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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Temporising with the dictator
The only explanation for President Pervez Musharraf’s relentless tightening of his emergency rule is continued United States support for him. Since the November 3 emergency, the Pakistan ruler has shown he can go any distance to silence the ...
A pioneering effort on HIV
In another pioneering effort to battle the HIV epidemic, the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TNSACS) has launched a fleet of 10 vans that will take HIV counselling and testing facilities to the doorsteps of the vulnerable people. With the ...
Leader Page Articles
NREGA: Dismantling the contractor raj
By Jean Drèze
A recent survey on NREGA in western Orissa points to a quiet sabotage of the transparency safeguards aimed at perpetuating the traditional system of extortion in rural employment programmes.
Wooing India, Welsh style out of Cardiff
By Hasan Suroor
Wales trying to catch up with England in claiming a piece of the Indian action.
Climate swings shaped human evolution: researchers
By Ian Sample
The sustained upheaval drove some species to the brink of extinction.
OPEC and climate change
By Tim Webb
The Organisation of the Petrol Exporting Countries (OPEC) gave its qualified support to international efforts to combat climate change on Sunday, calling on rich countries to help oil-producing countries reduce their emissions. Releasing its ...
Corrections and clarifications
In a report “Clinics urged to inform authorities about MTP” (Puducherry, November 19, 2007, page 3), the expansion of FOGSI should have been The Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of ...
Letters to the Editor
“Switzerland is not just cheese and chocolates but hi-tech too”
Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation, on the decision of her country to stay out of the EU, money laundering, and the ties with India. Excerpts from an interview conducted during her November 5-8 visit to India:
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