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This year the southwest monsoon set in early over Kerala and got off to a dramatic, if unpropitious, start. Cyclone Aila swept in from the Bay of Bengal and wreaked havoc, including much loss of life, in West Bengal and neighbouring ...
A call for global action
In its latest Global Development Finance (GDF) report, the World Bank sees difficult days ahead for the global economy. The prediction has dealt a blow to the slowly improving sentiment worldwide and stock markets around the globe have ...
Leader Page Articles
Searching for water on the Moon
By N. Gopal Raj
The search for deposits of water is high on the agenda of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. India’s Chandrayaan-1 probe, too, may join the quest.
A writer as the conscience of Africa
By Mary T. David
Wole Soyinka, who will be 75 years on July 13, is the inheritor of the best of two worlds.
Where a toxic site also provides livelihood
By Simon Romero
La Oroya has been called one of the world’s 10 most polluted places.
Asian Development Bank official clarifies
Ann Quon, Principal Director, Department of External Relations, Asian Development Bank, writes: We refer to your report — India-China border peaceful: Gen. Singh, by P.S. Suryanarayana, (June 25) — which makes mention ...
Importance of a woman’s name
By Michele Hanson
The newly married editor of the British tabloidSunnewspaper has taken her husband’s name.
Rebuilding of Buddha statue begins in Bamiyan
The work for the reconstruction of one of the two giant Buddhas, destroyed in Taliban regime, has begun in Afghanistan’s central Bamiyan province, Director of Cultural Department of the province Najibullah Ahrar said on ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * In an article “Iran and India, yesterday and today” (Op-Ed, June 25, 2009), its author, former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, began by first (and incorrectly) referring to Iran’s supreme leader as
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