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No end to Iraq’s instability
On February 1, repeating a pattern of attacks carried out a year previously, a woman suicide bomber wearing an abaya or burqa blew herself up among Shia pilgrims passing through Shaab on their way to the holy city of Kerbala in southern Iraq. ...
Three years and counting
Three years have passed since the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) gave its final award on inter-State sharing of the river waters. The Inter-State Waters Dispute Act, 1956 bars any court, including the Supreme Court, from having or ...
Leader Page Articles
A methodology deeply flawed
By Madhura Swaminathan
The poverty line that the Tendulkar Committee proposes depends on reduced calorie consumption, and fails to provide for reasonable household expenditures on schooling and health.
Water, aspirations, nature
The fact that we must try to minimise the need for water supply augmentation by limiting the growth of its demand in every kind of use has not been widely recognised.
Lessons of Iraq ignored. The target is now Iran
The U.S. military build-up in the Gulf and Tony Blair’s promotion of war against Tehran are a warning of yet another catastrophe.
Cyberwar is ‘rapidly growing threat’
The International Institute for Strategic Studies says cyber attacks could become weapon of choice in future conflicts.
Cell phones fuel increase in exam cheating
The number of British school pupils trying to cheat in public examinations, many by smuggling cell phones into the exam hall, rose last year. According to official statistics out on Wednesday, penalties for what is formally known as exam ...
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