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Israeli election outcome bodes ill
The Israeli general election outcome is in keeping with any number of previous results in that there is no clear winner. The country’s fifth general election in 10 years has failed to give any of the parties even half the 61 seats needed to ...

A wake-up call
‘Air misses’ have become disconcertingly common these days with the explosion in traffic overwhelming control mechanisms. Yet the way a major collision — involving a Presidential convoy of Indian Air Force helicopters — ...

Leader Page Articles
Two visions, two sales pitches
By Harish Khare

As the 15th general election approaches, the two leading parties in the political system are fine-tuning their sales pitches. The appeals to change are essentially hype. At the core is a clash of two visions of India.

News Analysis
Does the CEC have suo motu power to recommend removal of an EC?
We publish here a letter from Chief Election Commissioner of India N. Gopalaswami addressed to N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief ofThe Hindu, and Mr. Ram’s response:

Peacekeeping pushed to the wall
By Neil MacFarquhar

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of peacekeeping commitments worldwide.

The Maratha question set to come to a head
By Meena Menon

It’s a case of having the cake and eating it too. Marathas, who constitute the de facto ruling class in Maharashtra that has produced the most number of Chief Ministers of the State, have stepped up their demand to be classified as an Other ...

Corrections and clarifications
>>The last paragraph of a report “Prakash and Koechlin win 2009 MetroPlus Playwright Award” (“Newscape” page, February 11, 2009) said the MetroPlus Playwright award (2008) was won by Abhishek Majumdar for his pl

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