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The stand-off over corruption
Few could have anticipated that Anna Hazare's movement for a stronger Lokpal bill would generate such an extraordinary groundswell of public support, particularly among the urban middle class. By the fourth day of his indefinite fast, the ...
The inter-Ministerial consultation on vulture conservation, convened by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, has sent out a clear message to the State agriculture departments: it is they who hold the key to the fortunes of three critically ...
Leader Page Articles
Confronting fears of radioactivity
By R. Rajaraman
While the fears of people living in Japan are justified, the level of anxiety in the rest of the world has been quite disproportionate to the actual threat.
We need roads, not guns
By Saira Shah
It was always divided, and is now traumatised by war. But the Afghan nation can be rebuilt.
In Libya, rebels strive to become an army
By Chris McGreal
Volunteers set up a boot camp for revolutionaries — ‘No one knows how to use their weapon. No discipline.'
Italy, France to work together to block migrants
By Colleen Barry
Seeking to defuse a tense border crisis, Italy and France have agreed to joint sea-and-air patrols to try to block new Tunisian migrants from sailing to European shores. The deal was announced on April 8 by Italian Interior Minister ...
Somali pirates free Greek supertanker
By — AP
Greek authorities said on April 8 that Somali pirates released a Greek-flagged supertanker captured two months ago off the coast of Oman, while the European Union's anti-piracy force say another ship in the same region was hijacked. The ...
New Zealand, Australia discuss energy efficiency cooperation
New Zealand and Australian government officials met in Auckland on April 8 to discuss collaboration in energy efficiency measures for households and businesses. Talks between New Zealand Acting Energy Minister Hekia Parata and Mark ...
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