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Height of irresponsibility
Pleas made in Parliament by several MPs for an increase in the annual grants they get under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, to create “permanent assets” at their discretion, are specious. The demand is for Rs.5 ...
More transparent clinical trials
The recent decision of the Drugs Controller General of India to make registration of clinical trials mandatory is laudable and comes two years after the launch of an open-access Indian registry linked to the World Health Organisation platform. ...
Leader Page Articles
The bottom line behind India-U.S. 3.0
By Siddharth Varadarajan
In between lobbying for American arms sales and nuclear reactor parks, Hillary Clinton spent barely two hours out of five days in official discussion with her Indian hosts.
Changing the historical narrative
By Ian Black
The decision to remove the word ‘nakba’ from a school textbook will be seen as a blunt assertion by the Binyamin Netanyahu government of Israel’s historical narrative over the Palestinian one.
How a New Yorker joined the al-Qaeda
By William K. Rashbaum and Souad Mekhennet
Bryant Neal Vinas a.k.a. Bashir al-Ameriki was an information gold mine for the al-Qaeda’s plotters before his capture.
The unchilled life: doing without air conditioning
By Teri Karush Rogers
Many Americans are taking the non-air conditioned route and loving it.
OUT OF LONDON
A sports body headed by Barack Obama ?
By Hasan Suroor
Even in India where awareness of the Commonwealth is better, many think it is some sort of a U.N. outfit whose boss is Kofi Annan.
China blacklists eight cities, five power plants
Beijing has stepped up efforts to save energy and reduce emissions.
Corrections and clarifications
In a New Delhi report “We did not concede any ground to Pakistan on terror: Menon” (July 22, 2009), the spelling of the Pakistani Prime Minister’s name was given as Yousaf Raza Gilani, which a reader said should have been ...
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