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Caste dynamics and reclassification
Like their counterparts elsewhere, policemen in India are taught to show restraint even in the face of severe provocation. Unfortunately and with tragic consequences, the lesson has been either insufficiently imbibed or simply ignored in this ...

Race to the top
Amidst the general buoyancy in the stock markets, a few developments stand out. The country's two principal stock exchanges, the 128-year-old Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the more recent National Stock Exchange (NSE) are vying with each other ...

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The urgency of educational reforms
By Krishna Kumar

The quality of education is a reflection of the quality of teachers. Major improvements in their training and working conditions will determine how India fares in the pursuit of economic and social development in the years to come.

News Analysis
WINDOW IN BRAZIL
Putting people's health before company profits
By Siddharth Varadarajan

Brazil's AIDS control programme will save $30 million every year by breaking Merck's patent on Efavirenz.

Corrections and Clarifications
A sentence in "7 gunned down in Nagaland, Manipur" (May 30, 2007) was: "On Monday, three FGN and two NSCN(I-M) insurgents were killed in an exchange of fire at Khezhakeno village, about 15 km from Phek town." A reader points out that it ...

Ideas cannot be killed
By Fidel Castro Ruz

The soldiers, fuelled by hatred and adrenalin, were aiming their weapons at me even before they had identified who I was. "Ideas cannot be killed," the black lieutenant kept repeating in a hushed voice.

Blogs won't change the world
By Seth Finkelstein

The integration of the Internet into society at large necessarily meant individuals reverted to being marginalised in terms of overall influence.

Moqtada al-Sadr is back
By Simon Tisdall

CLAIMS THAT Moqtada al-Sadr's Jaish al-Mahdi militia is behind the kidnapping of five Britons in Iraq rest principally on events in Basra last week, when the killing of a Mahdi army commander by Iraqi and British forces prompted vows of swift ...

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