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On a downward spiral
The sharp fall in inflation as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to 0.44 per cent for the week ending with March 7 — from 7.78 per cent during the corresponding period last year — is unprecedented. Inflation has been on a ...
Right to housing
Housing is at the centre of an ensemble of life issues, including the child’s right to be brought up in a safe environment. The rights to housing and security are interconnected. While poor housing conditions affect health, homelessness and ...
Leader Page Articles
Nothing but the truth about the Bush era
By Jorge Heine
While judicial proceedings are not the best mechanism to establish the historical truth, Truth Commissions have turned out to be potent instruments of establishing what really happened in black historical periods.
Obama picks India-critic for top nonproliferation job
By Siddharth Varadarajan
In Congress, Tauscher had attacked nuclear deal, India’s record.
Dunes will reclaim the folly of Dubai
By Simon Jenkins
Hovering over Dubai is a cloud called nemesis. The first time I saw the place two years ago through a plane window, its towers were hovering in the heat over the desert, gulping up water and energy and fussed round by reputedly a quarter of the ...
U.S. green light for medical marijuana
By Daniel Nasaw
In a further sign that the Obama administration is shifting away from the “war on drugs” policies of its predecessor, the country’s top law enforcement official has announced that the federal government will end raids on groups ...
Letters throw light on Nuremberg trials
By Alexandra Topping
A series of previously unseen letters gives a unique insight into arguably the most important trial in the history of international law.
Corrections and clarifications
A sentence in “Old pressure in new context” (Editorial, March 20, 2009) was “The East European country [Romania] is now seeking an IMF loan estimated at between five million and 20 million euros, with the higher figure the ...
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