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Editorials
Manipulation, not advocacy
High-profile cases in India, particularly those in which the rich and the powerful are accused, have been plagued with the problem of prosecution witnesses turning suddenly hostile. But the BMW hit-and-run case — in which the grandson of a ...

Race in contest for White House
As the first African-American to become a major party’s presumptive nominee for the presidential election in the United States, Barack Obama has had to deal with the race issue during various phases of the campaign. He has responded ...

Leader Page Articles
Need to rethink our Kashmir policy
By Happymon Jacob

The turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir calls for the need to deal with the Kashmiri sentiments with more sympathy, patience and sophistication.

News Analysis
Land reform continues in West Bengal
By V.K. Ramachandran

New data show that, even over the last three years, the extent of land acquired by the State government for industrial and infrastructural purposes was a fraction of the agricultural land distributed under land reform.

New ‘security’ ideas in East Asia
By P. S. Suryanarayana

The United States wants the creation of ‘a new peace structure,’ and Australia has floated the concept of ‘Asia Pacific Community.’

Another South African icon goes
By M.S. Prabhakara

Brian Bunting’s whole life, as that of his wife and comrade Sonia, was devoted to the elimination of the apartheid regime.

Are Chinese speakers on the verge of inheriting the Earth?
By Jonathan Watts

To anyone brought up with the Roman alphabet, the prospect of learning Mandarin — with 6,000 written characters and four oral tones — might at first sight seem a mite daunting. Brits are notoriously poor linguists but clearly a nation ...

Corrections and clarifications
The last paragraph in a report “Mumbai’s gesture to Sushil Kumar” (August 21, 2008) was “Kashaba Jadhav from Maharashtra won a medal in 1952 in weightlifting .” Khashaba ...

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