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Dreams of the Moon and beyond
It was forty years ago this month that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon, taking “a giant leap for mankind.” Ten more of their compatriots followed in subsequent Apollo missions, leaving ...
Towards the GST
In one of the significant announcements in his budget speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee not only confirmed that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be introduced as scheduled on April 1, 2010, but also outlined broad contours of the ...
Leader Page Articles
Lessons from the Chhattisgarh tragedy
By Praveen Swami
To fight the Maoist insurgency, policymakers must address deficiencies in tactical and weapons training of police.
Budget short changes States
By V. Sridhar
Lower tax revenues and greater reliance on non-tax revenues reduce the transfer of resources to the States.
The remarkable rise of Twitter
By Bobbie Johnson
Twitter is the hottest Internet start-up on the planet. In a matter of months, the messaging service it provides has morphed from a social networking tool into an instrument of revolution.
OUT OF LONDON
Amartya Sen on his idea of justice out of london
By Hasan Suroor
“There are remediable injustices around us which we want to eliminate.”
A(H1N1) vaccine still months away
By — Xinhua
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan said on Wednesday that the vaccine against A(H1N1) was still months away. Ms Chan’s remarks cast doubt on the British government’s claim that first stocks ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * Tamilnadu Newsprint & Papers Limited (TNPL) is to set up a deinked pulp plant, and not a wood pulp plant as mentioned in the ninth paragraph of a report “Financial city coming up” (Tamil Nadu, July 14, ...
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