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Editorials
Figuring out Shahzad
Precisely what led New York terror suspect Faisal Shahzad to try and set off a car-bomb in Times Square is not yet known. His journey from child of privilege to transnational jihadist was fuelled by the ideas of Yemen-based Islamist cleric ...

Treating kidney disease
India has a staggering burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Unfortunately for the vast majority of patients who progress to the end stage, the consequence is fatal renal failure. There is a strong case rapidly to scale up facilities for ...

Leader Page Articles
Will counting caste help to reduce inequality?
By Nandini Sundar

More thought needs to be given to the kind of data generated and its practical implications.

News Analysis
Linking water to environmental care
By Vinod Thomas and Ronald S. Parker

The challenge is in meeting today's water needs while putting in place innovative strategies to address future requirements.

OUT OF LONDON
Lib Dems: The accidental kingmakers
By Hasan Suroor

Were it not for a hung Parliament which has catapulted him into the position of a kingmaker, Nick Clegg would have struggled to keep his job after the election debacle.

U.N. warns of economic impact of biodiversity loss
By Juliette Jowit

The “alarming” rate at which species are being lost could have a severe effect on humanity, conservationists warned on Monday. Targets set eight years ago by governments to reduce biodiversity loss by 2010 have not been met, ...

Corrections and Clarifications
* * In a report “[Supreme] Court calls for NHRC report on Chhattisgarh” (May 7, 2010), the petitioner, Nandini Sundar did not ask for the court “to send a team of rights activists to Chhattisgarh to look into complaints of ...

Letters to the Editor
Foreign universities
This has reference to the articles on the newly amended education bill (Open Page, May 9). They make one wonder about our continued short-term thinking and doomsday predictions. As a small entrepreneur, I thought on similar lines when Tamil ...

National resource
The Supreme Court has affirmed that gas and oil resources are the property of the nation and their exploitation should be with the government. However, such an important ruling should apply more to potable water which is being overexploited by ...

Unsavoury remarks
Jairam Ramesh's remarks calling Home Ministry's policies towards Chinese companies “alarmist” and “paranoid” (May 9) is strange if not annoying. Such remarks may hamper the progress in collaborating with China on ...

Governors' status
This has reference to the landmark Supreme Court judgement on the Governor's status. Governors hold office during the pleasure of the President and, therefore, cannot be shifted or removed by the government or the ruling parties because they ...

Corruption & judiciary
Though the interview with the Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan (May 10) tries to demonstrate how clean the judiciary in India is, it is a far cry from reality. While nobody denies it was ‘regime impeccable' under Justice ...




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