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Late last month, the bodies of Nilofar Ahanger and her teenage sister-in-law, Asiya Jan, washed up along the edges of the Ranbir Ara canal in southern Kashmir. The mother of a three-year-old, Ms Ahanger was pregnant at the time of her death; ...
A legendary guru
Rajeev Motwani was a talented mathematician whose contribution to the world of theoretical computer science influenced the development of algorithm-based search technology. Today it is taken for granted that the vast World Wide Web can be ...
Leader Page Articles
India as a player in Mathematics
By M.S. Raghunathan
India has become a player of reasonable standing in the international mathematical arena — not quite a big power yet but with reasonable prospects of attaining that status.
India walking away from its place in the sun
The government has to be more energetic in promoting Indian economic interests even if this means treading on the toes of “strategic partners” like the United States.
Ex-prisoner has bad memories of Sotomayor
“To hear that a judge who put procedure over innocence could be moving to a higher court is very upsetting to me,” he says.
Obama must reverse pro-Israel Middle-East policy
The Muslim world is entitled to question the glaring contradictions in Barack Obama’s speech.
Arcandor goes under
The German retail group behind the Thomas Cook travel group has filed for bankruptcy protection in a court in Essen after failing to secure a government bailout. Arcandor, which owns a majority stake in Thomas Cook, also owns the German ...
Corrections and clarifications
A report “‘Centre can take steps to implement tribunal orders on water disputes’” (June 10, 2009, page 1) misspelt the name of a former Chief Justice of India. Madan Mohan Punchhi , and not M.M. Poonchi , as ...
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