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Western ideologues might cavil at the crushing victory of 42-year-old Dmitry Medvedev, a protégé and loyal ally of Vladimir Putin, in the Russian presidential election, which European observers have intriguingly characterised as ...
Challenges of urbanisation
The world now lives in cities. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report released recently, the world population has decisively turned urban. About 3.3 billion people live in urban areas and by 2030 that would increase to ...
Leader Page Articles
Judicial activism, romanticism & overreach
By Ramesh Thakur
If the courts do wish to be activist, they have more than enough of an agenda within their own sphere of activity without encroaching on legislative and executive jurisdictions.
Middle East situation: Truce or bloodbath?
By Azzam Tamimi
A recent poll published in the Israeli daily Ha’aretz suggested that 64 per cent of Israelis favoured a negotiated truce with Hamas. But in the past few days, a military onslaught that has so far claimed more than a hundred ...
Corrections and clarifications
In a hockey report “India starts with a huge win” (“Sport”, March 3, 2008), the dateline and first paragraph read “ New Delhi : Eight-time gold medallist India got its campaign to qualify for this ...
Letters to the Editor
‘I do not believe in a full decipherment’ of the Indus script
Eminent Finnish Indologist Asko Parpola on the status of research on the undeciphered script, the new Dholavira finds, whether the Indus script was a system of writing, the Dravidian-Aryan question, the present state of Sanskrit and Vedic studies in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and the Tirukkural.
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