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Behind the Madurai tragedy
Accidents are, almost by definition, preventable. Strict adherence to and tough enforcement of well-conceived rules and regulations can go a long way in prevention. But what the explosion in a fire cracker unit near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, which ...
A critically important area
In the context of India’s ever widening physical and social infrastructure deficit, there were high expectations that the Finance Minister would give a fillip to the sector in the budget. In view of the economic downturn and the need for a ...
Leader Page Articles
To translate promises into action
By Supriya Sule
The progress with respect to the Millennium Development Goals has been halting in India. The time to act is now.
Migrants: home not so sweet home
By P. Sainath
“The media write about drought and starvation in Orissa, the channels show a grim picture of agriculture here — and our employers in Gujarat use this to depress our wages,” says Bikala Swain reproachfully. “The malik ...
Are big pharma companies delaying cheaper drugs?
By Ian Traynor
EU seized record number of fake goods in 2008
The European Union (EU) seized a record 178 million articles of counterfeit goods at its borders in 2008, an increase of 126 per cent compared to 2007, the European Commission said on Thursday. About 20 million articles, or 11 per cent, ...
Corrections and clarifications
The last paragraph in a report “Left parties will meet to promote unity” (July 8, 2009) was “Admitting that they did not function properly as a front, he [CPI General Secretary A.B. Bardhan] said voters were alienated ...
Letters to the Editor
The faith to cope with conflicts
Speaking exclusively toThe Hindu, former British Prime MinisterTony Blairspells out the driving principles behind his new international roles and missions.
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