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Slip sliding away
In two days of rain, the Nilgiris, the hill district of Tamil Nadu, experienced more than 100 landslips and 43 rain-related deaths — more than half the death toll taken in the State by the North-East monsoon. Houses and communication ...
Obama treats U.S. healthcare
The United States House of Representatives recently passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act by 220 votes to 215. The bill, which is expected to cost $1.1 trillion over ten years, constitutes the greatest reform of U.S. health care since ...
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A Nobel Prize for Political Science
By Jorge Heine
Let us hope that the Economics Nobel awarded to prominent political scientist Elinor Ostrom will open the doors for this “Nobel” to be the forerunner of a recognition given to all social sciences, not just one of them.
China’s growing global role underlies tensions ahead of Obama’s visit
There is a growing chorus of voices calling on Beijing to take a more proactive role in world affairs. The U.S. is in some sense leading the call.
The challenge of tackling diabetes
Future oil shortages drastically underplayed, say experts
A leading academic institute has urged European governments to review global oil supplies for themselves because of the “politicisation” of the International Energy Agency’s figures. Uppsala University in Sweden ...
Corrections and clarifications
The heading of a report (November 13, 2009) was “Railways to run spic and span Janata Ahar plazas”, leading to a few queries. The OED says that “spic and span” (adjective) is a ...
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