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Way forward in Nepal
Before the political crisis in Nepal settles into a destructive stalemate, all players must step back and differentiate between their primary and secondary objectives. For Prime Minister Prachanda, the principle of civilian supremacy over the ...
An intense public scrutiny of the financial condition of major banks in the U.S. through “stress tests” has thrown up mixed results. The tests, conducted by the financial sector regulators, were aimed at estimating how much each of ...
Leader Page Articles
Pandemic threats: what is to be done
By K. Srinath Reddy
Whether it is livestock breeding in factory farms and accompanying deforestation that contributes to global warming and zoonotic infections, or increasing automobile density, which depletes fossil fuels and escalates heart and lung diseases by changi ng activity patterns and air quality, environmental and health concerns are linked by common causes.
Uttar Pradesh 2009: an election without a narrative
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
There is no uniting theme, and each constituency has its own story to tell.
Caste and electoral choice: the Karnataka case
By Parvathi Menon and S. Bageshree
The notion of a caste or community voting en bloc is one that is well entrenched in most political and election analyses. In the context of Karnataka this is often applied to the voting choice of the two communities Lingayats and Vokkaligas. ...
Credit crunch threat to Ground Zero designs
By Ed Pilkington
When architects Norman Foster and Richard Rogers unveiled their designs in 2006 for two dramatic skyscrapers that would rise up out of the ashes of Ground Zero, it looked like New York had finally found a way to bounce back up after the ...
The Swat Test
By Nirupama Subramanian
Broad support for the army operation, but concern for the displaced, and fear of a terror backlash may change the equation.
Corrections and clarifications
* Yesterday’s correction (May 12, 2009) about Air Marshal ( retd ) O.P. Mehra was incomplete. It should have said Air Chief Marshal (retd) O.P. Mehra. *** It is the policy ...
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