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Food summit let-down
The recent World Food Summit in Rome clearly failed to do its job. It did well to focus attention on the risk of food price shocks of the magnitude experienced in mid-2008, which led to civil unrest in over 30 countries. Yet it abjured its ...
It has been a long and agonising wait for Bangladesh. The judicial confirmation of the 1998 conviction of the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s founding father, signifies a historic turn, though one would have wished the ...
Leader Page Articles
The long road to examination reforms
By Krishna Kumar
Education is expected to remedy the perpetuation of the beliefs and practices through which patriarchy operates, but it can hardly do this when its own rituals are no less ossified and oppressive.
Considerations before Commonwealth
By Kamalesh Sharma
The Commonwealth may at times act as referee to its mix of young and old member states, but more often it has to provide the services of a coach.
Sarah Palin and her double standards
By Jessica Valenti
She’s ba-ack! Sarah Palin has been making the rounds promoting her new memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, and reminding Americans why we didn’t vote for her in the first place. Whether on Oprah, telling the world that ...
Helping children is “the only thing to do” for future
By Bai Jie
Hollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu on Thursday called on the international community to take action to protect children from threats, saying it is “the only thing to do” for the future. At the occasion ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * Tahawwur Rana is a Pakistan-born Canadian, and not a Canadian born Lashkar-e-Taiba operative as mentioned in the fourth paragraph of a report “Nuclear installations safe: Manmohan” (November 18, 2009). * * The ...
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