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First steps forward in Kashmir
It achieved nothing, the cynics claim. But this week’s visit of an all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Jammu and Kashmir could mark a paradigm shift in political India’s engagement with the troubled State. The MPs ...
Niger neglected by the world
A terrible famine has taken hold of Niger, despite warnings sounded almost a year ago by aid agencies and the United Nations. Nearly 12 million people, or about 80 per cent of the population, are now food insecure. In the four worst-affected ...
Leader Page Articles
Information as a right
By N. Bhaskara Rao
Five years after the enactment of the Right to Information Act, awareness of the law, its provisions and potential appears to be very low.
Food insecurity in urban India
By Venkatesh Athreya
Considerable sections of the urban population may face serious food insecurity even while the urban economy grows. There is a need for urgent action on this front.
Arab move to censure Israel stymied at U.N. meeting
A 151-nation meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency narrowly defeated an Arab push on Friday to censure Israel for not opening its nuclear activities to inspection in a closely watched result that the U.S. said was a positive signal for ongoing ...
Corrections and Clarifications
The info-box in the news report, “Tall claims about ‘magic' pills” (Karnataka editions, September 24, 2010), said: “Young girls are reporting irregular menstruation and public infections.” It should have been ...
Letters to the Editor
Best hope for Palestine: a ‘legitimacy war'
Interview with Professor Richard Falk , U.N. Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Israeli-occupied Territories of Palestine.
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