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Fifty years since Gagarin's flight
On a sunny morning 50 years ago, the 27-year-old carpenter's son turned Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, stunned the world. Blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space. His ...
Creative economy and development
If information technology has enabled emerging economies such as India to change the commercial equations with the developed world, another speciality is being recognised for its potential: the ‘creative economy'. This segment, according ...
Leader Page Articles
Russia stands by its reactors
By Vladimir Radyuhin
Even in the midst of the Japanese crisis, Moscow clinched new reactor deals asserting that nuclear power is safe if reactors are built in the right place and are designed and managed properly.
Corrections and Clarifications
A sentence in the Op-Ed article, “Merchants of death” (April 8, 2011), said: “There is no dispute that the ... caustic burning sensation caused by potassium [the third, heart-stopping agent administered] would be agonising in ...
Letters to the Editor
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WikiLeaks has provided the critical climate for political reform: Assange
I am very encouraged by what is happening in India. It has terrible corruption but it's encouraging to hear that so many people are pushing strongly against itIndia accounts for some of the highest deposits in Swiss banksIt is a fascinating story, th e extraordinary spring MENA countries have been going through
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