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The truth about Mumbai matters
For over a year, the bodies of nine men have been lying in a mortuary next to Mumbai’s Sir Jamshetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital — just a short walk from the buildings and streets where they killed 166 women, men, and children on November ...

There goes the sun!
Over millennia, humans have woven myths, legends, and superstitions around solar eclipses. But this phenomenon occurs only because the moon is just the right size and far enough from earth to block out the sun when all three bodies are ...

Leader Page Articles
A debate that threatens France’s social fabric
By Vaiju Naravane

Thanks to the grand national debate on French identity, a section of society is giving free rein to sentiments that diminish France and the ideals of fraternity and brotherhood it has striven to defend.

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An unusual friendship
Asked what he, a Communist and atheist, could possibly have in common with Mother Teresa for whom God was everything, Jyoti Basu said with a smile: “We both share a love for the poor.”

Commerce and the Constitution
The logic behind the Bill to set up Commercial Divisions in the High Courts to deliver fast-track justice solely for the rich litigant, is perverse.

Haiti: squabbling hinders aid effort
The U.S. military’s takeover of emergency operations in Haiti has triggered a diplomatic row with countries and aid agencies furious at having flights redirected. Brazil and France lodged an official protest with Washington after U.S. ...

Bid to smooth tensions
Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak travelled to Turkey on Sunday to try to smooth over recent tensions that have further frayed the traditionally strong ties between the two countries. The visit came after a difficult week between ...

Corrections and clarifications
* * The photo caption accompanying the Sport Page report, "Butt, Malik rescue Pakistan" (January 17, 2010) was wrongly worded. It was Ricky Ponting who did not enforce the follow-on. * * Prasun Banerjee is not a former Olympian as ...

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