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Friday, July 20, 2007
Going all out to save tigers
An official census of tigers in central India presents disconcerting evidence that the big cat may have suffered a serious population decline in reserves where it was thought to be abundant. Project Tiger says the animal has disappeared from 80 ...
A partial redress
The Government of India’s announcement of a package of concessions for exporters was widely anticipated, especially with the recent appreciation of the rupee becoming politically sensitive. Since April, the rupee has appreciated by about 8 ...
Leader Page Articles
Human rights, national security, and terrorism
By Ramesh Thakur
Dr. Mohamed Haneef’s case highlights the importance of a proper balance between civil liberties, individual human rights, and the responsibility of the state to protect inhabitants from terrorists.
Urban U.K. heading for Victorian levels of inequality
By Tristram HuntGuardian Newspapers Limited 2007
The chasm between rich and poor seen in London today resembles the Manchester that Engels described in the 1840s.
Breach of ice age lake made Britain an island
By Ian SampleGuardian Newspapers Limited 2007
The water released was equivalent to 100 times the discharge of the Mississippi.
Forecasting human behaviour is risky
By Christine Evans-PugheGuardian Newspapers Limited 2007
Computerised techniques are certainly useful in the retail trade, but flawed when it comes to complex human issues.
Corrections and clarifications
;A sentence in a report “Snakes, scorpions await flood evacuees [in Malappuram district] on their return” (Coimbatore – Kerala edition, July 19, 2007, page 3) was: “Among the snakes washed ashore were cobras,
Letters to the Editor
Gandhiji, Jinnah, and Mountbatten in 1947
In an interview to Karan Thapar for CNN-IBN’s ‘Devil’s Advocate,’ Lady Pamela Hicks, Earl Mountbatten’s youngest daughter, offers her reminiscences of Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah and her father’s contras ting interactions with them. “The 15th of August,” she tells her interviewer, “is the most important day in my life, having witnessed it.” The interview follows the publication of her book (with co-author India Hicks, her daug hter), India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens during the Transfer of Power (Pavilion Books, London 2007). Excerpts:
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