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Of Nithari and justice
It is not surprising that the first verdict in the gruesome Nithari killings — which involved at least 19 children who were brutally murdered in a house in Noida, near Delhi — evoked so much interest and such widespread notice. The ...
Research funding imperatives
The European Union’s Science, Technology and Competitiveness report of 2008-09 has said the EU, with the overall spending on research currently at 1.84 per cent of the GDP, is a long way from the goal it has set for itself — 3 per ...
Leader Page Articles
A raw deal for RAW?
By Praveen Swami
The sound and fury on intelligence reforms that followed the Mumbai attacks has signified little so far.
The ideal of women’s emancipation
By Markandey Katju
Indian society is still largely male-dominated, and most women do not have real freedom. A cultural struggle is needed to sweep away the feudal and medieval mentality from which such a situation stems.
From Pakistan, Taliban threats reach New York
By Kirk Semple
Pakistani immigrants from Swat Valley say some of their families are being singled out for threats, kidnapping and even murder by Taliban forces.
Jaffa’s Peace House
By Steve Rose
The smart piece of architecture is a venue for propagating peace and improving ties between Israel and its neighbours.
Corrections and clarifications
* * A report “Karunanidhi lauds Mukherjee” (Tamil Nadu, February 17, 2009) referred to Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, twice, as the Union Finance Minister. We repeat the correction issued in this column on January 31, 2009 — Mr. ...
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