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Why we need GM labelling
Our right to know includes the right to know what we eat. We live in a transgenic age, one in which it is no longer sufficient for food labelling to stop with listing such things as nutritional values, chemical additives, and possible ...
Digging for value
Coal India's initial public offer (IPO), which opened for public subscription on October 18, is expected to fetch over Rs.15,000 crore, making it by far the largest public offer ever made in India. Coal India is the only Navratna that has ...
Leader Page Articles
Millennium Development Goals & India
By K.S. Jacob
India's vast population, its diversity, the variability of services and the differing baselines across regions complicate the achievement of the MDGs.
China to cut exports of rare earth minerals
By Keith Bradsher
The Chinese government plans a further reduction, of up to 30 per cent, next year in its quotas for exports of rare earth minerals, to try to conserve dwindling reserves of the materials, the official China Daily newspaper said on October ...
Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online
Israel's Antiquities Authority is partnering with Google to bring the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls online. The project will grant free access to the 2,000-year-old text — considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the last ...
J.K. Rowling wins Danish award
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has won the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize. She is the first recipient of the 5,00,000 kroner ($93,352) award, which was handed out on October 19 at a ceremony in Odense, Andersen's ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The news report, “New pattern for civil services preliminary exam” (October 19, 2010), wrongly said the examination would consist of two papers, each worth 100 marks. It should have been 200 marks ...
Letters to the Editor
PART ONE OF SPECIAL INTERVIEW
Dialogue for me is recognition of the serious: Rowan Williams
The Archbishop of Canterbury on issues that have come to the fore.
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