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Waking up to reality
The Central Statistical Organisation has estimated the GDP growth for the first quarter of 2008-09 at 7.9 per cent, which is the slowest rate of growth in three and a half years. The drop is particularly sharp when compared with the figures ...
Preserving good water
An important call to protect the world’s freshwater supplies has come from scientists, government leaders, and civil society representatives who met recently in Stockholm for World Water Week. As population and incomes grow, with ...
Leader Page Articles
Obama’s home run vs. McCain’s own goal
By Ramesh Thakur
While Barack Obama has chosen someone who has the requisite gravitas to step into his shoes if called upon to do so, John McCain has demonstrated a flair for recklessness in choosing his running mate.
Cooperation with discord
By Sreeram Chaulia
The SCO’s diversity on the crisis in the Caucasus reveals that no regional organisation can be totally single-minded on each and every topic on the table.
In Pakistan, a Shia-Sunni war to oust Taliban
By Nirupama Subramanian
According to Shia leaders and independent analysts, the Taliban control the Sunni tribes in Kurram and want to battle the Shias until they have control of the region.
The editorial “Re-conceptualising poverty” ( The Hindu , September 2, 2008) says “… Indian estimates … held a bias towards calorific-computation … It also excluded important components of ...
Corrections and clarifications
** The article “Hurricanes: natural, political (& electoral?)” (Op-Ed, September 2, 2008) correctly said in the opening paragraph that Hurricane Katrina struck almost exactly three years ago, but later mentioned the year as ...
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