious, socially progressive State like Kerala — where the infant mortality rate is among the lowest in the world — the deaths of 38 new-borns over the past four months from a hospital-acquired infection have come ...

Access to bird flu vaccines
If the developing countries that bore the brunt of bird flu outbreaks felt aggrieved at being suppliers of H5N1 virus samples to the World Health Organisation, and not beneficiaries of any vaccine that may be developed, using their samples, by ...

Leader Page Articles
STATECRAFT
From Shah Bano then to Kausarbi now
By Harish Khare

Neither claims of deshbhakti nor invocation of national security can justify killing an innocent woman. India cannot claim to be a democratic, lawful society if it countenances rogue police officers playing god.

News Analysis
China battles Internet addiction
By Pallavi Aiyar

The number of Internet users rose from virtually zero in the 1990s to 137 million by the end of 2006. Of these at least 15 per cent are under the age of 18; and 2.3 million minors could be classified as addicts.

Study suggests cancer risk from depleted uranium
By James Randerson

Researchers show that it damages DNA in human lung cells.

The tolerance of mass murder
By George Monbiot

Serbia is taking up presidency of the Council of Europe. But why isn't anyone talking about human rights?

Corrections and Clarifications
A sentence in "A trip he never expected" (Karnataka, May 7, 2007, page 5) was: "He is one among the three selected from the State to participate in a cultural exchange programme for children to be held in Luxumberg in Germany from May 8 to ...

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