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Katchatheevu is settled
Katchatheevu is a wasteland of an island on the Sri Lankan side of the International Maritime Boundary Line but political parties in Tamil Nadu have made it the focus of a surrogate campaign for establishing fishing rights for Indian fishermen. ...

In negative territory
The real significance of headline inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index, turning negative after three decades is largely statistical. Headline inflation stood at -1.61 per cent for the week ending with June 6, as against 11.66 per ...

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Beijing cautions U.S. over Iran
By M.K. Bhadrakumar

The political class in Washington is clueless about the Byzantine world of Iranian clergy.

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Our Editor: a remembrance
Today, June 22, 2009, commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of The Hindu ’s great Editors, Kasturi Srinivasan. Born on August 7, 1887 at Coimbatore, he was near or at the helm of the newspaper between 1905 — ...

Teaching Zambian children to read
By Sarah Gilbert

A new initiative to help improve literacy in Zambia is looking for volunteers to join a mobile library that tours its schools.

World Bank backs tiger conservation programme
By Suzanne Goldenberg

The world’s diminishing population of tigers — which could face extinction within a decade — found a potential saviour on Friday after the World Bank put its weight behind a new international conservation programme. The ...

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Issues of acceptance and accommodation
Can there be a totally bias-free handling of an amorphous commodity like news? As Nicholas D. Kristoff wrote in the New York Times (reproduced in The Hindu on March 20, 2009): “There was little ...




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