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Lessons from Dantewada-2
“I have consistently held,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in September 2009, “that in many ways, left-wing extremism poses perhaps the gravest internal security threat our country faces.” Monday's massacre of more ...
Better protection for monuments
Will the recent amendments to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act lead to better protection of notified monuments? While the 1958 law had measures to prevent vandalism of the monuments, it hardly anticipated the ...
Leader Page Articles
The plight of the peasant
By A. K. Shiva Kumar
The glitter of growth has added little sparkle to the lives of many peasants and rural workers. Deprivation, discrimination, and disadvantage dominate the everyday lives of large sections in rural Andhra Pradesh, an important new study*finds.
A Bill designed to fail
The Prevention of Torture Bill fails to meet the minimum standards laid down in international law and betrays a contemptuous attitude towards Indian citizens.
OUR OF LONDON
New politics or power grab?
Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg are facing accusations of sacrificing policies at the altar of power.
What kind of democracy does Thailand want?
When Bangkok has a peace deal with the redshirts, the taboo of monarchy must be tested.
Weak link between mobile phone use and brain tumours
Publication of a landmark study into mobile phones and brain cancer was delayed for years because scientists failed to agree on its findings and whether to issue a warning about excessive use of the devices, the Guardian has learned. The ...
Oceans' fish stocks could vanish by 2050
More than 20 million people employed in the fishing industry may need to be retrained for other work over the next 40 years if the final collapse of fish stocks in the world's oceans is to be avoided, the U.N. warned on Monday. The ...
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