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A fine balance
Pakistan’s judiciary has often been blamed for willingly offering itself to every general with a coup on his mind. The nation’s history is replete with judgments invoking the ‘doctrine of necessity’ to legitimise the ...
The Federation of Indian Airlines, a group of private airlines in the country, has sought to draw attention to their longstanding demands with a threat to suspend operations for a day — on August 18 — and to go on a prolonged ...
Leader Page Articles
Justice and the world
By Amartya Sen
There is a strong case for focussing questions of justice on what actually happens and actual lives rather than merely looking for ideal institutions and arrangements.
Where painting came to their rescue
Dina Babbitt, a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp, painted for Josef Mengele to keep herself and her mother alive.
White House vacation: more than lighthearted fare
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have incorporated history lessons, community service, and healthy eating and exercise into their daughters’ time off.
Sunbeds — the surrealistic tan and the cancer
It’s been dry and even a little sunny outside the Sunbooth Centre in north London for almost half-an-hour; inside, Angie, shivering at the miserable British summer, is looking forward to getting away next week. Though it will be her ...
ONLINE AND OFF LINE
Sting operations and ‘trial by media’
The Supreme Court judgment in the R.K. Anand case has thrown new light on the sting operations undertaken over the past decade by sections of the news media as a form of investigative journalism. It contains some significant statements on the ...
U.S. army to probe claim it monitored protest groups
The United States Army says it has opened an inquiry into a claim that one of its employees spent more than two years infiltrating anti-war groups active near one of the nation’s largest military bases. The groups say the employee ...
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