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Hard work and good fortune
A second term for the Congress in Andhra Pradesh did not come easily. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had to fight strong anti-incumbency sentiment, a grand alliance of the Telugu Desam Party, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, and the Left, and ...
Hypertension is a well-recognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive population-level data on the national prevalence of hypertension are not available for the simple reason that a reliable surveillance system does not exist. ...
Leader Page Articles
Obligations of the new mandate
By Harish Khare
The voters have defied conventional wisdom and rebuffed the small-time practitioners of unethical politics. The recipients of the new mandate have an obligation to re-invent healthy governing practices.
Making sense of the verdict
By Yogendra Yadav
The result of this Lok Sabha election opens up a new political space for the Congress and the opportunity for it to revert to representing a grand coalition of interests.
U.S.-Israel partnership: fraying at the edges?
By Jeremy Walker
Israel is no longer the most important ally of the U.S. in the Middle East. There are other problems that concern Washington now.
Guatemala: bank warning lands Tweeter in jail
By Rory Carroll
The police in Guatemala have arrested a Twitter user and confiscated his computer for “inciting financial panic” after he urged people to remove funds from a state-owned bank. Jean Anleu Fernandez, 37, was handcuffed, fingerprinted ...
Politicians of all hues are demoralised
By Patrick Wintour
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