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Saturday, June 02, 2007
Strong growth with a few caveats
The Central Statistical Organisation's revised estimates of national income released on May 31 paint a flattering picture of the state of the economy. During 2006-07 it registered a 9.4 per cent growth, the highest since 1988-89 when it grew by ...
Silent Valley needs a buffer
The Silent Valley National Park is a biodiverse region of the Western Ghats, a famed symbol of India's concern for the environment. The rich flora and fauna in this hotspot have been protected continuously despite severe developmental pressures. ...
Leader Page Articles
Caste, tribe, and the politics of reservation
By Shail Mayaram
At the heart of the Gujjar protests is a critique of a model of economic growth that has not trickled down.
Why the world has changed in U.N.'s favour
By Ban Ki-moon
There is today a new appreciation for multilateralism and diplomacy.
Corrections and Clarifications
The heading of a box item (June 1, 2007) was: "Over 2,600 paramilitary forces sent to Gujarat". It should have been "Over 2,600 paramilitary forces sent to Rajasthan ". The text was about an official review of the situation in Rajasthan in ...
WINDOW ON BRAZIL
Myth and reality of ethanol and biofuels
By Siddharth Varadarajan
Biofuel from sugarcane may have worked well for Brazil so far but the attempt to expand or replicate the model, especially using corn and other grains, will endanger the planet's food security and take a huge toll on the environment too.
Uncovering the tortoise trade route
By Janaki Lenin
A well-organised network of smugglers is trafficking in India's star tortoises, much sought after in the international market.
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