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Saturday, August 11, 2007
A fine man for the job
The political equations in the vice-presidential election held no variables. Mohammad Hamid Ansari — the candidate of the United Progressive Alliance and the Left parties, with intellectual credentials widely recognised to be impeccable ...
Woman of courage
Writers and artists have been targeted many times by the fundamentalist fringe in India but the cowardly attack on Taslima Nasrin is a first on several counts. The exiled Bangladeshi feminist writer was roughed up in the full glare of cameras ...
Leader Page Articles
Sixty years of higher science education
By R. Ramachandran
What is required is perhaps a radical overhaul of the system and a complete change in the outlook of the bureaucracyand the executive.
“It is a practical solution that meets all our requirements”
By T.S. Subramanian
Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, says the ‘123’ agreement between India and the United States on nuclear cooperation “is a practical way forward. So it is satisfactory.” In an interview toThe Hinduin Mu mbai on August 6, he clarified that the agreement provides for a possibility of transfer of reprocessing, enrichment, and heavy water technologies but it would require an amendment. Excerpts:
Let private sector set up nuclear power plants
By K. Venugopal
If a private-sector-led framework for nuclear capacity expansion can be put in place, the pressures on Indian government policy to bend to U. S. dictates will not be quite as overbearing.
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of a report was: “Attack on Taslima evokes all-round support ” (Andhra Pradesh, August 10, 2007, page 3). It should have been “Attack on [Bangladeshi writer] Taslima evokes all-round condemnation [from ...
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