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With its morale low following a decisive defeat in the 15th general election, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chosen caution over political adventure in persuading a reluctant Lal Krishna Advani, 81, to carry on a while longer as its leader in ...
A better than expected growth in the fourth quarter of 2008-09 has lifted the GDP estimate for the whole year to a reasonable 6.7 per cent. According to the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) data released recently, the economy grew by 5.8 ...
Leader Page Articles
Towards defusing tensions in West Asia
By Atul Aneja
The interaction between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama unveiled Washington’s pursuit of a nuanced effort to defuse major sources of tension in the region.
Puntland turns against Somali pirates
By Peter Greste
If Somalia’s pirates find the Gulf of Aden a rich hunting ground for ships to hijack, the bleak camps for displaced people overlooking the gulf offer rich pickings for pirate gangs looking for recruits. The oldest of the camps is ...
‘A better craftsman’ than Dr. Christiaan Barnard
By David Smith
The controversy over the role of a black surgeon in the world’s first successful heart transplant has been reignited by the release of a documentary film in South Africa. Hidden Heart tells the story of Hamilton Naki, a ...
Skin cells could cure diseases
By Ian Sample
Scientists have taken a big step towards treating a rare inherited disease by creating healthy cells from flakes of skin and strands of hair plucked from patients. The study is the first to demonstrate that it is possible to repair ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * Nalapat Narayana Menon was the grand uncle of Kamala Suraiya, and not uncle as mentioned in the obituary, “An iconoclast who courted controversies” (June 1, 2009). He was the uncle of Balamani Amma, mother of Kamala ...
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