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The stressed soldier
The number of military personnel across different branches and ranks taking their own lives has spiked in India, raising questions of esprit de corps . Since 2006, there have been 495 cases of suicides and 25 cases of ...
It may soon be possible to classify a majority of the more than 400,000 species of land plants in the world on the basis of genetic variability. The Plant Working Group of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) recently reached a ...
Leader Page Articles
Drought management for rural livelihood security
By M.S. Swaminathan
Agriculture is not just a food producing machine but the backbone of the livelihood of 60 per cent of Indians. The extensive drought spotlights a situation of mass rural deprivation and a mindset that is insensitive to it. But there are some encourag ing signs. What should be done to meet the challenge?
Does Beijing really want to “break up” India?
By Ananth Krishnan
What the overreaction in India to an anonymous post on an obscure Chinese website calling for “splitting India” reveals about the challenges of understanding China’s changing information landscape.
U.S. oil lobby fighting climate change strategy
By Suzanne Goldenberg
Email from American Petroleum Institute outlines plan to create appearance of public opposition to Barack Obama’s climate and energy reform.
ONLINE AND OFF LINE
Fighting swine flu: informed public opinion is at work
By S. VISWANATHAN
The first fortnight of August had been marked by the spread of the swine flu across the country, killing more than 20 people and badly affecting hundreds of others, old and the young alike. Understandably, news and coverage of the disease has ...
GI Jane stealthily breaks the combat barrier
By Lizette Alvarez
Before 2001, America’s military women had rarely seen ground combat. But the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, often fought in marketplaces and alleyways, have changed that.
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