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Correct diagnosis, wrong cure
Legitimate socio-economic grievances can take problematical political forms. Decades of neglect and denial of opportunities, especially in education and employment, have left the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh underdeveloped and backward. ...
Limiting salt intake
The association between excess salt (sodium) intake and raised blood pressure is well established. According to the World Health Organisation, 62 per cent of all strokes and 49 per cent of heart disease events can be attributed to high blood ...
Leader Page Articles
Two BJP men, so alike and so different
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
The Liberhan Commission provides an opportunity to make a more honest and less black-and-white evaluation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani.
Historic case, fresh uncertainties
Seventeen judges of the Supreme Court have taken up petitions against the National Reconciliation Ordinance in Pakistan.
Nitrous oxide concerns cloud future of biofuels
European scientists cast doubt on whether oil alternatives can ever be sustainably produced in significant quantities.
Pollution fears stir backlash on natural gas boom
A possible link between hydraulic fracturing and pollution of groundwater supplies causes concern.
The climate denial industry seeks to dupe the public. It’s working
Think environmentalists are stooges? You’re the unwitting recruit of a hugely powerful oil lobby.
Corrections and clarifications
* * Assam’s Revenue Minister was given as Bhumithar Burman , in “Peace prospects in Assam” (Editorial, December 7, 2009). It’s Bhumidhar Barman, who looks after the departments of revenue, disaster ...
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