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India's flawed fight against Maoists
Mao Zedong's famous aphorism on guerrilla war is taught at counter-insurgency courses across the world: “the enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.” It is ...
Politics under economics
At first sight, the Greek financial crisis poses serious problems for Greece, for the euro, and possibly for the status and standing of the European Union. The data are bleak. The GDP fell by 0.8 per cent in the last quarter of 2009, following ...
Leader Page Articles
Disciplining the judges
By T.R. Andhyarujina
There is an urgent need to set up a credible statutory machinery to investigate charges against judges of the superior judiciary.
A murder to fan more conflict
The media may revel in a Mossad hit, yet Britain's response to a plot that could threaten its own citizens has been craven.
Turning patents into ‘invention capital'
An innovator seeking to elevate financial rewards for inventors or a cynical operator deploying his bulging patent trove as a powerful bargaining chip?
Half of world's primate species face extinction
Almost half of the world's primate species — which include apes, monkeys and lemurs — are threatened with extinction because of the destruction of tropical forests and illegal hunting and trade. In a report highlighting the ...
Where is the law to protect our children from sexual abuse?
We urgently need legislation that specifically addresses child abuse.
WHO recommends A (H1N1) virus as seasonal flu vaccine
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended on Thursday that the pandemic A(H1N1) virus should be used for making seasonal influenza vaccines in the northern hemisphere. Besides the pandemic A(H1N1) virus, the A(H3N2) virus and the ...
Corrections and clarifications
It's the Gulf of Mannar. The last paragraph of a report “Bureau of Forest Genetics to be set up at Dehra Dun” (February 18, 2010) gave it incorrectly as the Gulf of Munnar. (The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, off the ...
Letters to the Editor
The article “Advertising, Bollywood, Corporate Power” (Feb. 18) rightly points to the state of affairs in the fourth estate. Rising food prices was indeed one of the important issues seriously under-reported in the print and visual ...
On separate State
The protagonists of a separate Telangana State argue that their region has been discriminated against and exploited by the people of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. If their contention is true, the elected representatives of Telangana are ...
V.R. Krishna Iyer has rightly stated that there is need for a powerful awakening among the masses in India and Pakistan for permanent peace to prevail in the region (Feb. 18). A dialogue cannot lead to the resolution of issues unless ...
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