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The right to food must be for all
The recommendation by the National Advisory Council for a revised Food Security Bill is, in essence, a proposal to enhance entitlements in some spheres while reducing them in others. The enhancement lies in the fact that the Bill will ...
The International Court of Justice's recent ruling, upholding Kosovo's 2008 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Serbia, has evoked a predictable response, reflecting geo-political divisions. Whereas Pristina's mostly western ...
Leader Page Articles
Iran: the politics of sanctions
By Atul Aneja
The West is pursuing an economic route to achieve a political objective — of persuading Tehran to relinquish measures that may take it closer to acquiring nuclear weapon capability.
Panipat to Paris: Muslim women and the veil
By Syeda S. Hameed
France, historically the upholder of the rights of the marginalised, will marginalise at least some French citizens with its decision to ban the veil.
GM plants established in the wild
By Richard Black
Build-up of different types of resistance could make it more difficult to manage the plants using herbicides.
Russian drought could push up food prices
By Richard Wray
Russia is the world's second largest producer of barley after the EU and the cereal crop is used by many farmers as animal feed.
Corrections and Clarifications
In connection with a report “Biggest-ever disaster: Pakistan” (“International” page, August 7, 2010), the writer clarifies that instead of saying 6.5 lakh houses had been damaged/destroyed across the country, the ...
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