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Star turn in Andhra Pradesh
Film stars with huge fan bases are known to have a yen for politics. A ready-made support structure in the form of fan clubs and the visibility guaranteed by superstardom have helped actors such as M.G. Ramachandran in Tamil Nadu and N.T. Rama ...
Second chance for Soren
Riding solely on a manufactured majority, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha president Shibu Soren was sworn in Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the second time since the present Assembly was constituted. The first time, in March 2005 immediately after the ...
Leader Page Articles
Bt cotton: why do so many smart people get it so wrong?
By Ron Herring
Neither duped nor innumerate, cotton farmers face extreme challenges — from climate change to globally rigged markets — but they do know what works in their fields.
‘Finest’ vs ‘idle’ environmentalists
By Robert Tait
Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lambasted environmentalists as “idle,” saying they “prance around” doing nothing to protect nature.
Bird’s Nest generation facing empty nest syndrome
By Pallavi Aiyar
For seven years the Olympic Games have formed the stage on which Beijing has been recast both architecturally and temperamentally. Since having won the bid to host the 2008 games, virtually every narrative strand intertwined with the capital city ...
Developing nations need $170 b to mitigate climate change
The World Bank said on Tuesday at the ongoing Accra Climate Change Talks in Ghana that a total of $170 b was required between now and 2030 to enable developing countries mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change. According to the ...
The American dilemma at the NSG
By Siddharth Varadarajan
The nuclear deal is at its most decisive breaking point today. India has shown its willingness to abide by its commitments. Is the U.S. in a position to do the same?
Corrections and clarifications
There were a few queries on the location and launch date of a device seen in a standalone Reuters picture titled “Exoskeleton aid” (“International” page, August 27, 2008). The caption was “Back on His Feet: ...
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