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The fall of Strauss-Kahn
If power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, as Henry Kissinger famously quipped, then it boggles the mind why so many men in positions of great authority ruin themselves on account of sexual transgression. The latest casualty of overweening sexual ...
Recognising tribal rights
A bright future for conservation in India depends on providing improved protection for flora and fauna in different habitats. At the same time, the imperative is to safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who traditionally rely on ...
Leader Page Articles
Why RTE remains a moral dream
By Krishna Kumar
The law provides a five-year window to its implementation but the dream it legislated looks as elusive now as it did when the countdown started.
THE PAKISTAN CABLES
How India kept Kashmir out of U.S. Af-Pak envoy's brief
CHENNAI: Weeks before the Obama administration appointed Richard Holbrooke as the Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan, New Delhi sent an unequivocal message to the United States that any move to include India in his brief would ...
Once upon a time, Qureshi on Kashmir
NEW DELHI: Days after he was designated the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi told U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard A. Boucher that India-Pakistan relations could not be held hostage to the issue of Kashmir ...
‘Many Pakistans, so we need many Pakistan policies'
‘India does not want to play into the hands of terrorists by shunning dialogue.'
Terror threats keep me awake, Manmohan Singh told U.S. official
CHENNAI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a visiting United States official in 2009 that he “did not sleep well at night” knowing there were threats of more terror attacks in India after the 2008 Mumbai carnage. In a June ...
U.S. confident of safety of nuclear weapons, despite al-Qaeda presence
NEW DELHI: A good 15 months before it killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the United States was sure that al-Qaeda retained its presence in that country and was plotting “new attacks” against America and its allies from its safe ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * A sentence in the second paragraph of the editorial “Bhardwaj has to go” (May 18, 2011) read: “Although the Bommai judgment has limited the partisan use of Article 356 of the Constitution impossible, the case of Mr. ...
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