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In all its 30 years as a militant organisation claiming to fight the state in the name of the people of Assam, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has not once shown any serious inclination to push for a political solution. Instead, its ...
Battling cervical cancer
Cervical cancer, an easily detectable and preventable form of the disease, kills about 50 per cent of the 500,000 women who are infected every year with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Four in five of the infected women are in developing ...
Leader Page Articles
Re-democratising the electoral system
By K.K. Venugopal
De-criminalising elections, instituting state funding, snapping the quid pro quo, and strengthening the ECI are the priorities.
India-China relations in one of the best periods in history
We share plenty of common concerns and stances on a variety of important issues concerning world peace and development, says Zhang Yan, China’s Ambassador to India.
Different strokes of ‘people power’
By P. S. Suryanarayana
In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is in focus as a rising protagonist of democracy. The current crisis in Thailand is about its military’s “shadow politics;” and a political reappraisal has led to a change of Prime Minister in Malaysia.
Ancient lamasery reopens
A 330-year-old Tibetan lamasery in southwest China’s Shangri-la will reopen to tourists on Sunday after a two-year facelift, said a scenic administration official on Wednesday. Yang Jianjun, head of the administration office of the ...
Corrections and Clarifications
It is Varun Gandhi. The first paragraph of a report “Sack Lalu, BJP tells Manmohan” (April 8, 2009) had his name as Varun Singh. An item (“Fastfact – Elections 2009” page, April 8, 2009) said that ...
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