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Don’t dither on Section 377
Are the winds of change that seemed to be blowing through the corridors of the central government on the issue of ending legal discrimination against gay sex petering out? Hope that the infamous Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code would be ...
Strengthening rural road connectivity
Despite India’s strong economic growth in recent years, longstanding inadequacies persist. One such challenging area is poor rural road connectivity, with over 40 per cent of India’s rural population remaining outside the rural road ...
Leader Page Articles
Military coups and banana republics
By Jorge Heine
If President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras finds himself back in office as a result of concerted international pressure, it would show a new measure of hemispheric cooperation.
Drugs: the dangers of prohibition
By George Monbiot
A U.N. report ignores the reality that prohibition does more harm than good.
OUT OF LONDON
Was it the London concert that killed Michael Jackson?
By Hasan Suroor
Reports from the singer’s inner circle suggest that he was not mentally ready and was, in fact, “terrified” at the prospect of performing before a 15,000-strong crowd for 50 nights.
Call for smoke-free EU
The European Commission on Tuesday called on all European Union member states to install laws to protect their citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke by 2012. The EU member states are asked to adopt and implement laws to fully protect ...
Corrections and clarifications
The penultimate paragraph of a report “Maharashtra, Gujarat alerted on Lashkar attacks” (June 30, 2009, page 1) said that the Coastal Security Scheme was launched in 2005 , leading to a query on the year. The ...
Letters to the Editor
‘Should I help hush up murder and rape?’
‘We speak for the people of Kashmir,’ asserts Mehbooba Mufti. ‘Our true strength is not reflected in the seats we have got. Our contribution to strengthening the peace process is by representing the people.’
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