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Off to the Moon
Despite inclement weather, riding atop the proven Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has successfully completed the first leg of a difficult journey that will ultimately take it nearly 400,000 kilometres ...
Countering the slowdown
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement in Parliament on the fallout of the persisting global financial crisis is timely. In the first place, he has acknowledged realistically that the domestic economy, though not fully exposed to the ...
Leader Page Articles
Towards creation of world-class universities
By Philip G. Altbach & N. Jayaram
The challenges facing the creation of world-class universities are daunting. The first step is to examine the problems and create realistic solutions.
An about-turn to woo the urban voter?
By Marcus Dam
That the leadership of West Bengal’s principal opposition party is re-ordering its political priorities with an eye on wooing the urban voter in the coming Lok Sabha elections was in little doubt when Trinamool Congress chief Mamata ...
Deadly hazards for aid workers in warzones
By Conor Foley
The murder of Gayle Williams in Kabul on Monday (October 20) follows a string of attacks on humanitarian aid workers in Afghanistan this year. The first seven months have seen more than 120 attacks and the murder of 30 aid workers. A further 92 ...
OUT OF LONDON
Mr. Spy, sir, this way to the red carpet, please
By Hasan Suroor
One of the world’s most respected writers is being excoriated in the western media.
U.S. election eclipses all others
By Julian Glover
The Pacific island state of Niue had an election this year, and no one noticed. No shock there. Headlines such as: “Niue premiership hangs in the balance” could not disguise the world’s complete lack of interest in this small ...
Corrections and clarifications
A report “Antennae turn to Chandrayaan” (October 22, 2008) stated that “within 19 minutes of its launch the spacecraft separates completely from the launch vehicle and begins its independent orbital life”, while an ...
Letters to the Editor
Right to ask questions is integral to democracy
You cannot say we are dealing with terrorists and therefore don’t ask questions, says senior Congress leaderSalman Khursheed.
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