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Reducing risks of surgery
Primum non nocere — a Latin phrase that means, ‘above all, do no harm’ — has long been a key precept of the medical profession. Unfortunately, avoidable errors do at times occur in the course of treatment; they harm ...
The issues cannot be shelved
There is a sense of déjå vu in the latest truckers’ strike and the way it ended. All that the eight-day strike has yielded is the constitution of a committee by the government to go into their grievances. The panel comprising ...
Leader Page Articles
The Lashkar-e-Taiba’s army in India
By Praveen Swami
Our most pressing threat comes from Lashkar operatives who will not have to cross the oceans or scale the mountains across the Line of Control to attack India.
David Miliband’s evasions on terrorism, seven years too late
By Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
Merely saying that the idea of a war on terror was a mistake amounts to an evasion of the reasons for the slogan being coined, of the purposes it served, and of the enormous amount of work that is needed to redeem the damage it has caused.
UAE set to be first nuclear Arab country
By Ewen MacAskill
The United Arab Emirates took a step on Thursday towards becoming the first Arab country to acquire a nuclear capability, a move that could prompt other states to seek to join the club and alter the balance of the power in the region. The ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of a report “TCS makes marginal net profit in challenging market” (“Business” page, January 16, 2009) was incorrect. It should have been “TCS records marginal rise in net ...
Letters to the Editor
The way of truth and reconciliation
It’s time to think of an alternative that can get us out of the current cycle of violence, says ProfessorMahmood Mamdani.
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