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Why we need an anti-torture law
It is common knowledge that in India torture is professionally sanctioned and practised as a potent means of criminal investigation. There are honourable exceptions of course but in an alarming number of cases, the police and also paramilitary ...
Walk the talk
United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced, to public acclaim in car-dependent America, that bicycle use and walking should be given the same importance as motorised transport in State and local projects. The ...
Leader Page Articles
To Bangalore, with hate
By Praveen Swami
Police hunting for the perpetrators of last week's attacks on the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore are revisiting the 2008 serial bombings in the city.
Paid news undermining democracy: Press Council report
By P. Sainath
It explicitly names newspapers and channels — including some of the biggest groups in the country — seen as having indulged in the “paid news” practice.
Faith in Kabul at a new low in Kandahar
By Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Taimoor Shah
The assassination of the Deputy Mayor further eroded any sense of safety left among Kandaharis, who overwhelmingly favour negotiations with the Taliban.
Google hits back in privacy row
By Charles Arthur
Reveals governments' own efforts to get information about users.
U.S. Navy planning “Great Green Fleet”
By Suzanne Goldenberg
The United States Navy is set to be both green and mean with the dawning of an new eco-friendly assault force that will mind its carbon footprint as it destroys its enemy. It is to launch “the Great Green Fleet”, a fighting force ...
Corrections and clarifications
The last paragraph of a PTI report "Four injured in Toronto gurdwara brawl" (April 21, 2010) said that this is the second major incident of Sikh violence in the Canadian capital, leading to a query. The capital is Ottawa. Toronto is considered to ...
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