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Set General Fonseka free
If the combined forces of the opposition in Sri Lanka showed appalling political judgment in fielding retired Army general Sarath Fonseka as their presidential candidate, the government has returned the favour through an act that is as ...
BAE gets away lightly
BAE Systems, the British weapons manufacturer, is to pay criminal fines totalling approximately £285 million. This deal closes a coordinated eight-year investigation by the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the U.S. Department of ...
Leader Page Articles
The blame game around food prices
By C.P. Chandrasekhar
The special meeting of Chief Ministers convened by the Centre indicates that food price inflation remains worrisome. But at the meet the problem was underplayed and little of substance emerged.
Climate for change
By Supriya Sule
Every year of delay in our addressing the climate change situation results in a loss of close to $ 500 billion.
U.S. climate monitoring service gets go-ahead
By Suzanne Goldenberg
The Obama administration delivered a vote of confidence in climate science on Tuesday by setting up a service to study and report on global warming. It will put scientists and data from the national weather service and various ...
Confronting suicide by train
By Noah Bierman
Steve Vale has to walk only 45 seconds beyond his driveway to get to the train tracks where his daughter killed herself 17 months ago. “You could almost reach out and touch them,” Vale says, gazing at the metal rails. ...
OUT OF LONDON
Faith lobby and secular laws
By Hasan Suroor
Can religious bodies claim a privileged status and demand exemption from secular laws, especially those intended to prevent discrimination?
Citizens’ handbooks for every child in France
By Kim Willsher
French children are to be given a “citizen’s handbook” to teach them to be better republicans, as part of national identity measures announced by the government on Monday. Schools will be ordered to fly the French flag ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * A missing letter! The heading of a report (Some editions, February 8, 2010, page 1) was “ Fight grounded after hoax call”. * * * It is the policy of The Hindu to correct significant errors ...
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