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Pensions in the private sector
In throwing open the New Pension System (NPS) to all citizens, the government has taken a major step forward on the social security front. Initially launched for Central government employees on April 1, 2008, the NPS was subsequently adopted by ...
Ending the war on science
One of the significant promises made by Barrack H. Obama during his campaign for the presidency was ending the Bush administration’s “war on science where ideology trumps scientific inquiry and politics replaces expert opinion.” ...
Leader Page Articles
Can polypill replace poly-policy for heart health?
By K. Srinath Reddy
Rational combinations of proven life-saving drugs have a role in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. But there is no acceptable substitute for creating social conditions that stimulate, support, and sustain healthy living habits acros s the lifespan.
The civil-military crisis in Nepal
The stated issues involved in the government-Nepal Army conflict cannot be advanced as legitimate excuses either for the army’s repeated defiance or for the Maoists’ extreme decision.
Sharia pact ‘swung public mood against Taliban’
By Nirupama Subramanian
Ordeal of an incarceration and its aftermath
By Gerry Conlon
Gerry Conlon spent 15 years in a U.K. jail for pub bombings he never committed.
Can tattoos increase the risk of skin cancer?
As more people tattoo their bodies, some wonder whether there may be a hidden risk (other than the risk of regretting the tattoo a few years down the road). Many inks are made with metals; blue, for example, contains cobalt and aluminium, ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The second paragraph of a report “Left’s dominance continues in Bardhaman” (“Elections 2009” page, May 5, 2009) gave the name of a Lok Sabha constituency as Bardhaman –Durgapur, which ...
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