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Resolute action needed
London is ready to host mini Olympics-style games right now, two years away from the Olympics. Delhi, with less than two months to go for the opening of the Commonwealth Games, is in a mess, literally and figuratively. To the formidable ...

A green ban
The European Parliament's decision to end the import of illegally harvested timber and timber products into EU member countries from 2012 is a welcome step towards better protection of the world's forests. Considering that an estimated 20 per ...

Leader Page Articles
The only package Kashmir needs is justice
By Siddharth Varadarajan

If the Prime Minister does not take bold steps to address the grievances of the Kashmiris, there's no telling where the next eruption will take us.

News Analysis
The Empire strikes back — and how!
By P. Sainath

The original report on ‘paid news' of the Press Council of India sub-committee is relegated to the archive. Then too, it does not even appear on the PCI's website.

The West's distorted view of Afghanistan
By Priyamvada Gopal

Reprising a legendary 1985 National Geographic cover, this week's Time magazine cover girl is another beautiful young Afghan woman. But this time there is a gaping hole where her nose used to be before it was cut off under Taliban direction. A ...

How did they count all the fish in the sea?
By Leo Hickman

Earlier this week, the census of marine life was published, concluding that there are more than 230,000 species in our oceans. And for every marine species known to science, at least four have yet to be discovered. For the layperson, two ...

Pushing the right pedal
By Hiroko Tabuchi

Two pedals, centimetres apart — one for acceleration and the other for brakes. For years, a Japanese inventor has argued that this most basic of car designs is dangerously flawed. The side-by-side pedal arrangement, the inventor ...

30 billionaires pledge half their fortunes
By Andrew Clark

Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's campaign, which is not bound by cause, draws in top names.

Corrections and clarifications
The caption of an AP photograph that went with a report “Anti-socials fomenting trouble: Omar” (August 2, 2010) said: “On the Rampage: Kashmiris set a government building on fire ….” As a reader says, it should ...

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